Phobjikha Valley and the Black Necked Crane Festival

Phobjikha Valley and the Black Necked Crane Festival
​ Bhutan is unique in so many ways but two areas where it really stands out are festivals and environmental conservation. The Black Necked Crane Festival is the perfect intersection of these two and is one of our favorite celebrations in Bhutan here at Wildland. Nestled in the inner Himalayas at about 3000m (9,840ft) above sea level, Phobjikha is a...
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Bringing Light to Nepal: Update

Bringing Light to Nepal: Update
In August, a team of climbers from Wildland Adventures successfully summited Mt. Rainier . More importantly, we  raised around $10,000 - doubling our initial goal - to provide solar lighting for schools in Nepal. Wildland Adventures is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year and giving back to the communities we visit has always been a...
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What is Gross National Happiness All About?

What is Gross National Happiness All About?
​Seven years ago on my first visit to Bhutan, I was eager to learn more about Gross National Happiness (GNH) that seemed to be a cornerstone of the country's marketing efforts. After all, it sounded like something that was dreamed up around a conference table, not an authentic statement about a third world country! It seemed like an almost-mythical...
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A very special holiday gift in Zimbabwe

A very special holiday gift in Zimbabwe
In July, Wildland Alums Frank and Karen took their multi-generational family of 7 on our Botswana Mobile Camping Safari and then extended their time by visiting Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe . Just outside of Hwange we arranged for them to visit the Ngamo village we have partnered with to learn about tribal communities and rural life in Zimbabwe...
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Top Five Travel Tips for Female Travelers

Top Five Travel Tips for Female Travelers
We asked the women of Wildland Adventures to share their special considerations for when they take a journey to lands far and near. Each had something unique to share that could enhance a journey for anyone, not only women, anywhere. Rachael Garret, Vice President Operations: "I always keep my passport and 'main' money well-hidden and have only wha...
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