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Follow along with this group of 12 high schools students and 4 No Barriers Ambassadors as they Explore Nepal on a two-week expedition designed to break through perceived barriers and grow as a team.

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It’s been nearly a week since this incredible team of students and leaders make the long trek back home, but we can’t stop buzzing about this unforgettable experience. Here’s a look back at just a few of the memorable moments from the Explore Nepal Expedition. And stayed tuned—we’ll be sharing more stories and videos in the near future!


#1: Trying New Foods


Veggie noodles for lunch!

Fruit and potato salad for lunch.


#2: Being welcomed to Nepal with tika blessings


Mandy with the tika (red mark) on her forehead


#3: Gretchen passing her No Barriers coin to someone who inspired her


Gretchen gave the school Principal a No Barriers challenge coin at Srijana Secondary School for the Deaf


#4: Sharing ukuleles with Nepali kids


Students from the Mustang Childrens School in Jomsom.


#5: Experiencing ancient and sacred spaces


The prayer flags decorating the mountain ridge at the Kutsab Teranga Monastery.


#6: Less hiking, more riding!


Everyone agrees that horse trekking is the way to go.


#7: Traveling with global adventurers Bill Barkeley and Erik Weihenmayer, who inspired this expedition



#8: Meeting locals in each community we visited 


Local child hanging out.


#9: Our awesome expedition guides, Kaitlyn and Nate


Expedition Leaders Kaitlyn and Nate


#10: Our storyteller, Didrik


Didrik, No Barriers videographer, photographer, and juice box aficionado





Inspired by this journey? Here are a few ways you can experience the No Barriers Life:


What’s Your Everest
AUGUST 4, 2018

What’s Your Everest is our annual mountain climb fundraiser where you can hike alongside members of the No Barriers community, including No Barriers co-founder Erik Weihenmayer. It’s a chance to see our impact first-hand, connect with others, and remind yourself that What’s Within You Is Stronger Than What’s In Your Way.

Learn More & Register Your Team »


Walk With The Warriors
SEPTEMBER 8 & 9, 2018

Join No Barriers as we Walk With The Warriors in various locations around the country throughout the month of September, with local walks in Fort Collins (9/8) and Denver (9/9). Rally your friends, family and colleagues to walk to support and honor not only veterans with disabilities but all of the brave men and women who have, or are currently, serving our country.

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No Barriers Summit New York City
OCTOBER 5 & 6, 2018

The No Barriers Summit New York City is the place where leaders, change-makers and aspiring visionaries from all walks of life unite to discover how to bring the No Barriers Life to a world ready for greater possibilities. To be considered for the Class of 2018 and gain access to an online educational activity, the No Barriers Summit NYC  and our No Barriers alumni community, submit an application or enroll in the Leadership in Business Workshop.

Learn more about No Barriers Summit NYC »




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