Trek to Nepal

October 10-20, 2020

Operation Namaste is heading back to Nepal.... and we would like you to join us.

 

As part of our continuing support of O&P care in Nepal, we are taking another trip in October of 2020. We are opening this trip up to all professionals and volunteers in the O&P field.

 

The trip will be an exploratory service trip. We will spend some of our time visiting and assisting Nepalese O&P Clinics, while most of our time will be touring this amazing country.

Trip Highlights:

 

  • Tour popular sites in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and more

  • Visit Nepalese prosthetic clinics and connect with your colleagues from across the world

  • Trek with our local guides through the foothills of the Himalayas with breathtaking views and historic cultural destinations

  • Present at an educational conference with local practitioners

Sample Schedule

Day 1: Arrive in Nepal

Day 2: Tour Kathmandu

Day 3: Another day of touring Kathmandu and its many tourist sites, plus visit local prosthetic clinics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 4: Fly to Pokhara and visit tourist sites there

Day 5: Fly to Jomson and trek to Kagbeni. The trek starts in Jomson in a narrow valley at the base of some stellar Himalayan Peaks. This first day will contain fairly flat hiking along the Gandaki River to Kagbeni: a beautiful historical mud brick village.

 

 

Day 6: Trek from Kagbeni to Muktinath. This trek features a climb up to Muktinath, which is one of the most sacred sites for Hindus and Buddhists. Hindus worship Muktinath as an incarnation of Lord Bishnu and believe that bathing in the holy taps here brings salvation after death. For Buddhists, it is a site where sage guru Rinpoche meditated. There is a fete here during Janai Purnima when hundreds of devotees visit every year.

Day 7: Trek from Muktinath back to Jomson. The third and final day of trekking will feature a hike from Muktinath to Jomson on the Lubra Valley hillside route with panoramic views of the Nilgiri Himal and other Himalayas peaks along the way.

Day 8: Fly to Pokhara and then on to Kathmandu

Day 9: Visit HRDC Nepal Visit in Ugratara Janagal, then stay in Bhaktapur

Day 10: Present at an educational conference attended by practitioners from all over Nepal

Day 11: Fly out, back to the United States

Trek Pricing:

Cost: $3000 USD per person

*Does not include airfare to and from Nepal (flights within Nepal are included).

*Price subject to some variability, depending on group size and current exchange rates

*Partial scholarships may be available for highly qualified applicants.

*Trip space is limited. Your deposit will secure your spot on a first-come, first-served basis.

A $300 deposit is required at booking, to hold your spot. Payment should be made by check. Please make checks out to Operation Namaste and mail to: 7 Old Military Road, Lake Placid, NY 12946, USA.

What's Included:

  • Accommodation at good 3-star hotels in Kathmandu, Pokhara and Bhaktapur. Bed & Breakfast (does not include lunch)

  • All transportation in a private vehicle during the whole trip, including airport pickup and dropoff

  • Visit to tourist sites in Kathmandu & Pokhara, including transportation & service of tour guide

  • Three-day trek:  Accommodation at local guesthouses/hotels, all meals during trek, service of trek guide

  • All airfare during the trip: Kathmandu to Pokhara, Pokhara to Jomsom, and back 

  • All required permits & National Park fee during trek

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