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The Himalayan Rescue Association Nepal, a non profit organization which operates medical clinics at Pheriche and Manang began conducting a medical clinic at Everest Base Camp clinic in spring 2003, staffed by physicians with previous high altitude experience. The camp sets up service on or around April 1 of each year and remains at EBC until the end of spring climbing season (end of May). The experienced medical staff treats all climbers and staff at EBC for a fee (similar to the operations at Manang and Pheriche) and will treats trekkers visiting base camp as well. Dr. Luanne Freer has been very actively involved in EBC Clinic since its initiation in 2003.

Nepal Mountaineering Association was established on November 1, 1973. It is a non-governmental, non-profit and non-political organization working as a National Alpine Association of Nepal to promote mountain tourism, climbing sports, protect mountain environments and preserve and promote cultural heritage of mountain people. It is the only national alpine club authorized to issue climbing permits for 33 mountain peaks of Nepal.

Nepal Tourism Board is a national organization established in 1998 by an act of parliament in the form of partnership between Government of Nepal, and private sector tourism industries of Nepal to develop and market Nepal as an attractive tourist destination. The Board provides platform for vision-drawn leadership for Nepal's tourism section by integrating government commitment with the dynamism of private sector tourism industries.

NTB is promoting Nepal in the domestic and international market and is working toward repositioning the image of the country. It aims to regulate product development activities in future. Fund for NTB is collected in the form of Tourist Service Fee from departing foreigner passengers at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu thus keeping it financially independent. The Board chaired by a Secretary at Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation constitutes of 11 board members with Five government representatives, Five private sector representatives and the chief executive officer.

For more information:

Nepal Tourism Board
Tourist Service Centre
PO Box: 11018, Kathmandu, Nepal
Phone: 977-1-4256909
Fax: 977-1-4256910
Email: info@ntb.org.np

www.trekhimalayas.com is a multi-functional website dedicated to providing both prospective and regular trekkers with a large range of information and advice relating to trekking in the Nepal Himalayas. Links to other organisations, such as airlines and accommodation are another feature, literature and photographs can also be accessed through the site. Travel advice, How to stay healthy, Where to eat, What equipment to take, Where to stay and advice on hiring Porters are only a few of the huge number of subjects covered. In addition to links with commercial organisations, the site also actively supports and links to Non Governmental Organisations, (N.G.O’s) which are involved in mountain rescue/medical aid, porter welfare and environmental issues in Nepal. The H.R.A, K.E.E.P and Porters Progress are some of the ones supported. Trekkers who subscribe to www.trekhimalayas.com are able to use its inter-active facilities to remain in contact with each other through the site as well as post stories, recommendations and photographs. Another very important feature of the site is its News section which is constantly updated with factual, reliable and topical reports from sources mainly within Nepal. Launched in spring 2004 by its founder, Peter Higginbotham, www.trekhimalayas.com is rapidly becoming the premier website for trekking in Nepal as well as a “shop window” for Nepal’s trekking industry worldwide and plans for additional sections within the site are well advanced.

Trekking Agencies' Association of Nepal was established in the year 1979 with a handful of trekking agents. It is registered under District Administration office, Kathmandu under his majesty's Government of Nepal. The need of forming such an association was felt in order to bring all trekking agents under one umbrella organization, where they could discuss among themselves the problems and issues faced, and moreover to recognize trekking as an industry. Such a body was also needed to provide meaningful inputs to the government so as to formulate rules and regulations for the benefit of all. There was also a need for a body, which could undertake the major responsibilities to develop and promote adventure tourism in the country. The need for a responsible body, which could play a significant and conducive role to mitigate mountain envieromental stress, was felt essential.

With 12 years of experience, Chinook has evolved to bring you the latest in medical necessities for harsh, remote environments. Our goal is to continually provide new and inventive medical solutions for all your travel, sports, marine, high altitude and other specialized medical needs. From custom kits to high-tech equipment to bulk orders, the Chinook staff is dedicated to becoming your travel medicine authority and ensuring you are properly equipped and prepared for healthy and safe travels.

"Working for the Safety
of the Mountain Porter"

The International Porter Protection Group (IPPG) works to improve the conditions of mountain porters in the tourism industry worldwide. This includes porters carrying for individual trekkers, organized groups, climbing expeditions and to resupply lodges.
Our aim is for every porter to have access to adequate clothing, boots, shelter and food, appropriate to the altitude and weather, plus medical care when ill or injured.
These aims are achieved through lobbying, education, monitoring and direct action through support of clothing banks, the construction of shelters and the provision of rescue posts.

The CIWEC Clinic Travel Medicine Center is the best source of Western medical care in Nepal and one of the most famous destination travel medicine clinics in the world. The clinic was established in 1982 to meet the need for a Western standard clinic to treat foreign tourists, diplomats and aid workers in Nepal. Since that time, the clinic has focused on the health problems of foreigners in Nepal: we have discovered a new cause of diarrhea, produced over 30 published research papers, and won two international awards for research in travel and wilderness medicine. The clinic is known internationally both for the high level care afforded to patients, and for its reliable research and information about health risks in Nepal. The Travel Medicine Center was the first clinic situated in a developing country that was selected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States to participate in its global surveillance program for emerging disease among travelers. At the same time, the clinic has served as a Family Practice Center for the resident foreign and Nepalese communities. The clinic is also a reliable source for the full range of travel-related and childhood immunizations.

The Nepal International Clinic, Travel and Mountain Medicine Centre was founded in 1989 with a focus to provide modern, quality health care to the expatriate community and international travelers. This well-known clinic is internationally recognized for positive contributions in the field of health care, education and research.

Dr. Buddha Basnyat along with the medical team at the Nepal International Clinic are all articulate in English and have vast international experience. Research relating to travel and mountain medicine which is of paramount importance is carried out by this clinic. The health professionals at the clinic are up to date on international travel medicine by attending seminars and interacting with doctors overseas.

Himalayan Rescue Association Nepal

Dhobichaur, Lazimpat (North Gate of the Royal Palace)
P.O. Box No. 4944,
Kathmandu, Nepal
Phone: +977-1-4440292 / 4440293
Fax: +977-1-4411956
E-mail : hra@mail.com.np

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