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ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
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Sandra Wetzel Nov 01, 2015 at 11:46 AM

Anyone in the Nov 29-Dec 16 2015 group going to India afterward? I am.

Stephen Hirt Sep 29, 2015 at 10:27 PM

We went to Bhutan in October 2014. The trip was fantastic. Our guide, Finn, was extraordinary and the whole experience a trip of a lifetime. We had one afternoon of light rain the whole two weeks. Good luck. Steve& Carol

Premium Email Subscriber Aug 21, 2015 at 03:51 PM

My husband (Arthur Darling) and I (Judy Sangl) from Arlington, VA will be on 10/22- 11/8 trip and will arrive 2 days early - anyone else arriving early?
Premium Email Subscriber Aug 22, 2015 at 07:55 PM

Tara and Vimal Kumar are arriving one day early for additional stay in Kathmandu
Helen Epps Sep 11, 2015 at 10:29 PM

I (Helen Epps) am not arriving early, but I live in DC and have my office in Arlington. Perhaps we might meet for coffee before the trip?
Premium Email Subscriber Sep 16, 2015 at 01:55 PM

My husband and I would be happy to meet you in Arlington or even DC- we live about 5 blocks from the intersection of Lee and Glebe near Ballston- My email is sangl1952@gmail.com
Helen Epps Sep 18, 2015 at 08:40 PM

I have written to your e-mail address and not gotten an answer. My office is very close to where you live. Please e-mail me at hcepps@juno.com to see when we night get together.
Arthur Hurwitz Oct 12, 2015 at 01:15 PM

Beverly Reuter & Art Hurwitz from Stoughton, MA, on the 10/22-11/8/15 trip will arrive 2 days early. Will look for you.
Premium Email Subscriber Oct 12, 2015 at 01:26 PM

Art, Excellent! Looking forward to meeting you. Thank you for reaching out.

Premium Email Subscriber Aug 20, 2015 at 10:45 AM

Tara and Vimal Kumar from Saratoga, CA. are looking forward to our 10/22/2015 tour.

Kirsten Loumeau May 04, 2015 at 09:07 PM

kirsten Loumeau going on June 15 trip. Looking forward to meet fellow travelers.

Geri Stayman Apr 28, 2015 at 08:17 PM

We are scheduled to stay at the Hyatt Regency in Kathmandu for one night. I suggest the hotel be changed due to reports that they are turning away Nepalese earthquake victims.

Fran MacPherson Jan 01, 2015 at 11:12 AM

Also interested in weather in Nov/Dec ?????- went in July FANTASTIC - mind you we had Fin as our guide he is exceptionally good tho likes to try and keep a tight(ish) rein ! Fran
Glenn Steiner Jan 07, 2015 at 09:49 PM

It was chilly in the morning sometimes, it just depended on the elevation. In the late morning and afternoon it was perfect walking weather. In the lower elevations the poinsettias were in full bloom, beautiful. In the passes it was cool. No snow until the morning of the hike to Tiger's Nest. Fin delayed our start because it was raining (for the first time) down where we stayed, and it was likely to stop in an hour or so. When we got there it was lightly snowing, and very beautiful. I have a feeling many tourists stayed back, because the trail was not busy. When we got the the halfway point, the snow had stopped, but the trail was not dry. Half our group decided not to go on for various reasons. Another tour group that was there was told they couldn't go on. The post-snow fog obscured the Tiger's Nest at first, but as it cleared the sunlight and wisps were beautiful. Our small group had the monastery all to ourselves - no other groups! What a treat. It could not have been more beautiful than with that little bit of snow.

Sandra Smith Dec 31, 2014 at 09:31 PM

How was the weather for you folks on the Dec 2014 trip? Snow? Any opportunities that were missed? I'm considering Dec 2015.
Premium Email Subscriber Dec 31, 2014 at 09:54 PM

I was there the trip before which ended the r
Premium Email Subscriber Dec 31, 2014 at 09:59 PM

I was there on the Nov trip & it's quite warm though chilly at night we r talking fleece at night & on some of the higher altitudesays but most days it was shirts. Bhutan is the same latitude as Miami FL & Cario just higher. It a marvelous trip don't miss it. Take hiking boots , a bimong stick & enjoy. Fun wholesfs sl
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Glenn Steiner Jan 07, 2015 at 09:39 PM

Hi, Sandra, see my comment above.

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