people served by the clinic
rebuilt dental clinic
lbs of dental supplies donated
Goal Zero solar package
Years of support
toothbrushes and toothpaste handed out to local children
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.
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.
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.
HOP will continue to supply the clinic with dental supplies each year.