Beijing to Lhasa

My wife and I have recently returned from travelling which incorporated in late April the Beijing to Lhasa journey organised by World expeditions.

For the Beijing to Xian sector we were guided by Qui Ming who we called Milly.

I would like to record what a pleasure it was to have Milly as our guide.

We have travelled extensively in the past and had many guides. Milly stands out as the one we will remember for the exceptional way she looked after our group.

Milly's knowledge, and her ability to explain things, could not have been better. In fact she had so much she could tell us that there was never a moment when she wasn't being asked a question.

She chose where we dined, and ordered for us, after ascertaining what people liked or disliked and we were never disappointed. The restaurants were usually local, not tourist only places, and we appreciated that.

When we had time to ourselves she enquired if there were things we specially wanted to do and made sure we knew how to get there and back and what to expect. On one occasion when all in the group wanted to visit a Houtong she arranged it and came with us in what should have been her time away from us.

We were a group ranging in age from about 40 to 70. She appreciated that, at times, some were getting physically tired and she would vary what we doing to accommodate that.

Above all I will remember with pleasure her sense of humour, her always cheerful demeanour and the extra things she did for us beyond what is not normally expected.

Milly is an exceptional guide and I would recommend her to anyone going to China.



Michael & Kay Alexander | New Zealand
 
 

Hike and Bike China

China is a country of vast natural and majestic man-made wonders that never fail to impress. To experience the real China, join our hike and bike adventure which commences in Beijing and ends in Hong Kong. Explore the wonders of Beijing including the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square. Wander along a remote section of the Great Wall and cycle through the old hutongs. In Xian we cycle the city walls before viewing the thousands of Terracotta Warriors. Continuing southwest to the colourful province of Yunnan. Here we discover the Naxi people in the World Heritage town of Lijiang then hike through one of the deepest and most stunning gorges in the world, Tiger Leaping Gorge. We save the best for last as we cycle the picture book limestone landscape of Yangshuo that has inspired painters and poets for centuries. We complete our trip upon arrival in the vibrant, fast paced city of Hong Kong.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Join Beijing
DAYS 2/3 Hike the Great Wall
DAY 4 Return to Beijing, visit Forbidden City and the Temple of Heaven
DAY 5 Cycle through the hutongs of Beijing, overnight train to Xian
DAY 6 Cycle ancient city walls, visit Terracotta Warriors
DAY 7 Fly to Lijiang, attend a traditional Naxi performance
DAYS 8 In Lijiang, hike around local villages, temples and mountains
DAYS 9/10 Hike Tiger Leaping Gorge, return to Lijiang, fly to Guilin, transfer to Yangshuo
DAY 11 In Yangshuo, cycle to Moon Hill, boat along Li River
DAY 12 Drive to Guilin, overnight train to Shenzhen
DAY 13 Arrive Shenzhen, cross border to Hong Kong where trip concludes.

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