Nepal and Bhutan both possess extraordinarily rich cultures and history, as well as some of the most spectacular landscapes in the world, encompassing lush subtropical forest to soaring Himalayan peaks. With distinctive ethnic groups and languages, a wide range of architecture, vivid colours and vibrant street life, Nepal is a treat for the senses. Bhutan is unlike anywhere else in the world, a self contained mountain kingdom with a Gross National Happiness Index, which its kings rank more highly than Gross Domestic Product. Bhutan is one of the last great Buddhist kingdoms and protective of its traditions, but at the same time its population is educated and outward looking. Throughout the tour there will be several professional visits looking at obstetrics and gynaecology and its development in Nepal and Bhutan.
Start in the bustling city of Kathmandu before flying over the Himalayas to the Kingdom of Bhutan. Travel to the national capital of Thimpu - with only 100,000 inhabitants - before exploring the beautiful Punakha Valley. Continue to historical Paro before the tour ends back in Kathmandu. Throughout the tour there will be professional visits looking at obstetrics and gynaecology, as well as visits to projects designed to help and empower women.
There is also the option to extend your time in Nepal and explore more of this spectacular country in the jungles of Chitwan National Park.
Richard Warren is a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist from the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. He is a generalist in obstetrics and gynaecology with particular interest in menstrual irregularity, menorrhagia, hormone replacement, premenstrual syndrome and prolapse. He has local, regional and national involvement with training and education. Mr Warren has served many years on RCOG Committees and RCOG Council and he is the past Honorary Secretary of the RCOG. He has been chairman of the RCOG Workforce Advisory Committee and has previously led very successful tours to South India, South Africa and Cuba. Mr Warren has travelled widely and has a number of excellent personal and professional contacts in various destinations.
$5,370 per person ( ground only excluding international flights and airport transfers)