Nepali-American Medical Trek plans to treat over 1000 villagers this week in Dhading District

Medical trek led by female doctors and Dalit guides bring a message of equality to rural Nepal while treating hundreds of villagers at medical camps in remote areas.
By: TREKT Himalaya, LLC
KATHMANDU, Nepal - March 15, 2013 - PRLog -- Nepali Ramesh BK's biannual “Medical Trek Nepal” saw an unprecedented 400 villagers on it’s first stop this week in Dhading, a rural district of Nepal.  

Medical Trek Nepal helps villagers in rural parts of Nepal receive much needed medical care.  This medical trek is unique because it is led by a female medical team and Dalit guides.  The trek kicked off for the second time this week on March 11, 2013, with a message of equality for Dalits, women, and other minorities.

Two more medical camps will operate this week during the trek, including a female medical team that includes one Nepali doctor, two Nepali nurses, two American doctors, and one American nurse, who will perform gynecological exams as part of the camp clinic. Another team will pass out 75 pairs of glasses to the elderly, donated by Thomas Stapleton of the United States. Media are strongly encouraged to visit the medical camps at Sunnawala Bazzar and Patlea.

“I was lucky,” says Ramesh BK of Chitwan district. “I’ve worked as a tourist guide since I was a teenager. I met people who helped me along. But that is not the norm in Nepal. Most guys like me don’t get that kind of break.”

Today, Ramesh BK operates the popular adventure company Hardcore Nepal ( ( with his wife, Sandra Krasa BK, seeking Dalits interested in becoming adventure guides and training them to work in tourism. Today, the offices of Hardcore Nepal and TREKT Himalaya (, USA ( are manned by primarily Dalit guides; most come from Gorkha, near Bimal Nagar.


About TREKT Himalaya

TREKT Himalaya, LLC is a Nepali-American tour company specializing in adventure travel and educational tours to the Himalaya.    TREKT Himalaya, along with their extreme adventure sports affiliate company, Hardcore Nepal (P.) Ltd. ( is dedicated to sustainable tourism.   They have started a training program for Dalits (untouchables) to help breakdown social stigma of caste based jobs, and have recently teamed with Italian charity “Finale for Nepal” to provide rock climbing adventures with proceeds benefiting rural Nepal schools.  TREKT plans to launch a “made in Nepal” Fair Trade clothing line in 2013.
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