As a former health assistant who has transitioned to pursuing a Bachelor of Mountaineering Studies (BMS) at the Nepal Mountain Academy, I can confidently say that this subject is both dynamic and fascinating. The nature of the subject itself is inherently interesting and diverse, encompassing various fields such as geology, geography, research methodology, adventure hospitality marketing, cross-cultural studies, mountain meteorology, French language, anthropology, socio-cultural studies, management, safety and security, tourism law, and service quality management, to name just a few.
What I particularly appreciate about this course is its holistic approach, which offers a practical perspective that is relevant to the field. To succeed in this subject, one must not only possess theoretical knowledge but must also be physically and mentally prepared. In fact, it is a requirement to climb 6000 and 7000 peaks while preparing a report and thesis, which underscores the practical aspect of the subject.
Moreover, the faculty, guest lectures, and management of Nepal Mountain Academy foster a friendly environment that is conducive to research and learning. I am grateful to be a part of this course, and I am excited about the many opportunities and challenges that await me in the near future.