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Him B arrives in Nepal!

Instructors, Instructor

Namaste friends and families, The group has arrived in Nepal safe and sound! Instructors have met all of them and now we are moving to our orientation site in Nagarkot where we will be spending the next 5 days. We will be doing group activities,......Read More

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Group B is at the gate!

Carin, Dragons Admin

Group B has made it to their gate at JFK and will be boarding their flight to Doha soon! Safe travels students! Family & Friends, please look out for a yak post from instructors once the group arrives safely in Kathmandu, which will be late......Read More

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Getting Excited !!!

Instructor, Instructor

Namaste, students! We are here in Kathmandu, and so excited to be finalizing the details of our upcoming adventures with you! In less than two days we’ll meet you on the ground at Tribhuvan International Airport to begin this epic journey through......Read More

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food while traveling to Nepal

Patti, Participant

The travel time from New York to the final destination in Kathmandu is quite long. Do you know if the students will be fed on the different flights or if they should plan to buy food in the airports during layovers. Answer: Thanks for asking! The......Read More

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Re:About money clarification

Instructors, Instructor

Namaste! Thank you posting your question Patti!  Yes, Dragons has recommended to the students/participants to bring an ATM card and extra amount of cash in US dollars just in case their card doesn’t work. These extra dollars would be in......Read More

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one more clarification about money

Patti, Participant

The last packet we received recommended the students bring a small amout of US cash and an ATM card for accessing money while in country. I just want to make sure this is in addition to the $125 US cash needed for the Visa application. Also, what......Read More

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DEPARTURE DAY DETAILS & REMINDERS

Carin, Dragons Admin

Dear Dragons Students & Parents, Your journey is right around the corner and we can’t wait to meet you! Below is a reminder about your day-of travel details. Should you need to reach our staff during students’ travel days (both during AND......Read More

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Gear Storage While on Course

I-Team, Instructor

Namaste All, Thanks to Matt for posting his question about gear storage. On this trip, there will be a lot of movement around the country, and when you arrive in Kathmandu we will be moving to our orientation site in Nagarkot right away. We will......Read More

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Staying Healthy While on Course

I-Team, Instructor

Namaste students and parents, As our Nepal course gets closer and closer, we want to pass on some useful information that will help you as you shift into making your health a bigger-than-usual focus in your life.  Healthy habits are even more......Read More

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Namaste

Asa, Participant

Namaste Everyone! Sorry for the late post. My name is Asa, I am from Carlisle Massachusetts (about an hour out of Boston), and I am beyond excited for this semester in Nepal. For the past four years I went to my public high school in the next town......Read More

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Excited to meet you all!

Eyal Cohen, Participant

Hey future friends! My name is Eyal (pronounced like ay-y’all), and I live in Palo Alto, CA. I love coming across ideas that I am unfamiliar with, so I love to read, watch movies, stay in tune with politics, and travel, of course! Just this......Read More

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Traveling with the packs

Matt, Participant

When will we be able to drop off our extra gear? Should we pack everything into our packs and keep it that way for the entire journey? Everything from the list doesn’t fit into my pack and I have a duffel bag to store the extra items. Is the......Read More

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HOMESTAY GIFT IDEAS

Instructor, Instructor

Hello Him B, We have had some questions about homestay gifts and here we give you information on gifts for homestay families. You will stay in two homestays – one urban and one rural, and it would be really sweet for you to bring small gifts......Read More

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Hi there!

Genevieve, Participant

Hi everyone! My name is Genevieve and I’m from Los Altos, CA (which is about an hour south of San Francisco). As you can tell by my photo, I love fly fishing! When I don’t have a fly rod in hand, I’m usually doing some combination......Read More

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Accessing Email and ATMs while in Nepal

I-Team, Instructor

Namaste All! The I-team members are all in Nepal and in the coming days we will be finalizing plans as we eagerly await your arrival. We wanted to reach out today in this message to make you aware that it is common for students’ emails and other......Read More

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Host gifts?

Max, Participant

Hi instructors, I was wondering how many host gifts we should plan on bringing? The itinerary shows two homestays, so should we plan on bringing two? Thank you! Wishing you well in your planning process, Max...Read More