NEPAL HEALTH FAIR 2014

Have you ever dreamed about trekking through the most beautiful place on earth while volunteering to improve healthcare globally?

The Himalayan Family Healthcare Project is organizing a three-day health fair / health camp that will offer free medical and dental evaluation and treatment to the people of Nepal.

The HFHCP is a tax-exempt, non-profit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code.


WHERE

Thonche Village, Manang.

The Manang District is the most beautiful place in Nepal, and is known as the "Gateway to Heaven". The people of Manang are very friendly, and the environment is welcoming and hospitable. Manang is an Eden in Nepal. The hills, mountains and stones of the surrounding areas are most impressive. The Manang District is very clean, and Tibetan Buddhist philosophy is present everywhere.


WHEN

Trek Dates: October 18 - 23, 2014
Health Fair: October 20 - 21, 2014

Departure From Kathmandu: October 24, 2014


WHAT

We will provide comprehensive primary healthcare services, such as pediatrics, internal medicine, women's health, dental and behavioral health services.

In addition, we will conduct various health-related seminars and lectures to empower the villagers.

Complete information is available here [PDF].


YOUR HELP WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Dedicated medical volunteers and generous donor support are required in order to provide the primary healthcare services to improve the health status of children, women and their families in rural areas of Nepal.


ITINERARY

Day 1 (October 16 ): Arrival in Kathmandu. Transfer to Hotel Utse in Thamel, Kathmandu.

Day 2 (October 17): Kathmandu. After breakfast, drive through Kathmandu valley to be acquainted with the culture of Nepal, including world heritage sights Swoyambhunath, Baudhanath and Pashupatinath. Stay overnight at Hotel. Kathmandu is a vibrant capital city of Nepal with places of great tourist attractions like Thamel, Patan, Swaymbhu, etc. Kathmandu has a wide range of restaurants, internet cafés, clubs, shopping centers, and banks. The volunteers also have numerous opportunities to explore the sites under cultural heritage during free time. Our volunteers can simply hike in nearby villages, ride bikes in Kathmandu, or walk around the tourist city of Thamel; the options are unlimited.

Authentic Nepali Dinner at Marshyandi Hotel, in Themel. Orientation with Nepali medical volunteers.

Day 3 (October 18 ) : Drive from Kathmandu to Shyange (1305m). Takes about 7-8 hours.

Day 4 (October 19 ): Drive from Shyange to Thonche Village (1960 m). Takes about 3 hours. The Thonche village is the future home of the Himalayan Community Hospital. After lunch, we will prepare our Health Fair-I.

Day 5 (October 20): Health Fair-I  (10 am – 5pm)

Day 6 (October 21): Health Fair-II (10am- 5pm)

Day 7 (October 22): Drive from Thonche to Besishar. Besishar is the headquarters of the Lamjung district. A Goodbye party at the hotel!

Day 8 (October 23): Drive from Besishar to Kathmandu.

Day 9 (October 24): Kathmandu. Free until departure to airport.


Program Deadlines

The deadline for the volunteer’s application and initial deposit must be received by June 30 ($500), and final payment is due on July 15 ($500).


Program Cost

The program fee of $1,000 covers each volunteer’s meals, lodging, airport pick-up and drop-off, preparation & training before departure, local transportation and coordination, on-site orientation, ongoing support, trekking and sightseeing, fun activities, porters during treks, and administrative expenses.

The program fee does not cover the visa expenses, personal expenses, round-trip air transportation to Nepal, and any required vaccinations or immunization expenses.


Nepal Visa

You will purchase your Visa at Kathmandu Airport when you arrive. (Cost is $40 USD).


Tax-deductible

To maximize our supporters' donations, we expect volunteers to pay for his or her own expenses. The expenses are fully tax-deductible to US citizens.


Contact Us

For more information about the health fair, please contact us:

USA

Prakash Shahi, M.S.E.E.
Email: pshahi@himalayanfamilyhealthcare.org

Dr. Cindy Bitter, M.D., M.S.
Email: cbitter@himalayanfamilyhealthcare.org

Nepal

Dr. Sneedha Mainali
Email: Drsneedhamainali@gmail.com

Anita Gurung
Email: anugrg_1987@hotmail.com


Kathmandu Valley

A 218 square mile area of land, situated at about 4,400 feet above sea level with three historic, artistic and cultural towns: Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur, which together form what is known as the 'Kathmandu Valley'. Kathmandu is the hub of Nepal's traditional culture and arts.  This is the place for rest, relaxation and easy day sightseeing of historic and artistic temples, monuments and mountain views. Being the capital city of Nepal, it offers many services including international airlines, hotels and other facilities. One also enjoys Kathmandu for night life, shopping and of course for the mountain views.

Kathmandu is not only the capital of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal but also the headquarters of the Central Region (Madhyamanchal), among the five development regions constituted by the 14 administrative zones of Nepal located at the central part of the country.


Manang, Nepal

The Manang District is one of the most beautiful places in Nepal. It covers an area of 2,246 sq. km. Manang Vvalley is special for the mountains rising directly from the valley floor, which averages 3,400 meters (11,000 feet) in elevation. The journey into Manang is full of adventure, both physical and spiritual. Manang is known as the "Gateway to Heaven". The Manang District is very clean, and Tibetan Buddhist philosophy is present everywhere. Manang has much to offer for adventurers, climbers and the cultural or religious tourist. It is the most popular trekking region in the world, attracting over 75% of all trekkers.

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