- Ancient temples and shrines all around the city
- Row across tranquil Lake Phewa
- Mountain top yoga at sunrise
- Paragliding, bungee jumping and white-water rafting
- Hike to the Shanti Stupa for 360-degree views of the breath-taking city
- Our famous placement tailoring service
- Supervised clinical experience
- Extensive pre-departure preparation
- Support from in-country teams, 24/7
- Private, spacious, catered housing
- Free local language lessons
pokhara and beyond
Pokhara is a beautiful city, situated in a valley created by the rising of the snow-capped Himalayan Mountains that seem to pierce the sky. Try yoga at sunrise on top of a hill or row across the tranquil waters of Phewa Lake. Hiking to the Shanti Stupa that offers a panoramic view of the surrounding areas is also not to be missed. If you’d prefer to up the ante, you can find paragliding, bungee jumping, white water rafting, mountain trekking and a lot more in the mountains. Finally, in the evenings there are plenty of bars and restaurants to help you wind-down after a day on the wards.
Home away from home
Upon arrival at the airport for your placement in Nepal, our staff will greet you with open arms, then usher you to our fully catered private residence. The house is only 1km away from the natural splendour of Phewa Lake (there are bars and restaurants here too) and any amenities you’ll need are only a short distance away. The house has an incredibly relaxed atmosphere and a large rooftop terrace with an incredible, peaceful view of the snow-capped mountains. Your Program Manager and their assistant are on call 24/7 to make sure your placement is going smoothly both in the house and on your placement. Our talented in house chef will prepare your breakfast, lunch and our famous weekly BBQs and a dedicated security guard continuously protects the house’s perimeter around the clock.
HIMALAYAN VILLAGE HEALTHCARE ADD-ON
In addition to your main placement in Pokhara, a week in the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains offers a once in a lifetime experience. From your host family’s house you’ll make the short journey in the mornings to the local health post. There you’ll work with community specialists learning the difficulties faced in such a low-resource environment, far away from the relative luxuries found in the city. Accompanied by your guide, in the afternoons you’ll turn your attention to local culture and get involved in things like bread making, wearing traditional outfits, hiking to Hindu temples, cooking lessons, visiting village schools and much more.
Placements in Nepal - Pokhara
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"X-rays were constantly taken with multiple patients and family in the room".
Alison Clarke, Birmingham City University 2015Read more
"I would definitely recommend this program, all the Nepalese people are wonderful".
Madison Heil, University of San Francisco 2015Read more
It was amazing to see how involved the families are with patient care
Katherine Biggs and Aimee Magnarelli, New York Institute of Technology 2015Read more
Time in Pokhara has passed so quickly. This has been an experience unlike any other I have had
Nicoletta Frankenstein, Wright State University 2015Read more
"I’ve returned home with a fresh outlook on the type of practitioner I want to be".
Sean Kennedy, University of Ulster 2014Read more
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