- Walk through ancient Buddhist and Hindu temples
- Party in the bars and clubs in the Thamel district
- Paraglide through snowy mountain peaks
- Multi-day hiking through the Himalayas
- Leap from the world’s tallest bungee jump
Kathmandu and beyond
Under the watchful eye of the majestic Himalayan Mountains, Kathmandu is the wellspring of Nepal’s history and culture. In Kathmandu Buddhist temples come alive with the sound of prayer, while enthusiastic bargain hunters haggle for the best prices in the lively markets. The bars and clubs in Thamel make for an excellent night out, and the pocket-picking monkeys in nearby temples are another story altogether. When you inevitably head beyond the city boundaries you’ll uncover an impressive selection of things to see and do. The world’s highest bungee jump, paragliding through the mountains, elephant safaris and white water rafting are just the start of the adventure.
home away from home
Upon arrival at the airport we’ll meet you and whisk you off to our private, security guarded house located in the east of Kathmandu. The property is huge and has beautiful carvings decorating the exterior. The rooftop patio is a student favourite on sunny days, and you’ll often spot wild monkeys chasing one another across the rooftops below, making it the perfect base for our electives in Nepal. Our ground teams will be there to provide first-class support on the ground for the duration of your elective in Nepal. They’re on call 24/7 to make sure your placement goes as you expect it to. Our talented in-house chef will prepare your meals, including our famous weekly BBQs held in the garden.
Himalayan Village Healthcare Add-on
In addition to your main placement in Kathmandu, a week in the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains offers a once in a lifetime experience. You’ll live with a host family in a village to learn the ways of a rural life on the slopes. In the mornings you’ll work in the village’s health post with local workers. The opportunity offers perspective to your city-based placement, as the resources here are even lower, making treating patients that much more of a challenge. In the afternoons you’ll take part in cultural activities like temple walks, cooking lessons, fishing, milking buffalos and visiting the village shaman. This is the perfect complement for all Nepal electives.
Electives in Nepal - Kathmandu
Dentistry in Nepal
Dentistry in Nepal hasn’t advanced as far as it has in some of the more developed countries. People in Nepal often have to go to considerable lengths to be seen by someone with basic skills, let alone a specialist. Luckily, one of our partner hospitals specialises in dentistry, which is provided throughout the local community. Under expert supervision you could observe check-ups, abscess surgeries, restorations, pulpectomies and more. Display skill and enthusiasm and you may even have the chance to get some practical experience. Hit the green ‘ENQUIRE NOW’ button to find out more.
Medicine in Kathmandu
In Kathmandu we work together with several of Nepal’s top specialist hospitals, which prove invaluable opportunities to both your placement and professional development. Opportunities in our partner hospitals are diverse, and many of them are highly focused. This means you can specialise in fields that are of particular interest to you. It may also be possible for you to travel beyond the hospital grounds to conduct outreach. In the city and beyond you’ll work with members of the local community, diagnosing and treating ailments in novel settings. Hit the ‘ENQUIRE NOW’ button to find out more.
Midwifery in Kathmandu
We’ve partnered with a maternity and women’s hospital in Kathmandu that has a team of enthusiastic specialists alongside whom you’ll work. These specialists deliver approximately 100 babies per day, and the other services that the hospital offers are comprehensive. There are labour wards, postnatal wards, post-op wards, infertility services and more – all of which you’ll be able to gain experience in. Practicing midwifery in Kathmandu will be an extraordinary step up in terms of participation, and you’ll have an incredible experience as a result. Hit the ‘ENQUIRE NOW’ button to find out more.
Nursing in Kathmandu
Our numerous partnerships in Kathmandu will allow you to specialise in one of a range dedicated, highly specialised institutions. You’ll also have the chance to accompany nursing teams on an outreach programme that operates in the city itself and the surrounding areas. What’s more, some of the most well respected professionals in the country the city’s capital, and many of them work within the departments in our main partner hospitals. This will allow you to draw on their experience and expertise throughout this eye-opening placement. Hit the ‘ENQUIRE NOW’ button to find out more.
Pharmacy in Kathmandu
Modern pharmacy is a comparatively new concept in Nepal. As the practice of Ayurveda or ‘tree medicine’ is still prevalent throughout the country, many practitioners still use concoctions of herbs, along with ancient Hindu healing prayers to treat the sick. However the hospitals and clinics we’ve partnered with offer an authentic experience right in the heart of Kathmandu – the country’s centre for progressive healthcare. You’ll have the chance to undertake ward rounds, dispense medicine in the pharmacies, gain experience in the hospital’s Pharmacovigilance Department, and more. Hit the ‘ENQUIRE NOW’ button to find out more.
Physiotherapy in Kathmandu
Nepal’s focus on physiotherapy has shifted somewhat in the last decade. The discipline has grown significantly with 30 qualified physiotherapists recorded in 2007 versus 500 in 2012. You’ll see a broad range of ailments as a result of the varied lifestyles people from Kathmandu live, whether they’re from the city itself, or the foothills and mountains surrounding it. The departments in the hospitals we’re partnered with operate as rehabilitative centres for patients after accidents, falls, spinal injuries and more. Most of your patients will be referred to you from the Neurology, Orthopaedics, and ENT departments. Hit the ‘ENQUIRE NOW’ button to find out more.
Radiography in Kathmandu
The Radiography Department in our major partner hospital has a good range of facilities by local standards. These services are offered at a reasonable rate in comparison to other private hospitals in Nepal. The number of patients varies, but typically there are around 50 patients for USG, 15 CT scan, up to 150 patients for X-ray and around 8 patients for the MRI scan per day, making this a very varied placement indeed. You’ll also be working alongside a number of specialists whose knowledge and expertise you will find invaluable. Hit the ‘ENQUIRE NOW’ button to find out more.
"Nepal has stolen a piece of my heart".
Progga Saha, Bond University 2016Read more
"The student midwives we worked with took us out to go sight-seeing".
Katherine Amis and Charli Plunket, University of East Anglia 2015Read more
"It was wonderful to spend time with other like-minded professional".
Cecilia Marti, Champlain Regional College 2015Read more
I couldn’t have asked for a better placement or one with better people.
Samantha Maddox, Widener University 2015Read more
"I gained an all-encompassing experience within Nepali medicine".
David Dao, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia 2015Read more