Amrita Singh Tamang- a nurse by profession who was the part of medical campaign in Panchakanya V.D.C. of Nuwakot organized by “Doctors For You” in collaboration with “PATA Nepal Chapter” shares her experience after her first volunteering session in Nuwakot.
“I felt little disheartened but it was more than okay because I was still on the noble mission of helping the quake survivors. I soon realized my actions mattered not the place.”
My teacher connected me with “Doctors for You”. Knowing the fact this humanitarian organization was planning to work in quake affected regions of Sindhuplanchowk, I was really looking forward to serve the victims of the quake of the district, which is also my home. However, the last minute change in plan asked us to go to Nuwakot. I felt little disheartened but it was more than okay because I was still on the noble mission to serve the quake survivors. I soon realized my actions mattered not the place.
Being a nurse to be a part of Medical Team that aimed to contribute the medical expertise in isolated disaster suffered region, I was very much grateful to Doctors for You and PATA Nepal Chapter. Since, we were in Nuwakot after all rescue operation; the only thing we aimed was to lessen the epidemic diseases that can occur after the disaster.
“I knew no one there, I had no idea where to sleep and the biggest challenge was I had no clue about the team I was working with and the people I was helping.”
For a girl like me, who always had the sophisticated lifestyle in Kathmandu, to be in quake struck isolated village of Nuwakot was a huge challenge. I knew no one there, I had no idea where to sleep and the biggest challenge was I had no clue about the team I was working with and the people I was helping. Eight hours of work every day, no weekend break and no electricity to charge my gadgets were the last things I would prefer experiencing throughout my career. However, the smiles on the faces of the quake victims our team was able to put after all the nightmares these survivors had gone through were boosting me to continue my job at Nuwakot. Pretty soon I realized, I was here to serve. I was not on a holiday. I was with the people who really needed me. I was not a duty I was assigned for; it was an opportunity I chose to serve the humanity.
Interacting with the local people around there was the one of the good things that happened to us. The people were very humble and generous. Through our regular general check up, we got know to about the different problems that people are facing after the earthquake. We provided them basic knowledge about personal hygiene, drinking habits and did some treatments. We even provided some psychosocial support to the people who were mentally traumatized because of the quake that swept their everything. Since most of the people were living in tents, so the disease they were more prone to were diarrhea and respiratory tract infection.
“I realized my small effort to comfort my people has given the biggest satisfaction, which is priceless.”
On the final note, I request everyone whatever expertise you have contribute your skills for a while to these needy people who are one of us. I realized my small effort to comfort my people has given the biggest satisfaction, which is priceless. I urge everyone who really wants to help Nepal and the quake victim Nepalese to be the part of the change that we have always been willing to have. I am happy as I have become the part of this change.
Amrita Singh Tamang
Proud to play a small role in their especial trip- Alexandre & Noemie
Gokyo, Kalapatthar and Everest Base Camp Trek is an ultimate trekking adventure, that takes to you to the lap of Mt. Everest traversing across the high Cho La Pass 5420m. It is an opportunity to trek to the summit of both Gokyo Ri 5340m and Kala Pattar 5554m for experiencing the magnificent views of the mighty Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu and Cho Oyu. In addition, the glacial walk to Everest Base Camp will give you an opportunity to savor the glimpse of “The spectacular Khumbu Icefall”, which is a lifetime experience for trekkers. Diverse landscape, floras and faunas of the Himalayas, Sherpa people and their culture are another exciting experiences offered during the trek.
This March Alexandre Wirth and Noemie Pomart had Gokyo, Kalapatthar and Everest Base Camp Trek with us. After the completion of their trek, they had a short conversation with us.
Have a look.
EH: How was your trek?
Alexandre: The starting of the trip was a different experience within itself. Landing at the Lukla airport was one of the most exciting things I have ever done.
Noemie: The overall trip was a very fantastic experience for both of us. Every day was very special, and the magnificent landscapes in every turn were pretty amazing and breathtaking. The first glimpse of the mighty Everest was just “Fabulous”.
The thrilling airstrips of Lukla
EH: How was our team assigned to cater services during your trek?
Alexandre: The crew and support team of Explore Himalaya was very good, especially our guide Sanu was a fun to be with, joking and smiling all the time.
Noemie: He took very good care of us.
EH: What did you like about the people and place?
Alexandre: The streets are particularly for us, it’s like jungle, but very colorful and exciting. People are very friendly as well. And we love the place…
The smiling Sherpa kid of Khumbu
EH: What is the most memorable moment of your trek?
Noemie: The whole trip was very special for me because, when we reached Kalapatthar, my boyfriend asked me to get married. “That was a big surprise”…
EH: Proposing a girlfriend at 5545m is a very good idea, isn’t it?
Alexandre: Just to make sure she says yes.
EH: Describe the whole experience in one word?
Recently Mr. Nelms had a customized tour to Nepal with Explore Himalaya including Kathmandu, Pokhara and Bandipur. During this trip, he had a chance to explore the cultural heritage sites of Kathmandu valley and to submerge in the natural beauty of Pokhara. He experienced the typical village life and the authentic Newari culture at Bandipur.
The whole trip had been an incredible memory for him. Here he writes his testimonial on his tour to Nepal.
The best memory of this trip was to walk in the locality of Bandipur and the sightseeing of Patan Durbar Square.
The meeting and handling was excellent. The hotels were very good. The guides were all very interesting and informative. The staffs were very friendly and helpful.
I’d not hesitate to recommend other fellow travelers to book their service with Explore Himalaya.
One of the most popular treks of Nepal; Everest Base Camp & Kalapatthar Trek gives trekkers an opportunity to stand below the mighty Everest at the elevation of 5357m. The major highlights of this trek are diverse landscapes, floras and faunas and Himalayan culture.
Recently some of our clients had a trek to Everest Base Camp & Kalapatthar. Here’s what they say about their trip.
The best memory for us was a great and wonderful adventure with the guide, porters and the kind people of Nepal.
The meeting and handling was great. Mr. Khadga Oli had been very kind with us. Hotels were great too. Hotel Marsyangdi was a good hotel located near from all interesting places. Our city guide was very good. The trek guide was very professional. The staffs of Explore Himalaya were very good.
We’ll book our next travel with Explore Himalaya to live a wonderful adventure with professional staffs. Thank you so much for making our trip successful.
Mr. Stephane Gaucher & Ms. Gisele Gaucher from France (1st March 2015 – 17th March 2015)
Standing below the Top of the world at the elevation of 5357m was one of the best moments we’ll remember for our entire life. The journey to Everest Base Camp was truly exceptional.
The service of Explore Himalaya was flawless. The meeting and handling was great. Hotels were all good. The guides were very knowledgeable. The staffs were very good. I’d not hesitate recommending any fellow traveler to book their tour in Nepal with Explore Himalaya.
Mr. Christian Maurice with Ms. Francine Lydie Maron & Mr. Bertnard Emile Fernand Ghislain DevLeeSchauwer from France (7th March 2015 – 23rd March 2015)
Photography Tour in Nepal, which includes culturally opulent destinations of Nepal and fascinating easy trek to Poonhill is wonderfully diverse holiday in photographic perspective. Recently, Jeremy Clayton Woodhouse led the team of photographers from Australia and United States of America to these places in Nepal. The Team of Photographers also explored Bhutan for the Photography Tour.
Ms. Arial McIntyre Lang, one of the members of the team says some beautiful lines on their Photography Tour in Nepal and Bhutan with us.
The best memory of our trip was the view from Poonhill. From Poonhill we were really blessed with the view. Though I became ill, the night we reached Ghorepani, the guide encouraged me and took care of me so wonderfully that I could see through the top.
The Services of Explore Himalaya was flawless throughout our Photography Tour in Nepal and Bhutan. Meeting and handling was great, clear, concise and helpful. We stayed in great hotels. Both our guides cared about their country; they were informative and flexible with Photography constraints.
Overall, we had great photographic experience. However, I would recommend to add great Boudhanath stupa to the itinerary at 4 PM and to add one extra day in Trongsa.
The guide and drivers were very attentive and looked after us very well.
We work with the motto "Tourism for Development". Explore Himalaya Community Service Project was conceived to empower underprivileged segments of Nepal.