Health in nepal

Health in nepal

Nepal trekking information:

Health in nepal:

We carry a comprehensive first aid kit on all treks. However, we advise that you also carry your personal first aid kit which includes any specific items of preference.

MARGA prides itself on being prepared for most any emergency situation. Our guides are trained in first aid and can deal with most of the basic ailments that occur during a trek. But if a serious emergency occurs, and outside help is needed, you should be aware that, while it is improving, there is very little in the way of rescue organization for handling trekker's emergencies in Nepal, especially at altitude. Fortunately, these days helicopters are readily available, at a price, from Kathmandu and Pokhara and a rescue can be mounted reasonably quickly.

All trekkers should make sure that they are covered by a suitable travel insurance policy before coming to Nepal or any of the other countries in which we trek. This, at least, must cover the cost of a helicopter rescue, which is the only practical way of evacuating a seriously ill or injured patient from most of the trekking areas. You will be required to provide written details of this policy to us when you arrive in-country. If an emergency occurs, MARGA will initially cover the cost of an evacuation until your insurance company delivers payment. We have a relationship with one of the helicopter companies, and when your guide phones base, we are able to summon a helicopter immediately. With us, you don’t have to fork out money on the spot, but when you are safely out of danger, you will repay us. This can be done by cash or credit card. If by credit card, we will of course hold your passport until the payment is authorized. You will be given a receipt and will then claim the cost from your travel insurance company in your own country.

If you plan to trek independently in remote areas and/or at altitude, then you will have to rely on your own initiative to handle any problems. This is one reason why trekking alone, especially in remote, higher elevation locales without a guide is foolhardy in the extreme.

A further word of warning to independent trekkers, or trekkers going with independent guides/porters, or even booked with some agencies: If you or one of your trekking colleagues needs emergency evacuation by helicopter, usually you will have to pay this upfront regardless if you have travel insurance or not. You get a receipt and claim this once you are back in your country. Helicopter companies will not come to pick you up, no matter what danger you are in, unless the cash or credit card payment hits the till. This is apparently because too many Westerners dying from altitude sickness or some other ailment, once safely in Kathmandu or Pokhara, absconded without paying.

Vaccinations Required

Please ensure that you allow at least 1 month to complete a course of vaccinations. While your personal doctor will be the final authority, we recommend the following:

• Poliomyelitis

• Tetanus

• Typhoid

• Rabies

• Meningococcal Infection

• Immunoglobulin (for Hepatitis A)

  • Malaria


Popular trekking areas of Nepal:

In nepal how many trekking route are opened now , they are popular of their originality , uniqueness location, Best view point.  however Everest treks and Annapurna Trekking area receives more than 80 percent of the trekkers.Thired more  trekkers are in the langtang region.They are listed international map as a famous trekking in nepal. Annapurna  Trekking, Trekking Everest, Langtang trekking are also  popular tea house trekking in nepal. Popular means more heard and more doing trekking route in nepal. similarly in the view of the camping and remoteness where is exotic culture, strenuous  access by the grand organization area are the manaslu, upper dolpo, upper mustang.


The Best trekking in nepal: It s very difficult to  fixed exactly best trekking in nepal. Actually it is depend upon individual choice and interest. however in the view of culturally, scenic view point of the panoramic Himalayan ranges and percentage of the trekkers there are enough point compare the trekking area. Everest Base camp trek, Annapurna base camp trekking, gokyo trekking, Langtang valley Trekking are the best trekking area of Nepal.

In the view of the less touch-ability, original buddhist culture, less contact from the outsider, quite and best trekking areas are the upper mustang, Upper dolpo.


Best short trekking in nepal:

Those people have very few time to experience in himalayan trekking in nepal, have a short days trekking, they can enjoy the flora and fauna in nepal,cultural of the mountain . following are the short trekking area in nepal.

3 days nagarkot chisapani-From a kathmandu.

2 days Dhampus Trekking-from a pokhara

3 days ghandruk Trekking-from a pokhara

4 days ghorepani poon hill Trek=from a pokhara.


The best Trekking season in nepal:

Normally, Best season of the trekking in nepal are the from the september to November. This is the Autman time in nepal harvesting in crops , Hindus great festival ,Dashain and Tihar  also same time. Second best season of nepal are spring time from the march to june. In the trans-Himalayan part or rain shadow part of the upper mustang and dolpa jun, july , August are the best season for the trekking, wild flowers. There are evergreen Trekking area where can do the trekking throughout the year: Poon Hill Trek, Nagarkot-chisapani Trek, Dhampus Trek .

Trekking style(camping or Tea house trekking)

In the Everest, Annapurna, langtang area there are  tea houses for the trekkers, they can provide the food and  Bed . we see almost tea houses there are running by the family members, they keep the neat and clean lodges every time. There are lots of network of  the tea houses in that area.

camping trekking , where have to manage the big things, cooking fuel, food, porters, guide.


Guide and porters

Guides are jack of all fruit  but master of none. They are trained and have a liec. from a ministry  of  tourism. They are already experience about the trekking route, they speak normal English, who can explain outline of nepal, politics. they excorting you and pay your food , arrangement the porter . porter are novice guide in the case of the new generation. they carry a normally 25 kg.


Typical Trek day:-

In the morning get up time is  6        then you can washed your face. breakfast will ready   7     . After this walking     12     there will be he lunch time. After lunch trekking hours normally 3 hours. in the camping trekking porter carrying your tent and bag pack they leave you before or after. also in the tea house trekking also porter go ahead for the reservation the room if there is no phone possibility and more tourist. you can take a time , take a beautiful picture of the mountain, local people.


Foods on the Trek:-

There are A la carte menu in the mountain. you can order the food which you like but if there are group or more people it  will be good idea order same food to save the time. otherwise it take some more time. we are not give  the advise to drink a wine in a high passes and Base camp. As far as possible bring a water bottle and put a iodine and soda to purify the water instead to buy a bottle mineral water. we suggest to do a trekking eco- friendly way.


Trekking permit and Timms;

special trekking permit needed only upper mustang, upper dolpo, manaslu area but Everest , langtang, Annapurna just need a national park fee and timms.

1.Everest, Rara, langtang regions: $15 plus Timms charge

2.Annapurna region $31

3,Lower dolpo and kanchanjunga area per week per person usd 10

4. Manaslu and Narphu valley Trekking:-usd 70 per person per week in september, october and november, 10 usd per day more than one week, other time usd 50 per week, and usd 7 per week.

5. Humla Trekking:-usd 50 per person per week, then usd 7 per person per day.

6. Upper mustang and Upper dolpo Trekking:-usd 500 per person 10 day, then usd 50 usd  per day.


Altitude sickness in the mountain:

Fever, headache, nausea, Bad dreams, rizzness , vomiting, loss of appetite , tired feelings are the basic symptoms of the AMS. if you follow the proper itineracy there is no problem coming. if any case happened , better idea is descend  it make you better. it is more good above 3000 m, per day 400 mt. climb up. mountain sickness happened normally above the 3000m. Diamox is the medicine which prevent altitude sickness not recovered. Drink a more water and unhurried way, and taking a proper diet which is the prevention of Ams.

In case of cancellation of the plane:

we give suggestion to bring a extra day in nepal. some times weather not permitted for the flight. Nepal is the hilly country, if incase big cloud , flight will not, so 1 or 2 days extra minimum is suggested.

clohese and equiment:

Basically down jacket,  hat, sun glasses, sun cream, four five pair of socks, gloves, t shirit, trekking shoes recommend. As far as possible travel light is good in mountain.

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