Wilderness & Travel Medicine

Annapurna Sanctuary CME Trek

October 22 - November 5, 2023
October 21 - November 4, 2024

15 DAYS / 14 NIGHTS from $3,195

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Trip Highlights

  • 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.

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Annapurna Sanctuary Trek
Wilderness & Expedition Medicine CME

Dates & Pricing

The earlier you book, the more choice of available dates you'll have. Prices are 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.

Trip includes: 3 hotel nights in Kathmandu, 1 hotel night in Pokhara selected sightseeing in Kathmandu, professionally guided trek Annapurna Base Camp, porters and yaks to carry your gear on trek, all meals while on the trek, and plus select meals in Kathmandu.

Trip does not include: Medical rescue insurance and helicopter transport (for medical reasons or unforeseen weather delays).

October 22 - November 5, 2023

$3,195 per person

$695 Optional CME Cost
(16 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™)

Available - Only a few spots left

October 21 - November 4, 2024

$3,395 per person

$789 Optional CME Cost
(16 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™)

Available - Filling Quickly

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"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"


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Faculty for the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek

Wilderness & Expedition Medicine CME

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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.


  • Altitude Illness
  • Hypothermia
  • 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


"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.

For more information or to register for this trip please call

Bio Bio Expeditions at 1-800-246-7238