Everest Region Nepal Detail

 Everest Region Field Study Program, NEPAL

International Institute of Field Studies

Detail program

(The program will be customized according to the size and interests of the participants)

DAY 1:   Arrival Kathmandu

DAY 2:   Morning:    ICIMOD, Talk program on environmental and developmental issues of the Everest region.

Afternoon:    Field visit to demonstration site at Godavari (agroforestry, horticulture, soil conservation,   sericulture, community forestry etc.).   Overnight in Kathmandu.

DAY 3:   Morning:      Talk program on environmental and developmental issues of the Everest region.

               Afternoon:    Kathmandu Tour (Pasupati temple, Baudhanath Stupa, Patan Square. Overnight in Kathmandu.

DAY 4:   Whitewater rafting – Overnight at the bank of  Trisuli river in tent.

DAY 5:   Chitwan National Park (Rhino watching, bird watching, canoeing, Tharu ethnic dance) – Overnight in national park in resort.

DAY 6:   Chitwan National Park (Talk program on parks management, jungle activities) – Overnight in national park in resort.

DAY 7:   Back to Kathmandu, Overnight Kathmandu.

DAY 8: Fly to Lukla (Everest region) and trek to Phakding.  Overnight in camp/lodge.

DAY 9: Everest region – Trek to Namche and overnight camp/lodge.

DAY 10: Everest region – Trek to Thame and overnight camp/lodge.

DAY 11: Everest region – Trek to Kunde and overnight camp/lodge.

DAY 12: Everest region – Trek to Thengboche and overnight camp/lodge.

DAY 13: Everest region – Trek to Monjo and overnight camp/lodge.

DAY 14: Everest region – Trek to Lukla and overnight camp/lodge.

DAY 15: Fly Back (Lukla to Kathmandu), Overnight in Kathmandu.

DAY 16: Visit Tibetan refugee camp and other places of interest.  Overnight in Kathmandu.

DAY 17: Kathamandu – Free day. Overnight in Kathmandu.

DAY 18: Kathmandu – Free day. Overnight in Kathmandu.

DAY 19: Fly back to Canada

* Some activities are subject to change.

Everest Region Field Study Program


 Everest Region Field Study Program

A program of the International Institute of Field Studies in collaboration with the International Center for Integrated Mountain Development, (an international NGO), (www.icimod.org), Kathmandu, Nepal.

(Limited Enrollment.  All-inclusive cost: Canadian $ 5,400)

The International Institute of Field Studies (IIFS), in collaboration with the International Center for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), is offering Everest Region Field Study Program in Nepal. The program will be coordinated by Dr. Sharad C. Karmacharya, who has been organizing, similar study programs for students and environmental professionals from various universities (Ottawa, Carleton, Simon Fraser, McGill, Alberta and Saskatchewan).

The main focus of the program is the study and experience of environmental, developmental, ecological and cultural issues of the Everest region of Nepal. The academic component of the program is conducted through a series of seminars, workshops and discussions with international and local experts. Activities include visits to field activities such as community forestry, watershed management, national parks and wildlife management, environmental management and plantations by the participants in the Himalayas. Other activities include trekking in the Mt. Everest region; rafting; an elephant ride to watch wildlife (rhino, tiger, deer) in Chitwan National Park; and visits to temples, monasteries, palaces and other international heritage sites.

This program is designed for individuals interested in the Everest region of Nepal. Participants must be in good health, and be open to a variety of cross-cultural experiences.

The all-inclusive cost of the program (air travel from major Canadian cities, domestic airfare, hotels, meals, rafting, trekking, local transportation, permits, entry tickets) is Canadian $ 5,400.

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