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9 hours got nothing on us

Maayan Weitzman, Participant

During the last week, our group spent our time trekking in the Cordillera Real. Our journey was breathtaking – both by the views and the challenging terrain. On the second to last day of the trek, we left camp for a 9 hour long day hike to a......Read More

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Back From Q’eros

Vincent Giannotti, Instructor

Today, after a nearly five-hour truck journey over two 15,000ft passes we have returned from Q’eros. We will spend the rest of the day showering, snacking, and reflecting in the small town of Ocongate. Tomorrow morning we head to Cusco to......Read More

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Nepal Group B is back from Trek!

Him B I-team, Instructor

Picture of the Week

We have ended our extremely fulfilling and enjoyable trek and are en route to Bhaktapur where we will be until the 25th doing our mid-course retreat. More soon, but for now enjoy these photos from our time in the mountains!

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Yak Post….Quite Literally

Rishi Bhandari, Instructor

Hello, I am a Yak from the Langtang Valley and this is my post. 🙂 Pic 1 : A yak grazes in Langtang during Him B’s trek to the Langtang Valley trek. Langtang valley was one of the most heavily impacted places during the earthquake of 2015. A......Read More

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Nepal has been…

Instructors, Instructor

Yak of the Week

At the mid-point of every course we set aside an intentional time to reflect on all that we have learned and experienced so far and all that is to come. As part of a reflection activity, we had students write down their thoughts on what Nepal has......Read More

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Tiquipaya!

Instructors, Instructor

Buenos dias familas y amigos, amigas! Here we are in Tiquipaya. Students have settled into their individual home-stays with local families throughout this semi-rural community. We have 3 weeks here where students take a further step into developing......Read More

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First day of the trek!

Julianne, Dragons Admin

Dear families and friends, Yesterday the group completed the first day of their trek around the sacred peak of Illampu.  Miraculously, the instructors had phone service at their campsite and were able to send a few photos!  The trek is off to a......Read More

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Heading to Q’eros

Vincent Giannotti, Instructor

Today we begin our trek into Nacion Q’eros. We will spend the next few days trekking and staying with local communities as we learn more about their ways of life and Andean Cosmovision. On the evening of Sunday the 24th, we will be returning......Read More

WTBD yaks from Mekong

Mekong: The Tibetan Plateau to the Heart of Southeast Asia

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What is a pencil?

Fernanda Zorrilla, Participant

Yak of the Week

For a short period of time I worked as an assistant teacher in a Montessori school, the same school that I went to as a child. I was working with kindergarten kids, children from four to six years old. Everyday was a little adventure, somehow they......Read More

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Nepal Group B Having a Great Trek!

David Haffeman, Dragons Admin

Hello Families and Friends, I want to update you all on the wonderful trek the group is having in Langtang Valley. Despite having to reroute their original trek plans due to weather, they are having good fortune on this trek. They have just made it......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Nepal

Nepal: Himalayan Studies - Group A

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Perfumes

Diego d'Anselme, Participant

Smells reminiscent of moments Memories of which I feel the scent Stunning aromas A sweet scent can become bitter, remembrance Flashback, smell of greenery First feeling of freedom, a little clean air From Chisopani to Nagarko I walk along two paths......Read More

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Life at Eco Eden

Sadie, Participant

Salt on my skin Wind in my hair The sun bakes down The lightning breaks the sky Ants stream across my wall A river of life Enveloping anything sweet In a mad frenzy I look out at the sea To see A herd of goats surge over the dunes Waves crash Wind......Read More

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Heading for our next trek

Jhasmany, Participant

Dear families and friends, As we write, we are heading out to our trek in one of the most beautiful mountain ranges in South America. We will have a six-day trek at the base of the mountain Illampu. We will have incredible views of glaziers, valleys......Read More