Wilderness Medical Society 2022 Wongchhu Sherpa Memorial Hospital Trek

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Dates: 
Mar 27, 2022 to Apr 9, 2022

 

The Wilderness Medical Society and our prestigious Nepal partner, Wongchhu Peak Promotion, invite you to join us this March/April 2022 for a once-in-a-lifetime CME adventure and highly-anticipated Inauguration Ceremony of the Wongchhu Sherpa Memorial Hospital – a monumental event you won’t want to miss!
 

 

When: March 27 – April 9. 

Where: Solukhumbu region of Nepal.

The trek includes a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, then treks to Monjo, Namche Bazaar, Khumjung, Phortse. Chopper ride to the Wongchhu Hospital site – near Chyangba, followed by treks to Bhitta Kharka via Chyangba Village and Phaplu before flying back to Kathmandu. During the trek you will enjoy amazing views of the Himalayas including the peaks of Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, Teboche and Everest.

Who: This trek requires participants to walk uphill for up to 4-6 hours a day and carry a light day pack including water, snacks, and an extra jacket, but heavy duffels will be portered.  This trek is a CME course for medical professionals, but is also open to any non-medical outdoor enthusiasts interested in supporting a great cause. 

Registration Information

$6,000* per person USD, single occupancy

$5,750 per person USD, double occupancy

*All participants may have to share rooms/tents during the trek. Single occupancy cannot be guaranteed on the trail.

Cost includes the following:

  • All ground transportation i.e. arrival and departure to the airport, sightseeing & hotel transfer,
  • 4 star Hotel in KTM for 2 nights pre (Hotel Mulberry) and two nights post trip (Nepali Ghar), including breakfast
  • City tour of Boudhanath & Pashupatinath,
  • Transportation, tour guide and entrance tickets during the city tour,
  • Flight from KTM-Lukla & Phaplu-KTM,
  • Helicopter flight from Tengboche to Khamding Hospital site
  • Accommodations including food during trek,
  • 2-night stay at Hospital Site in tents,
  • Guides & porters during the trek to carry the luggage
  • All cost for trekking permit i.e. Sagarmatha National Park fees & Khumbu Pasang Lhamu entrance fees
  • Salary & insurance for all Nepali staff
  • Nirvana Jacket

Cost does not include the following:

  • Meals in Kathmandu (except welcome and farewell dinner),
  • Extra night accommodations in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary,
  • If required to change from airplane to helicopter to/from Lukla & Phaplu due to weather issues, the additional cost of the helicopter will be shared amongst clients (approximately $1,000 per person)
  • Beverages and alcoholic drinks on the trek,
  • Personal trekking equipment,
  • All personal expenses, including Nepal Visa (for country entrance),
  • Personal medical, evacuation and trip cancellation insurance
  • All other additional charges for additional services, including recommended tip of $250/person for the entire trek
  • Additional tips for tour guide, others as one sees fit
  • Personal purchases.

CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY

Minimum number of participants for this trip is 8. WMS will inform you by January 3, 2022 if this number has been met.

If you cancel 60 days or more prior to the event, you will receive a full refund minus a $360 administrative fee.  No refunds will be provided for cancellations after this date.

The opportunity to participate in WMS Adventure CMEs is a benefit of membership. 

Full COVID-19 vaccine is required for all participants and trip leaders. Based on current CDC and WHO recommendations, a participant/trip leader is fully vaccinated: 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series or 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine. Future vaccines will follow the direction of the manufacturer for what is considered full vaccination course.

All participants will be required to show proof of a negative antigen COVID-19 test drawn within 24 hours of the start of the course or a negative PCR test drawn within 72 hours will be accepted. Home point of care tests or PCR results will also be accepted.

$6,000* per person USD, single occupancy

$5,750 per person USD, double occupancy

*All participants may have to share rooms/tents during the trek. Single occupancy cannot be guaranteed on the trail.

Location: 
Solukhumbu Region
Kathmandu
Nepal