See (and Hike) the World with the Angeles Chapter

By Newsroom America Feeds at 29 May 2017

[Denali National Park and Airplane, photo by Donna Specht]

See (and Hike) the World with the Angeles Chapter

Our Travel Adventures offer an unparalleled opportunity to visit special places throughout the world, with trips oriented toward outdoor adventure and environmental awareness and led by our most experienced volunteer leaders. The proceeds from these trips provide vital support for the work of the Angeles Chapter.

Our schedule includes trips to the mountains, canyonlands and jungles of Asia, Europe, and North America, but no matter where we are-we never forget the Sierra Club's mission: to explore, enjoy, and protect the planet. Why not join us on an adventure of a lifetime and find out for yourself? - OCTOBER 20 - 30, 2017 WINDOW INTO BHUTAN Rating: C/Rating: OSponsored by: Angeles Chapter, Crescenta Valley Group

7-day, 6-night tour of the mysterious Kingdom of Bhutan with an additional 2 nights and free time in Nepal. Get an in depth tour learning about the culture, meeting some Bhutanese families, seeing beautiful and historic buildings and religious temples, beautiful mountain and countryside scenery. October is one of the best times for photography and viewing the dramatic scenery.

Dramatic views of the Bhutanese Himalayas and other mountain areas including a trip up the highest road pass in Bhutan at over 12,600 ft. Learn about such Bhutanese arts as weaving, painting, sculpting, carving, and more in our visits to the National Textile Museum. Watch craftspeople make the beautiful Buddhist religious paintings (thangkas). Click here for details >

Fred Dong -

OCTOBER 27 - NOVEMBER 9, 2017 NEPAL SIGHTSEEING ADVENTURE Rating: C/Rating: OSponsored by: Angeles Chapter, Crescenta Valley Group

The 14 day trips encompasses seeing the highest mountains in the world, experience the culture and history of Nepal and the wildlife visiting many UNESCO World Heritage Sites or nominated Sites. The tour includes sightseeing in old Kathmandu visiting the Durbar, temples, markets, and other places in the capital which are UNESCO world Heritage sites. Click here for details >

Maew Suchin -

OCTOBER 27 - NOVEMBER 15, 2017 NEPAL SIGHTSEEING/MOUNTAINHIKING ADVENTURE Rating: C/Rating: OSponsored by: Angeles Chapter, Crescenta Valley Group

Combine both trips for a 20 day, non-traditional adventure to see the beauty & culture of Nepal. This trip combines the activities of the Nepal Sightseeing Adventure and the Nepal Mountain Hiking Adventure. You can do both trips together. Tour Pokhara and its environs including markets, temples, and other important sites together. Click here for details >

Maew Suchin -

NOVEMBER 3 - 15, 2017 NEPAL MOUNTAIN HIKING ADVENTURE Rating: C/Rating: OSponsored by: Angeles Chapter, Crescenta Valley Group

You will see the highest mountains in the world, up close and personal, on this 13-day hiking trip. We will do one multi-day hiking trek in in the Annapurna area with spectacular views, no roads and few travelers. Though you will see some of the tallest mountains, we will not hike over 10,000 ft. You can see the stars at night. We will be staying in tea houses or small hotels and carry a day pack with your clothes and other personal items. Porters will be carrying most of your gear and food. The tour includes sightseeing in Pokhara and Kathmadu. Click here for details >

Maew Suchin - APRIL 21 - 29, 2018 ARIZONA SLOT CANYON AND NATIVE AMERICA SITES Rating: OSponsored by:Angeles Chapter, Sierra Sage

Arizona is famous for rugged landscapes and historical sites. This is your opportunity to visit many of these sites. Landscapes include Sunset Crater, Meteor Crater, Petrified Forest National Park, Sedona, Antelope Slot Canyon (one of the most photographed), and Monument Valley. Native American sites include Wupatki National Monument, Navajo National Monument and Betatakin Cliff Dwelling, Canyon DeChelly, Montezuma Castle, Hubbard Trading Post & Heard Museum. Native American Guides will provide tours of Antelope Canyon, Monument Valley and Canyon De Chelly. Click here for details >

Mike Sappingfield -

MAY 11 - 24, 2018 EAST AFRICA SAFARI ADVENTURE Rating: C/Rating: OSponsored by: Angeles Chapter, Crescenta Valley Group

Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime: a safari across two African countries - Kenya & Tanzania! Experience elephants, giraffes, wildebeests, rhinos, and other animals you've only seen on TV or in zoos in their natural habitats in 6 East African Parks and Reserves. Click here for details >

Mayflower Tours -

MAY 19 - 26, 2018 GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS 2018 Rating: OSponsored by: Angeles Chapter, Sierra Sage

Excursion to the Appalachian Mountains in Tennessee and North Carolina in the spring. Highlights will be exploring the Great Smoky Mountains National Park including Cades Cove, Clingmans Dome, Mingus Grist Mill, and the Mountain Farm Museum in Oconaluftee, Experience the backwoods with its magnificent hardwood forests and many creeks and waterfalls so we plan to hike almost every day for at least 3-7+ miles to such destinations as Grotto Falls, Abram Falls, Rainbow Falls and others. Additionally we plan to visit the nearby Cumberland Gap National Historical Park and enjoy the short hike through the Gap. Click here for details >

Mike Sappingfield


[Refugio State Beach, header image by Dan Valdez]


JUNE 11 - 13, 2017 ISLAND HOPPING IN CHANNEL ISLANDS NATIONAL PARK Rating: C/Rating: OSponsored by: Angeles Chapter

#Hikethe100 in our National Parks. Join us for a 3-day, 3-island cruise to California's Channel Islands. Sleep and eat onboard. Hike - Kayak - Snorkel - Swim - Bird Watch - Photograph - Or...just relax at sea! All cruises depart from Santa Barbara. The cost, $650, includes an assigned bunk, all meals, snacks and beverages plus the services of a naturalist-docent assigned by the national park. Kayaking will be overseen by concessionaire; all hikes will be on trails/Class 1 terrain. This is a fundraiser for the Angeles Chapter Political Committee. Dates of departure for other tours of the Channel Islands this year include May 7-9, June 11-13, July 16-18, Aug. 20-22, Sept. 24-26 and Oct. 22-24. For more information contact leader: Joan Jones Holtz; tel:626-443-0706 626-443-0706 ; . Click here for details >

Joan Jones Holtz -

SEPTEMBER 30 - OCTOBER 1, 2017 HARWOOD LODGE FALL FESTIVAL Rating: OSponsored by: Angeles Chapter, Orange County Sierrans Section

Enjoy clear mountain air, hiking, music, relaxation, blue skies and beautiful mountain views and celebrate the beginning of Fall at Harwood Lodge. Includes hikes to the Waterfall and a special Geology hike with Jay Schneider. Includes Saturday and Sunday hikes, Happy Hour, lodge fees, Saturday night dinner. Sunday brunch, hike, shared chores and check out by 3pm.

Musicians bring your instruments. Newcomers welcome. Click here for details >

Donna Specht

Find more photos, traveler comments,

trip leader postings, and trip information on these social media sites.

Like us on Facebook at elesTravel

Join us on Meetup at OC-Trips-and-Travel

Discounted travel for all Sierra Club members! JOIN the Sierra Club or RENEW your membership today!


[D] [Digg] [FB] [R] [SU] [Tweet] [G]