Bashang Grasslands trip, August 2014
Photos of hills, horses, and hikers taken on our August 2014 trip to the Bashang Grasslands.
Beijing gets hot in August, but luckily there are cooler places to visit, not too far away.
In early August we did a weekend trip to the Bashang Grasslands, a 5 hour drive north of Beijing.
Further north it's cooler, making Bashang a popular place to visit and escape the summer heat.
We drove out on Friday afternoon and spent Saturday hiking and horse-riding, before a BBQ and bonfire on Saturday night.
On Sunday we woke up early for a hike up to a nearby peak, passing through a little village on the way to the end.
Below you’ll see Tina’s photos of hikers, hills, horses, fields, and flowers!
We were welcomed with a traditional ceremony.
Flying the flag.
The rooftop of the guesthouse is a great spot to relax with a beer or two.
Cute kids from the village.
We hiked up into the hills.
A perfect day to be outside for a walk.
We took a break after we made it to the top of the ridge.
A photo of the hiking team.
We passed by fields of buckwheat after hiking down from Hundred-Flowers hill.
Wild flowers in the grass.
The grass had grown tall over summer.
Starting off on the Sunday hike.
Up on to a rocky ridge.
On the other side of the ridge we walked by a rill eroded by rain.
We stopped for a snack break before heading on.
We hiked past a village, and this elegant horse with a very long tail.
A ‘guard pig’.
From the village we hiked up and over another ridge.
Big clouds and blue skies.
We hiked past another friendly horse.