** GANESH HIMAL MEDICAL TREK **

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** PACKAGE PRICE**
Discounted pricing for group bookings:
1 person = US$3400
2 people = 20% off
3 people = 30% off
4 people = 40% off
For group sizes exceeding 4 people, additional discounts are available upon inquiry.

Duration

17 Days

Difficulty Level

Easy

Best Time

Sep -Nov & Feb-May

Max. Altitude

7,422 m/ 24,350 ft

This trekking expedition offers a unique opportunity to explore the Ganesh Himal region of Nepal, an area that has yet to be fully explored by foreign visitors. Combining stunning views of the Himalayan peaks with a glimpse into rural life, this trek through the deep forests of pine and rhododendron and beautiful farm terraces is sure to provide a once-in-a-lifetime experience. 
 
Our medical trek is a new offering that presents dual advantages: it promotes a new tourism destination, thereby providing sustainable economic improvement for the communities you visit, while also providing urgently needed medical assistance to those living far from high-class medical facilities. This trek is open not only to medical practitioners but also to friends and family members who wish to lend their assistance and enjoy the beauty of the Nepal Himalayas. 
 
During the trek, participants will have the opportunity to take in the breathtaking views of the Ganesh Himal main peak, as well as Ganesh I or Yangra Peak (7,422 m/ 24,350 ft), Ganesh II (7118 m/ 23,353 ft), Ganesh III (7,043 m/ 23,107 ft), and Ganesh IV or Pabil Peak (7,104 m/ 23.307 ft). The Ganesh Himal range is separated by the Trishili River from the Langtang massif and by the Budhi Gandaki River from the Mansiri and Shringi ranges. 
 
We are proud to offer this trek, which not only provides a unique experience for visitors to Nepal but also contributes to the well-being of local communities in need. 

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** GANESH HIMAL MEDICAL TREK **
** GANESH HIMAL MEDICAL TREK **
** GANESH HIMAL MEDICAL TREK **
** GANESH HIMAL MEDICAL TREK **
** GANESH HIMAL MEDICAL TREK **
** GANESH HIMAL MEDICAL TREK **

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (4,265 feet/1300 meters):
Getting to Kathmandu. Meet our amiable representative at the Only International Airport’s arrival terminal. After that, a transfer to your hotel will take place. After checking into your hotel, you have a little break before exploring Kathmand, ‘s market area, where you can get groceries, exchange money, buy groceries, and, if necessary, get trekking equipment. We bring you to our office thereafter for the travel briefing. Spend the night in your hotel. Any form of delay will move the events, if possible, to the next day.
 
Day 2: Kathmandu Touring the sights:
4–5 hours. Your hotel serves a delectable breakfast to kick off the day. Two tours are included in the sightseeing.                      
 
Day 03: The Ganesh Himal Medical trek commences with a seven-hour drive from Kathmandu to Satdobato, which takes you through the mid-hill road of Nepal Himalayas. The drive is long but pleasant, and you get to relish the mountain landscape that features beautiful farming terraced fields, a riverbed, a brief view of the Himalayan peaks, and a rustic lifestyle. As we cross the Trishiuli river bridge from Trishuli Bazar, which was a well-known trading town in the India Tibet trade route in the ancient period, we drive a rough road to reach Satdobato. The village has a high school, and a health post and is home to people of mixed cultures. We will spend the night in the camp.
 
Day 04: After breakfast, we start our first walking day from Satdobato to Bhalche, which takes around five hours. The walk begins with a gradual uphill climb, followed by a steep ascent to the small village of Kisping, where we stop for lunch. The town is home to people of mixed culture, with a Hindu temple across the river and a Buddhist Monastery nearby. After lunch, we continued the uphill climb gradually until we reached Bhalche village, where we set up camp for the night. The walk today is impressive, and you will experience farm terraces, dotted Tamang villages, and the beauty of the waterfall. We set up the campsite in an open and wide ground surrounded by Buddhist prayer flags and with a village view on the other side. We will spend the night in the camp.                         
 
Day 05: Today, we are organizing a medical camp at the center of the Bhalche village. The camp will start in the morning after breakfast and continue until the later afternoon. Your role will involve checking up on the villagers who come to the camp. We will distribute various medicines for their related diseases and consult them to provide recommendations or refer them to the hospital for advanced treatment if required. This camp helps to create awareness among rural dwellers about their health. You can enjoy local food, and rural life and choose to sleep in the house or a tented camp. 
                                                                  
Day 06: After a long day at the medical camp, where we met many villagers, we are now ready to cross over to another region of the mid-hill mountain. It’s a long day, and you will gain significant height – approximately 1000m. For lunch, we will walk to Thulo chour, a beautiful open ground in the middle of the jungle with temporary huts of villagers who come here to collect bamboo to make baskets. Our expert crew will serve lunch in this beautiful place. After lunch, we will walk in the deep forest of pine and rhododendrons, crossing some small streams on our way to reach Gonga. During the walk, you can encounter some wild animals like Himalayan languor and can enjoy a majestic view of the Langtang Mountains. We will camp overnight.
 
Day 07: Today, we will be trekking to Rupchet, which is the highest elevation of the trip to sleep – 3660m. This is also the Base Camp of Sing-La Pass (4200m). After breakfast, we will start the day by walking uphill in the deep forest of pine and rhododendrons. During the walk, you can view the Himalayan peaks of Langtang and peaks from Tibet as well. It is a short walk, though tough due to the altitude you are gaining. We will reach Rupchet for lunch, where we will camp overnight as well. Late afternoon is a free and easy day for you. You can rejoice in the great Himalayan charm of the Tibetan range and Gosaikunda range. We will camp overnight.                                                                          
 
Day 08: We’ll start early in the morning to catch the sunrise view from the Sing-La top. It’ll take about two hours to reach the top of the camp. From there, you’ll have a breathtaking view of the Himalayan peaks, including the Ganesh Himal range, Mansiri range, Annapurna massif, Langtang range, and the peaks from Tibet. After enjoying the scenic grandeur, you’ll trek down to the valley, which will take almost six hours, including a 2,000-meter descent. This will be the hardest day of the trek, but also the highest point of the entire trek. You’ll spend the night at a tented camp in Shertung Kharka.
 
Day 09: Kharka is a herder’s camp where they keep their livestock. You’ll see the village life again after spending a few days in the wilderness. Just a short walk of 10-15 minutes from the Kharka, you’ll reach terraced fields with possible crops such as maize, wheat, barley, and potatoes, depending on the season. Throughout the walk, you’ll have a view of the Ganesh Himal range. It’s primarily a descending day, and you’ll reach the village of Tamang people in Shertung for a night stay. You’ll spend the night in a camp.
 
Day 10: We’ll organize a medical camp at the center of the village to treat and check up on the villagers. You’ll participate in checking up on the villagers, recommending proper health and hygiene tips, and providing related medicine. If necessary, you’ll refer the villagers to get further medical assistance from a hospital. Our camp won’t be the total solution, but it’ll raise awareness among villagers about health and hygiene, help them with minor medication, diagnose their problems, and provide proper consultation. You can choose to stay in the villager’s local house and enjoy their lifestyle or stay in a tented camp.                    
 
Day 11: Trek Shertung Village – Jharlang Phedi (1,450 m/ 4757ft) – 6 hrs walk: 
With a couple of hours of easy walking and descending you reach Borang village – another village of Tamang people. You continue to the village of Jharlang through farming fields and crossing the bridges glancing at the view of Ganesh Himal. It is an awe-inspiring walk in the mountainous terrains of Nepal Himalayas. You reach Jharlang to camp in the yard of the Church – locals adopting Christianity in recent years in the isn’t religion. Overnight in Camp.
 
Day 12: Trek Jharlang – Kintang phadi (1,000 m/ 3280ft) – 6 hrs walk: 
Your day after delicious breakfast in the camp continues in the up and down hills of the mid-hill mountain of Nepal. Enjoy great views of the mountains as you
 walk through friendly small villages – where local folks greet you warmly. Before you reach the campsite, you can enjoy a bath in a natural hot spring. Walk along the beautiful scenery of the river Netrawati and reach Kintang Phedi – a small valley with mixed culture where the rivers Netrawati and Kintang River conjoin. We set up the camp near the riverside. Overnight in the tented camp.
 
Day 13: Trek Kintang Phedi – Serabensi Jyamrung (7,00 m/ 2296ft) – 6 hrs walk: Here is a gradual down to start with after breakfast and then smaller sections of uphill and mostly gentle flat for today’s walk. It would be an easy walk following the Netrawati River – the river originates from the Ganesh Himal glacier. You walk through beautiful rice fields and terraces to reach Khaahre Baazar – a shopping town for the locals living in the surrounding area – and then walk the easy way to Serabensi Jyamrung for an overnight stay at the local house. Our company has a village development project here. We stay at the local house and get involved in the daily local lifestyle. Overnight in-the-house accommodation.         
 
Day 14: we will spend the day exploring Jyamrung (Sharabensi) and the surrounding village. We will have the opportunity to interact with the family we are staying with and participate in various activities, such as teaching at a school project or helping with a health project in the village. Additionally, we can go fishing or swimming in the freshwater river. We will also get to see all the social projects that have been done for the locals during our stay. We will spend the night at the same local house.
 
On day 15, we will walk from Jyamrung (Sharabensi) to Sukaura and then take a private 4WD jeep to Kathmandu. To begin, we will cross the river by hanging bridge and walk for about forty minutes to reach the jeep waiting for us. The first part of the road to Dhading Bensi, the district headquarters of the previous administrative division now turned municipality, will be bumpy, but the rest of the journey will be on a comfortable, black-topped road. We will join the Kathmnadu-Pokhara highway from Malekhu and arrive in Kathmandu, where we can immerse ourselves in the city’s life again. We will spend the night at a hotel in Kathmandu.                              
 
On day 16 of your itinerary, you will embark on a cultural tour of the mystical city of Kathmandu that will take approximately 4-5 hours to complete. After enjoying a hearty breakfast at your hotel, you will begin your journey to explore the historical, cultural, and spiritual aspects of this unique city. 
 
As you wander through the narrow lanes of ancient Kathmandu, you will discover the center of power that includes markets of Ason, the Glass beads market at Indrachowk, the oldest supermarket at New Road, Kilagal, and Hidden Stupas inside the family courtyard. You will also get a chance to visit the Kathmandu Durbar Square, which was the administrative quarter of Malla Kings between the fourteenth to eighteenth centuries, and the Shah Kings who ruled Nepal from 1768 until 2008. 
 
One of the unique experiences during the tour was the visit to the temple of the living goddess “Kumari”, located in Durbar Square. This temple is home to a young girl who is revered as a living embodiment of the Hindu goddess Taleju. It is believed that she possesses divine powers and is worshipped by both Hindus and Buddhists alike.
 
After the tour, you can return to your hotel. If you are staying in Thamel, you can hang around this bustling tourist market and enjoy shopping. 
 
Day 17, your itinerary ends with a transfer to the international airport of Kathmandu three hours before your flight time, as per your flight schedule. 

**COST INCLUDES**

Dear valued traveler,

Please be informed that the cost of the medical trek includes the following items:   

  1. Domestic and international airport transportation.
  2. Hotel accommodation with twin-sharing BB plans as per the itinerary.
  3. Tea houses stay while on the medical trek.
  4. Group welcome dinner featuring local Nepali food.
  5. Guided cultural tour in Kathmandu.
  6. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the trek.
  7. Experienced and medically trained guide and porter with wages and insurance.
  8. Proper safety backup with an oxygen cylinder and medical kit during the trek.
  9. Warm trek gear, including a sleeping bag and warm jacket.
  10. Company complimentary trek gear, such as a trek duffle bag and T-shirt.
  11. Medical Trek’s region special trekking permits and government taxes.
  12. TIMS/Trekking permits of medical trek’s entry fees.

**COST EXCLUSIONS**

Dear valued traveler,
Please be informed that the cost of the medical trek doesn’t   include the following items:
  1. Nepal Visa fees
  2. Travel Insurance
  3. International airfare and airport tax
  4. Main meals and drinks in cities
  5. Beverage drinks during the trek
  6. Tips for the trek crew
  7. Personal expenses such as hot showers, battery charges, and Wi-Fi usage.

Equipment Checklist

This list outlines the required things to bring during the trekking tours. You can purchase or rent all required trekking equipment easily at a reasonable price in Kathmandu.                      

General

  • Down sleeping bag (you can borrow with us if required).
  • Duffel or Rucksack bag (you can borrow with us if required).
  • Daypack
  • Down Jacket (you can borrow with us if required).
  • Fleece liner (you can borrow with us if required).
  • Walking poles (Walking poles are optional but recommended, and you can borrow with us if required).
  • Water bottle with purification tablets.
  • Hand wash liquids.
  • Lip guard.
  • Sun-block cream.
  • Toiletry kit. Be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, liquid hand sanitizer, towels, soap, etc.
  • Upper Body – Head / Ears / Eyes
  • Cap and ears covering hat. 
  • Glacier glasses
  • Head torch.
  • Ear muffs and neck warmers are another piece of gear for extra warmth (optional)
  • Hand
  • Hand gloves (One light pair and One warmer pair)
  • Body
  • T-shirts – few.
  • Light and weight thermal tops and warm thermal tops.
  • Light jacket and vest.
  • Wind and rain jacket.
  • Shirts and warm shirts.
  • Lower Body – Legs
  • Long and short hiking pants.
  • Lightweight and warm long underwear.
  • Rain and windproof trousers and warm trekking trousers.
  • Feet
  • Thin and thick socks.
  • Trekking boots, light shoes, and sandals.
  • Trekking Gaiters.       
  • Medicines and First Aid Kits
  • Headache and fever medicine.
  • Ibuprofen for general aches and pains.
  • Burnt cream.
  • Immodium or Pepto Bismol capsules for upset stomach and diarrhea.
  • Diamox (commonly prescribed as Acetazolamide). Please discuss this with us before starting to take this medicine.
  • Antibiotics.
  • Blister treatments such as moleskin, hand plants, and aids, some waterproof tape, anti-infection ointments, etc.
  • Miscellaneous
  • Passport and extra passport photos (2 copies).
  • Durable wallet/pouch for travel documents, money, and passports.
  • Pocket knife.
  • Bandanas.
  • Favorite snack foods and energy bars
  • Paperback books, cards, mp3 player. Avoid players with moving hardware as it may not function. Remember, keep these items lightweight.
  • Binoculars.
  • Camera.
All garments should be kept dry using waterproof stuff sacks or large puncture-resistant plastic bags.

Medical Treks

International physicians, dentists, nurses, and other health workers, as well as other volunteers, can participate in medical and dental treks to supplement the efforts of our Nepalese medical staff.
 
When booking the medical trek with our company, you can expect the following advantages:
  • Best Price Guarantee
  • Secure payment handling
  • Local expertise and on-ground support
  • 24/7 availability
  • Customizable trips
  • Guaranteed departures
  • Flexible departure dates
  • Budget-friendly options
  • Located in Nepal
  • Prompt responses.
  • Specialized care and attention
We are here to make your experience a satisfying one. If you’re not satisfied with the trip, don’t worry as you can customize your trip.
 
Thank you for considering Deepak Adventure Travel & Tours for your Medical trek. We trust that your experience will be unforgettable, and we wish you a safe and pleasant journey ahead. Namaste.!