Overview

Sometimes the tiniest things can make all the difference in the world, as Dean Cardinale found out when a toothache nearly de-railed his Everest plans. If it hadn’t been for Canadian-trained dentist Nawang Sherpa and the Namche Dental Clinic – the highest dental clinic in the world, and the only one in the entire Khumbu Valley – he would likely have had to give up summiting that season.

Nawang Sherpa fixed Dean’s severe toothache, allowing him to return to the mountain for a successful summit bid. The importance of Namche Dental Clinic was immediately clear, and when World Wide Trekking began running trips to Everest Base Camp we resolved to do something through Human Outreach Project to give back. WWTrek formed a relationship with a local dental supplier, Ultradent, to bring much needed supplies to the clinic. We have been guiding 2-3 trips to Everest base camp every year for over 10 years, and each trip, we load up our bags and our Yaks with over 100 lbs of dental supplies to deliver to the clinic. Recently, we partnered with Rays of Joy to equip the clinic with two solar panels.

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BENEFICIARIES

  • Namche Dental Clinic

  • Over 15,000 people who are served by the clinic

NEEDS

  • Dental supplies

  • Re-building after recent earthquake

  • Modernized facilities, including solar panels

IMPACTS

  • We provide over 200 lbs of essential dental supplies every year

  • Namche Dental Clinic is now completely rebuilt after a 2015 earthquake caused extensive damage

  • Namche Dental Clinic now has two solar panels, a Yeti 1250 portable power pack, and nine solar powered lights

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