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Learning to walk

Grace Bonner, Participant

Last night, we visited the Boudhanath Stupa for the first time. During the windy evening, we were awoken from our daze of journaling and reading to grab a jacket as we were about to head out. With paani bottles in one hand and perhaps a camera in......Read More

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The art of preparation

Geoff Brann, Participant

I am someone who likes to prepare. Before flying halfway across the world on September 15th, I ate a copious amount of Trader Joe’s Lamb Vindaloo to grow accustomed to the spice I would experience each and every day in Nepal. This past Saturday,......Read More

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A brief review of a long walk.

Laura Goldstein, Participant

I survived Held a sweet, baby goat Downed countless ORS packets Ate alongside bloodsucking leeches Avoided AMS Got unnervingly intimate with everyone’s fecal matter Stared at the stars until my eyes were sore Witnessed the most amazing sea of......Read More

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A journey

Nepal (Him C), Participant

This is a collectively written piece. Thank you to our friends and families who have contributed to our ability to experience what is described in the following post. We are incredibly grateful and these words are only a small attempt to express......Read More

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An Update from the Trek

Him C Team, Instructor

Picture of the Week

Hello everyone!! The Him C crew is making their way through the mountains, but managed to phone in an update and send along some photos. Their trek looks and sounds STUNNING. They’ve been following a ridge line that has offered some tremendous views of Manaslu and Macchapucchre peaks, among others, and full night skies full of stars. They’ve had a few campfires, and one of the students led a fire ceremony to burn away their fears. They report being a bit cold, and now that they’ve been on the trail for coming on two weeks they’re a bit tired, but… Read More

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All’s well on trek

Christy Sommers, Dragons Admin

Dear Nepal Group C families and friends, Perhaps some of you saw the tragic news of the group of Korean and Nepali mountaineers who perished in a snowstorm at their basecamp in an ongoing attempt to summit Mount Gurja Himal, a peak that’s......Read More

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Rest day in Sikles

I-team, Instructor

The group is enjoying their rest day in Sikles, preparing for their upcoming climb further into the mountains. They visited the Annapurna Eco-museum and have been enjoying fantastic views, as you can see from the photos! Tomorrow, October 12th, they......Read More

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Rest day in Siklas

Instructor team, Participant

We have just arrived in Siklas for our full rest day before continuing on our trek. We have had four beautiful days of hiking, climatizing, and camping in the mountains near Pokhara. We camped alongside a beautiful river our first night and then had......Read More

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A deck of cards

Seeret Singh, Participant

I’ve found a force stronger than language barriers, and it’s called a deck of cards. In the few days we’ve spent in the village of Alegaun, due to its optimal shade areas and proximity to the rest of the houses, my homestay has been chosen as......Read More

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Routines

Libby Gardner, Participant

Routines give our lives a sense of purpose. When we packed all of our things into a backpack and boarded the plane, we did not only leave our families and our western toilets behind, but also our daily routines. At first, we were distracted by the......Read More

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A well worn path.

Harrison Bushnell, Participant

As the afternoon blazing sun softened into evening light my homestay mom came out of the door of our turquoise house. She gave me a deeply kind smile and held up a curved, short tool I’d never seen before. I took it and followed my homestay sister......Read More

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1000 stairs

Him C I-team, Instructor

On our last day of orientation we had breakfast, a cup or two of chai and headed out for a short hike up towards the forest of Dhulikhel. There were a 1000 stairs that we had to climb to get to the Buddha statue on top of the hill. Among the birds......Read More

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First days in the village

Grace & Jackson, Dragons Admin

We have just started our rural home stay and we have already learned much about how a daily routine might go in the Ali village. After awakening with the roosters, we would enjoy a delicious breakfast of curried potatoes (tokhali), rhoti (flat......Read More