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Students have departed!

Ben Mitzner, Instructor

We said goodbye tonight, amidst hugs and tears. The students have boarded their plane and are taking off any minute – we’re sad to see them go but thrilled with how much they’ve grown, learned, and shared this fall. Travel safe, Him A!!...Read More

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Family

maxime staleman, Participant

When i started this adventure i could have never dreamed how close i would become with the people i now see as family. The bond i share with everyone in the group is so strong, and the more we experience and discover the more that bond grows. From......Read More

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Reflections

Emma, Participant

Yak of the Week

I try to have control over a great number of things in my life, often times fearing uncertainty or times of boredom. The past three months I have done less grasping for plans, and have found myself letting go to experience some incredibly raw,......Read More

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Final Feelings

Haven Johnson, Participant

With the end of the trip just days around the corner, I’ve been thinking a lot about the trip as a whole. I’ve realized that this trip was a giant chapter in my story. In fact, deciding to do this trip was the best choice I have ever......Read More

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The Trek

Eva Ury, Participant

When I signed up for Dragon’s Himalayan Studies fall semester program I looked forward to each and every aspect of the trip – except the trek. I spent much of my time in Nepal trying to ignore the inevitable journey, and when that......Read More

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Goodbye Nepal

Nils Skattum, Participant

Yak of the Week

When I boarded a flight from London I looked out the window to see grey skies. I was nervous, and kept flicking my hair to find that perfect look, for in my mind I was no longer on a plane. I was in Abu Dhabu airport, anxiously imagining meeting the......Read More

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Above the Clouds

Nick, Participant

One of my personal dreams was fulfilled when I saw the Himalayas. I had pretty high expectations, and in all honestly they were blown out of the water. Every time I gazed up on the snow-capped peaks or the unbelievable dome of stars, I would be......Read More

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New Beginnings

Laura Berry, Participant

Out of the mountains and back to the city. I’m feeling a bit melancholy this morning. Trekking through the Himalayas for the past two weeks was absolutely magical and now the adventure is just memories and photographs. The end of the trek also......Read More

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Trekking Thoughts

Michael Tang, Participant

There were amazing views as we towered over the landscape a day before Gosaikunda. There were amazing sunsets. We watched the fading sunlight mix with the dark blues of the night to make a brilliant, indescribable color. There were moments of......Read More

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Back from the trek

Teo DS, Participant

We just arrived back from trekking yesterday and it was an amazing experience.  The first two days were quite difficult for me because I had a little bit of a fever but good sleep brought me back on my feet pretty fast.  We walked through......Read More

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Return Flight Information & Travel Day...

Carin, Dragons Admin

Dear Fall 2017 Nepal Group A Semester Families, It is hard to believe that 3 months have passed since your student embarked on this incredible adventure! It won’t be long until students will be boarding their planes back home. We are sure you are......Read More

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Thoughts at 12,000 ft

Ben Mitzner, Participant

Legs burning, lungs struggling, soaked in sweat but cold from the wind at 12,000 feet. Looking up helps only to remind you that you’re slowly getting closer. Looking down, the world you’ve climbed above reminds you how much you’ve already......Read More

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More trekking pics!

Instructor Team, Participant

1. Nils and Aditya at the viewpoint 2. Griffin and Nils look out at the panorama 3. A few of us play cards at night in the tea house 4. Getting in a quick nap after lunch before the afternoon’s walk (c. 9600 ft)...Read More

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Some pics from the trail

Instructor Team, Participant

We’re sure that many of you at home would appreciate some help in imagining what our trek has been like. Here are some photos, with brief captions: 1. Laura and Tsheten practice yoga with Langtang range as the stunning backdrop 2. Nick looking......Read More

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Tamang Heritage Trail complete!

Program Director, Participant

Dear Friends and Families I have had an update from the team in the field and I am excited to fill you in! The group has completed the first half of their trek without hitch – the Tamang Heritage Trail in the Langtang region. The weather has......Read More