Great Big Walk Day 9: To Gyabla (2730m)

To Gyabla (2730m)
The valley begins to widen on the stage to Gyabla, and rather than climbing up and down it is a more gradual and steady ascent until we reach the outskirts of the pretty village of Gyabla.  The walk will take approximately 6 hours.

Quote for the Day

Walking . . . is how the body measures itself against the earth.
Rebecca Solnit

Did You Know?

You can see the Bengal Tiger and the one horned rhinoceros in Nepal.

Find Your Fit Fact

Walking also slows the aging process. Being sedentary means your muscles atrophy since they are not being used.  Walking will help you to maintain muscle mass and health as well. You should be walking throughout your lifespan.

Activity Suggestion: Icefall Walk

Objective: Have the student rely on each other to navigate and overcome obstacles

Materials Needed: Random obstructions (Hurdles, hula hoops, balls)

Activity Description:

–   Scatter the equipment all over the floor from one end of the activity area to the other

–   Have the students work in pairs

–   One partner is wears a blindfold while the other works as a guide to instruct their partner through the icefall

–   The instructing partner is not to touch their partner at any time.

–   One partner is wears a blindfold while the other works as a guide to instruct their partner through the icefall.

–   Once they cross the icefall (i.e., activity area), they switch places. If they touch an obstacle at any time, they are to switch places and they go back to the beginning.

–   Make the activity harder or easier by adding or subtracting equipment.

 

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