Class time. What will it be today - Hindi, leadership, meteorology, or first aid? The NOLS syllabus is packed.
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The Kumaon and Eastern Garhwal regions of the Indian Himalaya are rugged glacially carved ranges world famous as destinations for climbing and trekking. These low-lying valleys have been the traditional trade routes between India and Tibet inhabited by remote pastoral communities over hundreds of years.
As you make your way up high mountain passes, some reaching 15,000 feet above sea level, you will travel through river valleys lush with foliage. You’ll visit teahouses and hike past fields that are still worked using traditional farming methods as you accumulate backcountry skills and learn the core NOLS curriculum.
Your cultural studies and classes in conversational Hindi will aid in your interactions with local villagers. You’ll go beyond and see an India that few foreigners ever encounter, deep into the remote Himalayan wilderness to experience the land and culture on a staggering scale.
18 and Over (average age: 23)
2013: $6,990 2014: $7,200
2013 September 21-October 25, 2013
2014 May 6-June 9, 2014 September 23-October 27, 2014