Everest Base-Camp Trek
April 3 - 20, 2016
Wilderness and Expedition Medicine
April 23 - May 10, 2016
Approved for 16.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
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
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
View of spectacular peak of Ama Dablam from Everest trail.
One of our 2014 Wilderness Medicine participants shown with Nepali kids on the Everest trek.
Everest Base Camp Wilderness Medicine Conference - Itinerary Snapshot
(Details of itinerary are subject to change
including changes caused by weather conditions)
- Arrive in Kathmandu (Hotel Yak & Yeti).
- Relax and explore Kathmandu on your own (Hotel Yak &
- Flight to Lukla and trek to Monjo (Mt. Kailash Lodge)
- Trek 4-5 hours to Namche Baazar. (Hotel
- Acclimatization day in Namche Baazar
(Hotel Namche) (B+L+D)
- 3 hour trek to explore Kunde and
Khumjung (Khumjung Lodge) (B+L+D)
- Trek 5-6 hours through Tengboche to
Deboche (Rivendell Lodge) (B+L+D)
- 5-6 hours to Dingboche. (Peak 38 Lodge)
- Acclimatization day in Dingboche w/
optional hikes (Peak 38 Lodge) (B+L+D)
- 5-6 hours to Lobuche (Eco Lodge)
- 8-10 hours to Everest Base Camp, return to Gorekshep
(Buddha Lodge) (B,L,D)
- Ascend to Kala Patthar, return to Lobuche to sleep
(Eco Lodge) (B+L+D)
- 5-6 hours to Deboche (Rivendell Lodge) (B+L+D)
- 4-6 hours to Namche Baazar. (Hotel
- Return to Lukla: 7 hours. (Namaste
- Fly to Kathmandu, weather permitting (Hotel Yak &
- Morning city tour of Kathmandu (Hotel
Yak & Yeti) (B+D)
- Fly home. (B)
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
Our 2009 Everest Base Camp CME group
2010 Everest Base Camp CME group--every participant successfully made it all the way to base camp!
Our 2012 CME group celebrates at Everest Base Camp
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: $3,995*
Additional CME Cost: $695
(Approved for 16.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits)
*per person, based on
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:
Watch Video Testimonials for
the Everest Base Camp Wilderness and Travel Medicine
Wilderness Medicine 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
Jay Saleh, MD NY, NY - Orthopedics
"Oh my goodness, we had such a great time. It was simply
amazing and we are already talking about going
back...All the guides and porters were simply top notch!
"My daughter Taylor had an incredible time. After this
experience, she is determined to reach for the stars and
become a doctor. The CMEs and getting to know doctors
who inspired her along the way really have a profound
effect on her"
Whitney Parsons Justice
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.
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
View of spectacular peak of Cholatse from Everest Base Camp Trail
Faculty for March 30th - April 16th Everest Trip:
||TIMOTHY B. ERICKSON, MD, FACEP: Professor of
Emergency Medicine and Director, Center for Global Health, University of
Illinois Department of Emergency Medicine; Director Division of Clinical
Toxicology, University of Illinois, National Geographic Explorers Club,
||VALERIE DOBIESZ, MD, FACEP: Professor of Emergency
Medicine and Associate Program Director, Department of Emergency
Medicine; Director of Global Health Education and Humanitarian Relief
Efforts within the Center for Global Health, University of Illinois
Medical Center, Chicago.
Faculty for April 19th - May 6th Everest Trip:
||KEN ZAFREN, MD, FAAEM, FACEP, FAWM
is an Emergency Physician in Anchorage, Alaska and a Clinical
Professor in the Division of Emergency Medicine at
Stanford University Medical Center in California. He has many years
of experience in mountaineering and mountain rescue. He is a Medical
Advisor for the Alaska Mountain Rescue Group and has served as
Medical Director for the Denali National Park Mountaineering
Our 2011 Wilderness Med CME group at Everest Base Camp
COURSE CONTENT INCLUDES:
- Altitude Illness
- 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
- Preparing for Foreign Travel
- Backcountry Medical Kits
- Wilderness Wound Management
- Wild Animal Attacks
- Patient Assessment in Wilderness
- Wilderness Dermatology
- Marine Hazards & Envenomations
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 providership of the Center for
Emergency Medical Education and Wilderness
and Travel Medicine. The Center for
Emergency Medical Education is accredited by
the ACCME to provide continuing medical
education for physicians."
The Center for
Emergency Medical Education designates this
live activity for a maximum of
16.50 AMA PRA
Category 1 CreditsTM.
claim only the credit commensurate with the
extent of their participation in the
Wilderness and Travel Medicine reserves the right to change or substitute the faculty for
any CME course without advance or prior notice to participants.
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.