Wilderness & Travel Medicine in the Himalaya
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 through 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.
WILDERNESS & TRAVEL MEDICINE CLASSES: COURSE INFORMATION
Accreditation 16 Hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
WILDERNESS MEDICINE COURSE CONTENT INCLUDES:
- Altitude Illness
- Heat Illness
- Travelers Illnesses
- Marine Envenomations
- Trauma Management
- Wilderness Orthopedics
- Water Disinfection
- Swiftwater Safety and Rescue
- Basic Wilderness Survival
- Wilderness Medical Kits
- Wound Management
- Patient Assessment
- Wilderness Dermatology
- Wilderness Pediatrics
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.
The itinerary below is our planned schedule. Times are general estimates and vary depending on local weather and trail conditions.
Arrive in Kathmandu (Hotel Yak & Yeti)
Guided tour of Kathmandu, relax, CME, and introductions/trip breifing (Hotel Yak & Yeti)
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 ampetheater 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.
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.
We’ll arrange airport transfers for your flight home from Kathmandu.