Are you planning a trip to Nepal? Prepare your journey well as certain vaccinations are recommended. Even though not all vaccinations for Nepal are mandatory, getting vaccinated does protect you against unpleasant infectious diseases. Which specific vaccinations you require, depends on the places you plan to visit and on the duration of your stay in Buddha’s country of origin.
Nepal lies in Asia in the Himalayas between India and China (Tibet). It is a beautiful country that is especially popular amongst hikers and backpackers. Due to the varying altitudes in the natural landscape of Nepal, the country has different climate zones, ranging from an alpine climate in the Himalayas to a subtropical climate along the border with India. In addition to its wonderful natural beauty, Nepal offers many cultural highlights: there are many Hindu and Buddhist temples and palaces to admire, for example in Nepal’s capital Kathmandu – a very popular tourist spot.
Regardless of what you plan to do, you should protect yourself well against (tropical) diseases and mosquitoes. Both dengue and malaria occur in Nepal. If you go hiking in the Himalayas, please keep in mind the risk of altitude sickness.
Our KLM Health Services nurses are happy to tell you which vaccinations you require for Nepal and how to prepare for your trip to this wonderful country. Click here to make an appointment with one of our nurses.
Nepal vaccinations: the most common risks
Vaccines can make you resistant to various (tropical) diseases that occur in Nepal. Please find below a list of the most common health risks and diseases in Nepal and read which specific vaccinations you require.