What Vaccinations Do I Need For Nepal?
When people ask us which Vaccinations do I need for Everest Base Camp or any of our Himalaya Treks –
Our advice is always the same –
3-4 months before your trip, go and see your GP or visit a travel clinic, tell them where you are going and what you are doing and they will give you the most up to date advice.
We are hearing that GP’s are reducing the travel vaccination clinics within their surgery’s as they are so busy, so do check with yours. You may be better off visiting a local travel clinic or pharmacy that offers a travel vaccination service.
You can also check on the government’s ‘Know Before You Go’ website for the most up to date advice.
The current information from the website is as follows (October 2022)
Travel Vaccine Recommendations for Nepal – Nomad Travel Clinic
– These schedules are approximate and based on the first dose. These are the minimum times for the vaccine to be effective. You can start them earlier, but again this can all be discussed when you have your consultation.
Yellow Fever In Nepal – There is no risk of Yellow Fever in Nepal.
Yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for travellers over 1 year of age arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission and for travellers having transited more than 12 hours through the airport of a country with risk of yellow fever transmission.
Malaria Risk in Nepal – Malaria is Present in Nepal
There is no vaccination for Malaria, you may need to take Antimalarial tablets as it is a risk area. We recommend you have a consultation with a travel clinic to talk through your Antimalarial medication options.
For a detailed map of the Malaria risk in Nepal
Other Health Risks in Nepal
Dengue Fever In Nepal
There is a risk of Dengue Fever. It is spread by a species of mosquito called Aedes aegypti, otherwise known as the ‘tiger mosquito’ which mainly bites during the day. The illness is widespread throughout the tropics and subtropics, affecting over 100 countries with approximately 50 million cases globally a year. Currently most infections occur in SE Asia, South and Central America, Mexico, Africa, Indian sub-continent, Hawaii and the Pacific. There is currently no vaccination against Dengue Fever, it is therefore important to protect yourself during the day with bite avoidance products like DEET
High Altitude In Nepal
If you are heading on a High Altitude Trek in Nepal, you can also chat with your travel clinic about this as well. Travel Pharmacys will also be able to discuss and prescribe Diamox if required.