Explore Himalaya and its exclusive partner Kipling Travel Denmark organised a 5 day Free Eye Camp in the five villages of Lamjung, Tanahun and Kaski in western Nepal. The camp that took place from 12th to 17th November 2019 was conducted by a team of 10 opticians and nurses from Denmark. The team which was led by Lene S. Lindedam (Nurse) included Jette Honore (Optician), Bjorn Nielsen (Optician), Tine Ottosen (Optician), Vibeke R. Stegmann (Nurse), Knud E. Stegmann (Optician), Lotte laursen (Optician), Annegrethe S. Nielsen (Nurse), Keith T. Nielsen (Optician), and Jette Ronnenfelt (Optician). The team has been volunteering such camps in different parts of the world.
The Free Eye Camp provided diagnostic screening and eye examining services along with counselling on eye health care measures. Some patients were also treated for minor conditions and provided with free glasses. Patients with cataract were referred to the nearby hospitals. Altogether 983 patients benefited from the Camp. The program was supported by the local clubs, police and volunteers from beneficiary villages. The village communities expressed their gratitude to the organiser team for their contribution in improving the eye health of public. The Eye Camp is a part of a Free Health Camp initiative being organised by Explore Himalaya and Kipling Travel biannually.
Location: Kanti Mandir School, Sundar Bazaar, Lamjung
Day 1 – Time: 2 pm – 5 pm, Total Number of Patients: 41
Day 2- Time: 9 am – 4 pm, Total Number of Patients: 228
Day 3: 14th November
Location: Shanti Madhyamik Vidhyalaya, Kunchha-1, Lamjung
Time: 9 am – 4 pm
Total Number of Patients: 425
Day 4: 15th November
Location: Rastriya Madhyamik Vidhyalaya, Rupakot, Tanahun
Time: 9 am – 4 pm
Total Number of Patients: 450
Day 5: 16th November
Location: Lekhnath Adharvut School, Begnas, Kaski
Time: 9 am – 3 pm
Total Number of Patients: 212
Location: Annapurna Royal Camp, Begnas, Kaski
Time: 4 pm – 5 pm
Total Number of Patients: 52
This trip was satisfying. The meeting and handling was excellent. I am very happy with guide Bharat. The itinerary was very good, not too exerting and I enjoyed it. Great arrangement! Looking forward to make many more trips to Nepal through Explore Himalaya
We work with the motto "Tourism for Development". Explore Himalaya Community Service Project was conceived to empower underprivileged segments of Nepal.