Wilderness First Responder Recert
Nepal, February 2023


Course Details

4-6 February 2023

  • USD$350 per student including Meals & Lodging

  • Course taught in English

Payment is due at the time of registration.  If international students are unable to pay online due to banking rules, local deposit will be arranged to reserve your spot.  No spot will be guaranteed without deposit.

Please register by 1 January 2023 to ensure your enrollment!

Why Nepal?

Why not Nepal??  Make your recert and 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.


3 February: Meet at 2pm at the Nepali Ghar Hotel and travel to Kakani

           International Scout Centre

4-6 February: WFR Recert Course in Kakani

6 February: Travel in the afternoon from Kakani to Thamel, Kathmandu, return late afternoon


Register Online
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  • If you are having difficulty registering or did not receive a confirmation email when you tried to register, please contact us to add you to the roster.
NOLS Information
COVID-19 Information & Requirements

NOLS Wilderness Medicine Is the world leader in Wilderness Medicine, offing courses across the globe, and we are excited to offer a Wilderness First Responder course in Kakani, Nepal!


Review, practice, and stay on top of your skills with NOLS Wilderness Medicine's Wilderness First Responder Recertification Course! This scenario-based approach to recertification provides you the opportunity to test your skills against realistic situations.

You'll practice and relearn wilderness medicine protocols, review evacuation and decision-making guidelines, and receive the latest updates in wilderness medicine over the course of three days.

Check out these online resources ahead of time, because you'll start the course with a written exam! You'll learn both in the classroom and in outdoor settings regardless of weather, so come prepared for wet, muddy, cold or hot environments!

Please check out our recertification policies to make sure you're eligible to renew your certification.

Learn more about NOLS Wilderness Medicine

Learn more about NOLS Wilderness First Responder Courses

Student Agreement

COVID-19 Disclosure

Hybrid WFR Recert Course Outline

Hybrid WFR Recert Overview & Packing List

College Credit

Continuing Education for Medical Professionals

Recertification Policies

NOLS Wilderness Medicine Policies

Financial Aid

Essential Eligibility Requirements

WFR to NR-EMR Information



What is included in the cost

  • Travel from and to Thamel, Kathmandu to Kakani on a private bus

  • All meals from dinner on 3 February to lunch on 6 February

    • Veg & Non-Veg options available.  Contact us prior to signing up if you have special dietary needs, we will do our best to accommodate with the local resources.​

    • We will take morning & afternoon Chiya

  • Camping at the Kakani International Scout Centre

  • ​WFR Recert Course including CPR/AED for Adults, Children, & Infants

  • All required course equipment & textbooks

What is not included in the cost

  • Meals and lodging in Kathmandu before and after the course.

  • Travel into Kathmandu, including to and from the airport

    • If you are having difficulty finding flights, consider flying into Delhi and connecting to Kathmandu​ as international flights through China have no resumed

  • Local transportation in Kathmandu​

  • Nepal Entrance Visa

  • Tent, sleeping bag, and sleeping pad.

    • These are easily rented in Thamel if needed

  • Any additional activities in Nepal

Lodging Options

There are 3 lodging options on course, please select your lodging option during checkout.

  • Tent Camping

    • Next to the classroom with access to a shared restroom

    • No tent, sleeping bag, or sleeping pad provided

    • Included in the course cost

  • Dormitory:

    • Shared same-sex dormitory with bed and access to a shared restroom

    • No sleeping bag provided

    • $25 USD extra

  • Shared Private Room:

    • Private room with attached restroom

    • No sleeping bag provided

    • $125 USD extra

    • 2 Rooms Available


How to Register

Please register through the link above.  A confirmation email will be automatically sent to you upon completion of the registration.

Cancelation Policies

We will follow NOLS registration Policies for this course, please visit their policies page for an overview of cancellation and transfer policies.

COVID Vaccination

WHO Approved COVID Vaccination required for participants from countries where COVID Vaccinations are readily available.


For questions about location & logistics, contact

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Course Site


The course is being held at the Kakani International Scout Centre, a former farm and tea plantation that is operated by the Nepal Scouts near the Shivpuri Nagarjun National Park.


The 1½ hr journey up from Kathmandu on a private chartered bus has a beautiful panoramic view of the hills.  Once in Kakani, you will enjoy the magnificent view of the Himalayan ranges with wonderful sunrise and sunset views.  It is about 25 km from Kathmandu, at an altitude of 2000 meters above sea level.  The weather in Kakani during the course is mild but can include below-freezing temperatures, rain, or snow.  The classroom and rooms are not heated.

Meals will be traditional Nepalese foods including dal bhat.  Non-Veg options (Chicken or Mutton) will be available at dinner.  We will take morning and afternoon Chiya each day during the class.

This course is being offered with the partnership and assistance of Himalayan Medics Pvt. Ltd

In Country Recommendations

Kathmandu Lodging

​We recommend staying in the trekkers' hotspot of Thamel at the Kathmandu Guest House or the Nepali Ghar.


Trekking & Climbing Expeditions

We recommend LaMa Walks or Kaitu Expeditions for booking your trekking or Climbing Expeditions in Nepal!

Current Nepal Travel Information

Updated February 2022