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  • Locations: Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Program Terms: Spring Travel, Summer Travel
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: TJU applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description:

HHC is a small and efficient organization founded in 1992. We are an all-volunteer organization outside Nepal and have numerous paid and volunteer workers in Nepal. The director of our Nepali operations is Sharad (Anil) Parajuli, who works full-time on HHC activities. In 2001 Anil won recognition for his work with HHC by being declared an Ashoka Fellow. In October 2004 he was Boss Business Excellence Award's Social Entreprenuer of the Year 2003-2004. He has also been named as one of the top fifty personalities in Nepal for four consecutive years between 2004-2007 by The Boss magazine.The International President of HHC is Dr. Robert McKersie, MD. Dr. Robert McKersie is supported by numerous volunteers, from both medical and other fields.

what we do
HHC provides primary health care, education and income generation assistance to people living in remote and impoverished regions of Nepal. Nepal is one of the least developed countries in the world and suffers from extreme levels of poverty, particularly in rural regions.
We provide humanitarian assistance unobtainable from government or other organizations. We accomplish our mission by creating and supporting programs that provide healthcare services, education programs, and income generation opportunities.

join medical\dental treks
International physicians, dentists, nurses, PA and other health workers as well as others can participate in medical\dental treks to supplement the efforts of our Nepalese medical staff. Non-medical volunteers have also accompanied medical treks and made valuable contributions.

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 or contact HHC's US Director, Christina Madden, at


Jefferson Student Reports - Himalayan Healthcare, Inc.


Nepal - Himalayan H - 2010

This program is currently not accepting applications.