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Easy hikes and walks in Beijing

Looking for a relaxing day out of the city? Here's what we have coming up!

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Incense smoke wafts from an incense burner at Tanzhe Temple
Departure date: Sunday, April 16

Tanzhe Temple and the Abandoned Village

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On this trip, you’ll get some good—but not tough—exercise, and will have plenty of time to look around Tanzhe Temple. You’ll also get a great meal of Chinese food at one of the restaurants just outside the temple. We begin the day with an investigation of an almost empty hillside village not far from the temple, walking the alleys and lanes and looking about abandoned courtyard houses before a scenic stroll along a road in the hills above the village. After that, we drive to Tanzhesi for a tour of the temple and Pagoda Forest. An excellent mixture of sightseeing and exercise, with spring colours in the hills!

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Departure date: Sunday, May 7

Ming Village day trip

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On this hike we’ll take a good look around the alleys and courtyards of Cuandixia, a 500-year old Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) village that is sometimes referred to as a living museum. . We’ll first take a hike in the hills near the village, then we’ll have a big lunch, and then we’ll take a tour of the alleys, lanes, paved stairs, and courtyard houses. It will be quite a long day, but well worth it! Lunch included.

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Departure date: Sunday, April 16
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Tanzhe Temple and the Abandoned Village

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Departure date: Sunday, May 7
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Ming Village day trip

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Upcoming trips

Colourful costumes of the Zhuang ethnic group
Trip dates: April 1–5, 2017

Guizhou: Miao and Dong culture in the mountains (5 days)

In Brief: Hike between villages and enclaves in the mountains of Guizhou Province to get a up-close look at the well-preserved rituals, traditions, and architecture of the Miao and Dong (and more) ethnic groups.

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A person walks through the sandy dunes of the Tengger Desert
Trip dates: April 28–May 1, 2017

Tengger Desert Lakes, Inner Mongolia

In Brief: Travel by foot and jeep through the desert, visit desert lakes, ride camels, camp in the desert, and more.

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Huts below the Gangshika Snow Mountain
Trip dates: May 26–30, 2017

Qinghai Lake, Kumbum Monastery, and the Gangshika Snow Mountain, Qinghai Province

In Brief: Take a hike near the shores of Qinghai Lake; join the pilgrims visiting Kumbum Monastery; camp out at high altitude on Gangshika Mountain and hike up to a glacier.

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