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Photo by Catherine Von Holt, Nepal Semester.

Update from the trail!

Dear friends and family

I just wanted to update you that I have had word from the group and they are having a wonderful time on the trek. They have been walking the Tamang Heritage trail, which is a loop up and down the foothills close to Langtang, journeying through some beautiful hillside villages inhabited by people from the Tamang ethnic group. Tonight they are staying at Singa Gompa, one of the highest points of this loop at 3330m.

These last few days have been the festival of Tihar in Nepal, and today is the event of Laxmi Puja, a celebration of light and the welcoming of the goddess of prosperity into the house. The group will be celebrating this auspicious day as much as they can up in the mountains!

Claire, Nepal Program Director, in Kathmandu