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.
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.
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.
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.
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