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A Trip to the Land of the Thunder Dragon

Published Wednesday 5th of February 2014 01:50:18 PM

20 January 2014

A group of 20 from Dauntsey's School have now returned from the remote Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan. This is the school's third visit to the country; in 2005, they were the first school to visit the kingdom which tightly controls the number of visitors permitted entry.

The group spent two weeks exploring the country's cultural heritage, meeting local people and trekking in the Bhutanese mountains. Highlights included an audience with the Bhutanese Queen Mother and negotiating the steep, narrow path to the famous Tiger's Nest temple perched on a cliff face.

'This was a trip of a lifetime. We not only learnt about the culture of this fascinating country but also a lot about ourselves. Trekking at altitudes of 4,000 metres across hazardous terrain, and sleeping under canvas in temperatures as low as minus 20, certainly makes you realise what you can achieve if you really push yourself. We have all come home with some new life skills as well as some wonderful experiences to share.' said Jeremy Hutchinson, team leader.
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