Necha Community Hospital (NCH) on the foothills of Mt. Everest is operating its health services to improve the health status of isolated rural community families by providing basic health services with 24 hours emergency service and raising awareness of health issues. You will spend two weeks in this 15-bed hospital on a healthcare volunteering program with one resident doctor and several staff members. The primary duty of volunteers is to do basic nursing chores and assist the doctor with daily duties and also experience the shamans and orthodox behavior in society that still exist in rural Nepal.
In addition to volunteers, we are seeking supporters and contributors to complete ward building of NCH (phase II) in the Necha Village. We launched this program with coordination with NCH in Necha Solukhumbhu which was established in 2008 with CSR of our Company through AHF Nepal, a Non-Government Organization. At the moment this hospital covers 18 villages serving more than 60,000 underprivileged people. Since 2016 hospital is running in its own building with the doctor and medical staffs providing the services including Ultrasound and X-ray service, Minor operation/24 hour emergencies, Pharmacy/Laboratory, Anti-natal care and deliveries and In/Outpatient services. Nurses, doctors, or any type of medic who wants to experience daily hands-on in a rural hospital will find this program a truly rewarding experience.
This itinerary is a guideline only and we will follow the itinerary as far as possible but as per the weather conditions, health conditions, natural disasters and other unfavorable phenomenon your guide might decide to amend or cancel the itinerary for your own safety. Your guide will help you at all the time by providing information regarding conditions and safety during the treks.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1400m)
Welcome to the capital city of Nepal. Upon your arrival in the Kathmandu airport, our representative will meet greet and welcome you and transfer you to your confirmed hotel. You can have rest as you might be having a Jet Lag and later on you can stroll around the local streets of Thamel and to its nearby places. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
After breakfast, get ready to start your whole day guided sightseeing around Kathmandu. Here you can feast your eyes on the rich and colorful history of the country. The tour includes Kathmandu Durbar Square- houses the old royal palace of the Kathmandu kingdom, Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple- swarming with monkeys), Pashupatinath-one of the most significant Hindu temple of Lord Shiva in the world, Bouddha Stupa- one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Kathmandu. You will be able to observe the country in its original status. From the top of the Swayambhunath Temple to the fluttering of colorful prayer flags at Bouddha Stupa, you will be able to feel the way of life of the people living in Kathmandu Valley. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 3: Kathmandu to Pattale (1958m)
Drive duration: 9 hours
In the early morning, you will leave Kathmandu and commence your trip towards Pattale. After reaching to Dhulikhel, you will have your breakfast and if the weather is clear then you can enjoy your breakfast with the panoramic view of the majestic mountains ranging from north to Far East. After breakfast you will continue your drive to reach Pattale. Overnight at local lodge in Pattale.
Day 4: Pattale to Gairi (1972m)
Hike duration: 5 hours
Enjoy your breakfast along with the spectacular views of the mountains in the morning including Mt. Everest (highest peak in the world) .After having breakfast in Pattale, your hiking towards Gairi starts. You will walk through the remote location and with scenic environment, your trail will provide you the picturesque hills view. The overall hiking takes about 5 hours to reach Gairi. After reaching to Gairi have your lunch and rest for a while and later on you will be interacting with local school’s students. Overnight in Gairi.
Day 5: Gairi to Necha (1382m)
Hike duration: 4 hours
Have your breakfast in the morning and commence walking to reach Necha. A typical village located in the foot of the Everest Region. Once you reach Necha, you can enjoy the pure village environment with traditional culture. You will be welcomed and will be introduced to the Necha Community Hospital’s staffs after your arrival. Interact with the hospital staffs and explore the surroundings as well. Overnight at Necha community Hospital.
Day 6- 15: Volunteer in Hospital
You will be spending these 10 days volunteering in the hospital and working with staffs and management committee. You will be supporting the people left behind by the mainstream development in the remote terrain of mountainous district through Necha Community hospital. You can support the hospital with daily work, caring of patients, maintaining garden and other as required by the Necha Community Hospital Management during the daytime. Overnight at Hospital bamboo made quarter. You will have your breakfast/Lunch/Dinner in Hospital canteen.
On your free time you can go to explore the Necha village and interact with the local people. Through this way, you can learn about the lifestyle and culture of the people residing in the particular region. The people are very kind and will be more than happy to welcome you and share their stories and help you feel comfortable. Listening to the stories, myths and livelihood of the locale, you will be able to know about the struggle they face, happiness they share and bond they maintain.
This would not only be an addition to your CV but also would be an amazing life experience for you. These 10 days might even change your life to drive you to your destination.
Day 16: Necha Hospital to Tuintaar (695m)
Hike duration: 4 hours
Hurray! This day is full of fun. After having breakfast at Necha Hospital Canteen you will be walking down hills to the river where you can enjoy fishing in traditional way, DudhKoshi and Solu Khola rivers are the ideal rivers over here where you can enjoy fishing and try to catch some fish and later on you can enjoy the fish on your meal. This day will be spent in home stay.
Day 17: Tuintaar – Fishing Day
This day is fun. Roaming around the surrounding and the small hydro power being built, enjoy the fishing in DudhKoshi river and you can have fish on your lunch too, after having lunch you will be returning back to Necha Community Hospital as this is your last day in Necha community hospital so have a good time over here. Overnight at hospital quarter or tent.
Day 18: Necha to Rumjhataar
Hike duration: 7 hours
After having breakfast in this beautiful village, you will commence your trek to reach Rumjhataar via Chisapani. You will start with up hills and then down hills to reach Rumjhataar. On the way you will pass through some small villages of Rai and Sherpa tribes as well as enjoy the beautiful view of mountains and landscapes. After reaching to Rumjhataar check-in in lodge and rest for a while and later on you can go to explore the nearby places. Overnight at local /lodge in Rumjhataar.
Day 19: Drive from Rumjhataar to Okhaldhunga to Kathmandu
Drive duration: 8/9 hours
After having your breakfast in Rumjhataar, you will commence drive to reach Okhaldhunga. You can see the beautiful sceneries and country side environment of the country throughout the drive. You can have short breaks on the way for your refreshment and for your lunch as well. After reaching to Kathmandu check into hotel and have a sound rest. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 20: Departure
Have your breakfast in the morning and later on our office representative will come to the hotel and you will be transferred to the airport for your flight. Have a safe journey onwards.