General · 18th November 2013
Himalaya translates from the Sanskrit as “abode of snow”, Quadralaya, more like “those who dwell on Quadra. The latest Wilderness Trekking journey into the Tsum Valley, a remote and sacred Tibetan Buddhist region of Nepal was joined by 6 Quadra residents and 6 folks from the UK and the US.
With the intention of ‘connecting’ as much as possible with this truly unique landscape and Tibetan culture, we were joined in Nepal by Quadra Island’s very own Josephine Anderson, yoga teacher and travelling companion extraordinaire. Our journey was probably the first ever Himalayan Yoga Trek, certainly the most adventurous yoga trek ever undertaken
Please join us as we tell ‘our groundbreaking story’ at Quadra Community Center, this Sunday 24th November at 7:30pm. Doors open 7pm and admission is by donation with all proceeds to the Umbrella Orphanage, Kathmandu.
The Tsum Valley only opened to foreign travelers 4 years ago and has remained pretty much unchanged for hundreds of years. More recent political boundaries put Tsum in Nepal, but when actually there it becomes very apparent that everything is Tibetan. Given the tragic, cultural devastation brought on in Tibet, Tsum may well be one of the last places on earth where the Tibetan Buddhist culture has survived virtually unchanged.
Wilderness Trekking offers challenging high altitude walking holidays across the Himalaya. Our focus is firmly on our local staff and how this relationship radiates outwards to everyone in our groups and those places and people we meet along the way.
Our evening presentation will include stories and photography from our latest journeys in Tsum, and offer more general background information on the Himalaya and future adventures.
Questions and contributions from the audience are highly encouraged, hope to see you there!!