While diabetes prevalence research in Nepal is sketchy, a study reported the prevalence of pre-diabetes to diabetes is as high as 19.5% to 9.5% of the 30 million population. World Health Organization has projected the diabetes prevalence to rise to 1,328,000 persons in 2030. Medical experts believe that Nepal is at high risk of diabetes and the surveys report an increase in risk factors for diabetes in Nepal such as tobacco use, alcohol consumption, unhealthy diet, high level of salt consumption and lack of physical activity.

Of the 507,000 cases found in Nepal, more than 50% of men and women with diabetes were not on medication and 89% of the diabetics were not aware of their disease and had never measured their blood glucose. These figures are alarming and give an indication of the poor access to care, utilization of health-care Diabetes is one of the major causes of premature deaths, kidney failure, blindness, foot ulcers and cardiovascular disease. Raised blood sugar due to uncontrolled diabetes leads to serious damage to many of the body’s systems over time. The global prevalence of diabetes in 2014 was estimated to be 9% among adults.

services and awareness in the country.

Early detection and proper management of diabetes can delay disease progression and death. While the known data show that the disease is more rampant in the urban districts, it is still the rural people who are much more at risk of serious disease progression to physical dysfunction and death due to lack of awareness and timely detection of diabetes symptoms. Thus, the voluntary travel program helps early detection of diabetes and disease awareness in the rural districts where people neither have access to good health services nor the income to pay for those diabetes treatment.


1 Arrival in Kathmandu – Transfer to hotel in Patan – Happy Hour Meet
2 Kathmandu Sight-seeing / Visit Maiti Nepal, Pashupati Ashram, Kopan Monastery
3 Departure for Jiri / Check into Tea-house Lodge
4 Trek and Set-up Camp in Village
5 Diabetes Test Camp
6 Diabetes Test Camp
7 Trek to Jiri / Check into Tea-house Lodge
8 Drive to Bardibas and Set up Camp in Village
9 Diabetes Test Camp
10 Diabetes Test Camp
11 Drive to Janakpur
12 Visit Janaki Mandir / Drive to Pokhara / Check into Hotel
13 Free Day (Optionals: Moutain Biking /Zip-line /Paragliding /Whitewater Rafting /Canyoning)
14 Morning Flight to KTM / Check into Hotel in Thamel / Free Day – Farewell Momo Dinner Party
15 Departure from Kathmandu


– Airport transfers, domestic flights and ground transportation
– Meals during trekking, volunteering and ground transportation
– Trekking permits and sight-seeing entrance fees
– Trekking and tour guides
– Accommodation with breakfast and wi-fi on (city hotels) twin-sharing basis
– Welcome Happy Hour Meet and Farewell Dinner
– Daily Diary, Bagchal game and T-shirt
Bagchal Knock-out Daily Diary
Snap-shot Challenge
Exclusions: – International flight, insurance and VISA fee  


Project Cost: US$ 3600  – Fully or Partially Optional
The project equipment, tools, supplies and professional team may be completely or partially provided by the volunteer group which includes medical supplies, diagnostic equipment and tools and professional team. In the absence of these resources, a locally sourced solution can be fully arranged at the above mentioned cost or a reduced cost for partial fulfillment.