Langtang Volunteer Trip

Our next volunteer trip to Nepal is May 2018!2017 Nepal Volunteers
Through selfless service to others, we can spread the seed of compassion and cooperation. As a Langtang Volunteer, you will enjoy breathtaking views, rewarding work, and generous hospitality from a unique culture.

 

FIRE-hosted volunteer trips are led by professional Langtang guides. We offer four travel options. All trips include 7 nights in Langtang and 4 nights in Kathmandu. Exact trip dates vary based on the option you choose. Additional sightseeing days are available in Kathmandu and Langtang Valley.

 

Have Medical Experience?
We are working with Kyangin Gompa Langtang Society (KALS), a Langtang based non-profit, who built and manages the only health clinic in the Langtang Valley. The community has specifically requested physical therapists and eye specialists for our inaugural trip. We also need general practitioners and public health specialists to help with research and development for our long-term plan including basic health assessments for each villager.

 

Physical Therapists

You will spend quality time examining, treating, and teaching participants one-on-one in coordinated clinics based in the health clinic. You will also help teach small group “workshops”

 for specific common issues in the community center. Assistants will help you to collect necessary information for long-term tracking of the community and individual needs. An Ultra Sound machine will also be available for use.

 

Eye Specialists

You will work with East Tennessee State University to research and develop our future program. We will eventually be conducting basic health physicals of each villager. On this trip, you will work with a team to assess overall medical needs, data collection processes, and troubleshoot logistics.

 

General Medical Professionals

You will work with East Tennessee State University to research and develop our future program. We will eventually be conducting basic health physicals of each villager. On this trip, you will work with a team to assess overall medical needs, data collection processes, and troubleshoot logistics.

 

Don’t have Medical Experience?
You can still join us! Volunteer activities will include:

• Assisting medical personnel
• Trail and hut building
• Tree care and maintenance

• Message therapists and yoga instructors are also encouraged to join this trip.

 

Dates

The dates below note the arrival and departure dates from Kathmandu, Nepal. These dates are the latest dates to arrive and earliest you should plan on leaving. Travel to and from your home country are additional to these dates.

  • Option 1: Trek/Trek: October 26 to November 11, 2018 $1,800*
    • Jeep ride and trek to Langtang and back to Kathmandu
  •  Option 2: Fly/Trek: October 28 to November 11, 2018 $2,100*
    • Jeep ride and trek to Langtang; fly back to Kathmandu by helicopter
  • Option 3: Trek/Fly: October 26 to November 9, 2018 $2,100*
    • Fly by helicopter; trek and jeep ride back to Kathmandu
  • Option 4: Fly/Fly: October 28 to November 9, 2018 $2,450*
    • Fly to Langtang and back to Kathmandu by helicopter

     

    *Prices based on a minimum of 3 people per flight.

    *Some discounts may be available depending on trip size and your trip option. 

 

Additional Travel Options:

  • Additional days in Kathmandu without a guide – $70 per person per day (includes food and hotel)
  • Additional days in Kathmandu with a guide – $120 per person per day(includes food, hotel, guide, and transport)
  • Additional days in Kyanjin Gompa – $75per day (minimum 3 days) (includes food, hotel, and guide)

 

Details

  • Prices include all in-country expenses: meals, tea, lodging, permits, entrance fees, Nepal and American guides, porters, and transportation.
  • These prices do not include flights to and from Nepal, room upgrades, bottled water, soda, alcohol, extended stays or tips for guides.
  • All rooms are shared with two people per room. Single room upgrades are available for an additional $200 per person.
  • We plan our itineraries to the best of our knowledge, but please know that there may be unexpected changes. We will do our best to inform you and support you, but please be flexible.
  • Non-refundable deposits are due August 1, 2018. Deposit amounts are;
    • Option 1 – $200
    • Option 2 – $400
    • Option 3 – $600
    • Option 4 – $600
  • Full payment is due September 10, 2018.
  • With your full payment, we require the following documents:
  • Our preferred method of payment for deposits and final payments is with a mailed check to: FIRE Projects, PO Box 22187, Flagstaff, AZ 86002, USA.

Please contact info@fireprojects.org or call 928-779-2288 for more information or to sign up for the trip!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

 

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We are grateful for your support! We hope you will join us! 

 

FIRE is a registered 501c.3 non-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible.