Na Zdravje! Adventures Fast and Slow, in Slovenia!

Trip Region: Europe
Country(ies): Slovenia
Partners Trek? Yes
Cost: $2624
Airfare Estimate: $1100
Structure:   •   Lodging:   •   Nightlife: 3   •   Activity: 3

Trek Description:

Your ultimate adventure awaits with a squad that’s all about blending brainpower with adrenaline. Meet your eclectic crew of thrill-seekers and thinkers who are all set to make Slovenia more than just a stop on a map:

Me, your adventure curator who’s always ready with a quirky fact or a cool spot for the perfect selfie. Think of me as your go-to for finding the perfect blend of chill and thrill.
Chirag, the sports enthusiast, and certified paraglider, ready to soar above Slovenia’s stunning scenery. Whether you’re into high altitudes or high spirits, he’s your guy.
Riya, our public health strategist who’ll make sure our wine-tasting hangovers are cured in a jiffy!
From the picturesque peaks of the Julian Alps to beautiful Piran, our trek is meticulously crafted to feed your body, mind, and soul. Whether we’re river rafting on the Soca river, exploring historic castles, or discussing the latest in tech and consulting by the campfire, every day promises new heights of fun and learning.

🌟 What’s the Plan? 🌟 Renuka, the tech strategist who’ll decode the digital landscape as smoothly as she navigates the Slovenian caves. She’s all about connecting techy talks with real-world treks.

Expect a week where your Insta feed won’t know what hit it—soaring heights, historic sites, and hangouts that turn into hangovers of the happiest kind. So, ARE YOU READY to join a crew that’s as diverse in interests as Slovenia is in landscapes? Let’s make this trek a story to remember!

Day 1 — Thursday, Aug 17

Riya Cherian

Hometown: Alappuzha, Kerala, India
Undergrad: Cochin University of Science and Technology
Pre-MBA life: Public Policy planning and implementation
Post-MBA plans: Public health strategy

Why should you join my trek?
Slovenia is breathtakingly beautiful and an offbeat destination in Europe. The trek has a combination of activities and experiences that, at once, nurture friendships and community, while also offering space for self-driven activities. It offers a range of fun group activities and experiences, from hikes to rafting, urban tours, and cultural immersion. In short, there is something for everyone. Also, you get to a chance to explore this stunning country before it becomes a mainstream tourist destination.

Renuka Agarwal

Hometown: Ajmer, Rajasthan
Undergrad: Vellore Institute of Technology (Mtech)
Pre-MBA life: Automation Technical lead
Post-MBA plans: Tech Product Manager

Why should you join my trek?
This is the perfect trip for anyone looking to have a mix of experiences in Central Europe. You get to enjoy some of the most scenic places in Europe, especially the lakes and mountains. You get to go hiking on some of the most picturesque mountains in the region. This trip is perfect for a good mix of adventure, exploration and relaxation.

Chirag Gidwani

Hometown: Pune, India
Undergrad: Symbiosis International University
Pre-MBA life: PM & PMM at $600M FinTech Startup
Post-MBA plans: Tech Strategy / Consulting

Why should you join my trek?
What? An MTrek to Slovenia of all places? Well.. Go Blue, Go ANYWHERE! (In case you haven’t heard it a 1000 times already). Here’s 3 reasons why YOU MUST choose Slovenia for your MTrek:
1. Slovenia packs an incredible amount of diverse and beautiful locations while being just as big as New Jersey! From the magnificent Lake Bled – said to be one of the most beautiful lakes in the world, to river rafting in crystal clear emerald water on the Soca river, from wine tasting in Tuscany-like wine country (which actually borders Italy so its just as beautiful, if not more) to having a fun day out in the natural thermal spring water parks – Slovenia has it all! I’ll let the itinerary do the rest of the talking, but do check our locations out and I promise you won’t be disappointed!
2. Perfect balance of outdoor fun and partying – given our incredible MTrek experiences from last year, we’ve all arrived at what we think is a great balance between having some good ‘ol outdoor fun and letting your hair down and partying the night away. So for those who want the perfect balance of Mtrekking and partying – Slovenia is YOUR trek!
3. THE BEST TREK LEADERS – For many of us, our MTrek leaders were our first real MBA2 connections, and they’ve gone on to become our closest friends and mentors throughout the rollercoaster that is an MBA. Your MTrek leaders for Slovenia hail from diverse professional backgrounds and have navigated very different MBA journeys. We’ve got folks who have deep exposure across tech, consulting, healthcare and public policy; and while we promise your trek will be so fun that you’ll almosty forget about your recruiting stuff for a bit, we’ll always be there to give our (un) solicited advice!

And seriously, how often will you get to go to Slovenia with a bunch of 25 of your future best friends?!