We visit Patan Central Zoo and get to meet Dr. Chiranjibi Pokharel. He shows us around the veterinary station as well as the zoo’s animal kitchen.
Join the group as they travel back to Kathmandu and enjoy the impressions of the cities touristic district Thamel. Arne and Silke Drews are also invited to an evening with the Club 50 to appreciate them for their work in Nepal.
Silke and Arne Drews give Spirometry training at B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS) in Dharan. We also travel to Hile to see the city and local tea plantation.
We fly out to Biratnagar and drive an hour to Dharan, exploring the towns cultural sites: Budha Subba Temple, Dantakali Temple and the Pindeshwor Shiva Temple, as well as going up to Bhedetar for a stunning view over the city.
Another day of traveling through the scenic country-side of west Nepal to get from Bayalpata Hospital back to Kathmandu.
Arne and Silke Drews give spirometry training at Bayalpata Hospital. Dawa Sherpa from Nepalmed Nepal sets up another PAUL (Portable Aqua Unit for Life-saving) water filtration system and the team is shown around the nearby Sanfebagar.
We go to explore the far west of Nepal! Starting of with a flight to Dhangadhi followed by a nine hour drive to Bayalpata Hospital, where Silke and Arne Drews will give Spirometry training to doctors of four different districts the following day.
We continue to explore Pokhara on the last day of the nepalese calendar year. We visit a view point and enjoy some “Leipziger Lerchen” (a type of pastry from Leipzig, Germany), roam around the city and relax in the Swiss International Hotel Sarowar.
The group splits up; the majority head back to Kathmandu but Arne Drews, Silke Drews, Theresa Lichtenberg, Heinrich Marx and Greta Drews travel to Pokhara, to see the Phewa Lake and discover the outdoor cinema Movie Garden.
Join us in celebrating the 50 year anniversary of Amppipal Hospital! People come from all over to remember the efforts of the past years and to share stories of the work that they have done in the small mountain region. Nepalmed arrives with many of the people, that have worked with us in the past, and who continue to do great work for the tiny hospital.
We take the morning to climb up to the top of the Liglikot mountain. In ancient times a race, the Liglig Daud, would crown the first person at the top king of the district for a year.
We begin our journey out of the clouded Kathmandu valley to Amppipal, where we want to visit the local mountain hospital. Follow our trip over the surrounding mountains via the Prithvi highway and witness the amazing scenery that we see along the 150 kilometres
Our last day in Kathmandu has arrives but there is still a lot to do and to see; Pashupatinath – the holy death bed of many hinduists, the Taragaon Museum and Bodnath Stupa. Another book reading for Olaf Rieck’s travel group is also in order, as well as a visit to HAMS hospital.