Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Nepal and Bhutan

19 - 30 Apr 2020
  • Medical & Professional Tours

About the tour

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.

Your tour leader

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Richard Warren

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.

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Itinerary at a glance

  • 19 Apr (Sun) Kathmandu: Arrive and check in to the Yak and Yeti Hotel. Meet the group in the evening for a drink before dinner
  • 20 Apr (Mon) Kathmandu: Full day tour of Kathmandu including Durbar Square, the Old Royal Palace. See the Temple of the Living Goddess, visit Bodnath Stupa, Swayambunath and the Tibetan Monastery. In the afternoon explore the Eastern Ghats. Welcome dinner in the evening
  • 21 Apr (Tues) Kathmandu: Visit Kathmandu Medical College and its department for obstetrics and gynaecology. Partners to visit Bhaktapur City, the City of Devotees. In the afternoon visit the 'Artist's City' of Patan in the Kathmandu Valley
  • 22 Apr (Wed) Kathmandu: Visit a government-run women's hospital and meet with staff of the obstetrics and gynaecology department. Later visit the Himalayan Rescue Association to hear about their work and the treating of medical conditions in extreme environments
  • 23 Apr ( Thurs) Kathmandu/ Paro/Thimpu: Take a morning flight to Paro in Bhutan. On arrival meet your Bhutanese guide and drive to Thimpu the capital city. In the afternoon enjoy a walking tour with a visit to the local market
  • 24 Apr (Fri) Thimpu: Morning visit tot he National Folk Heritage Museum. Lunch at the museum's restaurant offering traditional Bhutanese cuisine. In the afternoon visit the RENEW centre, an organisation dedicated to the empowerment of women and children in Bhutan
  • 25 Apr (Sat) Thimpu/ Punakha: Visit the National Memorial Chorten. Drive to Punakha, crossing the Dochula Pass on the way. In the afternoon visit the Hospital of Bhutanese Traditional Medicine.
  • 26 Apr (Sun) Punakha: Visit Punakha Dzong and continue to Khamsum Yuelley Namgyal Chorton. Visit Kabisa Valley before going to the Talo Nunnery, which provides education, health and welfare for local nuns in the area
  • 27 Apr (Mon) Punakha/ Paro: In the morning drive through the Bhutanese countryside to Paro. Visit the Paro Government Hospital and its obstetrics and gynaecology department
  • 28 Apr (Tues) Paro: Visit the famous Tiger's Nest Monastery by foot. Walk the uphill trail through the mountain forest to this spectacular mountain side monastery. In the afternoon return to Paro and visit the Paro Dzong and National Museum. Continue to the Buddhist temple of Kyichu Lhakang.
  • 29 Apr (Wed) Paro/ Kathmandu: Fly back to Kathmandu in the morning. The afternoon is at leisure to relax or do any last minute shopping or exploring. Farewell dinner in the evening
  • 30 Apr ( Thurs) Kathmandu: Optional early morning Everest flight. Morning at leisure before departing Kathmandu or there is the option to take the extension to Chitwan National Park

Tour cost

$5,370 per person ( ground only excluding international flights and airport transfers)

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