• Nepal
    • Kathmandu
    • Pokhara
    • Chitwan
2 to 4 weeks

Program Details

Age Min.
Spring Break Winter Year Round
Guesthouse Hotel
Small Group (1-15)


Starting Price
Price Details
At this writing, the cost for our Nepal program is $1690 (Pokhara), $2,080 (Chitwan), or $2650 per person (trekking). This excludes airfare but includes all in-country transportation including airport transfers, accommodations, sightseeing excursions, a multi-day Himalayan trek and a majority of meals during the clinic. Volunteers often fundraise the entire cost of their participation; all donations toward your volunteer time are tax deductible.
What's Included
Accommodation Some Activities Airport Transfers Equipment Some Meals Transportation
What's Not Included
Some Activities Airfare Some Meals Travel Insurance Visa
Dec 27, 2019
Jun 02, 2019
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About Program

You don't have to be a dentist to volunteer!

On our Nepal clinic, you'll help give quality dental care and hygiene education to over 500 underprivileged kids in Kathmandu in a single week, thanks to our pioneering model of care. The following week is spent on one of three options (depending on specific clinic);

(1) Trekking in the Himalayas and soaking up the vibrant colors, sights and sounds of village life. This trekking journey takes you up to 13,500 feet where you will be enjoy incredible views of Mt. Everest and surrounding peaks.
(2) Exploring Chiwan National Park and enjoying the incredible wildlife on display including elephants and rhinos.
(3) Traveling up to Pohkara and enjoying the nature on offer around the lake.

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Yes, I recommend this program

Life changing experience!

Volunteering in Nepal was an incredible experience to say the least. I love giving back and making a difference, so to be able to use my skills and expertise as a dental hygienist to help so many in need of dental care was truly heartwarming. We even built long-term friendships with the student volunteers at SMD and they still keep in touch with us, which is more than I could have ever expected from this trip. This was my first GDR trip and I could not have been more impressed with the organization. Mark and Victoria were amazing to work with and ensured everything ran smoothly in the clinic. They also made sure we enjoyed our time outside the clinic with plenty of recommendations of places to see, to eat, to shop, you name it. This was truly a life changing experience and I know I will definitely be back again.

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Honestly speaking, before going to Nepal, I wasn’t expecting the impact that it would actually make on me. I’ve got way more than just memories from Nepal, I’ve made friends for life. I had such an amazing experience with GDR, they are truly doing something special and it changed my life...no joke. If I was to rate my experience it would be a solid 12/10, and I would highly recommend this to anyone who likes travelling, or volunteering or is just looking for an adventure, I promise you, you will leave with so much more than what you came with. The clinics were so much fun and Mark and Victoria have such a positive vibe that reflects onto everyone. Their love and passion for what they do reflects in their work and effort and especially the smiles of the kids we treated. The sightseeing was absolutely incredible. I wouldn’t have been able to do all and see all that we did if I travelled alone and I love to travel! The food, the culture, the people, the music, the excursions, the SHOPPING! This was an amazing way of travelling and I have a feeling that it’s the first of many adventures! I don’t even have enough words to explain how I feel and the gratitude I have towards GDR. Thank you, GDR and especially Mark and Victoria for being such amazing hosts and the amazing energy and stories and wisdoms you guys shared with all of us! All I can really say is that I can’t wait till my next trip! Ps I’m brining friends! :)

9 people found this review helpful.
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Travel with a purpose

I can’t recommend this trip highly enough. As with all of our previous travel with Global Dental Relief, this location was very well organized and efficient-allowing us the ability to really make a big impact during the week we spent in the clinic. It was also such a pleasure to work with the students from the SMD school who had been
trained as dental assistants. And of course, the chance to explore Kathmandu was exciting! The GDR staff is well acquainted with the area and made sure we saw and experienced all this amazing city has to offer. The culture, food, people, sights and sounds make this a truly special place. It is not an exaggeration to say this was an adventure of a lifetime!

10 people found this review helpful.
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Everest country

Despite its location, Kathmandu weather is similar to home. The clinic is located in a school within walking distance of the guesthouse. These kids have been seen for years and we're now doing sealants as well as restorations and extractions. The history here is fabulous with opportunities to explore ancient cities. Afterward, one can either walk part of the trail to Mt. Everest or go to another town to the west for another clinic and stay in luxury tents overnight.

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