Nepal Trek


George McGregor Burns once said, “Leadership is one of the most often studied yet least understood fields of inquiry in the history of human thought.” Why might that be?

Authentic leadership is a very personal matter that draws on a deep understanding of yourself and manifests in ways that model your beliefs in the pursuit of things that matter most you. Detecting, developing, and tapping into an authentic vision is perhaps one of the most powerful approaches for realizing both professional success and personal fulfillment. This is a lifelong process and the Johnson Nepal Leadership Trek provides an opportunity to jump-start or reinvigorate that process using the stunning Himalayas and the inspiring Nepali culture as a back drop.  It’s a magnificent setting for taking stock, renewing ourselves, and developing fresh perspectives on work, life, success, and contribution with fellow graduates of Johnson.

The culture, the views, trekking, volunteer service activities, remote villages, reflective exercises, and cross-cultural and spiritual exploration all work together for providing the inspiration for envisioning a more fulfilling future for ourselves. It’s a magnificent setting and opportunity for taking stock, renewing ourselves, and developing fresh perspectives on work, life, success, and contribution.

Cornell Nepal Study Program

The Nepal Leadership Trek is supported and guided by the staff of the Cornell Nepal Study Program (CNSP), which is a pioneering joint venture between Cornell University and Tribhuvan National University of Nepal initiated in 1993. CNSP is the first and only study-abroad program in Nepal to draw together students from American universities to live and study with Nepalese peers in residential program houses.

Testimonials from last year’s experience

“A great program that combines magnificent views of the Himalayas with meditation and reflection.”

“Fantastic opportunity for personal reflection in a safe, supportive environment immersed in the Nepali culture and surrounded by the Himalayas.”

Nepal Trek