This Nepal Volunteer Medical trek two weeks program takes you to a short trek around rural Nepali Chepang villages and to the health posts where you will volunteer the poor, uneducated of outer world and financially retarded Chepang citizens. Volunteering in such villages will help the citizens of those village to get medicine and advisories of their health. It also helps the health posts perform their campaign effectively.
This trek takes you to a Chepang village of Chitwan. Chitwan itself is a very natural city with one of the beautiful national park in the Asia. Chepang are originally nomads of Chitwan which own their own culture, language, tradition, lifestyle, etc.
The Chepang are an indigenous Tibeto-Burman people group numbering around fifty-two thousand mainly inhabiting the rugged ridges of the Mahabharata mountain range of central Nepal.
Over the past two or three generations, the Chepang have begun to slowly shift from a semi-nomadic (slash-and-burn) lifestyle to a more settled way of life, relying increasingly upon the produce of permanent fields of maize, millet, and bananas. The severe topography, however, has made permanent farming difficult (and usually insufficient) and the forest has remained an important (although decreasingly so) source of food for the Chepang. Historically, the collection of wild yams and tubers, fish caught from nearby rivers, bats and wild birds, and periodically wild deer hunted from nearby forests, have supplemented their need for carbohydrates and protein. With increasing population, lack of arable land and few irrigation options, despite forest supplements, malnutrition has been a historic problem for the Chepang who have often been characterized as the poorest of Nepal’s poor. Chepang men and women are basically egalitarian and no social ranking exists as it does in caste Nepalese society.
Why we need you
People with western influence are clearly in touch with Hospitals and doctors, and through this, they are Healthy and fit. However, in remote areas of Nepal with the scarcity of medicine, hospitals, and doctors, the villagers are often sick and do not get any treatment. The highly educated or advanced Medical personnel leave the village to work and live in Kathmandu or possibly in the western countries to live high society life. The remote village does their best, but their facilities, supplies, and educational materials are limited and dated.
We need volunteers who are fluent in English and help us bring supplies to the village and help those villages increase their Health beneficiary.
You will stay in a homestay where the arrangement of fixed homestay to live in will be made with separate private rooms. However, there are no possibilities to arrange a separate bath and toilet in the villages. You will be served common meals such as locally produced organic rice, vegetable, and daal (lentil) whatever a family member eat. People in the villages will be very friendly, helpful and supportive, they will treat guest as a god, will be always greeted by them with smiling and Namaskar (it is Nepali greeting when people meet, they respect other with Namaste) despite unfamiliar or not speaking your language.
We do also provide extra activities like jungle activities in Chitwan and sightseeing in Kathmandu for your refreshment which are included within the cost.
Essential things you need to bring
To cope with a dynamic environment phenomenon, some essential equipment needs to be considered mandatorily to make a successful and enjoyable trip. We are going to serve in the remote and rural village where we have to make an arrangement of required equipment’s prior to leaving for. However, Chepang village lies in low altitude; there is no possibility or risk and fear of happening altitude sickness. The weather is also not so cold. Despite sunny whole day, the night will be a bit cold as compared today. We recommend volunteers bring sleeping bags, flashlight, seasonal clothes, trekking shoes, toiletries accessories, simple medicine.
What are included?
Airport pickups and drops
All meals during trek and volunteer
English speaking guide
All government taxes
What are not included?
Insurance medical, travel, personal belongings
Flight international and domestic
Personal expenses such as gift items, beverage, water bottle
Visa renewal and obtaining.
Other expenses incidental cases.
The itinerary listed is a guideline and standard pattern which we provide you. This trekking can be modified according to your time and requirements. We will be pleased if you provide every minor details about your trip.