Certificates of vaccination are not required to visit Nepal unless you are coming from an area of identified concern. It is believed that Malaria bas been eradicated in most of Nepal since the early sixties.
However, if you are planning to visit southern lowlands of Chitwan National Park, Bardiya National Park, Shuklaphanta Wildlife Reserve, Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve, Parsa Wildlife Reserve or any lowlands in Nepal; and/or the remote jungles of Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar, Laos and Vietnam, then you should take precautions, and use mosquito or insect repellents. Wear long sleeved shirts and pants, and use mosquito nets at night. The highlands often do not have mosquitoes so there is a reduced concern. We recommend to always carrying insect repellant, as conditions vary, with the location, humidity, climate, and daily variations of conditions. The most intense insect populations are when traveling during, before, and after the monsoon weather.
Vaccination against Meningitis, Typhoid, and Hepatitis 'A' and 'B' may be necessary to take, and always recommended. You should consult with your doctor or a specific travel clinic as to what vaccinations and medications to travel within your medical kit. Please note that all vaccinations your doctor recommends should be taken in your home country prior to your trip departure. Also, consult your physician for flu shots, as you may be travelling in a season where your exposure risk is increased. For those with asthma, consult with your physician about the pneumonia vaccine.
The above information is basic and is prepared to inform you so that you will be better prepared before your trip. For up to date information on diseases, vaccinations, and travel medication, please consult your doctor. We also recommend that you check the US CDC website for additional information on health related information.
Group Trip Medical Kit:
Treks involving group travel, the group leader usually brings a medical kit with basic medical supplies for the group. However, each trip member is advised to bring medical supplies to meet his or her needs for the entire trip.
Private Trip Medical Kit:
If you are on a customized private trip, traveling alone or traveling with your family and friends, bring your own medical kit with sufficient supplies to last for the entire trip. Quality medical supplies are difficult to find in Nepal. Local brands of similar effect are available at local pharmacies in limited places.
We carry a small medical kit with basic supplies for extended duration treks involving high altitude and passes. However, we find that the best remedy is that the trip participants bring their own medical supplies.