Wilderness Medicine CME

Bhutan For The Active Traveler

September 12 - 23, 2024
October 13 - 24, 2024
September 28 - October 9, 2025

12 DAYS / 11 NIGHTS from $6,385

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Trip Highlights

  • Visit remote, spectacular, and rarely visited valleys of Bhutan and stay in comfortable mountain lodges

  • Immerse yourself in Bhutan's rich Buddhist culture, festivals, local crafts, and traditions

  • Active day hikes and rafting in the spectacular Himalayas

  • Visit the unique and remote weaving villages at Lhunentse

  • Accredited for up to 16 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM

This Wilderness Medicine CME course takes place in the remote Buddhist kingdom of Bhutan. It is a country of mountains, untouched forests, and fortified monasteries, nestled in the high Himalaya. A country the size of Switzerland with a population of less than one million, Bhutan vigilantly protects its ancient traditions, religion, and culture. Traveling there is like visiting Nepal or Tibet forty years ago. National Geographic called it "Shangri-La," or the last great paradise on earth.

Our CME adventure will take us on a journey that travels through the heart of Bhutan, visiting the famous monasteries and villages at Paro, Thimphu, Bumthang, Trongsa, and Punakha. We will cross the 10,200-foot Dochu La Pass, with its spectacular views of Bhutan's Himalaya as we travel from Thimphu to the famous Punakha monastery.

The culmination of our journey will come at the end of our trip when we hike for three hours to visit the "Tiger's Nest" of Taktsang, the most famous and sacred of Bhutan's monasteries, perched on the side of a sheer cliff, 3,000 ft above the Paro valley. No other monastery can match the grandeur of Takstang's natural setting. This is a wilderness medicine course designed for the active traveler! Bhutan's spectacular mountain scenery provides the perfect setting for day-hikers to explore its remote villages and mountain paths.

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Itinerary Snapshot

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Dates & Pricing

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

Trips do not include: Flights to and from Bangkok (you must book these on your own). We will arrange flights to and from Bangkok to Paro and internal flights. Once the prices for these flights is confirmed, we will update your invoice (typically cost between $900 - $1,100 per person). 

September 12 - 23, 2024


$6,385 per person
Single supplement is $700

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

Available - Filling Quickly

October 13 - 24, 2024


$6,385 per person
Single supplement is $700

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

Available - A Few Spots Left

September 28 - October 9, 2025


Price per person coming soon!

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


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Testimonials From Your Colleagues

"This was one of the best and most organized trips I have ever been on. Kinley and Pema were two of the best guides I have ever had on one of these trips. This was the trip of a lifetime - BioBio does a fantastic job with attention to detail. Our hotel accommodations were way above expectations - I was really impressed with the ability to fit as many things in as we did. I would highly recommend this course to anyone interested in travel/wilderness medicine! There isn't enough room in this section to put all the positives of this trip. "

Benjamin Bring, DO

"What a collection of expertise…where else could you learn so much, so well – in such a short period of time…I don’t know how you could improve…Thanks for a great week… 5 star!"

Donald Turner, MD (Fam. Practice), Dayton, OH

"Our time in Bhutan was fabulous! Our time and energies were so well managed. Thank you so much for such wonderful organization and care with your clients. We had a beautiful blend of culture and exercise amidst the invigorating scenery of Bhutan. This was a trip to treasure."

Gill Tillmann , MD

Faculty for the Bhutan For The Active Traveler

Wilderness Medicine CME

October 13-24, 2024 TRIP FACULTY

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Nicholas Weinberg, MD

Emergency medicine physician at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Assistant professor of emergency medicine at Geisel School of Medicine. Assistant director of the emergency ultrasound and wilderness medicine fellowships at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. He has a particular interest in wilderness, expedition, and travel medicine, as well as the application of ultrasound in austere settings, and has traveled the world working as a physician.  Worked as the physician for the National Park Service on several upper mountain rescue patrols on Denali/Mt. McKinley. He is also an avid mountaineer, ice climber, rock climber, backcountry skier, paddler, and offshore sailor.


  • 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
15 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