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Your own physician and your local Public Health Service are the best sources of information about immunisations necessary for Nepal. The list of recommended injections here ../includes immunisations usually recommended for trekkers in Nepal. Hepatitus and Meningitis protection is also strongly recommended. It is a good practice to have your jabs recorded in a yellow international health certificate.
Recommended Injections
• Cholera
• Typhoid-paratyphoid
• Tetanus
• Polio (oral)
• Malaria (only if you will be visiting a jungle lodge)
• Typhus
• Hepatitis
• Meningitis Meningococcal A/C vaccin

Acclimatization is important for the trekking above 3500m. Our trekking schedules have been carefully designed to maximize your ability to acclimatize safely. We ascend slowly and ensure an adequate number of rest days. However, it is still possible for mountain sickness and your tour leader or Sirdar will be watching for symptoms with an experienced eye throughout the trip. These symptoms are commonly headache, nausea, lethargy and sometime breathlessness. If you or any of the group members display any of these symptoms he will be able to provide informed advice and ensure a proper course of action. Your tour leader will advise you more thoroughly regarding the altitude and most of the problems prior to starting on trail.

Comparative Oxygen Varied Rate in Different Altitude Level

Altitude Level Oxygen Rate
8,848m/ 29,028 feet 33%
8,000m/ 26,247 feet 36%
7,000m/ 22,966 feet 41%
6,000m/ 19,865 feet 47%
5,500m/ 18,045 feet 50%
5,200m/ 17,061 feet 52%
5,000m/ 16,404 feet 53%
4,500m/ 14,764 feet 57%
4,000m/ 13,123 feet 60%
3,500m/ 11,483 feet 64%
3,000m/ 9,843 feet 68%
2,500m/ 8,202 feet 73%
1,000m/ 3,281 feet 88%
760mmHg (Sea Level) 100%

The above given oxygen varied percentage rates of different altitude level provide you least of an idea to know yourself for your trekking/climbing journey. Which is listed from the highest point of world Mt Everest (8,848m/ 29,028 feet) top and 760mmHg standard sea level.

Your medical insurance policy should cover for helicopter evacuation, many policies leave this out so be sure to check yours. The fee for such an evacuation can amount to US$ 2000.00 per rescue.

First aid kit:
We provide a first aid kit on our group treks. We suggest you bring the following supplementary items with you:
Anti-diarrhea tablets, blister pads, sterile plain and crepe bandages, tube of antiseptic cream, decongestants/antihistamines, throat lozenges, paracetamol or aspirin and personal medicines as prescribed by your physician.

Trekking permit:
A valid permit is required for certain areas, which we will obtain upon your arrival. We will require two working days and two passports size photographs. Permits are not required for the Annapurna, Everest and Langtang treks. However, conservation fees are required for these national parks.

Disposal of rubbish:
We recommend that each trekker have keep a small bag during the course of the trip. Each morning a small fire is lit for burnable rubbish. Any non-burnable or non-biodegradable rubbish should be carried back to Katmandu and disposed appropriately.

Money and valuable securities:
Always carry Nepalese rupees in small bills on your trek. The amount to be cared depends on the area and the duration of the trek. A guideline for this will be presented during our trek briefing. Money will only be required for the purchase of soft/hard bottled drinks and souvenirs along the way. Other money and valuables should be kept in a safe deposit box in your hotel in Katmandu.