Wilderness First Aid
Nepal, February 2024
10-11 February 2024
USD$275 per student including lunch each day
Nepal & India Citizens: USD$195 (Nepal Rs. 25600) including lunch each day
Optional CPR Certification for USD$40 (NPR5000)
Course taught in English
Location: Sampada Garden Hotel Inn, Rani Devi Marg, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
The class will be from 8 am-5 pm each day with 1 hour for lunch from around noon-1 pm.
Travel, Meals, and Lodging
Sampada Garden Hotel Inn is in Kathmandu, please follow local directions to the site, planning to arrive by 7:45am.
Meals and Lodging
Students are required to arrange all lodging. Lunch and Chiya are included.
There is no CPR class included in this course. Students may complete an optional AHA Heartsaver course on the first day at 5:30pm. To complete this option, please register with your course registration. This is an additional USD$40 or NPR5000.
How to Register
Please register through the link above. A confirmation email will be automatically sent to you upon completion of the registration.
We will follow NOLS registration Policies for this course, please visit their policies page for an overview of cancellation and transfer policies.
Why not Nepal?? Make your course an adventure, not just a weekend. Come a few days early and enjoy some time in Kathmandu from the trekkers hotspot of Thamel to Durbar Square and the local Stupas. Then spend time on course with enough time to get the pace of life in Nepal. Before or after the course look for trekking options from 3 days to 21 days across Nepal!
Looking for some recommendations for setting up your trip? We can give you some information or connect you with locals in Nepal that can help to set up your trek.
Prepare for the unexpected with this engaging, hands-on introduction to wilderness medicine, taught over two. If you like to take short trips relatively close to medical resources, work at wilderness camps, enjoy weekend family outdoor activities, or recreate outdoors, this course is for you.
This course is great for people of all experience levels, and is best suited for those who recreate outdoors where EMS response can be expected in a timely manner (fewer than eight hours). You'll learn the Patient Assessment System, how to provide effective first aid treatments for injuries and illnesses common in the outdoors, and how to make appropriate evacuation decisions.
You'll learn both in the classroom and in outdoor settings regardless of weather, so come prepared for wet, muddy, cold or hot environments!
Learn more about NOLS Wilderness Medicine
Learn more about NOLS Wilderness First Aid Courses
WFA Course Overview & Packing List
Continuing Education for Medical Professionals
NOLS Wilderness Medicine Policies
Essential Eligibility Requirements
Wilderness First Responder Recertification
For students holding a recent NOLS Wilderness First Responder certification, Please check out our recertification policies to make sure you're eligible to renew your certification. A current CPR certification is required for your WFR and is included in your registration.
What is included in the cost
NOLS Wilderness First Aid Certification
NOLS Wilderness First Responder Certification for current NOLS WFR
All required course equipment & textbooks
Lunch each day and afternoon tea
What is not included in the cost
Optional CPR Certification
Students who would like to complete this may sign up at registration
Meals and lodging in Kathmandu
Travel into Kathmandu, including to and from the airport
Local transportation in Kathmandu
Any additional activities in Nepal
For questions about location & logistics, contact
Idaho Rescue Training
This course will be held at Sampada Garden Hotel Inn
We highly recommend booking directly Sampada Garden Hotel for your visit to Kathmandu if you need local lodging.
This course is being offered with the partnership and assistance of Himalayan Medics Pvt. Ltd, LaMa Walks, and Kaitu Expeditions.
In Country Recommendations
We recommend staying at Sampada Garden Hotel. We highly recommend booking directly Sampada Garden Hotel for your visit to Kathmandu.
Trekking & Climbing Expeditions
We recommend LaMa Walks or Kaitu Expeditions for booking your trekking or Climbing Expeditions in Nepal!
Current Nepal Travel Information
Updated October 2022
Exit COVID tests are easily arranged at your hotel by desk staff