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Nepal: Himalayan Studies – Group B

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Who Am I ?

Hope Murphy, Participant

Yak of the Week

I am a woman. I am a daughter and I am a sister. I am a passionate, energetic, silly, smiley, deeply curious and caring person. I have a deep burning desire in me to learn and to explore as much as the world as I possibly can. I was born from two......Read More

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Mid Course Reflections

Stuart Myers, Participant

There are many things that these past few days have revealed to me. One of them is how happy I am to be challenged in a group that has gotten along super well so far. I have felt supported the entire way without feeling like my personal space or......Read More

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River & Drawings

Elizabeth Freeland, Participant

River: As I sat at lunch, I felt something pulling me to the river. I ate fast, went out the back, and sat. Thoughts swirled into my mind at the speed of the rapids. I closed my eyes, bowed my head, and prayed. Which was a rare occurrence for me on......Read More

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Nepal: Himalayan Studies – Group B

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What is sacred to you?

Anna Lucia, Participant

On march 16, day 10 of our trek, we where given a thinking prompt. We dedicated our first hour of trekking to be silent specifically for this prompt. And so, after the instructors told us this food for thought, one foot after the other, I started to......Read More

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Mid-Course Weekend

I-Team, Instructor

Our group has made it back to Kathmandu Valley and is resting in Bhaktapur for two days before moving into our urban home-stays in Patan. Mid-course is a time to reflect upon our previous month and a half, offer feedback to the course, one another,......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 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

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Nepal: Himalayan Studies – Group B

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Change of Trek Destination

Program Director, Dragons Admin

Hi family and friends, Over the past few days, we’ve been in touch with the instructors and they informed us that there has been a lot of recent precipitation on the trail the group intended to trek on. After a team comprised of one of our......Read More

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The Movement Chronicles, Part II

Anna, Instructor

Recently we took a much needed and well deserved layover day in Sing Gompa, a small village that rests just off the Gosaikunda Trek in the hills of Langtang National Park. Comprised of large guest houses and terraced hills, thick-haired horses and......Read More

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Nepal: Himalayan Studies – Group B

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This I believe

Stuart , Participant

I believe in long days spent looking out the window, as the world changes and passes. There are bumps in the road beneath but the glass rattles next to your head, the chillness and impact soothes you inexplicably. The air is hot moving north, the......Read More

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This I believe

Anna Lucía Gutierrez , Participant

I believe in the warmth your hands feel while holding your morning coffee and slowly sipping from your favorite cup, in the warmth of my mom’s chicken soup when I’m feeling sick. In my dad singing in the morning while he gets ready, announcing......Read More

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Movement Chronicles Part 1

Anna Stevens, Instructor

Picture of the Week

We are writing to you from the village of Nagathali, which is surrounded by snow-capped Himalayas to the east, north, and west. Langtang Peak, sharing a name with the National Park we are in, stands at 7,227 meters, a perfect view from our kitchen. A few days into trekking and we have found our legs, backs, and minds. We have already covered around 40 kilometers of hiking, and lost and gained thousands of meters of elevation. We have been on snow, hiked through rebuilt villages that lost buildings in the 2015 earthquakes, and seen the Big Dipper and the Milky… Read More

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On The Roof

Joey, Participant

My mind fascinates me. It is crazy how whenever I am up here, I immediately whip out my journal or my book and bury my face in it for the entirety of my time on this roof. Yeah, I haven’t been reaching for my cell phone, but isn’t what I am......Read More