Everest Base Camp
The Wilderness Medical Society and our prestigious Nepal partner, Wongchhu Peak Promotion (WPP), invite you to join us for a once-in-a-lifetime CME adventure. Ours is the ONLY CME trek that offers an overnight stay at Everest Base Camp (EBC).
Join an extraordinary adventure through the majestic Himalayas with the legendary Everest Base Camp trek in Nepal. This captivating expedition starts at Lukla, the gateway to the Everest region. As you traverse the Dudh Koshi valley, be enchanted by the famous Namche Bazaar and its vibrant atmosphere. Immerse yourself in the Sherpa culture as you explore charming villages like Thame, Khumjung, and Khunde. Ascending through beautiful landscapes adorned by Thamserku, Kangtega, and Ama Dablam, you'll reach the renowned Tengboche Monastery, nestled beneath the magnificent Mt. Ama Dablam. Continuing your journey through Pangboche and Dingboche, you'll marvel at the wonders of nature before arriving at Lobuche, perched on the lateral moraine of the Khumbu glacier. From there, brace yourself for the final leg, trekking to the last settlement of Gorakh Shep before venturing over the glacier to the fabled Everest Base Camp. Experience the thrill of standing at the foot of the world's tallest mountain, surrounded by the awe-inspiring Kala Pathar viewpoint. Guided by experienced Sherpas, this extraordinary expedition promises breathtaking mountain vistas, encounters with ancient monasteries, and the chance to create lifelong memories in the heart of the Himalayas. Don't miss your chance to be a part of the Everest Base Camp trek, an adventure that will leave you forever changed.
March 18 - April 4, 2024
Embark on an unforgettable journey through the magnificent landscapes of Nepal, starting with the vibrant city of Kathmandu (4,428 ft/1,300m). Then, prepare for a flight to Lukla (9,184 ft/2,800m), followed by a trek to Phakding (8,700ft/2,652m), where you'll be greeted by picturesque surroundings. Continue your ascent to the legendary Namche Bazaar (11,283ft/3,440m), a bustling hub that offers a glimpse into Sherpa culture and stunning mountain views. Journey onwards to Khumjung and Tengboche (12,694ft/3,870m), where you'll be captivated by the serene monasteries and breathtaking vistas. As you make your way to Pheriche and Lobuche (16,210ft/4,940m), the rugged beauty of the Himalayas will leave you in awe. Finally, reach the pinnacle of your adventure with a trek to Gorakh Shep (16,942ft/5,164m) and an awe-inspiring hike to Everest Base Camp (17,646ft/5,380m). Spend a memorable night at the base camp, taking in the majestic surroundings. The journey continues with a descent to Dingboche (14,464ft/4,410m), Phortse (12,595ft/3,840m), Monjo (9,298ft/2,835m), and ultimately back to Lukla (9,383/2,860m), where you'll catch a flight back to Kathmandu. Enjoy an extra day in Kathmandu and visit to a Tibetan rug factory along with a final farewell dinner before heading back home.
This trek and camping trip requires participants to walk uphill for up to 4 - 7 hours a day while carrying a light day pack which includes water, snacks, and an extra jacket, but heavy duffels will be portered. Participants should be able to trek in high altitude (up to 18,000 ft).