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Study Abroad Nepal: Passages & Peaks of the Himalaya

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Words of the Himalayas

Kenna, Participant

I walk in the dark, hearing the crushing of leaves underneath my feet. I walk with the forest. I hear her calls as she whispers to the moss. The moss giggles back with the innocence of a child. The forest laughs at our inclination towards......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Nepal

Nepal: Himalayan Studies - Group B

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When In Patan

Eugenia, Participant

When first tasked with the responsibility of writing a Yak for the third time–this time, not in the mountains, not in the farmlands, but in the bustling city of Patan–I found myself at a loss for words. This, I realize, can be attributed......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Nepal

Nepal: Himalayan Studies - Group B

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i love tea!!!!!!

DIANA, Participant

it sweet, its warm, but it also forces you to slow down. its an excuse to linger much longer than appropriate in a cozy place, its a gesture of kindness, a thing to bring people closer. in nepal, every time i have visited someone’s home,......Read More

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¡Papas!

Bridget, Participant

Nacion Q’eros Sample Menu Breakfast: Potato soup (ingredients-peeled and sliced potatoes, water, noodles, rice, maybe a peeled and sliced carrot) with a side of boiled potatoes Lunch: Boiled potatoes (don’t forget to peel them!) Dinner:......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Andes Amazon

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group C

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Nación Q’eros initiation ceremony

Reid, Participant

After arriving to Ocangate and promptly chowing a chile relleno, our group made the walk to Sewar’s house with Miguelinti. Before entering Nación Q’eros (the territory in the Andes in which the direct descendents of the Incas live) we......Read More

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Ausangate

Lucy, Participant

Each morning during our trek in Ausangate we started the day with the same ritual. Our guide, Miguel Inti, would pour agua florida on our hands (which needed to be bare, a challenge for the group members who had smartly bought dishwashing gloves in......Read More

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A Charangero

Ezra and Luca, Participant

Yak of the Week

As we write this, we’re listening to the discordant harmony of sounds descending from the heart of the Pariamanu Amazon. The calls of unseen birds and unrecognizable insects fill the air and echo reminders of the past two months filled with the......Read More

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Back to Kathmandu from trek

Instructors, Instructor

Dear families, Him C has arrived in Kathmandu after 16 day trek in Rolwaling valley.Currently, we are staying at Boudhanath for two days. We will be leaving for our rural Homestay in Balamchaur, west of Kathmandu, until 27th November. Here are some......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Nepal

Nepal: Himalayan Studies - Group B

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A Funny Lil Thing Called Figuring Life Out

Genevieve, Participant

Yak of the Week

It was probably only our third day in Nepal, though I already felt worlds away from the life in California I’d just peeled myself away from. Sitting in the classroom of the Nagarkot farmhouse with my new family, my sangha, for the next three......Read More

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ISP time!!

Sharon, Instructor

These past few days in Boudha, students were busy preparing for their two weeks of independent travel time dedicated to ISP’s (independent study projects). The students chose the following topics: ‘Altruism in Buddhism’......Read More

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The Story of Nacion Q’eros

Sophie A. Iglar, Participant

“Nacion Q’eros” One girl’s story about 10 travelers’ time spent in the mountains with the last remaining descendants of the Inca Empire. Written by: Sophie A. Iglar Published by: Yak Shack Inc., Cusco, Peru–......Read More