Legally inoculations are not required. But shots against Typhoid, Tetanus, Meningitis, Polio & Hepatitis are recommended by us. Polio immunization must be rechecked before your travel. Please consult your doctor well in advance of departure as some jabs require 3 doses over a period of 3-6 weeks. Certificates of proof of immunizations should be carried, in case they are required.
Malaria is a common disease in India, especially in the more heavily populated plains. Anti-malaria courses in oral tablets are recommended as an easy solution during the warmer months (February-May).
Health on trek
Health issues such as blistered feet, coughs, colds, and minor stomach upsets are not uncommon on a trek. Do not hesitate to sit down if your feet feel sore; apply moleskin or fabric Elastoplasts. Delay in care for your feet could easily turn into blisters and handicap you for the upcoming many days. Never wear new shoes on a trek; instead, opt-in for well-fitting training shoes on low altitudes and well-broken boots for higher altitudes. Care for your feet is the most important on a trek.
Guard yourself against sore throats as they may turn into long-lasting and irritating colds. Keep especially warm during evenings and early mornings.
Water is the common cause of even more common stomach-related problems on a trek. Do not assume free-flowing stream water to be “pristine” and “clean”. Always boil the water, or use water purification equipment such as filters and tables before consumption to avoid uncalled-for sickness.