Most of the UK Expedition and Wilderness Medicine Faculty has a background in Mountain Medicine, and like many British expedition medics most of us started climbing in the Alps before moving to the bigger mountains in Nepal. Following the same theme as our other extreme environment courses, the main thrust of the Mountain Medicine Nepal course is to introduce medics to the practical elements of working and providing medical cover in the high mountains environments.
The instructors aim to familiarise the team with the fundamental skills which are essential to treat and evacuate casualties in the mountains as well as covering the common conditions encountered at altitude. Where else could we run this course but in Nepal. In order to experience winter conditions in the mountains the course will be run in the beautiful amphitheatre and ridges of Annapurna with the sacred mountain of Machapuchere as a backdrop. At this time of year the snow cover is low and the team will be able to train and experience the environment without undue exposure to high altitude.
Expedition and Wilderness Medicine is now a unique provider of medical courses in extreme environments and continues to attract fantastic staff and lecturers from around the world. It’s advisable to put your name down now for this course as we envisage it to be a popular one!
During the 17-day Mountain Medicine Nepal course you will follow the Everest Base Camp Trail from Lukla, 14 days will be trekking at an easy pace, staying in Nepalese teahouses along the route and enjoying the spectacular scenery along the route.
The price includes: accommodation, meals (unless otherwise stated), expedition medicine course manual, all course activities, support services on Everest Base Camp trail and return flights from Kathmandu to Lukla. For a kit list see below. The only additional costs are for your international flights, drinks and items of a personal nature.
Travel insurance is compulsory, must include the facility for helicopter evacuation in case of emergency and must cover high altitude trekking – a suitable policy can be obtained through Campbell Irivine Ltd.
All tutoring, accommodation and meals during the course
What’s not included?
Travel and health insurance
Additional drinks and food purchased from teahouses and shops
Do you need travel and health insurance?
We recommend all participant travelling outside of their home country, or where aero-medical evacuation may be required, have specific travel insurance in place for the expedition.
For your safety and security, we reserve the right to refuse access to an expedition until we have details of adequate insurance cover provided to us. Find out more here…