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Nepal-Tibet


June 11, 2022 — June 21, 2022

Starting at: $4,150

Save $200! Sign up before March 13, 2022 and pay the Early Bird price of only $3,950!

Your generous donation helps to save and change lives every day.

Your charitable investment will go toward ongoing global relief to care for the underserved and vulnerable people of this community. As a member of this medical mission team, you will elevate the long-term impact of sustainable, capacity-building efforts that improve the health, wellness, and quality of life of those most in need.

A small portion of your donation includes:

  • Clinic supplies and medications for patients
  • Clinic participation
  • Transportation, accommodations, and meals as outlined in the itinerary

Overview


The Need

***Note: Full COVID-19 Vaccination is Required for Participation***

Nepal is located in a vulnerable environment, susceptible to natural disasters including the Gorkha, which was a 7.8 magnitude earthquake in 2015. This earthquake destroyed several city and town structures, and also had catastrophic ramifications specifically in rural villages. This earthquake produced landslides that devastated rural villages.

The medical camps for the trip are designed to assist the Nepalese people who were greatly impacted by the devastating earthquake in April 2015. Because the villages you will visit are remote, they have not benefited from the aid that larger areas have seen. At the medical camps, you will treat respiratory conditions, neonatal disorders, heart disease, and diabetes. You will also help to administer vaccinations and help treat conditions related to unsanitary drinking water.

You and the rest of the volunteer team will also educate locals on how to stay properly nourished and how to care for their loved ones. One of the main focuses of this mission is education. Because many of the patients you treat will be inflicted by chronic illnesses, we will want to help them to understand the best strategies for self-care.

Our Work

International Medical Relief first traveled to Nepal after the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake. In 2015 alone, IMR was able to provide five emergency disaster relief trips. After providing emergency disaster relief, we expanded our efforts into medical clinics. We have since served more than 10,000 patients with nearly 500 volunteers and staff providing community health training, medical treatments, medical supplies and equipment, and clinic operations in order to provide sustainable health care to Nepal.

With diligent planning and preparation, IMR is dedicated to ensuring that specific goals are met on our missions, each in correlation to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 3, 6, and 17.

IMR works to elevate vulnerable populations through shoulder-to-shoulder care with our local partners, creating workforce density, and a cadre of future healthcare and public health leaders in association to UNSDG 3: Good Health & Wellbeing. 

Our medical mission teams also work toward UNSDG 6: Clean Water & Sanitation by supporting and strengthening the participation of local communities in improving their water quality, and installing water filtration systems that supply communities with clean drinking water and providing education on hydration and hygiene.

In correlation with UNSDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals, our organization works in collaboration and at the request of local hosts where we are under their direct influence and affluence. IMR never goes into a country without a formal invitation where there is a great community need for medical or dental care, and health education.

This Mission

Nepal is undoubtedly one of the most fascinating places on Earth and is a top destination for adventure tourism. The nation is home to the world’s uppermost roads, longest walking track, sacred monasteries, stone huts, colorful rooftops, and bustling markets. Nepal boasts the highest summits in the Himalayas, which also happens to be the world’s most glorious mountain range as it contains nine of Earth’s ten tallest mountains. However, Nepal is still experiencing extreme rates of poverty and malnourishment. According to the United Nations, Nepal ranks 138th in the world in overall human development and is stated to be the least developed Asian country. 

The people of Nepal have diverse ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, but they all share an incredible love for humanity and are the reason why International Medical Relief (IMR) continues to collaborate with the inspiring Nepalese people. For this trip, we will serve the people living in small communities close to Kathmandu. Situated in a valley surrounded by the Himalayas, the densely populated city of Kathmandu has beautiful sights, colorful buildings, and resilient people. Services are extremely limited for anyone outside of Kathmandu proper, so the clinic work that you conduct is invaluable to the Nepalese people.

Lodging/Transportation

You will stay in simple accommodations with beds provided for everyone. The accommodations, while not luxurious, are safe, clean, and the best of what this community has to offer. The guest house is the staple of trekkers in Nepal and their owners are hospitable hosts who will make you feel welcomed and cared for. Local foods will be served, including the community staple, dal bhat, consisting of rice and lentils with a variety of spices. Tibetan delicacies are everywhere as well; don’t miss the water buffalo momos and the many varieties of rice pudding!

Highlights

Your work in two of the most beautiful districts in Nepal will be the highlight of your trip but seeing the beautiful ancient Stupas, Durbar Square and doing a little shopping in Thamel is a close second.  This trip is one our most beautiful – take the time to extend your stay, if you can, and visit Tibet or take a trek! You will not have the words to describe this trip upon returning home so take a lot of photos!!

Extend Your Stay

Extend Your Stay

You’re journeying halfway across the globe. Have you considered extending your stay to visit some of Nepal’s top spots? Join International Medical Relief on an exclusive trip extension provided by our partner, Worldwide Navigators!

  • Take a trek guided by the sherpa company that’s home to the first Nepalese woman to summit Annapurna IV!
  • Enjoy breathtaking views of multiple peaks towering over 24,000 feet
  • Participate in conservation efforts to keep trails pristine & sustainable

Get details on the itinerary and let Worldwide Navigators help make your medical relief mission into the trip of a lifetime! Contact Worldwide Navigators at travel@worldwidenavigators.com or call (970) 633-3033.

Itinerary at a Glance


Saturday, June 11, 2022

Arrivals

1
Sunday, June 12, 2022

Sightseeing & Orientation

2
Monday, June 13, 2022

Training Day

3
Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Clinics

4
Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Clinics

5
Thursday, June 16, 2022

Clinics

6
Friday, June 17, 2022

Clinics

7
Saturday, June 18, 2022

Travel to Lhasa

8
Sunday, June 19, 2022

Tour Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, and Barkhor Street in Lhasa

9
Monday, June 20, 2022

Tour Namtso Lake

10
Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Departure Home

11

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Sustainable Impact

Your Journey



Full Itinerary


This itinerary is subject to change without notice.

Please note: You will be notified about the group flight option prior to the Early Bird deadline. Domestic flight arrangements should not be made until after the group flight is booked. 

If you choose to fly independently, transportation between your arrival airport and your IMR accommodation is not included. If you wish to arrange transportation, you can contact flights@worldwidenavigators.com

If you have any questions regarding flights, please contact flights@worldwidenavigators.com. Thank you. 

**Please expect travel days if coming from the United States**

11 June 2022

Arrivals

Day 1

You and the team will fly into Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM). Upon arrival, your team will travel to your nearby hotel, where you can check into your rooms and enjoy a welcome dinner at the hotel. If you arrive to Kathmandu early, you can do some sightseeing on your own or sit and people watch in one of the many cafes right down the street from your hotel!

1
12 June 2022

Sightseeing & Orientation

Day 2

Your team will meet around breakfast time to have a team welcome and orientation with your team leader! After breakfast, you will depart for a fun day full of Kathmandu sightseeing! Today’s your chance to take a stunning flight up to Everest if you wish!

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,

2
13 June 2022

Training Day

Day 3

Education is as important as medical and dental care for our patients. Each clinic includes basic health education according to the specialties and skills of the IMR volunteers, as well as the needs of the local people. When communities become empowered to take health and wellness issues into their own hands, they become self-sufficient. IMR provides learning opportunities for the local communities through classes and hands-on learning to sustain their well-being beyond our visit.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,

3
14 June 2022

Clinic

Day 4

You and the team will eat breakfast at your accommodation in the morning and then depart for clinics in the small communities in and outside of Kathmandu.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,

4
15 June 2022

Clinic

Day 5

You will be able to provide your patients with the immediate care they need and the education to help them help themselves long after you leave.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,

5
16 June 2022

Clinic

Day 6

In the evening, you will return to your accommodation where you will share a wonderful meal with your team each night.  There will be a nightly debrief and morning briefing each day.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,

6
17 June 2022

Clinics

Day 7

Your last day in clinic will be bittersweet. You’ve worked so hard this week that you’re almost completely drained, yet the rewards that come from being able to improve the quality of life of your patients are invigorating and keep you going.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,

7
18 June 2022

Travel to Lhasa

Day 8

After one last dal bhat & chai breakfast, you will get ready to depart for your flight to Lhasa, which is the capital of Tibet. After your arrival, you will check into your hotel and get accustomed to the altitude – Lhasa sits at an elevation of 11,995 feet!

Yak Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,

8
19 June 2022

Tour Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, and Barkhor Street in Lhasa

Day 9

After breakfast, your local guide will take you and your team on a tour of Potala Palace, the World Heritage Site that served as the winter palace for the Dalai Lamas for more than 1300 years. The palace, which soars 13 stories and contains more than 1,000 rooms, now serves as a museum dedicated to Tibetan Buddhism.

In the afternoon, you will travel to the oldest part of Lhasa to visit the Jokhang Temple, the most sacred and important temple to Tibetans. After your tour, you will have free time to explore the shops and historic buildings of Barkhor Street.

Yak Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,

9
20 June 2022

Tour Namtso Lake

Day 10

Namtso, meaning “Heavenly Lake” in Tibetan, is a several hours’ drive through the Tibetan countryside and over mountain passes to an elevation of 15,000 feet, but it’s well worth the trip. The waters are a crystal blue and would seem to touch the brilliant blue skies if it weren’t for the ring of snowcapped peaks that surround the lake. The lake is holy to the Tibetans, and you are likely to see pilgrims walking around it to receive the blessing of the gods.

Yak Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,

10
21 June 2022

Departure Home

Day 11

After breakfast, you will depart Lhasa back to Kathmandu. There you will get ready to connect with your international flight home, or, if you have scheduled an extension of your mission with IMR, you may be getting ready for another adventure. Want to know more about extensions available? Contact Worldwide Navigators at travel@worldwidenavigators.com or by calling (970) 633-3033.

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Your Journey


Clinic Photos



This itinerary is subject to change without notice.

Extensions


You’re journeying halfway across the globe. Have you considered extending your stay to visit some of Nepal’s top spots? Join International Medical Relief on an exclusive trip extension provided by our partner, Worldwide Navigators!

  • Take a trek guided by the sherpa company that’s home to the first Nepalese woman to summit Annapurna IV!
  • Enjoy breathtaking views of multiple peaks towering over 24,000 feet
  • Participate in conservation efforts to keep trails pristine & sustainable

Get details on the itinerary and let Worldwide Navigators help make your medical relief mission into the trip of a lifetime! Contact Worldwide Navigators at travel@worldwidenavigators.com or call (970) 633-3033.

Minimum Donation

Your generous donation of $4150 will go toward the ongoing global relief to care for the underserved and vulnerable people of this community. As a member of this medical mission team, you will elevate the long-term impact of sustainable, capacity-building efforts that improve the health, wellness, and quality of life of those most in need. A small portion of your donation includes:

  • Clinic supplies and medications for patients
  • Clinic participation
  • Transportation, accommodations, and meals as outlined in the itinerary

Donation Payment Deadlines

$3950 due by March 13, 2022

$4150 due by May 14, 2022

Early Bird Savings Opportunity

To be eligible, upload all your required documents and forms, and make your 50% donation by March 13, 2022

Flexible Flight Options

Volunteer with Airfare

You may choose to book a flight with us for an additional fee. Details on the available flight routing and US departure city will be announced on March 13, 2022. Airport transportation to and from the team’s accommodations are also included with this option. Depending on your departure city, you may still need to purchase another flight in addition to this one. After this flight has been booked, you may contact our travel agent, Worldwide Navigators, for assistance booking any necessary additional flights.

Benefits of Flying at a Group Rate

  • Travel with other members of your team on select routing
  • Fly on a group ticket at a guaranteed rate
  • Transport to and from the airport included

Volunteer without Airfare

Many team members choose to book their flight(s) to and from the mission location independent of IMR. This is a great option if would like to extend your stay in the area to tour and explore, or if the routing from you home airport is more feasible for you. If you choose to fly independently, please note that your transportation in between the airport and the team’s accommodations will not be provided. This will need to be arranged separately. Our partner for travel, Worldwide Navigators, would be happy to assist you in coordinating flights and/or transportation. You can contact them at travel@worldwidenavigators.com.

Benefits of Flying Independently

  • Extend your stay and customize your dates of travel
  • Choose your departure location
  • Customize your class of service

Featured Enhancements

Airfare & Airport Transfer
$1200
Single Supplement
$50 per night
Airport Transfers (for independent flyers)
$50 each way
Malpractice Insurance
$129.50 to $279.50
Continuing Education (CE/CME) Credits
$350
Personalized Scrubs (2 sets)
$50
IMR T-Shirt
$25
Partner Program
Starting at $25 per month

**To purchase any of the above Featured Enhancements for your mission, please contact our office at office@imrus.org or call at (970) 635-0110.

Your Donation to IMR for Your Mission Cost Includes:

All group costs from the time you arrive at the team meeting point in country until you separate from the team or when the team arrives at the departure airport, including:

  • Transportation
  • Lodging
  • Costs associated with the clinic
  • Food
  • Tips for services provided to the IMR team
  • All logistics, including translation services and security as needed

Additional Costs That You Are Responsible For:

All group costs from the time you arrive at the team meeting point in country until you separate from the team or when the team arrives at the departure airport, including:

  • International and Domestic flights to the country. You have the option to fly independently, or on a group flight with IMR.
  • Passport fees, visa fees, and transit fees, including baggage or overnight accommodations/meals while in transit
  • Required or recommended insurance
  • Vaccinations and medications common for travel
  • Spending money for souvenirs and personal purchases
  • Required or desired mission supplies, personal equipment, or small gifts for the special people you meet
  • Any lodging, meals, and transportation outside of the scheduled team mission, payable at the time of service to the local vendor
  • COVID-related fees such as testing, vaccinations, and quarantines as required by in-country arrival/departure or USA arrival/departure
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