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adventure travel trip to China
Enjoy spectacular views of the sacred peak of Kawagebo
  • Oct 12-11, 2015
  • Privately on Request
  • Duration 13 days
    Group Size 2-12
    Land Cost $3,775 Details
    Single Supplement $400
    Lodging 1 star-3 stars
    Grade II-III
    Best Time

    Great Gorges and Sacred Peaks

    National parks of Yunnan and the trails of Mt. Kawagebo

    Explore a unique and fascinating region of China with a visit to the northern Yunnan Province on this 13-day hiking tour. Arrive in Kunming and visit the local museum to learn about the multitude of cultures that inhabit the region. Then head to Zhongdian, where Chinese and Tibetan worlds collide. Spend some time acclimatizing as you visit a variety of high-altitude sites such as Ganden Sumtseling Monastery. Continue up to Deqin – located at almost 11,000 feet – and enjoy spectacular mountain views along the way. Visit the spectacular and colorful Flying Monastery on your bus ride to Xidang, where you will learn about the local Tibetan way of life as you overnight in a traditional Tibetan village. Begin your trek around Mt. Kawagebo, and explore various scenic and cultural sites along the way. Conclude with a lovely expedition to Mingyong Glacier, or opt for an extension to the Salween River. Unwind in the relaxing town of Lijang, before heading back to Kunming and onward. This is a unique opportunity to explore a confluence of natural and cultural splendor and is sure to provide unforgettable experiences to all who choose to pursue them. (See the Great Gorges & Sacred Peaks JOURNEYS Trip Review for more background on this trip.)

    Brief Itinerary

    Day 1Arrive Kunming
    Day 2Zhongdian: Taste of Tibet
    Day 3Scenic Mountain Drive to Deqin (Dechen)
    Day 4Trek from the Flying Monastery
    Day 5Trek through Alpine Pass to Yubeng
    Day 6Mt. Kawagebo Glacier & Sacred Waterfall
    Day 7Mt. Kawagebo Base Camp
    Day 8Mingyong Village
    Day 9Mingyong Glacier
    Day 10Historic Cizhong Village
    Day 11Yangtze River
    Day 12Lijiang Old Town
    Day 13Kunming / Onward

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