Nepal Travel Vaccines and Travel Advisories

Nepal Travel Vaccines and Advice

While traveling to Nepal, please keep in mind some routine vaccines such as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, etc.

Nestled at the foot of the Himalayas, Nepal will sure be there to welcome you with open arms. Whether summer or winter, you’ll have the tropical landscapes of the south and the high snowy mountains of the north to amaze you. On sunny days, you’ll enjoy crossing throughout its charming cities for a wonderful trek or ATV ride. When the cold strikes, the Himalayas and the surrounding mountains will make you enjoy a magical winter for unforgettable mountaineering or skiing experiences. The boldest will have the opportunity to practice rafting on swirling waters or bungee jump in the Himalayan gorges. Admittedly, Nepal offers postcard-like landscapes, but with something more. Its unique nature contrasts with its numerous temples and gathering sites. Enjoy this extraordinary show when visiting temples of Kathmandu, Patan or Bhaktapur.

While traveling to Nepal, please keep in mind some routine vaccines such as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, etc.
Mount Everest is a majestic mountain at the border of Nepal and China

Recommended travel vaccinations for Nepal

VaccineDisease Transmission
Traveler’s diarrheaContaminated water/food
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis BContaminated body fluids
(blood, sex, razors, needles, etc.)
RabiesInfected Animals
Yellow FeverMosquito bites
MeningitisAirborne Droplets

Recommended Medication for Travelling to Nepal

MedicationAdditional Information
Acetazolamide or DexamethasoneRecommended for prevention of acute mountain sickness
Azithromycin or SupraxAntibiotic in case of traveler’s diarrhea
Malarone, Doxycycline or MefloquineRecommended anti-malaria medication

Current Weather in Nepal


Medical Care in Nepal

If you are a victim of health complications whilst in Nepal, you should visit the International clinic or CIWEC Clinic in Kathmandu. If staying in Patan, the Patan Private Clinic is affiliated with the Local Hospital. Rest assured that the care in these facilities is efficient and provided by competent doctors.

Medicines are easily accessed in pharmacies, yet bringing a medical kit with you is essential, especially if you are planning to travel to remote areas.

If you need an emergency service, contact the Red Cross or dial 102 for medical assistance. However, in the event of serious health problems, it is possible to be evacuated to another country.

Is Nepal Safe for Travel?

Safety and Security Descriptive
Crime Risk present
Terrorism Risk present
Demonstrations Risk of violence
Road safety Hazardous driving; Caution required
Public transportation Avoid overnight buses
Landmines Risk present
Trekking/mountaineering/hiking Click the link below for precautions
Women’s safety Risk present
Rafting Only use reputable agencies
Strikes Risk of violence
Power cuts Year-round occurrence
Kathmandu Valley High degree of caution
Risk level High degree of caution
Please click here for more information.

Do I Need a Visa to Visit Nepal?

Prior to travel, make sure you check with your transportation company about any passport requirements. This is important as in some cases their regulations on passport validity may be more strict than those of the destination country.

Both, a visa and a passport are required to enter Nepal. Your passport must be valid for at least six months beyond the date of departure.

Please click here for more information.

Embassy of Canada to Nepal information

When travelling to another country, it is important to know where the Canadian embassy is located in the event of:

  • A legal problem
  • A lost passport
  • The need to report a crime

It is advisable to make a copy of your original passport in case you lose it.

Canadian Consulate to Nepal (KATHMANDU)
Street Address:
47 Lal Darbar Marg,
Kathmandu, Nepal

Tel.: +977 1 444 1976
Fax: +977 1 443 4713

Email: [email protected]

Canadian High Commission to Nepal (NEW DELHI)
Street Address:
7/8 Shantipath, Chanakyapuri,
New Delhi 110 021, India

Tel.: +91 11 4178 2000
Fax: +91 11 4178 2023

Email: [email protected]

Please note that this is the website for the Canadian High Commission in India.

Click here to access the high commission’s website