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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

WTBD Yaks from Andes Amazon

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group A


X Phase!

Maayan and Teagan, Participant

X Phase has finally arrived! We will be out of contact for the next 6 days, so while we are off the grid, here is an itinerary of what we will be doing. Day 0 – April 17th Drive all day to Abancay and meet our guide Edson. Then together with......Read More


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

WTBD Yaks from Andes Amazon

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group B



Leila, Participant

FRIENDS! FAMILIES! OTHER AVID YAK BOARD READERS! (Yes, you!) I have NEWS. Andes and Amazon, Group B, has just completed its last trek through the gorgeous Andes mountains. We are all happy, safe, and settled in La Paz–even if some of us got......Read More


Snow in Q’eros

The Instructors, Instructor

Dear group C families and friends, The group is currently mid-way through their Nación Q’eros excursion, the most remote part of their itinerary.  They are hiking through very small mountain villages that have lived virtually untouched by......Read More


Solo Sondondo, Valle of Thoughts

Danielle Mullings, Participant

Our hour long solo walk through the Valle of Sondondo was an awakening experience for my brain. As I told our guide Miguel, ¨¡Yo no puedo creer mis ojos en estes lugares!¨ (A phrase I picked up from watching Spongebob with my fellow Dragones)......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Andes Amazon

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group A


Mind & Body

Allyson, Participant

Yak of the Week

I´ve always been a kind of idealist. Daydreamer, romantic, nose always buried in a book. My mom would say it´s my artistic nature. My friends would say it´s because I´m a Pisces. Myers-Briggs says it´s an INFP thing. Most of the time, I believe......Read More


Sampela photos

Jessica Armstrong, Dragons Admin

Hi everyone, I am itchy for more Indo student Yaks but alas these amazing photos will have to suffice. They have been taken over the past few days and show the students meeting their homestay families for the first time and participating in......Read More


The magic of Sondondo

Jhasmany, Instructor

Dear friends and families, We are in our second of three days in Ayacucho. We have been trekking in the valley of Sondondo for the past six days. The experiences in this part of Peru have been totally breathtaking. We saw so many beautiful......Read More



Lotus, Participant

We spent time in a town named Quinua today, it is where quinoa origionated but we didnt eat any quinoa- it sold out in the morning. We went to a beautiful museum that displayed pottery and saw a school that teaches pottery to kids and students. Here......Read More