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You'll have a trip of a lifetime traveling with Myths and Mountains!

Bhutan: Fall Festivals, Families and Nature

5.0 August 2017 Myths and Mountains Recommend: Yes (Our favorite memories are) attending the Nimlong Festival, being present at the temple when the Master returned from 6 years of meditation on the mountain; walking into the temple where we received prayers and blessings to see a tray that had been prepared for each of us with our photos and placed next to the altar; Kinley and Pema (!!), visiting the READ Center and singing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star with a little girl there; seeing READ in action; walking on a trail through the rice fields, seeing the women bent over working; watching monks create the masterpiece mandala and then destroying it; the Thai massage on our last night in Bhutan; the absolute beauty, peace and serenity of the country; sitting quietly and hearing only bird song or the bells of a prayer wheel - too many highlights to list!

(Our favorite hotel was) Nak-Sel Resort and Spa - absolutely beautiful, spacious, lovely setting and spa facilities.

Jen (at Myths) took the time to talk with me about spending a day in Thailand, suggesting tour ideas, highlights (and low lights to avoid), warnings about the heat and crowds, etc. It really helped me focus in on what I wanted and then to enjoy my day there thoroughly. Toni painted a picture of Bhutan and the itinerary there. The information about what to expect, cultural norms, food and lodging, the map of Bhutan, the packing list were all very helpful.

(Our guide) Kinley was wonderful - such a sweetheart and he and Pema are a great act together. They worked very hard to make sure that we were all well cared for, go everywhere we needed to go and on time and with the proper dress and gear. I know there were a few glitches, there always are, and we never knew anything was wrong. We may have missed a thing or two because they were closed or inaccessible. That goes both ways in that we were able to return to one of the temples where the Master returned to great pomp and ceremony because of Kinley's diligence and that had to be covered by letting something else go. Kinley was one of the best guides I've experienced in my travels; he was very caring when I got sick and took great care of everyone. He has a very soft spot in his heart for Toni and Myths and Mountains and that showed in all his actions.

You'll have a trip of a lifetime traveling with Myths and Mountains!
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(Our guide) Kinley was incredible!

Bhutan: Fall Festivals, Families and Nature

5.0 August 2017 Myths and Mountains Recommend: Yes All of the information (from Myths and Mountains) was very helpful from the packing list to the essential country information. Jen was helpful with everything!

(Our favorite memory was) watching the mandala being made, the various rituals (especially the Dued), the visit to Mebar-tso Lake, Nimalung Festival and Taktsang pilgrimage.

(Our guide) Kinley was incredible! He is so knowledgeable about all things Bhutan, so patient, kind, considerate and thoughtful. Plus, he has a great sense of humor. He is an excellent communicator and was always so helpful with everything from start to finish. I cannot say enough about him. He is a true gem!
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Everyone at MM were very helpful and responsive.

Bhutan: Fall Festivals, Families and Nature

5.0 August 2017 Myths and Mountains Recommend: Yes Loved our tour guide and driver in Bhutan, Kin-le and Bema. Great access to cultural experiences, that I felt would be normally difficult to experience. (Favorite hotel was) Druk. Nice hotel with good food. Good location. (Favorite guide was) Kin-le. Very knowledgeable, has great connections to get us access to special activities. Read more

Excellent trip

Summits & Ridges of the Queyras

5.0 August 2017 Exodus Travels Recommend: Yes This is a great trek in beautiful mountains. It's pretty full on - expect at
least 8 hours of walking per day, with over 10 on the longer days, and a lot
of up and down (1000m + each day) on demanding terrain, but the scenery is
stunning so it's well worth it.

If you've trekked around Mont Blanc, you'll find the Queyras much quieter and
a lot less touristy. Not many mountain huts for morning coffee and cake here.
Really too many to choose from!

Stephanie was excellent. Certainly one of the better Exodus guides.

Most nights you will be sleeping in normal UK-style bunk beds (one bed on top
of the other) but in the Agnel hut you will find yourself sleeping side by
side on a giant mattress with about 5 other people. This isn't clear from the
trip notes (unless they've been updated).

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Excellent walking trip in the Dolomites

Classic Dolomites - Premium

5.0 August 2017 Exodus Travels Recommend: Yes An excellent trip which I would highly recommend to other walkers. Each day's
walk takes you to a different part of the Dolomites to explore and enjoy.
Alex, our group leader, had very good knowledge of the area and could adapt
our walks based on the weather conditions and was able to share his
historical information with us. The hotel, Hotel Alder, in Villabassa, was a
treat to come home to every night - the food was superb and the staff were
very friendly. There were 12 of us in the group and we all got on very well
indeed which made for a very good week.
The last day's walk on Monte Piano was very special. We were lucky with the
weather and had blue skies and lovely sunshine making the views just amazing.
However, thinking about the events that had taken place up there during the
war was a very sobering moment.

Alex was an excellent group leader and kept our group together very well
which made for a very united group.

Be prepared for all weather conditions in one day!

To future travelers - you will spend most of the week having "wow' moments at
the scenery - hope you enjoy as much as I did!

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The Arts & National Consciousness

Throughout time, the arts have been a unique and powerful tool. They are used for portraying both political dissonance and dissatisfaction. They are intrinsically linked to the outlook of a nation. They are a great equalizer - whether you “like” a piece of art or not, is irrelevant. All humans create art, and have for thousands of years. It’s one of the quickest avenues to discovering more about a country’s culture.

It’s guaranteed that a cultural tour will incorporate a deep look at the arts - from film, painting, and music, to artifacts and architecture. 

Native Traditions

Learning about the traditions and cultures of native peoples can be a glimpse into the ancient world. Often more closely connected to their culture as a way of life, in some places native populations are struggling to maintain their traditions in a rapidly closing in modern world. Many tours will showcase local artists, visit native villages, present traditional foods, and you may learn a word or two in their language!

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