Most Popular Questions
Do you provide airport pick up in Kathmandu?
Yes. If you are arriving on or near the first day of your trek itinerary, then we send a guide to the airport to meet you, and bring you to your hotel.
Am I required to get a visa and what type of visa should I get?
All volunteers are required to get a visa once you arrive at the airport. You will need a pen to fill out your paperwork (the airport has no pens), $100 cash (to purchase the visa and in case they change the price), and a spare passport photo. For more information on this issue, please refer to this website: http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/country/nepal.html
Is there a place to store my extra bags while I am trekking?
Yes. You may store extra bags in our office, or in the storage room of your hotel. Every hotel in Kathmandu has a baggage room for storing luggage that people do not need while trekking. This is quite common.
What medical supplies do I need for Medical Trek Nepal?
We ask that doctors, nurses, and EMTs bring their own BP cuff and stethoscope. Beyond that, you do not need anything. Medical Trek Nepal supplies all medicines and equipments needed for this trek.
Refund & Payment Questions
How much is the trek?
The cost of the medical trek is $1775 for the 2-week option. A direct deposit of 20% ($350) will hold your spot on the trek. There is a limit of 15 people per trek.
How do refunds work?
Direct deposits are non-refundable. However, the remaining trekking fee is refundable 30 days prior to trekking date. Furthermore, direct deposits and full trekking cost are transferable to future trekking dates, or other treks. Please allow up to 10 business days for processing refunds.
What does the trekking fee pay for?
The trekking fee covers the cost of quite a few things. It includes the cost of most of your meals, hotel, and transportation. It also pays for the amazing guides who lead you on your treks, the chefs who cook your food and the team (nurses & porters) of representatives who guide you through this experience.
When is the final payment due?
All final payments are due 30 days prior to the start of your trekking day.
Do you provide camping equipment such as tent, sleeping bag, and sleeping mat?
Yes. If you are on a camping trek, like Medical Trek Nepal or Teaching Trek Nepal, then all of your camping equipment is provided by the program, and carried by our porters. If you are on a classic trek, like Annapurna Circuit or Everest Base Camp, then you will be staying teahouses unless otherwise notified. Teahouses usually provided bedding, but you may want to bring a sleeping bag just in case, or for extra warmth.
Is the flight included in the trekking cost?
Due to the varying cost of a plane ticket which is dependent on your home country, airfare is not included. Volunteers find their own flights through various resources. Most of our trekkers book their flights through 3rd parties.
What should I bring with me?
Aside from an open mind and a loving heart, please check out our video and checklist just for you:
How to pack for Nepal Treks
Which airport should I book my flight to?
Kathmandu, Nepal (Airport Code = KTM)
What should I do when I arrive in Nepal?
Be sure to confirm we have your flight information by submitting to our forms, click here. Your guides will be at the airport wearing their blue medical tshirt to pick you up.
What can I do as a non-medical volunteer?
As a non-medical volunteer, you’ll be able help with registration, medical camp setup, and crowd control.
Is there a place I can do laundry?
Nearly the same price everywhere. For $3 to $5 (depending on the amount of laundry), you can find a laundry store just about every 30 seconds in Thamel, Nepal.
Is wifi or cell phone service available on the trek?
On the first 2 and last 3 days of the itinerary, where you will be in the city, there will be wifi and cell phone service available. During the trek, there will be no wifi, but cell phone service is available in some areas. Cell phone service is not provided by Trekt Himalaya.
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