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WTBD Yaks from Andes Amazon

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group B

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Reflexiones

Gillian, Participant

As the van carrying us away from hot springs and back towards Urumbamba turned around another switchback the mountains that comprised our surroundings for the past four days faded into the distance. I sat in the far back listening to the songs I had......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Andes Amazon

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group B

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Urubamba to Lares

sam parmelee, Participant

Starting at a mere 9,000 feet we walked on the side of a jungle like river until it became the melt off from a glacier. It was amazing to see the transformation of the scenery as our pack mules and llamas truded past us. The arieros sped past us......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Andes Amazon

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group B

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En la Cordillera

Amado, Participant

One trekking pole in front of the other, we plod on our endless uphill climb, trying to get over a pass that we see looming in the distance, flanked on both sides by severe, snow-capped cliffs. Usually a happy, talkative group, the majority of us......Read More

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Foraging in the forest

Instructor Team, Instructor

This morning we went on a trek with two local guides who have been custodians of this land for generations. Por Sawat (63 years old) and Por Ma (77 years old) were crushing it through the jungle, cutting back vegetation to show us what was edible,......Read More

WTBD Yaks from India

North India: Roof of the World (4-week)

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The End of Trek

Justine Corrigan, Participant

When we reached the top of the pass, we were level with the clouds. I was so grateful to be able to see mountains for miles in either direction. Christy bought us all Snickers bars to eat at the top, and chocolate has never felt more rewarding.......Read More

WTBD Yaks from India

North India: Roof of the World (4-week)

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Mountain River

Claire Brady, Participant

Driving along the curving mountain roads in the classic Leh taxis on the first day of our second trek, I looked out the window and down the rocky cliff. Hundreds of feet below, the river raged against the dark red mountain canyon. I expressed my......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Peru

Peru: Sacred Mountains (4-week)

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The Lares Trek

Luca Goldig, Participant

Hello Yak Board, I will be yakking about my personal experience on the lares trek. Our first day was a nice trek in the sun. Along the way we met a lady who showed us an incredible variety of potatoes and other vegetables that she cultivated. We......Read More

Morocco: Crossroads of Mountains & Culture

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Squaring Up With Sheep

Melanie, Participant

On the third and final night of the trek, Stefan, Nikki, Courtney, Jackson and I decided to venture up a mountain for the opportunity to journal with an amazing view overlooking the campsite and the palmerie of the nearby towns. On the way to this......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Peru

Peru: Sacred Mountains (6-week)

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The Line Between Heaven and Earth

Asher Freund, Participant

Yak of the Week

Happy Thursday! I don’t have much time to write this yak because i am meeting my host family for lunch in 20 minutes. So i will briefly recount some moments and share a few thoughts: During our 5 day trek around Apu Ausangate, I witnessed the most......Read More

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Photo Update from the Trek

Cara, Dragons Admin

Hello Family and Friends, I have received a few photos and an update from the Morocco course instructors letting me know that the first couple days of trekking have been going well. I hope you enjoy the attached photos of the trek and the......Read More

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Day 1 of Trek

Anja Carter, Participant

Another postdated yak that was written while on our trek and separated from WiFi. Written on Saturday in Santa Clara la Laguna…   Hola! Yesterday morning we said our last goodbyes to our homestay families in Pachaj and then rode in the......Read More

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Potolo

Lia Silberberg, Participant

Hola, The group just got back from our trekk. It was so beautiful and amazing. On the last part of the trekk we stopped in Potolo and I met the cutest little boy ever. His name is Giovanni, we hit it off right away. I loved how he asked everyones......Read More