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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

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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

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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

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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

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Trek Reflections

Him A, Instructor

Most of the time, trekking isn’t what we expect. Either it’s easier than we thought it would be, or we get five blisters and end up in pain even on a flat path. Sometimes the weather turns on you and you sleep in a puddle every night and at......Read More

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Back from Trek and some trek photos !!

Rishi Bhandari, Instructor

Hi there everyone, We are back to the beautiful Bouddhanath area in Kathmandu from our two week long trek in Gosaikunda and Tamang Heritage Trial. The group successfully made it to the sacred high alpine lake Gosaikunda (4380 m) which is incredibly......Read More

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Some more photos from the trek

Instructors, Instructor

It is day 2 of the trek and we are getting higher up. The views are getting incredible and the group is also getting stronger. The photos show the view from the trail and taking a quick break on the trail to eat a snack and tend to any “hot......Read More

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Started the trek !!

Instrucotors, Instructor

Hi Everyone, Him A is camping at their trek start point after a long and bumpy bus ride. We are going start hiking tomorrow morning!! Everyone is in good health and spirits. We will have very little connection over the next couple weeks as we go......Read More

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Mason, Participant

Just a few weeks ago I met my tailoring instructor, a lady named Roma, at the Dragons program house in Patan. Accompanied by her son, who served as a translator for our introduction, Roma led me to her clothing shop, a humble workplace filled with......Read More

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At the End of the Universe

Rebecca, Participant

We arrived in Nagarkot after a twisty bus ride up into the hills. The views were stunning all along the way up, so you can only imagine our anticipation for the view from above and of the mountains! THIS IS X-PHASE! X Phase is where we, the......Read More

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Dababy @ DaProgram House

Dababy, Participant

Our time in Patan has sadly come to an end, which means dababy is back! Those three weeks went by very fast; the connections we made with locals and our homestay families, and all the things we learned will stay close in our hearts for the rest of......Read More