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One of the world's
epic journeys...
Mount Everest Base-Camp Trek
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March 29 - April 15, 2015
April 18 - May 5, 2015
Approved for 16.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

2015 will be our 15th annual Everest Base Camp Wilderness and Expedition Medicine trek!

The Everest Base Camp Wilderness and Expedition Medicine conference is one of the world's truly epic journeys. You will visit the highest and most spectacular mountains in the world. You will also travel through a wonderful cultural area and stay in inns in remote Sherpa villages. It should be on every adventurer's list of things "to do".

Our group will explore the exotic city of Kathmandu before flying into the remote mountain town of Lukla (9,250). At Lukla, we will begin our trek into the Khumbu region of the Himalayas for this unique Wilderness and Travel Medicine conference. We follow an ancient route that will take us through tiny villages, across high mountain passes, and through remote valleys. The views of the Himalayas are awe-inspiring as we venture up the Dudh Kosi River to Namche Bazaar - the gateway to the Khumbu region at 11,300 feet. We spend one night next to the Thyangboche Monastery (12,700), which has spectacular views of Ama Dablam, Mt. Everest, and Lhotse. We'll have a chance to meet the friendly Nepali people and soak up the colors, sights, and sounds of Sherpa village life.

Then it's on to the stunning rocky outcrop of Kala Pattar (18,450) where we feast on awesome panoramic views of countless peaks including arguably the best view of the South Face of Everest. Upon reaching Everest Base Camp (17,400) at the base of the Khumbu Icefall, get a first hand look at the expeditions preparing for their summit attempts in this spectacular and historical setting.

The Everest Base Camp Trek Wilderness and Expedition Medicine conferences are strenuous and you should be in excellent physical condition. It does not require that you have any previous trekking or mountaineering experience. You should be equipped with a spirit of adventure and the willingness to undergo the potential hardships of outdoor trekking and long days on the trail.

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View of spectacular peak of Ama Dablam from Everest trail.
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One of our 2014 Wilderness Medicine participants shown with Nepali kids on the Everest trek.

Everest Base Camp Trek Wilderness and Expedition Medicine Conference - Itinerary Snapshot

(Details of itinerary are subject to change including changes caused by weather conditions)

Day 1 - Arrive in Kathmandu (Hotel Yak & Yeti).

Day 2 - Relax and explore Kathmandu on your own (Hotel Yak & Yeti) (B).

Day 3 - Flight to Lukla and trek to Monjo (Mt. Kailash Lodge) (B+L+D).

Day 4 - Trek 4-5 hours to Namche Baazar. (Hotel Namche) (B+L+D)

Day 5 - Acclimatization day in Namche Baazar (Hotel Namche) (B+L+D)

Day 6 - 3 hour trek to explore Kunde and Khumjung (Khumjung Lodge) (B+L+D)

Day 7 - Trek 5-6 hours through Tengboche to Deboche (Rivendell Lodge) (B+L+D)

Day 8 - 5-6 hours to Dingboche. (Peak 38 Lodge) (B+L+D)

Day 9 - Acclimatization day in Dingboche w/ optional hikes (Peak 38 Lodge) (B+L+D)

Day 10 - 5-6 hours to Lobuche (Eco Lodge) (B+L+D)

Day 11 - 8-10 hours to Everest Base Camp, return to Gorekshep (Buddha Lodge) (B,L,D)

Day 12 - Ascend to Kala Patthar, return to Lobuche to sleep (Eco Lodge) (B+L+D)

Day 13 - 5-6 hours to Deboche (Rivendell Lodge) (B+L+D)

Day 14 - 4-6 hours to Namche Baazar. (Hotel Namche) (B+L+D)

Day 15 - Return to Lukla: 7 hours. (Namaste Lodge) (B+L+D)

Day 16 - Fly to Kathmandu, weather permitting (Hotel Yak & Yeti) (B)

Day 17 - Morning city tour of Kathmandu (Hotel Yak & Yeti) (B+D)

Day 18 - Fly home. (B)

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ABOUT THE OUTSTANDING PROFESSIONAL GUIDES FOR THIS TRIP

Shangri-la Treks is widely regarded as the premiere guide service in Nepal and is the top choice of many Everest expeditions including famed Everest climber Pete Athans...

"I can wholeheartedly recommend my friend Jiban Ghimire of Shangri-la Treks to organize your Khumbu experience. I've worked with these gentlemen close to 20 years and feel more than confident in their ability to deliver a great expedition."

Pete Athans - legendary climber who has reached summit of Everest an incredible seven times!

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Our 2009 Everest Base Camp CME group
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2010 Everest Base Camp CME group--every participant successfully made it all the way to base camp!
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Our 2012 CME group celebrates at Everest Base Camp

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We will tour the Everest ER Base Camp Medical Clinic. A portion of your course fees will be donated to this worthwhile facility which has saved lives!

QUALIFICATIONS: The trek into Everest Base Camp is strenuous and you should be in excellent physical condition. It does not require that you have any previous trekking or mountaineering experience. You should be equipped with a spirit of adventure and a willingness to undergo the potential hardships of outdoor living and long days on the trail.

Trip Cost: $3,895

Additional CME Cost: $695
(Approved for 16.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits)

INCLUDED IN COST:

  • Airfare (RT) from Kathmandu to Lukla
  • 4 Scheduled hotel nights in Kathmandu
  • Selected sightseeing in Katmandu
  • Professionally Guided trek from Lukla to Everest Base Camp
  • Porters and yaks to carry your gear on trek
  • All meals while on the trek

NOT INCLUDED IN COST:

  • Airfare to from USA to Kathmandu /Medical rescue insurance


Watch Video Testimonials for the Everest Base Camp Wilderness and Travel Medicine conference

"The Everest Base Camp trip was an unforgettable, life changing experience-! Thanks so much for the wonderful opportunity! the CME participants were diverse, enthusiastic, and blast to be with."
Tim Erickson, MD Professor of Emergency Medicine, U. of Illinois

"There is no better Wilderness Medicine course. Guide staff and logistics were great. Chemistry of the group was great."
David Chenault, MD Houston, Tx ENT

"Without hesitation I would recommend this trip to everyone" (Everest Base CME)
Jay Saleh, MD NY, NY - Orthopedics

"Its so unbelievably spectacular- (Everest CME trek) I have never traveled to a place this magnificent."
Tim Erickson, MD Professor of Emergency Medicine, U. of Illinois

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Yaks and Porters will carry all of your gear each day.
You will be able to enjoy hiking with only a light day pack. We also stay in comfortable Inns each night on the journey.
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Tim Erickson, M.D. and Valerie Dobiecz, M.D. - faculty on the 2008 Everest Base Camp CME.



For detailed itinerary or to register please call
Bio Bio Expeditions at 1-800-246-7238


NEWS FLASH! Everest Base Camp - CME participants make three dramatic life-saving rescues. More Details


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View of spectacular peak of Cholatse from Everest Base Camp Trail

Faculty for April 19th - May 6th Everest Trip:

Christopher Van Tilburg, M.D.
Staff Physician, Mountain and Travel Medicine Clinics, Hood River Oregon. Active Member, Crag Rats mountain rescue and Mountain Rescue Association Medical Committee. Editor-in-Chief of Wilderness Medicine and author of 9 books including Mountain Rescue Doctor: Wilderness Medicine in the Extremes of Nature.
Wilderness and Expedition Medicine Our 2011 Wilderness Med CME group at Everest Base Camp


COURSE CONTENT INCLUDES:

  • Altitude Illness
  • Hypothermia
  • Frostbite and Other Cold Injuries
  • Environmental Heat Illness
  • Snake Envenomation
  • Traveler's Diarrhea, Giardia & Other Waterborne Wilderness Infections
  • Surviving the Unexpected Night Out
  • Lightning Injuries
  • Improvised Medical and Trauma Care
  • Management of Fractures and Dislocations
  • Preparing for Foreign Travel
  • Backcountry Medical Kits
  • Wilderness Wound Management
  • Wild Animal Attacks
  • Patient Assessment in Wilderness Settings
  • Wilderness Dermatology
  • Marine Hazards & Envenomations

CME ACCREDITATION INFORMATION
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the Center for Emergency Medical Education (CEME) and Wilderness and Travel Medicine.

The Center for Emergency Medical Education (CEME) is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Center for Emergency Medical Education (CEME) designates this live activity for a maximum of 16.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Helicopters may (or may not) be available for emergency rescue during our trek (depending on weather and availability). Please understand that any charges incurred by helicopter transport are your responsibility.