Health in Nepal

GENERAL HEALTH When visiting Nepal one should be aware of the health and safety concerns. Due to the diversity in climate and weather, taking care of one’s health becomes a top priority. Practicing hygienic habits, making sure food, water, and sanitation of restaurants and teahouses are good, and being aware of one surroundings helps to prevent and ward off illness that may come from traveling to a foreign land. Stomach issues are one of the more common problems found in Nepal. Most bodies adjust quickly and a mild case of tummy trouble can be waited out without the need for medication. We live in the age of mega-antibiotics, which do great jobs at clearing up more severe problems (consult with your doctor at home which ones he/she recommends). Certain immunizations are crucial. Most countries have a national board that recommends the proper jobs for all countries based on what is endemic. Your doctor at home can check and administer the proper shots before your departure. Malaria is endemic only in small lowland areas of Nepal (in and either side of the monsoon). Most people are in Nepal without Malarial prophylaxis, and without any problem whatsoever – and that is Footprint Adventure's recommendation. HIGH ALTITUDE SICKNESS/AMS (ACUTE MOUNTAIN SICKNESS) Some degree of altitude sickness may occasionally occur at or around 3,000m+. Footprint Adventure take a great care with altitude acclimatization and all off Footprint Adventure guides are able to respond quickly to symptoms, healing, immediate rescue and helicopter evacuation (best reason for good personal travel insurance ), if such incident arise. LOCAL CLINIC The medical infrastructure in Nepal is limited. However, Kathmandu does hold a world renowned tropical diseases and travel medicine clinic. CIEWC CLINIC ( is a private clinic that does take health insurance. It charges western prices for their services. which we would direct (or escort) you to.

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