As a part of their curriculum the students spend one day every week collecting herbs in the nearby hills or they help with the preparation of the medicines. Tibetan medical students also go every year for one month to distant mountain places to learn to identify medical plants, some of which are rare.
At the same time it is a part of their education to learn how to collect the plants and treat each one in the necessary and appropriate way
for their conservation and the preparation for their medicinal use.
To cover the costs of this big trip to the mountains we need 5.000 euros per year.