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The Kingdom of Bhutan 2017 Trip Report

 

 

 

 

          

A Country Poised Between the Ancient and the Modern: Exploring Bhutan

Over March Break 2017, ALIVE Outdoors is very excited to be working with Good Karma Travel to provide a group from RSGC and SMLS with an outstanding learning experience in the Kingdom of Bhutan.  Travelling through Bhutan will offer students a rare and unique opportunity to see the last Himalayan Kingdom, which is said to be one of the most unique and isolated locations in the world.

Some of the goals of our journey are:
•To evaluate and examine our own perspectives and our personal values.
•To learn from and share with the Utpal Academy Higher Secondary School students.
•To deepen and expand our worldview.
•To be immersed in a society that will contrast the difference in pace and values between a life centered in Western consumerism vs. intentional and unhurried living.
•To appreciate Buddhist cultural traditions and spirituality.

 

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March 2017


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When my daughter first came home to tell me about the trip, she was super excited that she may have the chance to go on this adventure. She wasn’t sure...

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A THANK YOU to our Guides Karma and Galey:

From the snowy tops of the mountains to the lowest valley, we wandered through Bhutan. We wandered with muddy boots and...

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March 18, 2017

It’s no secret that the Kingdom of Bhutan was #1 on my “life travel wish list.” I have had the Bhutan Lonely Planet book sitting in a...

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This is a quick note to let all the parents know that we have arrived safely at the hotel in Thailand. We are heading to the pool, and then for...

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This morning we woke up to face a new challenge! Our whole group was excited for the journey ahead of us. A long hike awaited us up to Taktshang Goemba...

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Today was a time to relax after yesterday’s hike. We spent the majority of the morning visiting shops and purchasing gifts along Paro’s main street. As much as it was...

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There is a saying, " A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step " and after our experience today, we could not agree more. While staying in...

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To start with, we would just like to clarify that for the safety of the group due to the snow that fell before our arrival in the country, we did...

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First Day Reflections from Utpal

We had an early morning today; by 7AM we were on the bus heading to Utpal Academy.  When we arrived at 8:30, we joined...

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Just a quick note to let everyone know that we had an amazing start to our exchange with the Utpal Academy students yesterday. A journal reflection will be posted very...

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We kicked off the day with the beautiful sight of the Dochula Pass, where we learned about Stupas which are small temple-like buildings built in honour of someone important who...

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