Dear Students and Fellow Adventurers,
We are only two and a half weeks away from meeting each other in Nepal! You are all most likely in a stage of preparation, whether you are gathering items to pack, reading up on Nepali culture and history, warming up your legs with long walks, or enjoying the last days of summer with family and friends. You are probably busy and perhaps feeling a mixture of nerves and excitement, anticipation for new experiences but also perhaps sadness at leaving home.
As part of the preparation for your Himalaya course, we would like to remind you to take some time for yourself, whatever that looks like, during these next few weeks so you can arrive rested and ready for our time together.
We would also like to request that you begin reflecting on how to make the most of the learning opportunities presented by the adventure that lies ahead. We believe you will benefit the most by setting intentional goals for yourself, even if those goals change once we start our journey! It is almost too easy to become preoccupied with packing lists, weight limits, and the logistics of travel and sometimes we must actively turn our minds toward thinking about why we are headed somewhere in the first place.
With this in mind, we would like to ask you to complete an important (but short!) pre-course assignment that is outlined below.
Please let us know if you have any questions! Post questions to the Yak Board and we will answer you – this is a useful group tool because even if one of you is asking a question potentially many of you have been wondering the same thing! And check the Yak board every few days until departure, as we’ll continue to share useful information and our excitement with you.
Looking forward to hearing from you and speaking with you soon!
Charis, Michael and Tsheten