Duration : 1.5 Months
Our Lapa Health post Volunteer Program mobilizes medical personnel and health experts to the remote area where the government is unable to provide formal health care. With health infrastructure alack, many people in rural villages are required to travel impossible distances just to receive basic medical attention. Further, superstition and orthodox methods of treatment is persistent in remote villages. Witchdoctors and shamans are revered as all-cures because there is no access to modern medicine.
Our work is particularly focused on water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), as well as nutrition and immunizations targeted at women and children and exposure of rural Nepali people to modern medicine. In addition to volunteers, we are seeking supporters and contributors to establish a health post in other close by villages. We plan to construct an advanced facility, fully equipped and staffed, which would serve more than 3,000 locals from thirty different villages.
The main motive of our company to organize such trip is to help its CSR Company to reach the top level and try our best to minimize the health problems sustained in the community.
You arrive at Tribhuvan Int’l Airport in Kathmandu. Our representative will receive you and transfer you to a hotel in Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.
(No Meals Included)
In the second half of the day, we all meet at the Mystical Journeys office in Thamel near by your hotel and we'll have a crash course in Nepali to learn the most important words and phrases that you might find handy in daily conversation and while working in the village. The length of this tutoring can be shortened or lengthened depending on how the group feels. After this we will visit some of the important historical, religious and cultural sites of Kathmandu, which will include Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath and Swoyambhu.
Boudhanath: Later visit Boudhanath, a Buddhist stupa in the Valley built in 5th century with four pairs of eyes of Lord Buddha in four cardinal directions keeping an eternal watch over the people and their doings. You will find Buddhist pilgrims from Tibet going round the stupa spinning the prayer wheels.
Pashupatinath: Pashupatinath is the holiest shrine for Hindus from all around the world. In Pashupatinath area, you can see famous Lord Shiva temple and Hindu cremation ground. Though you are not allowed to go inside the temple as it is strictly for Hindus only, you can clearly see the temple and the activities from the eastern bank of the Bagmati River. The two-tier golden roof and silver doors of the temple are famous all over the world.
Swoyambhunath: Also known as ‘Monkey Temple’, it is the oldest Buddhist stupa overlooking the entire Katmandu valley. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.
After breakfast we will be visiting two Bhaktapur Durbar square and Ason market where you can shop as a part of your preparation. A tour guide and a tourist vehicle will be provided.
Bhaktapur Durbar Square: Visit the Bhaktapur Durbar Square, the Royal Residential Quarter of Bhupatindra Malla, famous five-storied temple of Nyatapola in Pagoda style, Batsala temple, Bhairavnath temple, Duttatraya temple, Pujari Muth and Palace of 55 windows.
Ason: Ason is a very popular and crowded local market in Kathmandu. It is inhabited by mainly Newar people (indigenous people of Kathmandu). Meanwhile, people from all over the nation and even foreigners are regular customers and visitors there.
Upon returning to the hotel, you can make the necessary preparations and organize the materials you need for the village. You can go through all the items and make sure you have everything you need. You'll have guides with you who can answer your queries. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.
For transportation to and from the village will be in 4WD/SUV vehicles. The remote Lapa village is NOT connected by tarred multi-laned roads. There are single lane dirt tracks which run along the side of large hills, are very bumpy and prone to landslides, especially during the monsoon season (June - September) and its about 12 hours walk after the SUV ride. We assure you that all our drivers are very experienced in driving on these roads. We will make all necessary arrangements to ensure that you reach your destination safely.
We spend some time to wander at trails along Lapa socializing with the locals. On the way, you will be enchanted by the scenic beauty of the hills and captivated by seeing the village settlement. Our team as well as the local people will warmly accompany you to reach the village where you will stay with the locals or in a tent on your way to Lapa.
Overnight at local houses or in a tent.
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)
The trail ascends from Percho towards Lapa village. You will pass through fine forests of oak and rhododendrons. After walking for 7 hours, you will arrive the destination.
Overnight at local houses or volunteer house.
Day 6th would be your first day for volunteering; the small welcome ceremony program will be held. The locals will offer you garlands (mala) with TIKA (red powder) which is the traditional to welcome the new people. After this you will have a round of introductions to the local community members.
We have a non-formal farewell program organized by our team and the locals. We will spend the remainder of the day reflecting on the volunteering experience and having a casual and relaxing time with the children, the teachers, the locals. Overnight at a local house or volunteer house.