Wilderness Medicine CME

Bhutan For The Active Traveler

April 8 - 19, 2019
October 2 - 13, 2019

12 DAYS / 11 NIGHTS from $4,895

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Trip Highlights

  • Accredited for up to 15 to 16.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM

  • Visit the remote, rarely visited Eastern valleys of Bhutan

  • Immerse yourself in Bhutan's rich Buddhist culture and traditions

  • Stay in comfortable mountain lodges

  • Active day hikes in the spectacular Himalayas

  • Visit remote weaving villages at Lhunentse

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This Wilderness Medicine CME course takes place in the remote Buddhist kingdom of Bhutan. It is a country of mountains, untouched forests, and fortified monasteries that lies nestled in the high Himalaya. A country the size of Switzerland with a population of less than one million, it vigilantly protects it ancient traditions, religion and culture. Traveling there is like visiting Nepal or Tibet forty years ago. National Geographic has called it the last "Shangri-La."

Our seminar will take us on a journey that will travel through the heart of Bhutan visiting the famous monasteries and villages at Paro, Thimphu, Bumthang, Trongsa, and Punakha. We will cross the 10,200 foot Dochu La Pass with its spectacular views of Bhutan's Himalaya as we travel from Thimphu to the famous Punakha monastery.

The culmination of our journey will come at the end of our trip when we hike for 3 hours to visit the "Tigers Nest" of Takstang, the most famous and sacred of Bhutan's monasteries, perched on side of a sheer cliff 3,000 ft above the Paro valley. No other monastery in the world can match the grandeur of Takstang's natural setting. This wilderness medicine course is designed for the active traveler. Bhutan's spectacular mountain scenery provides the perfect setting for day hikers to explore its remote villages and mountain paths.

Bhutan Wilderness and travel medicine CME map

Itinerary Snapshot

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Wilderness Medicine CME

Wilderness Medicine CME Conference Bhutan For The Active Traveler

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Trip Cost: $4,895*
(Does not include airfare from Bangkok to Bhutan)
Additional CME Cost: $695 (Approved for 15 to 16.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits)
Single supplement:
*per person, based on double occupancy.

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Testimonials From Your Colleagues

"Our time in Bhutan was fabulous! Our time and energies were so well managed. Thank you so much for such wonderful organization and care with your clients. We had a beautiful blend of culture and exercise amidst the invigorating scenery of Bhutan. This was a trip to treasure."

Gill Tillmann , MD

"What a collection of expertise…where else could you learn so much, so well – in such a short period of time…I don’t know how you could improve…Thanks for a great week… 5 star!"

Donald Turner, MD (Fam. Practice), Dayton, OH

"Far and away the best CME conference I’ve been to. Great instructors and stunning environment. I’ll be back."

Drew Trimakas, MD – Bellingham, Wa.

Faculty for the Bhutan For The Active Traveler

Wilderness Medicine CME


Brian Gee, MD: Family physician who has spent the majority of his career working in rural ER and acute care settings. His wilderness medicine training has included the DiMM certification. He is also a field and classroom instructor for the Wilderness Medicine Institute (WMI) of NOLS.


  • Altitude Illness
  • Hypothermia
  • Frostbite and Other Cold Injuries
  • Environmental Heat Illness
  • Traveler's Diarrhea, Giardia & Other Waterborne Wilderness Infections
  • Surviving the Unexpected Night Out
  • Lightning Injuries
  • Improvised Medical and Trauma Care
  • Management of Fractures and Dislocations
  • Preparing for Foreign Travel
  • Backcountry Medical Kits
  • Wilderness Wound Management
  • Patient Assessment in Wilderness Settings
  • Wilderness Dermatology
  • Marine Hazards & Envenomations
  • Snake Envenomation


"This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Center for Emergency Medical Education and Wilderness and Travel Medicine. The Center for Emergency Medical Education is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians."

The Center for Emergency Medical Education designates this live activity for a maximum of
15 to 16.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This trip is planned, outfitted and conducted by Bio Bio Expeditions, or subcontractors arranged by Bio Bio Expeditions. Please note that Wilderness and Travel Medicine, LLC is responsible for the CME Educational content only. Wilderness and Travel Medicine reserves the right to change or substitute the faculty for any CME course without advance or prior notice to participants.

For more information or to register for this trip please call

Bio Bio Expeditions at 1-800-246-7238