Kathmandu and beyond

  • Kathmandu is… “The buzzing capital of Nepal, with colorful markets, and rich artistic heritage.”
  • Explore ancient Buddhist pagodas, and Hindu temples
  • Discover Thamel, feel the buzz of the busy backpacker hub
  • Hike through the Himalayas, go paragliding over snow-capped peaks, and dive headfirst off one of the highest bungee jumps in the world
  • Talkative, energetic, and full of fascinating stories, the city’s diverse population comes from far and wide
  • Village Healthcare Week: Add yet another experience to your Nepalese placement, with a week in the Himalayas, learning the local way of life of the Gurung people.
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accommodation and team 

Spacious and beautifully furnished, our private house, is located in an upscale eastern area of Kathmandu. The rooms are spread over three floors, and the panoramic views from the roof terrace are sensational. The main living space is next to the kitchen, creating a great social heart within the house where you can chat with housemates about everything you’ve seen on your clinical internship in Nepal.

Our Kathmandu Program Manager and their assistant oversee day-to-day operations at the house, and provide 24/7 support throughout. You’ll have two tasty meals cooked by our chef each day, and our weekly BBQ night is always good fun. Our housekeeper takes care of the cleaning and a local language teacher visits twice a week to host lessons.  

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Our village healthcare week is a one-off opportunity to discover a completely different side to healthcare in Nepal. Living in the Himalayan foothills for a week, you’ll gain firsthand experience of rural healthcare and local mountain culture.

The Gurung people will welcome you into their community, and you’ll accompany them to their village health post each morning. Here, resources are far more limited than they are in the city. Afternoons are about immersing yourself in Gurung culture. You can learn how to fish, milk buffalo, and cook local meals, as well as visit,  local temples and meet the village shaman. This experience really is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. 


Placements in Nepal - Kathmandu

"I honestly wish I could have extended my stay."

Adrianne Thompson, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs 2018

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"One case that stuck with me was that of a ten-year-old boy with renal failure..."

Prabha Venkat, University of Leicester 2018

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"One highlight was taking a mountain flight to over the Himalayas and around Mount Everest."

Lauren Stacey, Cardiff University 2018

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"There’s no substitute for experience when it comes to this kind of thing; so get out of your comfort zone and give it a shot!"

Morgan Hughes, University of Queensland 2018

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"My trip to Kathmandu was an amazing experience. I developed as a person and as a future doctor."

Annefleur Mauritz, 2017

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