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EVEREST BASE CAMP
WILDERNESS MEDICINE TREK

APRIL 11-30, 2024

20 Days/19 Nights $5,300
Includes Meals, Lodging, In-Country Flights, & CEU/CME's

Approved for 48 EMT CEU Hours

Approved for 43 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

Take your ongoing education to new heights in Nepal!

Learn to improvise equipment, deal with challenging environments, and make difficult decisions with confidence on your Wilderness Upgrade for Medical Professionals course.

 

You'll learn to apply your urban emergency care knowledge to the wilderness through case studies and practical scenarios with mock patients. Our seasoned instructors will guide you through five days of intense, hands-on learning to make sure you are prepared in the wilderness.

 

Along the journey, enjoy the villages of the Khumbu Valley staying in Tea Houses while completing classes, visiting local clinics, sharing meals with local Sherpa, joining in a Sherpa Dance, and visiting the Khumbu Climbing Center.  The trek and Wilderness Upgrade for Medical Professionals course will conclude with 2 days at Everest Base Camp.  Climb Lobuche Peak before flying back to Kathmandu via Helicopter.  Come a few days early and enjoy time in Kathmandu enjoying the trekkers' hotspot of Thamel, Durbar Square, and the local Stupas.

This Trek is organized and led by Dr. Nima Sherpa's companies Sherpa Legends and Kaitu Expedition, a veteran operator on many 8,000m peaks.  Idaho Rescue Training and NOLS Wilderness Medicine are joining the trek to teach the Wilderness Medicine portion of the course.  Kaitu Expedition will have many experienced Nepali trekking guides, climbing guides, base camp staff, and porters as we travel to the Kaitu Expedition Everest Base camp.

Not a climber?  No worries, the Lobuche climb is optional.  Enjoy a rest day in Periche or a day at Lobuche High Camp.

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EXPLORE

KATHMANDU

TRIP DETAILS

11-30 April 2024

  • USD $5300 per person​

    • Includes all meals, lodging, and flights during trek

    • Includes CEU/CME Credits

  • Detailed Trip Schedule

  • Climb Lobuche East for an additional USD $600

  • Trek and climb led by Sherpa Legends & Kaitu Expedition 

  • WUMP taught in English by NOLS Wilderness Medicine 

  • Minimum age of 18 by course start date

Prerequisites
This course is for EMT's, Paramedics, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, all Physicians, PAs, or other medical professionals and students.  Current WFR's may use this course to recertify their  WFR.

Students should be in physical condition to complete the trek to Everest Base Camp, up to 6 miles and 1500 ft of elevation gain in 1 day.

College Credits & CEU's

EMT to Wilderness EMT Upgrade

Upon completion, NR-EMTs (all levels) will receive a
Wilderness EMT Certification in addition to 48 CAPCE CEU's

 

Additional Information

LEARNING & TREKKING INTEGRATION

In addition to trekking to Everest Base Camp, we will stay in several villages along the route to complete a NOLS Wilderness First Responder.  We will also have cultural and possible visits to local medical clinics, Everest ER, and training centers.

Participants will carry a light day pack while trekking. Porters will support the trek by carrying up to 20kg (44lbs) per participant in additional personal gear.  More information is in the personal gear list.

ITINERARY

11 April
Day 0 or earlier: International Arrival in KTM by 11 April. Welcome Dinner, Optional Kathmandu Tour
KTM Hotel
12 April
Day 1: Preparation Day in KTM, Group briefing, Travel 4 hours by van/bus to Manthali
KTM Hotel
13 April
Day 2: Fly to Lukla 2800M and trek 4 hrs to Phakding 2640M
Teahouse
14 April
Day 3: Trek 5-6 hrs to Namche Village 3446M
Teahouse
15-17 April
Day 4-7: Trek for 2 hrs to Khumjung Village, visit Khunde Hospital. Hillary Viewpoint. Evening program with local Sherpas including shared meal and Sherpa dance. Class in Khumjung
Teahouse
18-20 April
Day 8-10: Trek 4 hrs to Phortse Village 3840M, visit Alex Lowe Foundation, Kumbu Climbing Center, Class
Teahouse
21-22 April
Day 11-12: Trek 5 hours to Dingboche 4300m, Acclimtization hike to 4800M, Optional Climb to Nagarjuna Hill 5100M
Teahouse
23 April
Day 13: Trek 4-5 hrs to Lobuche Village 4900m
Teahouse
24 April
Day 14: Trek 3 hours to Gorakshep 5100m and hike 3 hours to Kalipather for Sunset
Teahouse
25-26 April
Day 15-16: Trek 2 hours to Everest Base Camp, Finish Class
Tent at EBC
27-28 April
Day 17-18: Trek 6-8 hrs to Lobuche High Camp 5400m, then Climb High Camp to Lobuche East Summit 6119m and back to Pheriche 6-8 hrs OR Rest Days in Pheriche
Tent at High Camp or Teahouse
29 April
Day 19: Fly via Helicopter from Pheriche to Kathmandu
KTM Hotel
30 April
Day 20: Reserve Day
KTM Hotel
1 May
Day 21: Earliest Scheduled International Departure

QUESTIONS?  CONTACT US!

WHAT IS INCLUDED

  • All travel, meals, & lodging, including:

    • Ground transfer to your hotel from KTM airport

    • Lodging at a Nepali Ghar Hotel in Kathmandu beginning April 10 and after return through May 1

    • All in-country flights

    • Lodging in Tea Houses along the trekking route

    • Lodging in Expedition tents at Everest Base Camp

  • All necessary staff & porters

  • All necessary trekking & climbing permits

  • Welcome & Farewell dinners in Kathmandu

  • All required permits

  • ​NOLS Wilderness Medicine Wilderness First Responder Certification including Epinephrine Injection

  • All CME/CEU Credits

  • All required course equipment & textbooks

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED

  • Meals & lodging in Kathmandu before April 10 and after May 1

    • Additional Nights lodging at Nepali Ghar can be arranged for $70/night​

  • Travel into Kathmandu​​

  • Local activities in Kathmandu​

    • Optional Kathmandu Cultural Tour on 11 April for $100​

  • Nepal Entrance Visa

  • Personal Gear

  • Any additional activities in Nepal

  • Optional Lobuche Climb

  • Tips for guides, porters, and support staff ($200)

  • Extras on the trail and in Kathmandu (coffee, tea, beer, etc.)

  • Required Rescue Insurance

REGISTRATION POLICIES

  • Sherpa Legends & Kaitu Expedition is leading the trek & Lobuche Climb.  Sherpa Legends & Kaitu Staff will care for all medical emergencies and evacuations during this trek and course.  Idaho Rescue Training and NOLS are present to teach the WFR curriculum.

  • All Credit Card payments will incur a 2% fee.  Participants can also pay by check or wire transfer to Idaho Rescue Training or Kaitu Expedition.

  • All participants are required to provide proof of personal rescue insurance.  This can be added at registration

  • Gratuity for Kaitu Expedition staff is not included in the cost and is required of participants.  This can be paid at registration.

  • Payment is refundable with a USD$500 fee up to 10 March 2024

  • Beginning 10 March 2024, a USD$1,100 fee will be retained if you need to cancel your reservation.

  • If a student needs to leave the course after it has started, their registration fee is retained.

  • Full Payment is due by 10 March 2024.

  • Students may purchase Tuition Protection Plan with Travel Insurance through MDM Group.

TREK & COURSE PARTNERS

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Dr. Nima Namgyal Sherpa is an internationally certified expedition doctor, rescuer and mountaineer by profession. Born and raised in the Khumbu Valley and the mountains with love and respect for nature and adventure, he pursued his career in outdoor adventure.

 

He has been on many treks and expeditions with successful summit of Mt Everest, Manaslu, Amadablam, Denali to name a few and have been featured on Discovery Channel, National Geography Channel, Channel Ten, HBO and many International medias for his work. He is also an outdoor educator and wilderness medicine instructor and also a founder of Himalayan Medics in Nepal.

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Paul Holle grew up in the Colorado Rockies before landing in Idaho by way of a few other mountain ranges and some flat states.  After completing his first WFR with NOLS on a student semester in 2003, he began teaching rescue in 2004 with Red Cross Lifeguarding and the American Heart Association, completed his NR-EMTB (and WEMT) in Stanley, Idaho in 2009, began teaching for NOLS in 2010, and teaching in Nepal in 2016.

Paul founded Idaho Rescue Training in 2014 to host NOLS Wilderness Medicine classes and now hosts 30+ classes across 4 states and 2 countries each year.  When not trekking in Nepal or climbing a volcano in the Cascade Mountains, he enjoys the whitewater of Idaho and local treks with his family, including boys ages 5 & 2.

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Prasad Gidgil is from Mumbai, India. He has been associated with NOLS in various capacities in India and the U.S. since he was a semester student in Alaska in 2010. He has been a NOLS Expeditions Field Instructor since 2013 and NOLS Wilderness Medicine Instructor since 2016. He has also served as Evacuation Coordinator and Program Supervisor at the NOLS India and NOLS Pacific Northwest campus.

 

Prasad has a degree in Information Technology from Mumbai University and has studied Industrial Management. Prasad likes exploring in all climates, teaching and experiencing various cultures. He believes it's never too late to continue learning. He has traveled to 16 countries and speaks three languages.

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