Before your journey, you may need vaccines to protect yourself from transmittable diseases. Here below are the recommended vaccines listed in alphabetical order. You may not need all since the risk of getting a specific disease differs depending on where in Nepal you are going, for how long you are staying and in what way you are travelling. Also, make sure that you have your routine vaccinations up-to-date before travelling to Nepal. Contact the nearest vaccinations clinic for more information.

Epidemic meningitis

Vaccination is recommended if you are trekking in the Himalayas for more than 3 weeks.

Hepatitis A

Recommended for all travelers.

Hepatitis B

Recommended if you are staying for more than 3 weeks.

Japanese encephalitis

Mosquito-borne. Vaccines are recommended during parts of the year. For example, if you are traveling in the countryside in the south of Nepal from July to December, and for longer than 3 weeks or repeatedly. Also recommended if there is an ongoing epidemic in the area you are traveling in.


Mosquito-borne. Low risk, but recommended for traveling in the countryside in the south.


Recommended if you are staying with locals and for more than 6 months.

Tourist diarrhea

Vaccine against cholera and tourist diarrhea exists and is recommended if you have a disease that can get worse if you get diarrhoea.


Recommended if you are staying for more than 3 weeks, staying with locals or if you will be eating in small restaurants or food stalls outside of the tourist areas.

Yellow fever

Yellow fever does not exist in Asia but you need to show that you are vaccinated if you have recently been in a country where yellow fever exists. This is also the case if you have been in such a country for transit more than 12 hours before you enter Nepal.

Note that you can get some of the above-listed vaccines at some clinics in Kathmandu.

To protect against mosquitoes at seasons and in some areas you should, at night, use covering clothes, insect repellent, a fan, and if possible a mosquito net over your bed

More Information:

As a potential traveler to Nepal, it is important to be aware of potential health risks and take steps to stay healthy during your trip. The country’s beautiful and culturally rich environment offers a unique travel experience, but it is crucial to prepare in advance in order to prevent illness and ensure a safe and enjoyable trip.

One of the main health concerns when traveling to Nepal is altitude sickness. As the country boasts some of the world’s highest peaks, it is essential to take the necessary precautions and properly acclimatize before venturing into higher elevations. This includes gradual ascent, staying hydrated, and taking medication if recommended by a healthcare professional.

Another common health issue that travelers may encounter is food and waterborne illnesses, such as diarrhea. Nepalese cuisine is diverse and flavorful, but it is important to be cautious when trying new foods and beverages. To reduce the risk of gastrointestinal illness, it is recommended to stick to cooked and hot foods, avoid raw or undercooked meat and seafood, and only drink bottled or purified water.

Mosquito-borne illnesses such as dengue and malaria are also a concern in certain parts of Nepal, particularly during the monsoon season. To prevent mosquito bites, travelers should wear protective clothing, use insect repellent, and sleep under mosquito nets. It is also recommended to consult with a healthcare professional prior to travel to determine if vaccinations or medication are necessary.

Other important medical considerations when traveling to Nepal include getting up-to-date vaccinations, packing necessary medications, and obtaining travel insurance. It is also recommended to research and identify medical facilities in the area of travel, in case of emergency medical care.

Overall, it is important to be aware of potential health risks and take necessary precautions to ensure a safe and healthy trip to Nepal. By being informed and prepared, travelers can fully immerse themselves in the culture and beauty of this stunning country.

Please contact us if you need any more information regarding medical-related questions.