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Medications you need to take for Everest Base Camp Trekking

Medications you need to take for Everest Base Camp Trekking

Everest Base Camp Trek is a lifetime experience for every trekker. It is an adventure of a lifetime and plunges into the wilderness of the might Himalayas and unconditional surrender to the beauty of nature and its infinity as you trudge along through the tricky passes, pristine meadows, dangerous crevices and streams of icy water up to the foot of the world’s tallest peak.

It’s one of the nicest experiences, which can very well turn into the most dangerous one as well in time, thanks to the tricky Himalayan climate, which is all set to take an acid test of your perseverance, determination, mental strength and above all your physical abilities. Indeed, you will have to push yourself to the very edge of your physical limit to stay healthy, strong, and stubborn to brave the inhospitality of the Himalayan climate. That is the reason, you need to carry enough medications with you, which will help you to recover from various medical conditions that you may develop en route to EBC. We at Nepal Base Camp Treks Pvt. Ltd would always recommend trekkers to take along with them, during the Everest Base Camp trekking, the following medicines.

Medicines for Diarrhoea

Diarrhoea is one of the most common medical conditions at high altitude, caused due to inhospitable conditions and water-related issues. Antibiotics are a MUST to counter Diarrhoea, while to counter dehydration and sodium, potassium balance of the body electrolyte supplements and Imodium are imperative.

Medicines for Cough & Cold

Cough and cold are extremely debilitating if you are climbing. It weakens your respiratory system, right when you need it to be at its best. If not treated, it will affect your lungs and cause pneumonia. At such a high altitude, it may be life-threatening. Carry specialised masks, which heats the breathing air, moisturising it. Carry antibiotics that treat cough and cold during Everest Base Camp tours. Carry vitamin tablets as well, to counter the resulting weakness.

Medicines for Heartburn

Carry antacids to counter heartburn, which is a common problem at high-altitude treks.

Adrenaline Shots

Do not forget to carry prescribed adrenaline shots that are meant to treat allergic shocks and severe asthma. However, you must be cautious while applying them for at high altitude, they can act as lifesavers as well as killers. While you can gain some power by taking a shot or two, in case of any breathlessness while taking a steep climb, if not administered properly, it can cause a heart attack as well. Remember, these shots are the last-ditch efforts in case someone is dying. It is not that you have to use them during moderate trekking like EBC trekking, but there is no harm in carrying them.

Acetazolamide Medicines

These are excellent in preventing and reducing symptoms of high altitude sickness. They also reduce headaches, nausea, dizziness, breathlessness, and all other medical conditions that you develop when you climb a very high altitude within a very short time. It helps your body to get acclimated with the new altitude.

Apart from these drugs what you need are certain life-saving drugs like decadron to treat extreme mountain sickness, Nifedipine to treat Pulmonary Oedema, Gamow bag to carry the trekkers down in case the person is indisposed, injured and is unable to move or is unconscious.

Therefore, we would advise trekkers not to compromise on Everest Base Camp trek cost and arrange for these medicines that will help them stay fit, healthy, and safe during the trek. For further details call Nepal Base Camp Treks Pvt. Ltd at 977-9851111874 or 977-9745152385.