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Goodbyes

Melanie Leider, Participant

A lot can happen in three months. There have been times when all I have wanted was to go home; there have been times when I have felt that living in Nepal has been the only life I have ever known. I can best describe this course as a series of......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Nepal

Nepal: Himalayan Studies - Group A

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A Letter to Myself

Maria, Participant

Yak of the Week

My experience in Nepal is coming to an end. For my last Yak, I want to write a letter to myself to help me remember all the things I have learned from this trip and to help me make sense of this experience as a whole. Maria, As the city of Patan and......Read More

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The Viewpoint

Frances McMillan, Participant

My alarm frantically started buzzing at 3:30 am. Naturally, I turned it off and burrowed deeper into my warm sleeping bag. Eventually I heard my tent mate Mel whisper, “Are we going Fran?” from the sleeping bag next to me. I laid there......Read More

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Last Crest

Diego d'Anselme, Participant

This morning, at dawn, when the ghastly shroud unveiled, I departed. I will walk eyes fixed on one thought, not hearing a noise, seeing nothing outside but your transcendent peak dominating the valley. This morning, at dawn, when the ghastly shroud......Read More

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mero candra aama

savannah nadler, Participant

I call my mom my moon momma and she calls me her moon baby. Everytime I look up at the sky and see the moon, I know my mom is with me, watching over me and making sure i’m okay. Half way across the world I haven’t physically seen my mom......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Nepal

Nepal: Himalayan Studies - Group A

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Return International Group Travel Information

Carin, Dragons Admin

Dear Spring 2019 Nepal Group A Semester Families, It is hard to believe that 3 months have passed since your student embarked on this incredible adventure! It won’t be long until students will be boarding their planes back home. We are sure you......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Nepal

Nepal: Himalayan Studies - Group A

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birth and death – the essential components...

Vivian Piasecki, Participant

Our guru from Namo Buddha, Tashila, talked a great deal about life and death. The book I bought about dreams from the wisdom book shop taught me about what it means to dream of death and departed loved ones who visit you in those moments. The memoir......Read More

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Machhapuchhre

Mario, Participant

Picture of the Week

This Mountain speaks through cold, sharp breezes. This Mountain out shines Annapurna South directly to its west. This Mountain is held sacred. This Mountain looks down on me.

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Back from Trek

Uttara, Instructor

After about two weeks out in the wilderness (so to speak), our group is back in Pokhara after a most wonderful trek. Trekking in Nepal, or at least our particular route, is a wonderful lesson in what it means to be in the “great outdoors” or......Read More

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We are at Sikles camp now!

Kripa, Instructor

We had a wonderful clear view of Macchapucchre, Annapurnas and Lamjung himal this morning from our Tara Hill Top campsite. After a relaxed breakfast of basking in the sun, we descended through beautiful forests. Fallen pink and red rhododendrons......Read More

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More trek updates

Instructors, Instructor

Hi everyone, Another successful day of trekking from the group! They reached their destination in the early afternoon, just in time to have their camp set up before it started drizzling. It was cloudy throughout and the students kept a good pace and......Read More

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Trek Updates!

Instructors, Instructor

Hi everyone, We got reports in from the group and they are doing great on trek! After hearing that the base camp they were headed to is snowed in an closed, they slightly modified their route to instead go up to high camp, do an early morning day......Read More