Health on Trek
Health On Trek
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 trek; instead opt in for the well fitting training shoes on low altitudes and well broken in 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 for the 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.