Medical\dental treks are a unique way to see Nepal and meet and help local people. Treks typically take about two weeks and start in Kathmandu, itself an amazing tourist destination. HHC arranges for transportation from Kathmandu into a rural region, where the trekkers begin walking. Midway through the trek, HHC establishes a medical \dental camp for about four days. During the camp, trekkers treat villagers from the surrounding areas with the assistance of HHC staff.
Our treks venture through the Ganesh Himal mountain ranges to the remote villages of Tipling, Sherthung, Lapa and Jharlang in Nepal's northern Dhading District.
The cost of the trek itself varies, but has typically been about $3,100 USD per person, including all expenses while on the trek. Future costs may be different. Volunteers pay their own airfare to Nepal and any personal expenses. The only additional costs are the relatively modest cost of hotel accommodations while in Kathmandu.
We regret that no stipend or other support is available for medical students. Physicians in training have volunteered and have had rewarding experiences.
The cost of the trek ($3,100) covers:
* Arrival pickup at Kathmandu International Airport and drop for final departure
* Kathmandu sightseeing tour
* Tents, food, cook team, camping support staff and porters to carry bags on the trek
* Vehicles from Kathmandu to trek starting point and pickup from trek ending point
* Nepal Medical Council License for medical practitioners (only if deemed necessary by existing government)
For more details, please visit www.himalayanhealthcare.org or contact HHC's US Director, Christina Madden, at email@example.com.
Jefferson Student Reports - Himalayan Healthcare, Inc.