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Nepal: Himalayan Studies – Group A

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Students depart Nepal

Dave, Shanti and Hemant, Participant

It is with smiles, khatas, tears, apprehension, a little confusion and HEAPS of enthusiasm that our students (except Zuza, who is staying on in Nepal for another day of solo adventure) said their goodbyes to us (their instructors and Zuza) and made......Read More

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Quotes for people back home

Hayden Rodriguez, Participant

Coen – I have changed a lot but I hope you have not changed one bit! Esther – I’m coming home Mom! Can’t wait to see you and give you a squeeze. Xoxo, E Zuza – See you soon! I am excited to listen to your stories and share......Read More

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Throwback to Patan’s Breakfasts

Mihai and Coen, Dragons Admin

Yak of the Week

This was our third day into the student-led breakfasts in Patan. Our group was comprised of Mihai, Ellie, Coen and Lily. On this day, we attempted to make a 16-person Spanish Tortilla and this video captured our miraculous tortilla flip. The art of......Read More

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A poem regarding religion

Hayden Rodriguez, Participant

Bloody Foreheads, Wet Feet   Years spent on the concrete, Bibles blank till the back page, chained down, eyes in the clouds, head in the cosmos, unattached to whats within me, cloud watching for a white man, robed in a fairy tail veil,......Read More

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Transference begins

Dave, Shanti and Hemant, Participant

Just a quick note to update all our groups friends, family and loved ones. Our group has successfully completed X-phase with an extended farm stay and Bhaktapur city adventures. We wrapped up this stage of the course with a delicious meal together......Read More

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Life in Gundu

Instructors, Instructor

Picture of the Week

Namaste dear friends and families, The group has been in Gundufor 9 full days, as of now! Students have been helping out in building firepit and root cellar, cleaning the cow shed, cob mixing, pruning the plants, weeding, painting on chicken coop, harvesting potatoes, garlic and ginger, taking cooking classes from experienced chef and students baking the bread and making pizzas for dinner on the farm where all the ingredients comes from the garden however we are also having discussion over tea time about – Where our food comes from, What does it take to grow a plant or crops,… Read More

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Nature Calls in Chaukati Village (throwback post)

Lily Gooding, Participant

Hello and welcome back to another Lily Gooding Yak Post. Let’s have an update of what my mornings have been like in Chaukati village. First things first this is slightly unrelated but my mornings truly start at 5:30 am when nature calls, no this......Read More

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Trek Memories

Dylan Mullan, Participant

Trekking through Nepal has been an experience like no other. Wading through tin roofs and herds of cows. Passing golden fields of wheat and barley. A forest of prayer flags and shrines of the divine. It isn’t the easiest thing in the world,......Read More

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Ma

Eitan, Participant

Moms will always be stronger then your minds can believe. Simple as that. Infinite struggle but with birth how it tales Star destined path but with love it prevails Note to self, all Moms Nepali moms share This care that has no end till we despair......Read More

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International Return Flight Information

Sarah O'Brien, Dragons Admin

Dear Families & Friends, It is hard to believe that almost three 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 are......Read More

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Poem From Chokauti

Cristobal, Participant

Rolling hills tilled into steps Drumming and chanting galore Om Namah Shivaya, I whisper As I delve into Hindu lore.   Petty dramas and cosmic karmas I never know what is next. Plowing till my palms turn red, My Nepali parents perplexed.  ......Read More

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Kimbu Tree

Lily Gooding, Participant

Purple stained fingers A rustle in the trees Dappled sunlight A tickle in my cheeks I reach out and up Using my index and thumb Here comes the kimbu Its melting on my tongue I sit under the kimbu tree Greedily plucking away Here I am in Nepal But......Read More