HEALTH AND INSURANCE

HEALTH AND INSURANCE

There are no specific health requirements for entry into Nepal. However, you should consult your doctor for up-to-date information regarding medications for any reasonably foreseeable illnesses whilst travel in Nepal, and immunisations for common diseases. You may find good hospitals and clinics in Kathmandu and Pokhara. Up in the mountains and along trekking routes, only a couple of places have good medical facilities, where you may visit in case of emergency.

 If you plan to do long treks in Nepal, we recommend bringing your own first aid kit and always bringing any special medicines you require. Please inform your trekking guide or tour leader if you have any health issues so that they are aware of it and of any medicine that you may require.

Our guides and leaders are well trained in first aid by the Red Cross Society, Bhaktapur. They will assist you with first aid and take you to the nearest medical facility available.

Below is a list of hospitals and clinics that can assist clients to contact their insurance companies for necessary medical expenses:

  • CIWEC Clinic - Kathmandu & Pokhara
  • Norvic Hospital, Kathmandu
  • Grande Hospital, Kathmandu
  • Vayodha Hospital, Kathmandu
  • New Era Health Center, Kathmandu

These medical facilities directly link up with insurance companies and deal with them to arrange payment for medical expenses. Other medical facilities do not have such arrangements, and clients are required to pay upfront to avail any services.

** Please note that the medical facilities in Nepal may not be of the same standard that you will find in your home country.

It is important to take out comprehensive travel insurance prior to your trip. This should provide cover against personal accident, medical expenses, emergency evacuation and repatriation (including helicopter evacuation) and personal liability. We also recommend that it cover cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. If you are planning to do high altitude trekking in Nepal, we strongly recommend you double check your travel insurance. Most ordinary travel insurance plans do not provide cover once you are above 2500 m in altitude.