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Nepal: Himalayan Studies – Group C

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River Stones

Ann-Claire, Participant

River Stones Sitting softly by the river It’s not the cold that makes me shiver But the silence of stones below the surface Silent and stoic forevermore. If you look, you will see them If you wave, you can even greet them Not prisoners, but......Read More

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Photos from trek

Tsering, Participant

Dear friends and family, We are in Simigaon village perched on top of a mountain at 2000 meters. On our second day of trek we are celebrating Shane’s birthday and the beautiful views of waterfalls, terrace farms, and giant mountains! Internet......Read More

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Off to trek!

Tsering, Instructor

Him C is officially on trek now! Today we are leaving from Kathmandu to our first starting point at Jagat in Dolakha district. Internet service will be limited for the next 16 days while we are on our trek but we will try to post updates and photos......Read More

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Him C in Boudha

Him c, Participant

Hi Dear Families and Friends, After an amazing few days in Mustang Him C is in Boudha, Kathmandu for some rest, relaxation and preparation for our trek into the Himalayas in just 2 days! We are enjoying the warmer weather and the amazing view of the......Read More

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Memories of Mustang

Himalaya C Instructors, Participant

Our first student-led excursion to the remote and arid Mustang region of Nepal near where it meets with Tibet was more amazing than any of us imagined. Here are a few more photos…...Read More

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Heaven and earth

Tsering, Participant

If ever there was a place where the heavens and earth met, merged and became one realm it would be here in Jomsom, lower Mustang. No wonder the Tibetan Dakinis  descended down from heavens and chose Muktinath as a place worthy of their presence.......Read More

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Cycles

Shane, Participant

Yak of the Week

The first night we arrived in Jomsom, Mustang I was thrown into introspection. When nightfall came and we walked outside, we saw the clearest stars of ours lives. I knew this was my first chance to take a time lapse of the stars and I had to take......Read More

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Un-defining

Himalaya C Instructors, Instructor

We are in a place called Panauti. We are in a place called Nepal. Without really thinking about it, it’s easy to make countries the units we use to measure places. Despite the fact that they didn’t exist once upon a time, they......Read More

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Planting Trees in Panauti

Instructors, Instructor

Last week, we planted trees in Panauti alongside Punyamata river. Our plantation was expedited by one of our local mentor, Rashil, in collaboration with locals and municipality. One of the existing realities in major cities in Nepal is that......Read More

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Nepal: Himalayan Studies - Group C

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Where There be Legends

Blake Myers, Participant

Introduction: Four weeks had gone by before my suspicions boiled-over. Nothing about my instructors appeared to be out of the ordinary, relative to what I had previously read about them on the Yak Board. Yet something about the way the Nepali people......Read More

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Human Family

Nicole Croteau, Participant

Yak of the Week

Yesterday afternoon, I went for a walk and found myself at a breathtaking hilltop garden overlooking the city of Panauti. A shady spot surrounded by bright orange flowers was begging me to sit, so I stopped at the patch of grass to journal. As I......Read More

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Worth a thousand words

Instructor, Instructor

It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words. Well, in that case we have a million and half words to share with you all (through photos).  Here are just a few snippets of what our last 2 weeks have looked like, from sunsets to meditation to......Read More

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On Egg Thukpa

Christopher Liu, Participant

Yak of the Week

Wikipedia describes thukpa as a type of Tibetan noodle soup, or rather a “generic Tibetan word for any soup or stew combined with noodles.” I am unsure as to the specifics of the egg thukpa served at the Thrangu Cafe at the Thrangu Tashi......Read More

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Namo Buddha to Panauti on foot.

Instructors, Instructor

A Piligrimage is a journey, often into an unknown or foreign place, where a person goes in search of new or expanded meaning about the self, others, nature, or a higher good, through the experience. It can lead to a personal transformation, after......Read More