18 days | Best season: March to May, Sept. to Nov. | Min. 2 persons. | Max altitude: 5,545m | Moderate trekking
NMMT Medical Camp Trek 2015 has been designed with an objective to provide basic medical services to the deprived people of Khari Khola village and other nearby villages while exploring the area on foot. The services we provide will be free of cost while at the same time enjoying an opportunity to interact with the local people and learn about their customs and cultures. NMMT has been conducting this free medical camp trek program since 2005 with joint collaboration of The Band Aid Box, New Zealand. However, from 2013 we have been conducting this program on its own with Dhulikhel Hospital team and international Medical Volunteers since the contract between NMMT and The Band-Aid Box got terminated in 2012.
Come and enjoy your holidays in the Himalayas while offering free service for a noble cause.
GLIMPSE OF MEDICAL CAMP TREK
April 21 : Arrival in Kathmandu.
Arrival in Kathmandu at Tribhuvan International Airport where our representative meet you at the airport, transfer you to the hotel.
Overnight at hotel.
April 22 : Kathmandu sightseeing tour
With english speaking professional tour guide we visit Pashupatinath, Boudhanath Stupa, Swaymbhunath and Patan Durbar Square.
- Pashupatinath, the holiest Hindu pilgrimage place in Nepal. It has received the attention of worshippers for at least fifteen hundred years. Dedicated to Shiva, the lord of Destruction, the temple is situated on the banks of Bagmati river. A circuit of the Pashupati area takes visitors past a sixth century statue of Buddha and eighth century statue of Brahma, The Creator, freshly painted skeletal images guarding temple gates, and other magnificent temples dedicated to vatious deities in the complex.
- Swayambhunath, which is located 4 km from the centre of Kathmandu. Swayambhunath is a best place to observe religious harmony between Nepalese Buddhists and Hindus. The stupa is one of the most ancient in this part of the world and its worshippers come from diverse ethical backgrounds. Situated on the top of a hill, it provides an excellent view of the Kathmandu Valley. Huge prayer wheels and fine Buddhist paintings are displayed in the monasteries as well as the largest Buddha statue in the country.
- Patan Durbar Square. This place is a monastery with wall painting fourteenth century statues and ancient scriptures and also to see are the Krishna Mandir, Bhimsen Temple, The Mahaboudha Temple in Terra cotta and Oku Bahal.
After sightseeing program, you will meet your trekking guide in the evening and discuss the trekking program and coordinate any last-minute arrangements. Overnight at Hotel
April 23: Early morning fly Kathmandu to Phaplu (2600m).
Luggage and valuables stored at Hotel. Transfer to Kathmandu Airport for flight to Phaplu. Trek
with walk up the valley to Ringmo, 2750m. with views to Numbur peak. Overnight at local lodge.
April 24: Trek to Nunthala.
Trek to Nunthala over Traksindo La (pass) 3071m. and descend through magnolia forests to Nunthala. Visit Traksindo Gompa (temple). Afternoon free in Nunthala. Overnight at Local lodge.
April 25: Nunthala to Kharikhola (2050m):
Trek to Kharikhola. Descend through forests to the Dudh Khosi (river) and climb through Jubing to Kharikhola, 2070m. Welcome to Kharikhola. Overnight at Local lodge.
April 26 : Set up health centre for clinic.
Puja at Pema Namding Monastery late afternoon for wishing success of Medical camp. Overnight at Local lodge.
April 27 – May 03 : Kharikhola Health Clinic. Overnight at local lodge.
May 04 : KhariKhola to Puiyan (2770m)
The path ascends through Sherpa villages and a forest inhabited by monkeys, and then winds steeply up and down through the Dudh Koshi canyan to Puiyan. Overnight at Local lodge.
May 05: Trek to Lukla. Overnight at local lodge
May 06 : Fly Lukla to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel. Overnight at hotel.
May 07 : Day free in Kathmandu. Optional Everest Scenic Flight available early in the morning (additional cost will be provided on request). Overnight at hotel.
May 08 : Final Departure.
Transfer from Hotel to Airport to catch your flight back to home destination.