Perhaps no other trek gets so close to many of the world's tallest mountains in such a short amount of time
Fully supported trek so you can pack a light daypack each day and fully enjoy the experience
An incredible cultural experience: our path to the "big mountains" winds through charming villages
Stay in comfortable traditional lodges called "Tea-houses" each evening on the trek
Hike through the spectacular Modi Khola Gorge - arguably the deepest in the world!
Tour Kathmandu and multiple UNESCO World Heritage sites. Learn about Buddhist and Hindu traditions
The Annapurna Sanctuary Trek (also known as The Annapurna Base Camp Trek) is nothing short of spectacular.
As one of the shortest major treks in Nepal it offers an incredible experience that combines rich culture with unparalleled dramatic scenery. This trek is an unforgettable journey that few will ever experience.
We begin in Kathmandu - a colorful and bustling city like no other where diverse cultures and ancient traditions intermingle. A short flight brings us to the lakeside city of Pokhara where our journey deep into the world’s tallest mountain range begins.
Our path winds through one of the world’s deepest gorges and delivers us to Annapurna Base Camp, an amphitheater surrounded by awe-inspiring Himalayan giants. Along the way we’ll walk by bamboo forests, terraced fields, and the warm and resilient villagers who manage them. We’ll stay in comfortable lodges each evening where we’ll gather for pre-dinner CME lectures.
Annapurna Sanctuary Trek
Wilderness & Expedition Medicine CME
DAY 1 Arrive in Kathmandu (Hotel Yak & Yeti)
DAY 2 Guided tour of Kathmandu, relax, CME, and introductions/trip briefing (Hotel Yak & Yeti)
DAY 3 Scenic flight to Pokhara, and transfer to the starting point of our trek
DAY 4 to DAY 13 Experience the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek: Highlights include a sunrise view from Poonhill, The surreal amphitheater of Annapurna Base Camp at 13,550 ft, Jhinu Danda Hot springs, and many many more. Return to Pokhara on day 13 in time to explore the town.
DAY 14 Fly back to Kathmandu and return to the Yak & Yeti Hotel. Explore Kathmandu on your own and celebrate your journey with a group farewell dinner.
DAY 15 We'll arrange airport transfers for your flight home from Kathmandu.
ABOUT THE OUTSTANDING PROFESSIONAL GUIDES FOR THIS TRIP
Shangri-la Treks is widely regarded as the premier 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 the summit of Everest an incredible seven times!
Annapurna Sanctuary CME Trek
Trip Cost: $3,195*
Optional CME Cost: $695 (Approved for 16 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits)
*per person, based on double occupancy
QUALIFICATIONS: The trek to Annapurna Base Camp is strenuous and you should be in good 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 long days on the trail.
INCLUDED IN COST:
- Professionally guided trek to Annapurna Base Camp
- 3 scheduled hotel nights in Kathmandu, and 1 hotel night in Pokhara
- Selected sightseeing in Kathmandu
- Porters and yaks to carry your gear on trek
- All meals while on the trek, plus select meals in Kathmandu
NOT INCLUDED IN COST:
- Medical rescue insurance
- Helicopter transport (for medical reasons or unforeseen weather delays)
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Testimonials From Your Colleagues
"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
"The Everest 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
Faculty for the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek
Wilderness & Expedition Medicine CME
Howard J. Donner, MD: Co-author of The Field Guide to Wilderness Medicine. Featured in two successful NOVA documentaries including; Deadly Ascent, and the critically acclaimed film: Everest: The Death Zone. Medical operations consultant for NASA for 5 years. Medical advisor for Telluride's Search and Rescue team. Staff physician for the Himalayan Rescue Association for 2 seasons. Began his career as a professional river and mountain guide, now a Certified Flight Instructor and professional skipper. Has advised mountaineers, rescuers, Olympic athletes, pilots and aerospace personnel throughout his career.
COURSE CONTENT INCLUDES
- Altitude Illness
- Frostbite and Other Cold Injuries
- Environmental Heat Illness
- 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
- Patient Assessment in Wilderness Settings
- Wilderness Dermatology
- Marine Hazards & Envenomations
- Snake Envenomation
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 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 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.
Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This trip is planned, outfitted and conducted by Bio Bio Expeditions, or subcontractors arranged by Bio Bio Expeditions. Please note that Wilderness and Travel Medicine, LLC is responsible for the CME Educational content only. Wilderness and Travel Medicine reserves the right to change or substitute the faculty for any CME course without advance or prior notice to participants.
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