HEALTH INFORMATION

 

A travel insurance policy that covers cancellation, injury, death, lost baggage, theft, liability, medical treatment and expenses is strongly recommended. Make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal such as trekking and climbing. If a client becomes ill, all hospital expenses, doctors’ fees and repatriation costs are the client’s responsibility.

 

Rescue Insurance

 

If you are injured and unable to travel, you can ask for a rescue helicopter or charter flight from a remote airstrip only if you have definite proof you can pay for it. It costs more than US$ 4200 for a helicopter evacuation from 4000m near Mt. Everest and up to US$ 10,000 for a rescue in the far west. All trek organizers, including HOLIDAY YETI TREKKING has an agreement in Kathmandu that guarantees payment for helicopter evacuations.They pay a cash deposit to the helicopter operator and collect the money from you once you have been rescued. It’s then up to you to obtain reimbursement from your insurance company. Be sure your policy specifically covers helicopter evacuation. Also check that your insurance policy does not exclude mountaineering or alpinism or you may have a difficult time settling a claim. Although you will not engage in such activities, you may not be able to convince a flatland insurance company of this fact.

 

We appreciate the hard work our guides and porters perform, without them your trip would not be possible. Therefore we treat and obey the following Guide and Porter Policy to ensure the working conditions of our guides and porters are of a human and fair standard. We continue to strive towards eliminating avoidable illness, injury and death. We ask that you follow our guidelines for ethical trekking and treat them as you would like to be treated yourself, after all they are only human.All our Guides and Porters receive Medical care when ill or injured.We provide basic accommodation for our guides and porters or tent with sleeping gear we also provided them food and warm drinks.We have insurance policies for each of our employees

Recommended Vaccines
We strongly recommend that you keep current vaccinations: diphtheria-tetanus-poliomyelitis +/- pertussis, tuberculosis, typhoid fever, hepatitis A and B.
In case of prolonged stay, during the transmission period, it is desirable to be immunized against Japanese encephalitis.
Malaria
Malaria is present all year round below 2000 m altitude and especially in the rural areas of Teraï - zone 2 classification. Antimalarial treatment is necessary. Consult your doctor.
Antimalarial treatment is not necessary for a trekking. Treks generally take place above the altitude of the mosquito bearer. At the lower altitudes, at the beginning and end of the circuit, the crossed regions may present some risks of transmission.
Provide additional personal protection against mosquito bites (repellent, loose clothing and covering) as an additional preventive measure.

Dengue
Dengue is present in Terai. It is recommended to protect against mosquito bites.
Dentist and doctor
We recommend that you carry out a check-up before your departure.

"In Nepal, all mountain rescues are paid for, they can take time to organize and are dependent on the weather, helicopters flying only in good conditions. Insurance is the responsibility of individuals. Otherwise, they must finance the cost of the search and / or repatriation themselves. In Nepal, helicopters only take off if they are guaranteed to be paid for.
It is imperative to carefully read the terms of the insurance contract. All travel insurance does not cover research and evacuation costs in the mountains, especially those associated with the use of a credit card. To be insured for a repatriation usually involves only the assumption of responsibility for the transfer from a hospital to France. This does not necessarily cover mountain research and evacuation costs to a hospital. Similarly, sometimes only accidents are covered and not diseases, such as mountain sickness.
The "snow and mountain" guarantee on the Visa card does not make it possible to advance mountain rescue costs (unless specifically agreed with local professionals, which is generally not the case in Nepal). The purchase of another insurance is essential to guarantee to private helicopter companies the payment of mountain searches and return to Kathmandu. A travel insurance can also insure you for your trip. To know and to make known the references of his contract and the coordinates of his insurance allows a much more rapid intervention of the rescues.
Getting Ready to Go
Physical preparation To make the most of your trip, do not forget to maintain your fitness once a week by walking (about 15 km) if possible on a course with vertical drop (250 m / h) or by practicing a sporting activity H at 1 h 30).
Your individual pharmacy
It will contain:
- Treatment of elevated pulmonary edema (Nifedipine).
- Treatment of elevated cerebral edema (Betamethasone).
- Treatment of acute mountain sickness (Acetazolamide).
- Blood-suppressant (aspirin).
- Analgesic (Paracetamol).
- Powerful analgesic (Tramadol).
- Antidiarrhoeal (Racécadotril).
- Antispasmodic (Phloroglucinol).
- Antiemetic