You've booked your flights, paid your fees and are working out like crazy for your medical trek with Himalayan HealthCare. It is time to start thinking about what to pack. This was almost as stressful as shooting the documentary about HHC. You will pack and repack numerous times. Himalayan HealthCare has a long list of items to consider packing. This blog is about additional items and tips you may want to consider for the Dhading trek. The Ilam treks are less demanding and the weather is fairly warm (but can be rainy) so this list may be overkill, but the tips may come in handy. You can get an idea of the clothing requirements by viewing the photo galleries of HHC. (Photo courtesy of Dr. Robert McKersie)
It is that time of year again. It is film festival and contest season! Himalayan HealthCare is so excited by the response to Hearts In The Himalayas that they decided to make the film available for everyone on the planet to view and to submit it to a dozen or so film festivals and contests. We are crossing our fingers and toes that we get a few bites this season! If you know of a festival or contest we should enter, let us know at email@example.com
What a trip! If I have learned anything from my 25+ years in the biz it is to adapt. Things go wrong on every assignment no matter how much strategic and tactical planning I do. This was especially true in the conditions that I encountered in the Himalayas this year. I'll save the details for a future blog, but let me just say that when the summer thaw occurs, I hope the yaks enjoy munching on the equipment that was lost during the snow/hail storm.
(Camera Assistant Sapta Ghale with volunteer neurologist Dr. Janice Onorato)