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Beautiful Mountain View
Bhaktapur - Nyatapola Temple during the festival Gai Jatra
Prayer flags
Bungmati - old Newari town
Kathmandu City
Machhapuchhare Basecamp, Annapurna region
Sunrise view, Kanjirowa range
Naughty monkey
Bagala pass, Lower Dolpo

Frequently Asked Questions - Health & Safety

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FAQs - Health & Safety

For entering Nepal no vaccination protection is stipulated.
Nevertheless the following are applicable:-

  • Hepatitis A + B (Twinrix):- An active vaccination is advisable.
  • Tetanus/polio/diphtheria:- A vaccination or booster is absolutely advisable.
  • Malaria:- There is only a risk of catching malaria in the rural districts of the Terai (e.g. Chitwan). A malaria prophylaxis is not recommended.
  • Rabies:- There is a large number of stray dogs and monkeys in Kathmandu, but they are not dangerous if you keep your distance and do not try to provoke them. It is possible to get injections against rabies in Kathmandu (US $ 600 or more). A vaccination is only recommended for longer stays in Nepal and in very remote areas.
  • Japanese encephalitis:- Japan. Encephalitis is mostly restricted to the jungle areas in the Terai during the monsoon. A vaccination is recommended for a longer stay in Nepal. 

For further advice please ask your medical doctor and/or check the websites of the Foreign Office and of different Travel Vaccinations.

It is recommended taking the following medication with you:-
Aspirin, broadband antibiotic, medicine for gastrointestinal disorders (diarrhea), plasters, elastic bandage, wound disinfectant, cream for sprains/bruises, medicine for colds, eye drops, medical products for treating itching caused by insect bites, and other personal medicine.

CIWEC Clinic with western doctors is located in Lazimpat, Kathmandu, Tel. +977 1 442 4111,

It is recommended taking out a travel and health insurance covering the following risks:- Emergency and personal accident transport/emergency evacuation (helicopter rescue, rescue costs in a case of illness or accident), medical and personal accident risks, repatriation, tour cancellation, damages and theft of baggage.

There are no requirements for special high-altitude training. Nevertheless, it is important to have a good physical condition for endurance training. Before the tour you can improve your physical fitness by going jogging, etc. and strengthen your back by doing back exercises.

In case of emergency rescue our company requests the required helicopter instantly.
As the helicopter company has deposited our payment guarantee for any occurring expenses regarding the rescue, the helicopter starts immediately to fly.

In general the costs are covered by the insurance. If not, the traveler has to bear all occurred expenses. A helicopter use in the Everest region is approximately about US $ 6,000.