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The Group Flight Has Landed!

Sarah O'Brien, Dragons Admin

Qatar Airways Flight #703 has landed on time. By now students are making their way through customs and are on their way to their home airports. We wish them the safest of travels and a happy reunion with loved ones at home!...Read More

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Dear Lola…

Josephine, Participant

Yak of the Week

Dear Lola, Only three months ago we were sitting at a café in Amsterdam, eating ‘bitterballen’ and sharing the limited amount of information we knew about a Dragons semester. This was when you first heard you’d be travelling with all your......Read More

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The Illuminating Lamp.

Aditya, Instructor

We have started our retreat with Dharma teachings at Namo Buddha under the guidance of Kenpo David. We are practising meditation in the morning and evening followed by insightful lessons ranging from the four noble truths to virtuous acts of merit......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Nepal

Nepal: Himalayan Studies - Group A

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Return International Group Travel Information!

Sarah O'Brien, Dragons Admin

Dear Nepal: Himalayan Studies Group A Students & Families, Nepal: Himalayan Studies Group A fall program students will soon be boarding their planes to return home and share their tales of adventure with each of you. We are sure you are......Read More

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End of X phase and Namo Buddha

Rishi Bhandari, Instructor

Hi Everyone, Just wanted to let you all know what we’ve been upto since the last time we posted. The last two days of X phase we did a lot of activities surrounding watching wildlife. We went for a canoe ride along the Dhungre river and saw......Read More

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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