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Return International Group Flight Information

Carin, Dragons Admin

Dear Fall 2018 Nepal 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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Heading to Transference

Instructors, Instructor

On Saturday Dec 1 the students went on a hike up from Nagi Gompa Nunnery up into the Shivapuri National Park, and climbed Shivapuri Peak, the highest point of the Kathmandu Valley Rim. Pictures of the group at the sacred Bagdwar spring, the source......Read More

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Saying Goodbye

Zoe Larson, Participant

Disclaimer! The picture attached was taken right after I wrote this yak, has nothing to do with the context of this yak, just a photo of the ladie$$$$$ p.s hi mom 🙂 Just two days ago we left out homestay families, who have put a roof over our......Read More

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Homestay Parties and Goodbyes

Instructors, Instructor

This Saturday was our homestay party. As part of their expedition phase, students had worked throughout the week to organize the food, decorations and entertainment for the party. In addition to some amazing live Nepali musicians, the students sang......Read More

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Bhaktapur!!

Charlotte Biche, Participant

Hello all!! We arrived in Bhaktapur around 11 am, after saying goodbye to our Kathmandu homestay families early this morning. Everyone is doing well, despite our sad goodbyes. We all got on the bus to Bhaktapur, threw our trekking packs into the......Read More

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ISP Presentations!

Instructors, Participant

Today our students gave final presentations about their Independent Study Projects (ISP). Each presentation lasted roughly 30 minutes, and were all interesting, engaging, and fun to hear. John presented on his paper, Insight Into Blacksmithing in......Read More

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Nepal: Himalayan Studies - Group A

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Happy Thanksgiving,

Makenzie Hazard, Participant

Last night I was sitting at the kitchen table while my amma made dinner, and reflecting on everything I love about Nepal. In the spirit of Thanksgiving and appreciating these things, both big and small, I think it is appropriate to share the list I......Read More

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Nepal: Himalayan Studies - Group A

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Dear Charis

Him A, Participant

Charis, You are an absolutely amazing person. No one can match the care you have put into this group in the short time we got to know you. You have changed my life tremendously and I can only wish you the best of luck and to stay strong. Much love,......Read More

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Accomplishment

Instructor Team, Instructor

What a journey the past two weeks have been! Having began walking from Lahachowk in the lowlands on October 30, we spent a few days climbing up to 2800 meters to catch incredible views of the famous peaks of Macchapuchare and Annapurna and to......Read More

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Nepal: Himalayan Studies - Group A

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All still well in the mountains

Dragons Admin, Dragons Admin

Hello everyone, Just another quick update to say that we’ve heard from the group and all is continuing to go well on their trek. They are now at around 12,000 feet/3,660 m. We’ll continue posting updates from the group every 3-4 days as......Read More

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Trekking Updates from Him A

Dragons Admin, Dragons Admin

Hello everyone! We just received another message from the Him A group through their satellite device confirming that all is well and they are right on track. The instructors said that the group is feeling the altitude–just above 13,000 ft/3900......Read More

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Some photos and an update

I-team, Instructor

Hi everyone! The group has just gotten back on the trail after their rest day in Sikles and all is well. Enjoy these photos as a small glimpse of their route and the beauty they’ve been taking in! -Him A I-team The above photo is the Tasha......Read More

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First Few Days of Trek

Instructors, Instructor

After days of walking up and down mountains, crossing rivers and sleeping wrapped up in our sleeping bags we reached Sikles for our first rest day. We began the day with a yoga class, washed clothes and took a walk into the nearby town. As we push......Read More