Get Prepared

As is emphasized throughout this site, preparation is essential to a fruitful and fulfilling volunteer expedition. Once your itinerary is established, you need to lay plans that take into account your personal safety away from home, the measures that need to be in place while you are away from home, and a variety of aspects related to the trip itself. In essence, you need to prepare a toolkit of preparation. We’ve taken the liberty of supplying you with a few important instruments for your toolkit.

Personal Safety

Explore important safety issues before your trip.

Safeguards for Personal Health

Consider issues that go beyond the obvious.

While You’re Away

Make a plan to secure the home front.


Be prepared for your trip.


Himalayan Health Exchange

Himalayan Health Exchange will organize the following medical/dental camps in the remote Trans- Himalayan regions of north India and Indo-Tibetan Borderlands in 2017. Participation is open to physicians, dentists, pharmacists, nurses and medical & dental students.

Outer Himalayas (Winter Camp): Medical/dental camp in the north Indian State of Himachal Pradesh
February 1-February 25, 2017

Dharamsala: A 4-week medical expedition to Dharamsala (north India), home to The 14th Dalai Lama and Tibetans in Exile.
April 1-April 28, 2017

Pangi Valley: Public Health and Medical/Dental trek through the remote Pangi Valley.
June 5 - June 25, 2017

Spiti, Indo - Tibetan Borderland: Ancient Tibetan kingdom of -Guge- along Indo-Tibetan Borderlands.
June 22 - July 12, 2017

Medical & Anthropology: A 3-week clinical, cultural anthropology field expedition to the Trans Himalayan region of Indo-Tibetan Borderlands
July 10- July 31, 2017

Kargiakh: High-altitude medical/dental trek to a remote Trans-Himalayan tribal village located in southern Zanskar.
August 1 - August 27, 2017

Tibetan Settlements: Medical/dental trek to the Tibetan refugee settlements and villages of North Indian Himalayas.
October 1 - October 26, 2017

For additional information contact Ravi Singh, or visit