Large areas of northwestern China are sparsely populated, and contain stunning scenic locations unheard of by outsiders. On this trip, the highlight is the Danxia Landform of Zhangye—magnificently multi-coloured mountains, valleys, hills, and cliffs that ripple away towards the horizon.
Hike through the history of the ancient Tea and Horse Trail near Dali, trek with a mule team to a 3,300m high campsite on Cang Mountain, and get a taste of Yunnan’s special food as you explore the old towns of Dali, Xizhou, and Weishan
The trip includes a 20km bike ride to Erhai Lake, a hike by natural hot springs, and large amounts of the local cuisine.
We’re working with our friends at a Dali-based boutique agency to bring you an extra special themed trip that explores the long history of the area.
Spend seven days on the Silk Road, heading west to Kashgar and travelling by jeep instead of camel through the vast empty areas of Xinjiang Province. Along the way, visit some of the sights in the less well known Silk Road stops like Korla, Subashi, and Aksu; finish the trip by exploring Kashgar!
This trip is timed for the big October holiday. Book early – otherwise the flights might sell out before we can arrange your tickets!
On this four day expedition you’ll experience life in the desert, with two days of hiking and one night of camping in the Tengger Desert region of the Alashan Plateau, adjacent to the huge Gobi Desert. We’ll visit desert lakes and oases, traveling through the dunes by foot, by jeep, and by camel! On the last day of the trip we’ll visit the Western Xia Imperial Tombs, taking a look at the distinctive pyramid-shaped burial mounds.
See the best of the deservedly famous Jiuzhaigou National Park – waterfalls, forests, and the amazing colours of calcified stone covered by limpid pools – head on to nearby Huanglong for a day of easy walking by the forests, pools, and natural rock terraces in this equally beautiful scenic area, and take a walk up to the big waterfall in Munigou Park, a pretty but less well-known area.
As well as taking in all the natural beauty, we include visits to ancient towns, temples, and monasteries, making sure to sample the spicy Sichuan specialty snacks and food.
UPDATE: We got word that Jiuzhaigou has reopened. This trip is all go!
Take a trip to south China to see both sides of Hunan’s beautiful Fenghuang Ancient Town, and summit Guizhou’s 2572m Fanjing Mountain.
Side trips include a short hike on the ‘southern’ Great Wall, and a full-day visit to the City of the Miao Kings.
See the highlights of Lijiang and Shangri-La on this five-day trip—cobbled streets and watercourses of ancient towns, country roads and fields around small settlements, Naxi and Tibetan culture, and amazing views of snow-capped mountains.
As well as riding horses on an ancient tea trail, you’ll take an excursion by boat on the scenic Lashi Lake, and visit the Songzanlin Temple in Shangri-La. Of course, you’ll also get a quite a bit of walking about done—on peaceful country lanes near Lijiang, on the cobblestone streets of the towns we’ll visit, and at the lower end of the famous Tiger Leaping Gorge.
Beijing Hikers operates trips to many places in China – famous scenic areas, as well as those obscure and less well-known. We take care of all the organisation, leaving you free to enjoy the scenery without stress.
In Brief: See the Southern Silk Road sights of Dali and its surrounds, travelling by foot, bicycle, and as part of a mule train as we visit ancient towns and temples on the ancient Tea and Horse Trail and camp out on Cang Mountain.
In Brief: See Hunan’s beautiful Fenghuang Ancient Town; summit Guizhou’s 2,572m Fanjing Mountain; see Tujia and Miao customs and culture.
In Brief: See the highlights of Lijiang and Shangri-La: cobbled streets and watercourses of ancient towns, Naxi and Tibetan culture, plus amazing views of snow-capped mountains. Cultural focus, nothing too strenuous.