ESTIMATED COST: $1,200 (less airfare)
OVERVIEW OF ACTIVITIES
This service trip focuses on a dental clinic for local villagers. We will serve between 250 – 300 native villagers from the surrounding area. They will be provided with general check up, simple fillings, and extractions.
The trip will also include several small projects:
We will also have the opportunity to:
Below is the tentative schedule for the trip, but we approach this with flexibility because our ultimate focus is on relationships.
Day 1 Departure destination Flight
Day 2 Kathmandu Nepal immigration Hotel and rest
Day 3 Kathmandu City tour and rest
Day 4 Kathmandu/Jorpoti Am church/preaching Afternoon training
Day 5 Kathmandu to Sulsing (6 hour drive Am Travel and Lunch
Day 6-9 Sulsing Dental clinic/small projects
Day 10-11 Sulsing Himalayas Trek
Day 12 Sulsing to Kathmandu (6 hour drive) Travel and rest
Day 13 Flight home Travel home
Day 14 Flight home Travel home
LODGING & FOOD
Where We Stay & What We Eat
We stay at a few different locations while in Nepal. While we are in Kathmandu we stay at a motel called Tise guest house. It’s a comfortable motel in the heart of Kathmandu. While we are in Sulsing we will be staying at 9,000 ft in elevation at a trekkers lodge called Hotel Kutumsang that overlooks the hymalayas. There is an adequite amount of hot water if your one of the first to hit the shower.
The food varies from:
What to Bring
Transportation will be 4×4 land cruisers along with a pick up truck to carry supplies.
HEALTH & SAFETY
Helping Hands International recommends you follow those health and safety recommendations readily published by the CDC and Travel Alert program offered by the US State Department, as well as those recommended by your personal physician. COVID-19 testing varies by Country and may be necessary before this trip departure and before returning to the USA. Please note, if you take prescription medicines, please check with your local pharmacist to ensure the medicines are not considered a controlled substance in the location you are traveling.
“Helping Hands International had the amazing opportunity to partner with locals during the Summer of 2019 who were looking to make a huge difference in their community.
We were able to build a community center six hours outside the capital of Kathmandu in the mountains of Sulsing.
It was a long journey up into the hills but we eventually reached the facility at 7,500 feet and Trekkers Lodge accommodations was at nearly 9,000 ft in elevation.
In 2021, we are planning to return to the area to offer a free dental clinic and continue sharing the loving of Jesus with locals.”
– Tim Plankenhorn, HHI Program Director