Medical Trek

Duration: 15 Days

Months: October- October

Tour Grade: Moderate

Started in 2012, every year International physicians, dentists, nurses, health workers and volunteers can participate in our medical & dental treks. You do not need to be a healthcare worker to participate! Non-medical volunteers are also needed to accompany treks as they make valuable contributions assisting in numerous capacities.  All who seek a rewarding experience providing vital healthcare to remote areas are welcome and encouraged to come.

Med trek is a unique way to take in the beauty of Nepal, participate in the daily life of Nepalese, immerse oneself in indigenous culture, and help people who otherwise go without healthcare.  Starting from Kathmandu, we trek on the Nepal trails and these treks usually take about two weeks. During this period, the health camp lasting for 3 days, established in the village of Lisankhu, situated in the district of Sidhupalchowk, which was very badly damaged by the recent 2015 earthquake. Over the course of these three days, with help from KTF staff and local volunteers, we will treat not only the residents of the village, but also from the surrounding communities.  It is not uncommon for people to travel by foot for several days in order to be treated at our health camp.  

From time to time, in collaboration with Karma Thalo Foundation, we organize special treks focusing on particular medical needs. This primarily includes dental and ophthalmology treatment, but specialists in other areas are welcome!

As published in the daily newspaper and enewshttp://www.ekantipur.com/the-kathmandu-post/2013/02/11/nation/medical-trek-to-help-rural-folk/245193.html

Upcoming Trip 

After the successful med camp mission of 2012-13-14-15-16 and 17, do join us on KTF’s Fall 2018 med trek in the beautiful village of Lisankhu and trek the trails of Nepal’s Annapurna Base Camp, offering unique living exposure to one of the most culturally diverse area of Nepal, with breathtaking Himalayan panoramas, stretching from Dhaulagiri & Annapurna and the mesmerizing Mt. Machhapuchhare "Fishtail".

For more information, please view our Karma Thalo Foundation website. 

Our short video pic from our 2012 Med Camp Trip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPddxLkFzr0

Our story video pic from 2016 Med Camp Trip https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElIxsb8pm1w

We look forward to seeing you in Nepal soon!  Namaste!


2017 Medical Health Camp Trek

07 Oct: Arrival

08 Oct: Health Camp at a local Orphanage

09 Oct: Travel to Lisankhu Village

10 - 12 Oct: Medical Camp

13 Oct: Drive back to Kathmandu

14 Oct: Fly to Pokhara - Drive to trek trail head - commense trek

15 - 18 Oct: Trek on the trail of Mardi Himal

19 Oct: End of trek; back to Pokhara

20 Oct: Fly back to Kathmandu; Evening KTF Traditional Night Dinner

21 Oct: Fly back to your onward destination.

 

Grade: Easy | 6 Days

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Joseph S. Grimaud, DDS, United States of America

I have had the privilege of going on 4 medical treks with Encounter Karma. Each year, Karma Lama and his Encounter Karma team has gone the extra mile to make sure that our trek was exceptional. The attention to detail and the personal touch provided by Encounter Karma makes all the difference. Thank you Encounter Karma for your great work. I look forward to many more medical treks in your gorgeous corner of the world.

Apr 3, 2015

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