Open to students in Grades 10 to 12
Trip organizer: ALIVE Outdoor
Partner schools: Havergal, Hillfield Strathallan College, Holy Trinity, Lakefield, RSGC, St. Mildred's-Lightbourne, UCC Maximum number of Crescent students: 10
Estimated cost: $6,650–6,850 (excl. flight and insurance)
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Provides 10 community service hours.
A Place Unlike Anywhere Else On Earth.
There is a place that not many people have had the opportunity of visiting called the Kingdom of Bhutan. Bhutan’s palpable, calm energy, coupled with its stunning Himalayan landscape, its spiritual teachings and low-volume approach to tourism make it an ideal location for us to share an incredible journey where all participants can not only reground and connect with themselves after these very challenging few years but also learn many important life lessons.
- Dochula Pass, a collection of 108 chortens and prayer flags.
- Memorial Chorten – The Memorial Stupa, also known as the Thimphu Chorten, is a stupa, popularly known as “the most visible religious landmark in Bhutan.”
- Centenary Park and Buddha Point, where a massive statue of Shakyamuni measures 51.5 meters makes it one of the largest statues of Buddha in the world. We will also visit inside the Buddha, where 125,000 smaller Buddhas reside.
- Punakha Dzong – Punakha Dzong is built on the confluence of the Two rivers Pho chu and Mo chu. It is a magnificent structure and a marvel of traditional Bhutanese architecture. It is considered a pride for Bhutan
- Hike to Taktsang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest), approximately 1000 meters above the Paro valley. The oldest temple founded in 7th century by Tibetan king Songsang Gangpo.
- Learning exchange with students from a local school, overnight, sharing insights with each other about happiness, health, success and personal values.
Note: Trip details are subject to change.Character Quality: Engaged Citizenship