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Xiahe, Labrang Monastery, and Zhagana, Gansu Province

Xiahe, Labrang Monastery, and Zhagana, Gansu Province, September 2015

We were in this area in April 2015 on a scouting trip, and thought it would be a special area for a trip because of the scenery and the local Tibetan culture.

In September 2015 we took a group there for the first time – click through to see 100+ photos of the scenery, temples, locals, and the hiking team.

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High Rise hike to the Walled Village, 2015/09/26

High Rise hike to the Walled Village, 2015/09/26

We joined two of our trails together to make a good long hike, aiming to make the most of the very pleasant September weather. We succeeded in our aim - a most pleasant day was had! Click through to see the photographic evidence.

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Gubeikou Great Wall Loop, 2015/09/19

Gubeikou Great Wall Loop, 2015/09/19

We had beautiful blue skies and awesome views of the wall on this visit to Gubeikou. After hiking up from Gubeikou Village we walked up to 24-Eyes Tower, getting a great look at this part of the Great Wall.

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Chinese Knot Great Wall, 2015/09/12

Chinese Knot Great Wall, 2015/09/12

The ‘Chinese Knot’ (also known as the ‘Beijing Knot’) is a spot on the Jiankou Great Wall where three lines of Great Wall intersect. Nearby the Knot is the iconic ‘Pine Tree on the Wall’, featured in a whole lot of photo albums from the Jiankou Great Wall.

On this trail we hike over from the Beijing side, following part of our Great Wall Spur trail before making the steep climb up to the Chinese Knot.

Click through to see photos from a September visit – Great Wall, green hills, and blue skies.

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Great Wall Spur hike, 2015/09/13

Great Wall Spur hike, 2015/09/13

Beautiful blue skies and cool temperatures - perfect weather for a hike on the Great Wall. Click through to see photos from our hike along the Great Wall Spur.

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Walled Village to Huanghuacheng Great Wall, 2015/10/09

Walled Village to Huanghuacheng Great Wall, 2015/09/10

Our Walled Village to the Huanghuacheng Great Wall hike is a Level 3 hike with some Level 4-type steep climbs - just about 6km in total, but with some steep sections of restored and wild wall to get up and down.

On this visit we enjoyed the clear and cool weather as well as the views of Great Wall, mountains, and the first sights of autumn colours in the foliage.

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