Namche Dental Clinic

12 years of supporting the only dental clinic in the Khumbu Valley – the world’s highest dental clinic

Who


15,000+

people served by the clinic

 

1

rebuilt dental clinic

What


1,000+

lbs of dental supplies donated

 

1

Goal Zero solar package

 

12

Years of support

Impact


10,000+

  toothbrushes and toothpaste handed out to local children

 

15,000+

local people in the Khumbu Valley have access to advanced dental care

How Can I Help?

Monetary donations help provide general upkeep and maintenance for the clinic and help us get dental supplies to the clinic.

Contribute

Gifts of toothbrushes, toothpaste, and toys for the children help us carry out our mission of promoting dental health in the Khumbu Valley. Contact us for more information on how to give.

Contact Us

When our sister company, World Wide Trekking, heads to Everest Base Camp we load them up with dental supplies so they can replenish the clinic on their way. So far, we have delivered over 1,000 lbs of supplies in this manner. If you want to bring supplies up to the Namche Dental Clinic, contact us!

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Project History

Sometimes the tiniest things can make all the difference in the world, as our founder Dean found out when a toothache nearly de-railed his Everest plans. If it hadn’t been for 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. Since then, World Wide Trekking and HOP have worked together to support the Namche Dental Clinic.

HOP 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 time, we load up our bags and our Yaks with over 100 lbs of dental supplies. Recently, we partnered with Rays of Joy to equip the clinic with two solar panels.

Future Goals

HOP will continue to supply the clinic with dental supplies each year.