One of the greatest treks in the world, a combination of awe-inspiring beauty, history, and rich Sherpa culture
Yaks and porters carry all of your heavy gear, so you can pack a light daypack and fully enjoy the experience.
Watch the sunrise over Mt. Everest from Kala Patar (18,192 ft.), arguably the best view in the Himalayas!
Stay in comfortable traditional lodges called "Tea-houses" each evening on the trek.
See "Everest ER" and explore Everest Base Camp (17,600 ft) as expeditions prepare their summit attempts.
Tour Kathmandu and multiple UNESCO World Heritage sites. Learn about Buddhist and Hindu traditions.
Our group will explore the exotic city of Kathmandu before flying into the remote mountain town of Lukla (9,350 feet) to begin our trek into the Khumbu region of the Himalayas.
We follow an ancient route through tiny villages, across high mountain passes, and through remote valleys. The views of the Himalayas are awe-inspiring as we venture up the Dudh Kosi River to Namche Bazaar, the gateway to the Khumbu region at 11,300 feet. We spend one night next to the Tengboche monastery (12,887 feet), which has spectacular views of Ama Dablam, Mt. Everest, and Lhotse.
We’ll meet the friendly Nepali people and soak up the sights and sounds of Sherpa village life while staying in comfortable lodges called teahouses for our entire trek.
From there, it’s on to the stunning rocky outcrop of Kala Patar (18,192 feet) where we feast on awesome views of the south face of Everest. We’ll trek to Everest Base Camp and get a first-hand look at expeditions preparing for their summit attempts in this spectacular and historical setting.
Mount Everest Base Camp Trek
Wilderness & Expedition Medicine CME
DAY 1 Arrive in Kathmandu (Hotel Yak & Yeti)
DAY 2 Relax and explore Kathmandu on your own (Hotel Yak & Yeti) (B)
DAY 3 Flight to Lukla and trek to Monjo (Mt. Kailash Lodge) (B+L+D)
DAY 4 Trek 4-5 hours to Namche Baazar. (Hotel Namche) (B+L+D)
DAY 5 Acclimatization day in Namche Baazar (Hotel Namche) (B+L+D)
DAY 6 3 hour trek to explore Kunde and Khumjung (Khumjung Lodge) (B+L+D)
DAY 7 Trek 5-6 hours through Tengboche to Deboche (Rivendell Lodge) (B+L+D)
DAY 8 5-6 hours to Dingboche. (Peak 38 Lodge) (B+L+D)
DAY 9 Acclimatization day in Dingboche w/ optional hikes (Peak 38 Lodge) (B+L+D)
DAY 10 5-6 hours to Lobuche (Eco Lodge) (B+L+D)
DAY 11 8-10 hours to Everest Base Camp, return to Gorekshep (Buddha Lodge) (B,L,D)
DAY 12 Ascend to Kala Patthar, return to Lobuche to sleep (Eco Lodge) (B+L+D)
DAY 13 5-6 hours to Deboche (Rivendell Lodge) (B+L+D)
DAY 14 4-6 hours to Namche Baazar (Hotel Namche) (B+L+D)
DAY 15 Return to Lukla: 7 hours (Namaste Lodge) (B+L+D)
DAY 16 Fly to Kathmandu, weather permitting (Hotel Yak & Yeti) (B)
DAY 17 Morning city tour of Kathmandu (Hotel Yak & Yeti) (B+D)
DAY 18 Fly home (B)
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!
Mount Everest Base Camp Trek
Trip Cost: $4,085*
Optional CME Cost: $695 (Approved for 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits)
*per person, based on double occupancy, does not include internal airfare.
Current internal airfare to Lukla ranges from $370 (fixed-wing airplane) to $720 (helicopter transport), prices subject to change
QUALIFICATIONS: The trek to Everest Base Camp is strenuous and you should be in excellent 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 outdoor living and long days on the trail.
INCLUDED IN COST:
- 4 scheduled hotel nights in Kathmandu
- Selected sightseeing in Kathmandu
- Professionally guided trek from Lukla to Everest Base Camp
- Porters and yaks to carry your gear on trek
- All meals while on the trek, plus select meals in Kathmandu
NOT INCLUDED IN COST:
- Flight within Nepal (mandatory air transportation to/from Lukla)
- 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 Mount Everest Base Camp Trek
Wilderness & Expedition Medicine CME
Karen B. Van Hoesen, MD: A leading authority on Diving and Marine Medicine. Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of California, San Diego. Started both the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine fellowship and the Wilderness Medicine. Co-director of the San Diego 'Center for Excellence in Diving’. Inaugural member of the ‘Women Divers Hall of Fame’ and former recipient of the ‘DAN/Rolex - Diver Of The Year’ award.
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
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.