Medical & Insurance

Medical

To fully enjoy you trek/tour you must have a complete medical check well before you depart. Preventive measures – better than treatment. Do not travel without vaccination: Hepatitis, A/B/C, polio, meningitis, tetanus, typhoid. Treatment of any illness outside of Kathmandu is almost non-existent, a basic first aid kit is essential as porters and villagers often seek basic help and also for your use, don’t forget to have a dental check. Altitude can cause loose fillings to fall out, Kathmandu does have some excellent dental facilities, but outside Kathmandu.

 

Insurance:

This is your responsibility. The trekking company takes no financial responsibility for any delays, cancellation, medical treatment or evacuation; appropriate insurance coverage must include evacuation by helicopter. If no such coverage, the cost is huge.

 

Unexpected Situations:

No matter how well treks/tours are organized, the Nepali environment rules supreme. Flights and vehicular travel throughout Nepal are prone to cancellations and delays due to poor weather conditions at only a moment’s notice. When planning you itinerary it is advisable to add extra days. Just in case. Also take with you extra money to cover extra food/accommodation. The trekking company is not responsible for any additional expenses caused by delays.