Trekking around the globe is a great way to see the world, and a range of exciting new and interesting trekking regions have become accessible in recent years. Travel Doctor-TMVC has over 30 years’ experience of helping prospective trekkers get prepared and be ready for the challenge.
Cycling tours are increasing in popularity and injuries and accidents are of concern due to poor road and driving conditions. Helmets are important and may not be provided in many countries. Good preparation and fitness are important.
Dog bites are a real risk to cyclists and need to be managed carefully. Rabies vaccines would be recommended and must be considered.
Extreme physical exertion associated with many treks can be psychogically stressful so it is important to trek with understanding and sensible colleagues. Always choose an easy trek to begin with, and work-up to more demanding treks as your own experience grows.
Vaccination against hepatitis A, B, and typhoid are often advised for most less developed countries, as is checking the status of routine childhood vaccinations such as tetanus, measles and chicken pox. Other vaccines may be indicated for certain individuals or for certain locations.
A comprehensive first aid and medical kit is highly recommended.