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MEDICAL TREK NEPAL

Nepal Needs Medical Volunteers

volunteer sign upDon’t Just Take A Vacation; Help Us Help Nepal with this amazing volunteer experience. Doctors, nurses and students – volunteer in Nepal with Medical Trek Nepal.  This trek departs for remote villages several times per year

Experience Nepal Off the Tourist Path

Find out why the most common remark we get about Medical Trek Nepal is “this was a life changing experience.”  Humbling, hard and well worth it. You will make memories and friendships that last a life time on this trek to some of the least seen villages in Nepal.  This is not your average tourist experience, this is a cultural immersion trek where you work side-by-side with a Nepali medical team to treat up to 300 villagers per day without technology.  Field medicine supplies and pharmacy provided with your trekking fee.

*Routes subject to change based on need of Nepali villages. Volunteers will be notified a minimum of 20 days  prior to trek date of confirmed route. All routes are similar to posted itinerary, unless otherwise noted.   Trekking time may vary and take 1 – 2 days longer than expected due to weather, transportation, or conditions beyond control of trek organizers.  Be prepared to be flexible.

MORE INFO

Schedule and Pricing
  • Trek fee is $1775. A $350 deposit is required to hold your space. Balance due 30 days prior to trek.
  • 2 week fully supported trek to remote villages of Nepal in Himalayan foothills.
  • lodging, meals, transportation, and local guides are provided.
  • Your fee helps provide school supplies, teaching tools and clothing to children in the villages you visit.
  • Some ask why is there a fee if this is volunteer?  The price is based on the price of a camping trek in Nepal.  The proceeds go to the villages we serve.  If you are unsure, check around for Nepal camping treks to compare.  The advantage here is, you get to live and work with local villagers and be part of their community.

The overall goal of this trek is to not only ensure that people in remote villages of Nepal are getting the medical care they need. We schedule our treks and free medical camps in a way that fosters growth and sustainability.

WHY WE NEED YOU

volunteer teaching in nepalPeople in the west have access to health care knowledge and clinics more readily than in Nepal. In remote areas of Nepal many people rely on a local shaman to cure what ails them. Our presence in the villages ensures that they get a medical professional to check them and recommend treatment. Our moving pharmacy provides free medicine to the people we treat.

 

WHAT THIS MEANS TO VOLUNTEERS

You will learn a great deal too. When you embark on a journey like this, you are also exposed to a world that is very unfamiliar. You will see that simple living away from the crowded cities and tourist regions has mind expanding virtues. There is no quiet like Himalayan quiet. There are no nights where the stars are as close to you as in this region of the world. There is no food that tastes better than that cooked over an open fire after a long day’s trek. Hopefully when you return to your home you will be filled with stories of not only being some of the first western people into a remote region of the Himalayan foothills, but also with a sense of appreciation for the opportunities you have always had at home. People who can do a trek like this, go on to have “can do” lives.

WHY YOU SHOULD VOLUNTEER ON THIS UNIQUE NEPAL TREK

Volunteer Trekking in Nepal has Unique Responsibilities

And it’s not easy… Especially not in Nepal. On each trek we have to get special permission for the district we are trekking in. And we cannot go to the same district each month. So, our trekking manager heads out about 30 days prior and not only spreads the word that Medical Trek will be in the villages (word of mouth is sometimes the only type of advertising we have in these regions), but also he has to get a medical certificate from the district. If you have ever dealt with low level government officials in a developing country, you can imagine the challenge. It is a delicate dance we must do to convince them that we will not pay bribes to government people, but we would like to help villagers in need. We have even been pressured for bribes my village elders at the last minute. So, our team works extremely hard to make this all happen.

I mention this to explain the dedication and perseverance that goes into maintaining a program like Medical Trek Nepal. Unlike sending people up the mountain for the touristy Everest Base Camp Trek, we constantly jump through hoops to make sure that our medical teams get to the remote villages we serve, and treat the people who need help. It’s a lot of “red tape,” but we do it because we love it. We do it because consistently, doctors and nurses from USA, Australia, and other places around the globe tell us, “this trek changed my life.” We do it because for the people in the villages, it DOES change their life.


Sustainable Tourism Initiatives

As we begin a new year, I have renewed energy in TREKT Himalaya and our volunteer and social trek. For the autumn season we will add cultural heritage treks in Tanahun and Gorkha to our roster. It inspires me to see the prosperity and growth of small businesses in these regions that come with a thriving tourism economy. Of course sustainability and responsibility for the indigenous people of the region must be the highest priority. But through responsible tourism initiatives, and the goodness of world travellers, I believe we will make a positive impact in Nepal.

Sandra BK – Trek Director

TREK DATES

 

Upcoming Trek Dates

Autumn 2017
• Nov 19 – Dec 2 (2017) – Nawalparasi
• Dec 22 (2017) – Jan 4 (2018) – Chitwan Chhepang
Spring 2018
• Mar 18 – 31 – Ramechaap
• Apr 15 – 28 – Kavrepalanchok
• May 12 – 25 – Rasuwa
• Jun 3 – 16 – Dolokha

Autumn 2018
• Sep 15 – 28 – Okhaldunga
• Oct 20 – Nov 2 – Tanahun
• Nov 17 – 30 – Nawalparasi

 

ITINERARY

EXAMPLE ITINERARY – All treks follow the same day to day itinerary. Day 3 is always Kathmandu departure; there are always 4 medical camps.

October 2016 – Okhaldunga District

Scheduled Overview

Day 1: Arrival Day Day 6: Medical Camp 2 Day 11: Back to Kathmandu

Day 2: Free Day Day 7: Trek to Village 3 Day 12: Free Day

Day 3: Trek to Village 1 Day 8: Medical camp 3 Day 13: Free Day

Day 4: Medical Camp 1 Day 9: Trek to village 4 Day 14: Departure

Day 5: Trek to Village 2 Day 10: Medical Camp 4

Detailed Itinerary

October 17 Monday Trekkers Arrival/Pick-Up

October 18 Tuesday –Trekkers Free Day (Explore), Welcome Meeting at Hotel for Dinner at 6:30pm

October 19 Wednesday –Depart by Bus to Ramailo Dada( Okhaldhunga) in the morning (7 to 8 hour

Drive) & and trek to First Camp Chitre ( 1 to 2 hours)

October 20 Thursday – Medical Camp open from 10 am to 5 pm (30 min lunch break at 12:30pm)

October 21 Friday – Trek to Falate (5 to 6 hours)

October 22 Saturday –Medical Camp Open from 10am to 5pm (30 min lunch breaks at 12:30pm)

October 23 Sunday –Trek to Bakhre (4 to 5 hours)

October 24 Monday – Medical Camp Open from 10am to 5pm (30 min lunch breaks at 12:30pm)

October 25 Tuesday –Trek to Jantarkhani (4 to 5 hours)

October 26 Wednesday –Medical Camp Open from 10am to 5pm (30 min lunch break at 12:30pm)

October 27 Thursday – Trek To Thaday (2 to 3 hours) & Drive back to Kathmandu

October 28 Friday – Free day

October 29 Saturday- Free Day

October 30 Sunday – Trekker’s Departure/Drop-Off

Food: Accommodations will be covered for days 3 – 11, Bringing personal snacks is suggested.

Local water is free, bottled water is sold at local stores throughout the trek (limited in certain areas)

Weather: Morning and nights are breezy/cold, afternoons are warm/cold.

Other: Toilet papers are not available throughout the trek, if brought, please dispose by trash (do not

place in village toilets, it will clog…). Recommended – *headlamps*, portable charger, *face wipes*, bug

spray.

Tips: Tips are never a must, but it is a kind way of saying “thank you” for extraordinary service, it is

always greatly appreciated by our guides, nurses, & porters.

Packing for the Trek: Pack light and bring only necessities (needs of individuals vary, please ask for

details).

Namaste! TREKT Himalaya and Hardcore Nepal

Transportation: Trekkers will be taken to airport in local taxi. Please depart from hotel on day of departure, unless you have made other arrangements.  Let your guide know what time your departure flight leaves.

*Routes subject to change based on need of Nepali villages. Volunteers will be notified a minimum of 20 days  prior to trek date of confirmed route. All routes are similar to posted itinerary, unless otherwise noted.   Trekking time may vary and take 1 – 2 days longer than expected due to weather, transportation, or conditions beyond control of trek organizers.  Be prepared to be flexible.

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