ANNAPURNA HIMAL AND KATHMANDU, NEPAL: CULTURAL LANDSCAPE AND ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE IN THE HIMALAYAS
This study abroad course will take students to the interior of the third pole, the Nepalese Himalayas, to learn about cultural landscape and environmental change. Participants will spend a few days in Kathmandu Valley, known for its historic sites, ancient temples, religious shrines, and captivating villages. Activities include a tour of the primeval city of Bhaktapur and Patan along with Kathmandu Durbar Square. Students will travel to the picturesque town of Pokhara and trek through Nepal’s largest protected range, Annapurna Conservation Area, where they will have a rare opportunity to interact with Pun communities and their agricultural practices in Sikha village nestled at the foot of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna peaks. A seven days’ trek will bring students through the interior of a temperate broad-leaved rain forest with breath-taking views of the tallest peaks in the world. Participants will encounter the hidden Kingdom of Mustang and tour deep gorges and magnificent lakes with stunning views of the Himalayas from Pokhara, then return to Kathmandu for student presentations and a celebration in the evening.
Early registration is strongly encouraged. Proof of a valid passport is required prior to the trip. Due to the physical nature of the trip and rough terrain, it is highly recommended that you be in excellent health and physically fit for hiking in a strenuous environment at high elevations. Any disability requiring special attention must be reported to the instructor.
||Dr. Mohan B. Dangi
Department of Geography and City &
The fee of $4,200 includes:
3 units of Fresno State credit
Lodging in double rooms, with 2 meals daily in town, and two meals and one snack daily on treks
Excursions to historic sites and monuments
Guided treks in the Himalayan Mountains
Farewell reception and cultural activities
Entry permits and visa fees
Transfers from and to the Kathmandu airport
Round trip airfare from Los Angeles or San Francisco to Kathmandu, Nepal, passport, and some meals. See instructor for details on airfare payments. Airfare payment is separate and approximately $1,500; airfare is due on March 9, 2018 to the travel agent, Air-Zone Travel.
International Travel Grants
Travel grants of $1,000 are available for qualified Fresno State students. Grants will pay the travel agent toward your airfare, thus reducing your airfare cost by $1,000. Airfare balance owed to Airzone March 9, 2018. Contact the instructor for more information.
- Wednesday, August 30, 2017,12-1 pm, Science I 182
- Monday, September 11, 2017, 5:30-6:30 pm, Science I 176
- Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 11:30 am-12:30 pm, Science I 182
- Thursday, November 2, 2017, 5:30-6:30 pm, Science I 182
- Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 12-1 pm, Science I 182
See instructor for required pre-departure orientations at Fresno State.
Registration & Fee Payment
All participants in this program must register for credit, including non-matriculated individuals.
Course fee is $4,200.
The first payment of $2,102.10 is due to the Division of Continuing and Global Education by February 23, 2018 and the balance of $2,097.90 is due March 30, 2018. It is important to understand that you are undertaking a serious contractual obligation when you register for your travel study program. Starting on February 23, 2018, you are responsible for all your travel study program fees of $4,200, which will be posted to your account even if you withdraw from the program.
Make check payable to “Fresno State”. Note: all fees are subject to change.
Scholarships and International Travel Grants
Scholarships and Travel Grants are available for qualified Fresno State students. Contact the instructor for more information.
CGE Refund Schedule
You may withdraw from the program at any time, and will be eligible for a full refund of your CGE paid fees if you withdraw before February 23, 2018. Beginning February 23, 2018, no refunds will be made. If you withdraw from the program on or after February 23, 2018, the university will place a hold on your student account and require you to pay the full amount of fees ($4,200) for the travel study program. Further, you will be unable to register in future Fresno State classes until this financial obligation is paid in full.
Participants in this program must have a valid passport. Those needing a U.S. Passport can apply in the Continuing and Global Education office, located in Kremen Education Building, Room 130.