Know Before You Go
What we need from you
We need to know about any pre-existing medical conditions that you have. This allows us to make your trip as enjoyable and safe as possible by making sure that your needs are catered for.
Some conditions (such as pregnancy or recent surgery) may mean that certain activities are not suitable for you. Please make us aware of any condition before final booking so that we can discuss and either clear you for fitness or find you a suitable alternative.
It is highly unlikely that any condition will stop you from taking part in a tour we run, however safety is our main concern.
Make sure that you have also notified your Travel Insurance of any pre-exisitng medical conditions too!
Info About Nepal
Nepal is a 3rd world country and so you will need to be immunised against a range of diseases. These include but may not limit to Typhoid, Cholera, Hepatitis A and B, and Rabies. We recommend that you check with your local doctor what immunisations you personally require. Make sure your tetanus shots are up to date too.
It can take a long time to have these immunisations done properly. We recommend you start getting your immunisations a minimum of 3 months before you travel to give yourself plenty of time.
It’s a good idea to have a full dental check before arriving in Nepal as dentists in Nepal may not be as good or have the same standard of facilities as those back home.
It is important to be careful with your hygiene and what you eat when you travel to Nepal. We recommend that you always wash your hands with antibacterial hand wash (easily bought in Nepal) before you eat. Always eat cooked food when you are eating from street sellers. A common ailment that travellers get in Nepal is Dysentery either amoebic or bacterial. Most of the time it is caused by eating something dodgy in town. It’s a good idea that you ask a doctor or a pharmacist to recommend you something to help with ‘travellers sickness’ so that we can keep the unpleasantries to a minimum.
Use bottled mineral water or boiled and filtered water only.
Malaria is also a risk, but a low one. It is mostly in the Terri (lowland in the south). There are tablets that can be taken but they can come with some harmful side effects. If you choose not to take these tablets, we recommend you wear long clothing and put on insect repellent to help protect yourself. This is especially important when in the Terri and during evenings (when mosquitoes are most active). Again we recommend you talk to your personal doctor for more detailed information.
If you have any questions about any medical considerations or would like some more information, feel to contact us directly.