Expeditions

Tibetan Settlements (Inner Himalayas)

This medical-dental expedition/trek takes us to a remote tribal region of the Western Himalayas. Team members will depart from various international gateways on their way to New Delhi. A combination of air and road travel takes us from New Delhi to Solan for an overnight stay. The next morning we will begin our overland journey towards the Greater Himalayan Range and to the trailhead to begin our long and exciting drive and trek of several days to reach settlements and tribal villages of Dodra and Kwar. A trail over ‘Chansal’- a 12,000 ft high pass connects these two villages to the outside world. This region remains cut- off for 6 months of the year due to heavy snow accumulations on Chansal, leaving the native population with little or no access to health care.

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Please Note: This expedition involves extended outdoor camping. As a team member you must be in excellent physical shape and be willing to adjust, adapt and accept changing weather and camp conditions.

COVID-19
Given the global outbreak of the novel corona virus (COVID-19), along with surrounding unpredictable circumstances and travel restrictions, we have cancelled all 2020 expeditions. The health and safety of our medical team members and staff is of the utmost importance, in addition to the populations we serve. We expect to return to a full schedule starting in early 2021 depending on the easing of travel restrictions.