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Programs on Asia, Mt. Whitney and senior travel

FILMS & PROGRAMS

January 10, 2010

ASIA

Slide show

Author Phila McDaniel will give a slide lecture on "The Old Tea Horse Trail," a little-known ancient caravan route connecting China's Sichuan and Yunnan provinces with Tibet and India, and discuss the region's diverse beauty and rich culture.

When, where: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Distant Lands, 56 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena.

Admission, info: Free. RSVP to (626) 449-3220.

BHUTAN

Slide show

Mort Loveman will present "Bhutan: Land of the Peaceful Dragon."

When, where: 1 p.m. Wednesday at Roxbury Park Community Center, 471 S. Roxbury Drive, Beverly Hills.

Admission, info: Free. (310) 550-4761.

MT. WHITNEY

Workshop

Experts will discuss the basics of climbing California's Mt. Whitney, including permits, routes, conditioning, supplies, clothing and gear.

When, where: 7 p.m. Wednesday at REI stores at 214 N. Santa Anita Ave., Arcadia; 1800 Rosecrans Ave., Suite E, Manhattan Beach; 18605 Devonshire St., Northridge; and 402 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica.

Admission, info: Free. (626) 447-1062, Arcadia; (310) 727-0728, Manhattan Beach; (818) 831-5555, Northridge; and (310) 458-4370, Santa Monica.

MATURE TRAVELERS

Workshop

Get tips, aimed at people age 55 and older, on planning a trip abroad, including the needs of mature travelers and special opportunities.

When, where: 11 a.m. Saturday at the HI-Travel Store, 1434 2nd St., Santa Monica.

Admission, info: Free. (310) 393-3413.

Send announcements to travel@latimes.com.

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