Completed! 2014 HFS – Forestry & Natural Resources

A successful completion of the 2014 Himalayan Field Study – Forestry & Natural Resources program. A special thank you to the 20 participants!! Couldn’t have been possible without you! 

2014 Himalayan Field Study – Forestry & Natural Resources (completed)

Himalayan Field Study 2014, a program of the International Institute of Field Study. designed for foresters and natural resource professionals in collaboration with Canadian Institute Forests and Forests Without Borders, took place from October 16 to November 9, 2014.  The group consisted of 20 participants (10 female and 10 male). The participants were from Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta and British Columbia.

Activities included:

Talk programs on Nepal, community history, geography, politics and culture, forestry, climate change, wildlife and parks management, etc.  Field visits included community forestry activities, interaction with the local forest users’ group, school nursery project funded by Forests Without Borders, Alberta Caucus, etc.

Other activities were white water rafting in Trisuli River, wildlife safari in Chitwan National Park, trekking to Annapurna Base Camp and visits to several world heritage sites like Lumbini, birth place of Lord Buddha, Pasupati temple, Swayambhu, Boudha, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Kathmandu Durbar Square, etc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

For further details please contact us at (780)817-3239 or email us at info.iifs@shaw.ca

 

Completed! 2013 Himalayan Retreat – Nepal

A successful completion of the 2013 Himalayan Retreat – Nepal program. A special thank you to the 21 participants!! You all made it a unforgettable experience!

2014 Himalayan Retreat – Nepal (completed)

Himalayan Retreat 2013, a program of the International Institute of Field Study. took place from October 18 to November 9, 2013.  The group consisted of 21 participants (14 female and 7 male). The participants were from Edmonton, AB; Rocky Mountain House, AB; Hinton, AB; and Pemberton, BC.

Activities included white water rafting in Trisuli River, wildlife safari in Chitwan National Park, trekking to Annapurna Base Camp and visits to several world heritage sites like Lumbini, birth place of Lord Buddha, Pasupati temple. Swayambhu, Boudha, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Kathmandu Durbar Square, etc.

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For further details please contact us at (780)817-3239 or email us at info.iifs@shaw.ca

2009-Himalayan Retreat for Women

Trip Report Himalayan Retreat 2009

 (September 29 – October 18, 2009)

A group of twelve women completed 2009 Himalayan Retreat Program.

The participants were from Alberta, British Columbia and Nova Scotia.

 

Comments from the participants:

[box] I was told this would be a life altering experience, and now I know. Thank you for a most special experience and for your caring leadership. Namaste.

Lori Nelson, Blind Bay, British Columbia, Canada[/box]

 

[box] Thanks for making my dreams to walk on the Annapurna trail and to see Mount Everest a reality. Namaste.

Margie Van Binsbergen, Granville Ferry, Nova Scotia, Canada[/box]

 

[box] I can’t believe our trip is coming to an end. It’s been a trip of a life time and will be remembered forever. Thanks for all your efforts!

Karen Graham, Hinton, Alberta, Canada[/box]

 

[box] Thanks you so much for sharing your culture and world with us. I really enjoyed the trip and it made such an impact to have you with us. It made all the difference. Good luck, Thank you and Namaste.

Maureen Nakonechny, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada[/box]

Himalayan Retreat 2009

2009-Sightseeing Kathmandu – Patan – Bhaktapur – Nagarkot

2009 Himalayan Retreat for Women, sightseeing Kathmandu – Patan – Bhaktapur – Nagarkot

 

 

 

 

2009-Rafting and Camping Trisuli River

2009 Himalayan Retreat for Women, Rafting – Trisuli River

 

 

 

 

2009-Wildlife Safari-Chitwan National Park

2009 Himalayan Retreat for Women, Wildlife Safari – Chitwan National Park

 

 

 

 

2009-Mountain Flight to Everest Region

2009-Himalayan Retreat for Women, Mountain Flight to Everest Region

 

 

 

 

2008-Himalayan Field Study Program Report

Himalayan Field Study Program Report 2008

 

 

 

 

2007-Himalayan Field Study Program

Himalayan Field Study Program 2007

(May 1 to May 24, 2007)

A group of 18 visited Nepal from May 1st to May 24, 2007 – Group included both university students and professionals. Participants age ranges from teen to seventy – 11 (60%) were over 40 years of age and 7 (40%) under 40 years, Group included nine female (50%) and nine male (50%). Background of the participants: 6 Natural resources, 6 Medical, 4 social science and 2 business

Charity work:

The group took 12 bags of clothing for distribution (Child Haven orphanage, school in Pithauli, Old age home, soccer clubs and distribution along the way to Annapurna Base Camp)

International Institute of Field Study, Hinton Alberta donated Nepalese Rs.100,000.00 to Nepal Forestry Association for building construction

Academic Sessions

2007-Sightseeing in Kathmandu and surrounding area

Sightseeing in Kathmandu and surrounding area 2007