Nepal Everest Region: November 2020
Himalayan Immersion, Geography and the Environment
Nepal is one of the most unique corners of the world. Through the 21-day experience, students will not only learn about the unique physical geography and environmental science of the Kathmandu and Khumbu Valleys, but they will adjust to the local lifestyles by living with host families.
Student will experience Language, cooking, farming, and community cultural events in two places: 1) the Kathmandu Valley and 2) the Khumbu Valley culminating in an exploration of villages below the highest mountain on earth: Mount Everest and a possible visit to Everest Basecamp.
The trekking portion of the trip after living with host families will be heavily focused on the physical geography (weather, climate, glaciers, landscapes) and the environmental science (pollution, water, air quality, and protected area management of Sagarmatha National Park).
The trekking portion of this trip does require participants to be of moderate to advanced moderate fitness. Trekking will be a gradual pace and dependent on all participants’ responses to altitude.
Trip Dates: Nov. 30 - Dec. 21, 2020
Courses: GEO 111 and ENV 101 - 8 Credits (Community members may choose to audit these classes)
Tuition: See current in-district, in-state, and out-of-state CMC Tuition Rates
Program Fee: $2,999 – plus airfare and CMC tuition
Registration Deadline: September 15, 2020 ($1,500 deposit required by this date)