There are some excellent private clinics, hospitals, and dentists in Kathmandu. In general, however, health care is poor in the other parts of the country.
Cases of cholera have been reported in Kathmandu and seasonal outbreaks across the country are common during the Monsoon season (June to September). To minimise the risk of illness, tourists should eat in restaurants only (there is an abundance of them) rather than off the street. Avoid drinking unboiled tap water, ice, and raw or undercooked vegetables.
Malaria remains relatively rare in the hills and mountains, including the Kathmandu Valley. Most trekkers do not take anti-malaria medicines. For specific information on malaria in Nepal please click here
Rabies is present in Nepal but there is a minimal risk of exposure in the mountains. Stay alert around stray animals (including monkeys) and seek immediate medical advice if bitten or scratched. In the mountains there are no stray animals.
The World Health Organization advises short-term visitors to Nepal during the rainy season (June-September) and all long-term visitors to Nepal to obtain Japanese encephalitis vaccinations before travelling.
Tourists should check the recommended vaccinations with the doctor, practice nurse, or local travel health clinic.
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