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Hiking through the huge dunes of the Tengger Desert in Inner Mongolia
Departure date: April 28–May 1, 2019

Tengger Desert Lakes, Inner Mongolia (4 days)

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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.

Changed the date: on March 22 the government changed the Labour Day holiday dates. We’re still running this trip as planned, but if you’re working in Beijing you’ll need to check about getting time off. We have added a separate trip from May 1–4, which matches the holiday dates exactly.

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The coloured hills of the Zhangye Danxia Landform
Departure date: June 5–9, 2019

Zhangye Danxia Landform, Gansu Province (5 days)

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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.

Timed for the Dragonboat Festival Holiday

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Hiking down from a peak
Departure date: June 14–16, 2019

Bashang Grasslands, Hebei Province

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Escape the heat and bustle of the city on a two-day, two-night trip to the cool and breezy Bashang Grasslands, 280km north of Beijing. On this trip you’ll enjoy two days of hiking through the beautiful flowers and soft, waving, grass that covers the rolling hills of the prairie, with a BBQ and bonfire to keep you warm on the last night of the trip.

All you need is the Friday off work, and you’re set to go!

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Grasslands below the peaks of Amne Machin Snow Mountain
Departure date: June 19–23, 2019

Amne Machin Snow Mountain and Kumbum Monastery, Qinghai Province (5 days)

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Visit Qinghai Province for two high-altitude hikes at the grasslands and glacier of the Amne Machin Snow Mountain, in the Golog Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture. The trip includes visits to Tibetan temples and markets in Golog, plus a visit to Xining’s Kumbum Monastery.

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Hiking in the mountains near Zhagana
Departure date: July 23–27, 2019

Xiahe, Labrang Monastery, Zhagana Tibetan area, Gansu Province

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See Tibetan culture, Buddhist monasteries and temples, and stretch the legs with some serious hiking on this 5-day road trip.

Highlights include the famed Labrang Monastery in Xiahe, the temples of Langmusi, and several long hikes into the high mountains in this remote and mountainous part of Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Gansu Province.

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The green rolling hills of the Bashang Grasslands, Hebei Province
Departure date: August 9–11, 2019

Bashang Grasslands, Hebei Province

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Escape the heat and bustle of the city on a two-day, two-night trip to the cool and breezy Bashang Grasslands, 280km north of Beijing. On this trip you’ll enjoy two days of hiking through the beautiful flowers and soft, waving, grass that covers the rolling hills of the prairie, with a BBQ and bonfire to keep you warm on the last night of the trip.

All you need is the Friday off work, and you’re set to go!

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The coloured hills of the Zhangye Danxia Landform
Departure date: August 21–25, 2019

Zhangye Danxia Landform, Gansu Province

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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.

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Trekking on the Tea and Horse Trail near Dali, Yunnan Province
Departure date: September 11–15, 2019

Dali’s Old Towns, Cang Mountain, and Erhai Lake, Yunnan (5 days)

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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.

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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.

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Hiking through the huge dunes of the Tengger Desert in Inner Mongolia
Trip dates: April 28–May 1, 2019

Tengger Desert Lakes, Inner Mongolia (4 days)

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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The coloured hills of the Zhangye Danxia Landform
Trip dates: June 5–9, 2019

Zhangye Danxia Landform, Gansu Province (5 days)

In Brief: See the fantastically-coloured mountains and cliffs in an all-but unexplored area of Gansu; visit Horse Hoofprint Temple, Jiayuguan Fortress, and more.

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Hiking down from a peak
Trip dates: June 14–16, 2019

Bashang Grasslands, Hebei Province

In Brief: Clean and cool grasslands near the border of Hebei and Inner Mongolia: hikes, BBQ lamb, and more.

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Grasslands below the peaks of Amne Machin Snow Mountain
Trip dates: June 19–23, 2019

Amne Machin Snow Mountain and Kumbum Monastery, Qinghai Province (5 days)

In Brief: Two high-altitude hikes at the grasslands and glacier of the Amne Machin Snow Mountain, and visits to Tibetan temples and markets, including Xining’s Kumbum Monastery.

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Hiking in the mountains near Zhagana
Trip dates: July 23–27, 2019

Xiahe, Labrang Monastery, Zhagana Tibetan area, Gansu Province

In Brief: See the Labrang Monastery, Tibetan Buddhist temples, and super high mountain scenery on this trip to the largely Tibetan remote area of Gansu Province. A similar feel to Tibet, without the hassle of getting the official permit.

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The green rolling hills of the Bashang Grasslands, Hebei Province
Trip dates: August 9–11, 2019

Bashang Grasslands, Hebei Province

In Brief: Clean and cool grasslands near the border of Hebei and Inner Mongolia: hikes, BBQ lamb, and more.

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The coloured hills of the Zhangye Danxia Landform
Trip dates: August 21–25, 2019

Zhangye Danxia Landform, Gansu Province

In Brief: See the fantastically-coloured mountains and cliffs in an all-but unexplored area of Gansu; visit Horse Hoofprint Temple, Jiayuguan Fortress, and more.

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Trekking on the Tea and Horse Trail near Dali, Yunnan Province
Trip dates: September 11–15, 2019

Dali’s Old Towns, Cang Mountain, and Erhai Lake, Yunnan (5 days)

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.

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Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, reflected in the waters of Lijiang's Black Dragon Pool
Trip dates: December 11–15, 2019

Lijiang and Shangri-La, Yunnan Province

In Brief: See the highlights of Lijiang and Shangri-La: cobbled streets and watercourses of ancient towns, Naxi and Tibetan culture, plus views of snow-capped mountains. Cultural focus, nothing too strenuous.
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