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Trip reports archive: July, 2012

Nice musical instrument

Special trip photos – Kashgar and Lake Karakul, July 2012

In July, 2012, we travelled to the far west of China to visit Kashgar and Lake Karakul, and to do some high-altitude trekking in the foothills of 7,546m Mt. Muztagh-Ata. During the trip we got a very good look at the special culture of the area, and we saw some big, big mountains. Click through to see all the photos!

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running water

Hiking photos – The Hidden Village, 2012/07/29

On our Hidden Village hike we saw the effects of the heavy rain experienced recently in Beijing. No worries about the weather on this day though – click through to see photos of beautiful blue skies, hills, and hikers.

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dark clouds

Special trip photos – Bashang Grasslands, 2012/07/20

We escaped the heat (and flooding!) of Beijing city on this trip to the Bashang Grasslands, north of Beijing in Hebei Province. While out there we enjoyed two days of hiking, a big BBQ, and a performance of traditional Mongolian song and dance. Click through to see photos from the trip.

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A local horseman

Special trip photos – Hulunbuir Grasslands, 2012/07

In July, we visited the Hulunbuir Grasslands, reputedly some of the prettiest in China. Don’t just take our word for it though – click through to see the photos!

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verdant hills

Hiking photos – Flower Wood and Lily Village, 2012/07/15

This hike joins up with part of the Triangle hike, a hike with gentle ups and downs through forests and orchards which provides us with good views of the distant Huanghuacheng (Yellow Flower) section of the Great Wall from its highest points on clear days. Click through to see our photos!

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