Everest Medical Expedition

Based on 5 Reviews
  • Destination:Nepal
  • Total Duration:17
  • Trip Grade:Moderate
  • Max Group Size:6-15
  • Best Time:Sep-Oct

Trip Highlights

  • One of the greatest treks in the world, a combination of awe-inspiring beauty, history, and rich Sherpa culture 
  • Yaks and porters carry all of your heavy gear, so you can pack a light daypack and fully enjoy the experience.
  • Watch the sunrise over Mt. Everest from Kala Pattar (18,192 ft.), arguably the best view in the Himalayas! 
  • Stay in comfortable traditional lodges called "Tea-houses" each evening on the trek. 
  • Explore Everest Base Camp (17,600 ft) 
  • Tour Kathmandu and multiple UNESCO World Heritage sites. Learn about Buddhist and Hindu traditions. 
  • Experience a real alpine mountaineering experience by training for and climbing Island Peak. 
  • Taking a helicopter ride from Island Peak base camp all the way back to Kathmandu.


Goals and Objectives (CME may be offered for our medical team) 

To develop an appreciation for medicine in the wilderness and austere environments. The Everest Trek will traverse very remote areas and reach a maximum altitude of 5545m. (18,192 feet) Our climb of Island peak will take us up to an impressive 6189 meters (20,305 feet) 

Develop an organized, systemic method for approaching and assessing a patient in various wilderness settings. 

Specifically understand unique diagnosis and treatment for the following wilderness-related topics: high altitude sickness, high altitude pulmonary edema, high altitude cerebral edema, diarrhea, cold-induced injuries and hypothermia, water disinfection, mental health, ENT injuries, infectious diseases, musculoskeletal injuries, wound management and common medical problems. 

To be able to plan for potential medical problems based on group size and type of activity. Then, to be able to improvise and adapt when unforeseen occurs. 

To develop appropriate triage and multitasking abilities for various scenarios including multi-patient casualties. 

In a practical setting, be able to fashion various splints, dressings, tourniquets, and litters with improvised materials. 

In a practical setting, be able to approach a patient, secure the environment, diagnose pathology, provide treatment, arrange evacuation and communicate this to those involved. 


Building your own Altoids survival tin 

To see beyond Wilderness Medicine as “vacation medicine” or “doctor tourism” to its true applicability in austere or impromptu environments, such as rural, humanitarian or mass casualty settings.

Day 1. Arrive Kathmandu. Afternoon free to explore Thamel (October 14) 

Day 2. Hike to Shivapuri hill, trip briefing, and organizing equipment 

Day 3. Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding 

Day 4. Trek to Namche 

Day 5. Rest day at Namche (Last chance to buy needed equipment) 

Day 6. Trek to Debuche 

Day 7. Trek to Pheriche. 

Day 8. Rest 

Day at Pheriche and Puja (Blessing of the YETI) 

Day 9. Trek to Lobuche 

Day 10. Trek to Gorak Shep and to Everest base camp. Overnight at Gorak Shep 

Day 11. Sunrise on top of Kalapathar (with the ceremonial placing of the YETI) trek to Dingboche 

Day 12. Trek to Island peak base camp. Afternoon climbing technique class (learn to use crampons) 

Day 13. Morning climbing technique class and in afternoon climb to high camp. (what is a zumer?) 

Day 14. Climb Island Peak and descend down to base camp 

Day 15. Fly to Kathmandu by helicopter. 

Day 16. Morning sightseeing tour in Kathmandu. The afternoon is at leisure. Flight at night 

Day 17. Departure (October 30) The flight I had in mind leaves at 2:10AM 


6 to 9 climbers US$ 5000 per person 

10 to 15 climbers US$ 4200 per person

Cost Includes

  • All arrival and departure transportation. 
  • Welcome dinner in a traditional Nepali restaurant. 
  • Kathmandu half day city tour. 
  • Everest Medical Expedition down jacket and team patches. 
  • Trek permit. 
  • Kathmandu valley rim half day hiking trip. 
  • Domestic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. 
  • Comfortable lodges with attached bathroom up to Pheriche. 
  • Island Peak climbing permit. Island peak climbing logistics. 
  • Climbing equipment. 
  • Climbing Sherpas. 
  • Local trip leader. 
  • Sherpas to assist you in the trek. 
  • Porters to carry duffel bags and all climbing equipment. 
  • Cook and kitchen staff crew at Island peak base camp. 
  • Helicopter ride from Island Peak Base Camp to Kathmandu.

The prices above do not include international airfare to Kathmandu. I usually fly through Qatar with a layover in Doha.

Cost Excludes

Nepal Poon hill trek and city tour

For anyone considering doing a Nepal tour, we highly recommend Binoy Rai, the owner of Mystic Himalaya Trekking and Expedition. We were really impressed by the efficiency, courtesy and the caring attitude demonstrated by Binoy in handling all our questions in such an easy manner. We highly recommend them for any future travelling prospects.

EBC 2018 – Amazing

I completed the Everest Base Camp trek with my wife and two great friends in October 2018. The trip was amazing with some of the best scenery on the planet. The Nepalese people are wonderful and so welcoming to visitors. Our trip and itinerary was perfectly put together by Binoy and the team at Mystic Himalaya and the trek superbly guided by Chogyal. This was my second EBC trek organized by Binoy and we’re already planning our return in 2020 to explore the Annapurna region. I highly recommend Mystic Himalaya Trekking and look forward to my next trek with them.
Sunshine Coast, Australia


After my husband's 12 years of incessant nagging, I finally agreed to trek to Everest Base Camp. Having kept in contact with Binoy from his last trek 16 years ago, we had the privilege of trekking with Mystic Himalaya. The professionalism and care shown by the Mystic team was outstanding. From the moment we were picked up from the airport, to the moment we were dropped back, we were completely taken care of. Everything was so well organised, and our trekking crew, Chogyal, Pemba, Buddhi and Sujan were fantastic, every step of the way. We will definitely be back.

Wonderful trip to Nepal

We recently went on a trek and tour with Mystic Himalaya Trekking. It was one of the most adventurous and fun trips we have ever been on. One of the owners and our trekking guide named Binoy was the absolute best. I can’t even begin to say how informative he was about the area and how he attended to our every need. He has his own personal crew that hauled our bags and they cooked all our meals. They were so delicious. I would recommend anyone considering going on a trek to Nepal to check them out. I can’t imagine anyone else could be better than they were. Thanks for a memorable and amazing trip.
Brad and Vicki Godfrey,

Absolutely the best Nepal Guides

My son and I had the privilege of trekking with Pranoy and Pemba in the Mustang district, and it was an amazing experience. What sets the Mystic Himalaya experience above other treks is the depth of cultural knowledge and history that the guides have to offer. In addition to breathtaking scenery, we got a fascinating look at the history, architecture, and culture of that region, presented by a guide who is articulate and very well-educated in his field. And let's talk about logistics. We managed to hit the tail end of the monsoon season and got a LOT of rain. With limited time (only one week), our Plan A was to fly to Jomsom and start trekking there. Since planes weren't flying (and didn't for 3 more days), Pranoy got us a driver. We drove for a day and were halted by a massive landslide. Pranoy came up with a new itinerary, and we got some spectacular hiking on our way to Jomsom. With each new "obstacle," Pranoy came up with a new plan and we had a superb trek. We were joking that we went through Plan A, Plan B, Plan C, etc. and were on Plan E by the end. Every bit of it was gorgeous and a lot of fun! With all of those changes, we felt safe and extremely well cared-for. Food was excellent -- supervised and sometimes prepared by Pemba. Accommodations were very comfortable and exceeded expectations. Best of all, Pranoy stayed in constant communication with locals and other guides to ensure our safety every step of the way. With this team, you are working with real professionals that have guided for National Geographic. I wouldn't trek with anyone else -- they are the best!

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