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Tengger Desert

Special trip photos - Tengger Desert trip, 2011/08/07

In August we visited the Tengger Desert on a 4-day trip that included 2 days of desert hiking, driving, and camel-riding. The desert trips are some of our most popular long-distance trips - take a look at the photos to see why!

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Hiking photos - Sancha Valley, 2011/08/07

The Sancha Valley Countryside Stroll is part of the Spring Valley Loop hike. It’s a leisurely hike with a very gradual ascent up through the woods of the lower part of the of one of the valleys of our Spring Valley Loop hike. Click through for photos and more!

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Hiking photos - Great Wall Spur, 2011/08/07

This popular hike is part of our Seasons Series; we’ve done it in the spring and summer, and will repeat it in the autumn and winter. The Great Wall Spur is named for a section that branches off and ends at a cliff face. One story goes that it was built by mistake! After a challenging climb up a hill slope, we hiked along the Great Wall as it followed the top of a ridgeline, through several towers, before finishing at one of our favorite local restaurants. Click through for photos and more!

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Hiking photos - Cypress Wells Canyon, 2011/08/06

The Cypress Wells Canyon hike is a nice long hike with a short, steep ascent up through the woods and bush. Near the end of the walk, we pass a broken down section of the Yan Great Wall. Click through to see photos and a short writeup.

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Auspicious Village

Hiking photos – Auspicious Village to Huanghuacheng Great Wall, 2011/12/10

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