Great Wall Trek

I so appreciated to spend those days close to the Wall and not just to “fly in” for one day. This enables me to get a bit of a “feel” for the country. To be with the Chinese crew also was a privilege I won’t forget. Our tour guide gave us valuable insights. I am thankful that I could be part of this challenge, it was worth it.

C. Strohmeier | United Kingdom

Yunnan Meili Trek

Historically, culturally and geographically, Yunnan Province is one of the most diverse and alluring destinations in China. Set amongst the stunning surrounds of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, the old town of Lijiang deserves its World Heritage status. We stay with minority groups in a homestead at the beautiful setting of Lugu Lake. We travel to Tiger Leaping Gorge before heading to the Tibetan town of Zhongdian. Heading off the trails into the incredible Meili Snow Mountains, we start our trek. We walk an inner Kora (pilgrimage route) into an incredibly stunning area of ancient forest, lush flowering valleys, dramatic glaciers and secluded Tibetan monasteries. We stay with a Tibetan family in a simple guesthouse in the spectacular village of upper Yuben, and visit sacred waterfalls under towering 7000m snow capped peaks. The trip ends in Kunming, the capital of Yunnan Province.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Join Kunming
DAY 2 Fly to Lijiang
DAY 3 In Lijiang
DAY 4 To Lugu Lake
DAYS 5/6 In Lugu Lake
DAY 7 Return to Lijiang
DAY 8 Drive to Zhongdian via Tiger Leaping Gorge
DAY 9 In Zhongdian
DAY 10 Drive to Dechin via Benzalin
DAY 11 Trek to Yipung (4hrs)
DAY 12 Day walk to sacred waterfall (6hrs)
DAY 13 Return trek to roadhead, drive to Ming Yong Glacier (6hrs)
DAY 14 Morning walk to explore glacier, return to Zhongdian via Dechin (4hrs)
DAY 15 Fly to Kunming, trip concludes

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Trip Code: YMT
Trip Grading: Introductory to Moderate
Duration:  15 days
Activities:  Trekking Adventure Touring
Next Trip:  30 July 2017
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price: $3,390.00 USD

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