Spring 2016 Medical/Dental Trek

Join HHC for a medical and dental trek in the Ganesh Himal
HHC is now accepting applications for its Spring 2016 Medical and Dental Trek in Nepal, taking place April 1 to April 12.
HHC Medical Trek through Nepal's Ganesh Himal

Physicians, dentists, nurses, physicians assistants and other volunteers--including family members--have joined this two-week trek in a remote region of the Himalayas to support and train local health providers and help them treat hundreds of villagers who have little or no health care. Volunteers will be supported by a team of over 25 medical and trek staff and about 50 to 100 porters. Everything will be portered in. The highest point on the trek can be around 14,000 feet, and trekkers will see some of the beautiful high peaks in the Himalayas. Medical work will be empirical at best with little diagnostic support.
Trek dates are April 1 to April 12. Participants must arrive in Kathmandu no later than March 29 and should plan to depart Kathmandu no sooner than April 14.
Participants coming from the United States and Canada will be required to arrive in Kathmandu on the same flight. Himalayan HealthCare will be assisting with the travel bookings. Please contact our US Director, Christina Madden, at with any questions. 
Trek Destination: Tipling, Sherthung and or Lapa Villages in the Dhading (Ganesh Himal) District of Nepal. (Northwest of Kathmandu, close to the Tibet border);  
Trek Starting Point: Parbati Kunda (Gompa), nine to ten hour drive from Kathmandu;  
Medical Camp:  Tipling, Sherthung and or Lapa Village; 
Trek End Point: Darkhaphedi (3500 ft.); 
Highest Point on Trek: Phangsang Pass (13,500+ ft.); 
Mountains Ranges: Ganesh, Langtang & Manaslu Himal Ranges; 
Total Walking distance: 99,999 steps (Dr. Jereld Wing, fall 2011 trek)  


The cost of participating in the trek is $2,900 for all participants including medical professionals, those in training, and non-medical participants. This covers all expenses except airfare to Nepal, hotel accommodations in Kathmandu and personal expenses.
In the unlikely event that the embargo and fuel crisis in Nepal that have been ongoing for two months persist into next year, it may be necessary for HHC to cancel the spring trek. In that event, we will refund all trek fees to participants or apply them toward a future trek. We strongly recommend you consider flight insurance for your tickets in and out of Kathmandu.
Please view the tentative trek itinerary, basic information packet and clinical guidelines for primary healthcare in Nepal before applying.
Please note: This itinerary is tentative and based on the itineraries of past treks. Due to the earthquake and our relief efforts, the details are subject to change for Spring 2016. We will update you as the schedule begins to firm up. Thank you for your understanding.
For details on how to apply, please contact our US Director, Christina Madden, at .

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