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Travel Insurance: What You Need to Know

Travel insurance is mandatory. All trekkers must be insured against medical and personal accidents including the costs of a helicopter evacuation. Being sick or injured in the remote regions of Nepal is very dangerous, and at times being rescued by helicopter is the best option. However, helicopter evacuation is very expensive ($4,000-$10,000). We want to…
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Where do Himalayan Treks Begin?

Annapurna, Manaslu and Langtang treks begin in Kathmandu; all other Himalayan treks fly (the following day) into Lukla, which is the gateway town to the Everest Base Camp trail system.  You will need to fly into the Tribhuvan International Airport located in Kathmandu (airport code: KTM).  And on the day of your arrival one of…
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Kidepo Valley National Park

Kidepo Valley National Park is 1,442 square kilometers (865 square miles) of true wilderness lying in the extreme northeastern corner of Uganda, along the borders with Sudan and Kenya. The vast savannah plains and rugged mountain landscape of Kidepo Valley National Park makes it a spectacular destination. It is the most remote of Uganda's parks.…
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Travel: Vaccinations, Immunizations and Medications

Recommended Vaccinations and Preventive Medications  The following vaccines are recommended for your travel to Nepal. Discuss your travel plans and personal health with a health-care provider to determine which vaccines you will need. Hepatitis A - Recommended for everyone. Transmission of hepatitis A virus can occur through direct person-to-person contact; through exposure to contaminated water,…
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Semuliki National Park

Semuliki Forest National Park is one of Uganda's most important safari destinations for bird watching and chimpanzee tracking tours. The 220 square kilometer (130 square mile) park is one of Africa's most biodiverse forests. It supports an exceptional variety of mammals, birds and butterflies. This is attributed to the forest's great age. During the dry conditions…
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