A reminder to anyone undertaking a high altitude trek in Nepal this season that AMS - acute mountain sickness - is a threat to your health. There has been a spike in the number of cases reported in the past month, at lea
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Nepal Travel warnings
A reminder to anyine undertaking a high altitude trek in Nepal this season that AMS - acute mountain sickness - is a threat to your health. There has been a spike in the number of cases reported in the past month, at lea
A series of three earthquakes which has struck near the India-nepal border causing some damage and claiming around 20 lives.Three people, including an 8 year old girl and her father were killed in the Nepali capital Kat
Located in beautiful South Asia and sandwiched between China and India, Nepal is one of the most incredible and fascinating places to visit on earth. It is home to majestic Mt. Everest, the birthplace of Lord Buddha a
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Avalanche triggers deadly flood in #Nepal 13 dead, 50 missing in Nepal avalanche, flood http://t.co/9GWZxG1L #ttotover 4 years ago
nepal: Fourteen people, including six foreigners aboard nepal crash plane.about 6 years ago
Nepal: The Angi Air plane after failing to land in Lukla in eastern Nepal because of bad weather, crashed near the outskirts of Kathmandu.about 6 years ago
Bangkok Post : Sobhraj found guilty in Nepal http://bit.ly/dxbT4Dabout 6 years ago
Dhaulagiri district of Nepal landslide cuts roads connecting to Kathmandu. Other districts also affected by heavy rain. http://bit.ly/bUNAykabout 6 years ago
torrential rain in Nepal trigger landslides in Kaski province. 5 dead. http://bit.ly/diXLEsabout 6 years ago
Recommended vaccinations for Nepal
Diphtheria is a serious throat infection, which infects from person-to-person through the air. The vaccination should be less than 10 years old otherwise a booster is needed.
Hepatitis A (infectious hepatitis)
Infectious hepatitis infects through contaminated food and water. Vaccination consists of two injections about 12 months apart, which protects for up to 25 years. The first vaccination protects for 12 months. The hepatitis A vaccine can be combined with the vaccine against hepatitis B .
Tetanus is a complication to wounds contaminated by soil. If there has been a vaccination within the past 10 years it is not necessary to give a booster in case of wounds and accidents. Tetanus vaccinations are usually given in combination with diphtheria vaccine. If you are previously vaccinated, the vaccine can be given right up to departure.
Risk of malaria in this area is small, and prevention by malaria tablets is not recommended. Protection against mosquito bites by using impregnated bed nets at night will reduce the risk.
Yellow fever - transit
Certain countries without yellow fever require a valid yellow fever vaccination certificate if you arrives (even in transit) from a country where yellow fever is present. If you arrive from a country without yellow fever , there is no requirement for a yellow fever vaccination.
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Siobhan, travel in India for women can be very challenging. Check out this article on our safety hub: http://safety.worldnomads.com/India/74219/Womens-travel... read more »almost 3 years ago
It's never a good idea to leave valuables in plain sight while you're not around, but they're safer on a trek than while you're staying in Kathmandu. read more »over 3 years ago