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The Story of Nacion Q’eros

Sophie A. Iglar, Participant

“Nacion Q’eros” One girl’s story about 10 travelers’ time spent in the mountains with the last remaining descendants of the Inca Empire. Written by: Sophie A. Iglar Published by: Yak Shack Inc., Cusco, Peru–......Read More


Sierra’s Photo Yak

Sierra, Dragons Admin

Here are some photos from Ausangate and the Amazon! Everything is going really well πŸ¦‹πŸŒ»πŸ„πŸ₯‘πŸ‰πŸŒΈπŸŒŽβœ¨ Mom and dad, I’m sending you guys love from Peru πŸ’›πŸ’› -Sierra...Read More


X phase

Rishi Bhandari, Instructor

It is day 3 of X phase. The first day was spent travelling from Alegaun to Chitwan. Yesterday we went to the Tharu history museum and then to biodiversity museum. In the evening the students organized a wonderful debrief/discussion about ethics of......Read More


When bougainvilleas turn to marigolds

Uttara, Instructor

The last time I was in Ale Gaun I cried. The last time I was in Ale Gaun there were Bougainvilleas. I remember fiddling with the mala Ama had put around my neck and trying not to cry, not to fidget and accidentally smudge my tika. Ama was looking at......Read More


Headed to Chitwan and onwards…

Rishi Bhandari, Instructor

Him A is headed to Chitwan for the X-phase for the next five days. X-phase is essentially a part of the dragons course where students use the skills they have gained so far to plan an excursion on their own. This gives them an opportunity to work......Read More


Bye Bye Alegaun

Rishi Bhandari, Instructor

Our last 10 days at this beautiful village Alegaun have been filled with incredible generosity from the families that opened their homes to us. From fresh air, water and refreshingly delicious food our students were also able to enjoy their time by......Read More


Exploring Lhasa

Jody, Dragons Admin

The group is now enjoying their third day in Lhasa and excited as they learn more about the region and Tibetan Buddhism. All students are healthy and doing well! A few photos from the instructor team, below:...Read More


Boca Pariamanu

Sierra and Henry, Dragons Admin

It’s day two here of our incredible stay in the Boca Pariamanu community. The Peruvian rainforest has so far proven to be a warm and welcoming place. In two short days, we have learned and seen so many new things. How lucky are we to have the......Read More



GABE, Participant

Hadija wakes up earlier than the rest of the family. In the kitchen she gathers the ingredients she needs: flour, water, salt, yeast, and arranges them in a semi-circle around a large mixing bowl on the kitchen floor. She washes her hands and sits......Read More



Lauren, Participant

Yak of the Week

During the group’s mini x-phase, a visit to the Yves Saint Laurent Museum was planned. Michelle was given the task of creating an assignment for the group related to our visit there. Here it is: The exhibit at the Yves Saint Laurent Museum......Read More