How To Get There

Getting Ready

Health & Inoculations

Officially you do not need any inoculations before entering India unless you have just come from Africa or South America where Yellow Fever is endemic. However there are a few vaccinations you should consider before going. Make sure that your Polio and Diphtheria-Tetanus are up to date: Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Typhoid.

Check with a local travel medicine clinic for latest information and vaccination schedule. Make sure to get these well in advance of the trip as sometimes they require a course over a few weeks. For more information check out these websites:

We will have medical kits that contain items for dealing with blisters, cuts and scrapes as well as more serious trauma and drugs for the most common ailments such as headaches, diarrhea, intestinal infections, altitude illness and other assorted infections. As we are huge group size, it would be best that each pilgrim bring his/her set of little medical kits especially for blister care. You will need to bring your own personal medications as well as any items you use specially or regularly.

Travel Insurance

Consider getting combined Travel and Health insurance. Make sure that you are covered for emergency helicopter evacuations. While we will make every effort to run the trip as planned, Travel Insurance will cover you in the event of a cancelled trip.

Our Meals

On this pilgrimage, each team will appoint their own cook and leader. Every team will cook their own food. All meals are vegetarian, meat is prohibited.

Registration Form Assumption of Risks

For SAARC and Himalayan registrants, please contact registration center at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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