- Tour the lanes of this ancient spiritual city
- Row across the tranquil waters of Lake Phewa
- Breathe deeply and enjoy hilltop yoga at sunrise
- Paragliding, bungee jumping and white-water rafting
- Visit bustling street markets to get to grips with community life
- 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
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 still 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 our staff will collect you, then usher you to our fully catered private residence. The house is only 1km away from the natural splendour of Phewa Lake and any amenities you’ll need are but a short distance away. The house has an incredibly relaxed atmosphere, and a large rooftop terrace with a breath-taking view of the snow-capped mountains making it the perfect base for our electives in Nepal. Your Programme Manager and his assistant are on call 24/7 to make sure your placement is going smoothly for the duration of your elective in Nepal. Our talented in house chef will prepare your breakfast, lunch and our famous weekly BBQs, and a dedicated security guard protects the house 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 a primary healthcare team, learning the difficulties faced in such a low-resource environment, far away from the relative luxuries found in the city. This is the perfect complement for all Nepal electives. Accompanied by your guide, in the afternoons you’ll turn your attention to local culture and get involved in things like bread making, getting fitted for traditional clothing, hiking to Hindu temples, cooking lessons, visiting village schools and more.
Electives in Nepal - Pokhara
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"Culturally, the Village Healthcare Week was a really great experience."
TOM NOTEMAN, QUEENS UNIVERSITY BELFAST 2017Read more
"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
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