Nepal Everest Region: December 2024

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 Map

Trip Dates: Nov. 30 - Dec. 19, 2024

Courses: GEO 1011 and ENV 1111 - 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: $3,800 – plus airfare and CMC tuition

Registration Deadline: September 30, 2024 ($1,500 deposit required by this date)

Let us know you're interested!

Contact Tim Loes
Associate Professor of Science/Biology

Trip Leaders

Kedrowski, Jon

Jon Kedrowski

Jon Kedrowski, Ph.D.

Adjunct Science Faculty

A CMC adjunct faculty member, Dr. Jon Kedrowski is also a speaker, author, mountaineer, expedition leader and trekking Guide. Read more: Kedrowski, Jon

Loes, Timothy

Tim Loes on Mt. Massive in June 2014

Timothy Loes, MA

Professor, Science/Biology
970-569-2944 |

Read more: Loes, Timothy