Annapurna Sanctuary sits amongst the high Himalayan ranges where explorers find jungles, streams, rock and ice. Teams travel through winding trails, across mountain passes, through forests of oak and rhododendron that line the southern foothills of the Himalaya before ascending into the higher altitudes to witness the amphitheater that is Machhapuchhare Base Camp (MBC).
For the adventurous clinicians who are not afraid to go beyond, our expedition staff will immerse you in local cultures before opening a window to the top of the world and beyond.
The Expedition Medicine (mountain medicine) Course is an expedition-based experience designed to immerse the participants in both a mountainous and an altitude environment. It is designed and facilitated by veteran expeditioners and clinicians with decades of experience working in clinical roles at altitude (and in mountainous terrain). Students will be exposed to, and be utilised in the planning, briefing and delivery of the expedition as well as the clinical and non-clinical sessions as the team move from the expedition staging point in Pokhara, to Machhapuchhare Base Camp (MBC) and Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) at a whopping 4200 meters. The dynamic nature of facilitating a course during an expedition means that lesson are facilitated each day depending on variables such as weather, terrain and team progress. Nowhere else will you gain the skills and the experience at the same time!
Dates and Duration
20th November - 8th December 2023
This course starts in Kathmandu on the 20th November 2022 with registration occurring in the hotel lobby at 1300 hours.
Inclusions / Exclusions
Welcome dinner in Kathmandu
Cultural tour of Kathmandu City (part of the acclimatisation phase)
All team transport
All accommodation during the experience
All food during the expedition phase
Australian based mountain leader
Nepali based team Sidar
Porters , Sherpas and local guides
All trek permits and government permissions
Team expedition jacket, team shirt, duffel bag and journal
All course material
Travel Visa /passport cost
Personal trekking gear
Extra food / drinks
Calls home/ internet
Cost / Investment
Paramedics, Nurses, Other HCPs
$4865.00 AUD (earlybird) / $5260.00 AUD (regular)
(A deposit of $650.00 AUD is required to confirm you place on this expedition. See details below)
Certificate - Expedition Medicine (mountain medicine) Certificate
- Core Module - Introduction to Extreme Environment Medicine (C1-IEM)
- Core Module - Leadership in Austere Environments (C2-LAE)
- Core Module - Expedition Field Skills (C3-EFS)
- Core Module - Expedition Medicine Skills (C4-EMS)
- Elective - Mountain Medicine (E-MoM)
Bonus add-on at no extra cost (requires pre-course registration and online exam)
Certificate - Remote Area First Aid
- HLTAID011 Provide First Aid
- HLTAID009 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
- 22282VIC Course in the Management of Asthma Risks and Emergencies in the Workplace
- 22578VIC Course in First Aid Management of Anaphylaxis
- SISOFLD004 Provide first aid in remote locations
Bookings & Confirmation
Send us an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or submit the form below and we will send you an invoice for a $650 deposit to secure your place. Following your initial deposit your position on the expedition will be confirmed and you will receive a Welcome & Information Pack as well as a balance invoice that can be paid in 4 installments.
Balances are not due until 8 weeks prior to the expedition start date.
A full refund will be provided if this expedition is cancelled due to COVID 19.
Balances are refundable up to 8 weeks prior to the expedition start date minus the initial deposit. Please note that we are not responsible for bookings made in addition to this program and therefore please ensure to check the cancellation terms on your other travel arrangements (eg. flights and extra accommodation) when making your bookings.
'Every mountain top is within reach if you just keep climbing' Barry Finlay
- Take me to the Himalayas!