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
 
 

Kunming to Shangri La

This itinerary explores the colourful and remote Yunnan Province which has some of the most magical and diverse scenery in the country, and is also home to a third of all China's ethnic minorities. Firstly we head to the Tibetan influenced frontier town of Zhongdian, also known as Shangri La, with its well preserved Tibetan culture and home to sacred temples, rugged scenery and the impressive Ganden Sumtsanling Monastery. We then marvel at the dramatic natural beauty of Tiger Leaping Gorge, as we hike the high path through one of the world's deepest gorges in the shadow of imposing snow-capped mountains. We complete our journey exploring the cobbled streets, old wooden buildings, rural villages, local markets and fascinating museums of historic Lijiang and Dali - the centre of the Naxi, Dongba, Bai and other minority cultures.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Arrive Kunming, fly to Zhongdian
DAY 2 In Zhongdian
DAY 3 Transfer to Tiger Leaping Gorge
DAY 4 In Tiger Leaping Gorge, transfer to Lijiang
DAYS 5/6 In Lijiang
DAY 7 Drive to Dali
DAY 8 In Dali
DAY 9 In Dali, fly to Kunming, trip concludes

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Trip Code: CE7
Trip Grading: Adventure Touring
Duration:  9 days
Activities:  Adventure Touring
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Next Trip:  22 September 2014
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