Our action-packed Rafting & Whitewater Medicine course takes place on the Karnali, Nepal’s largest river which begins its life near to Tibet’s holy Mount Kailash.
The Karnali is a gem for its whitewater, it travels through a relatively underpopulated area offering a remote expedition experience. The area surrounding the river is filled with pristine jungle allowing you good chances of viewing the abundant wildlife like deer, leopards, tiger, jackals, mongoose, monkeys and small brown bears.
Rafting & Whitewater Medicine has been designed in conjunction with expedition leaders and medical professionals with significant experience on some of the world’s most remote waterways.
We’ll meet in Kathmandu in the evening of the first day, after an introduction to the team and the days ahead we’ll get to know each other over dinner.
You’ll spend day two seeing some of Kathmandu’s religious and architectural highlight such as Boudhanath Stupa & Swayambhunath Stupa. On day three we will over some essential briefings and final checks before heading off on our adventure, you will also have some additional free time to explore Kathmandu and make any last-minute purchases for the week ahead.
The next 6 days will be spent on the river, the Karnali and its banks will be your classroom, home and the foundation of lifelong memories.
During the expedition you’ll learn a broad range of medical and non-medical skills all specific to river environments. Our medics will teach you how to manage minor injuries and common illness to ensure people under your care can continue with their expedition and gain the most from their trip. We’ll also include essential clinical and decision-making skills needed to deal with trauma, drowning and serious incidents on river-based expeditions.
The extensive list of non-clinical skills will give you the confidence to function as a well-rounded expedition member and make dynamic assessments of risk.
Our team will focus on innovative uses of medical kit, rafting equipment and natural resources, allowing you to pack light while staying just as effective.
Tutoring, accommodation and meals during the course (day 2 & 3 lunch not included)
Safety equipment and team
What’s not included?
Travel and health insurance
Do you need travel and health insurance?
Yes, you must take out travel insurance to cover you for the activities that you will be participating in.
If you are unsure of what your existing travel insurance covers, please contact your insurance provider.