Kathmandu Highlights

  • 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


  • Our famous elective tailoring service
  • Supervised clinical experience
  • Extensive pre-departure preparation
  • Support from in-country teams, 24/7
  • Private, spacious, catered housing
  • Free local language lessons

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.

nepal elective


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.

BPC - Rens	Goossens
BPC - Rens	Goossens

Electives in Nepal - Kathmandu

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"These experiences will be beneficial for your personal and working life forever!"

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"Life at the Work the World house was incredible"

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"Nepal has stolen a piece of my heart".

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"The student midwives we worked with took us out to go sight-seeing".

Katherine Amis and Charli Plunket, University of East Anglia 2015

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