Browsing articles from "October, 2014"
Oct
30
2014

Top Ten China Treks: From Everest to the Gobi Desert and a week on the Great Wall (Part 2) – by Asmita Sarkar

Accessible trek: If you are short on time and looking for an amazing trek near one of China’s major airports, try one of these sites.  Many of these do not require a guide or extensive mountaineering training.  Learning Mandarin (basic and conversational) before undertaking these treks is always a good idea. Tiger Leaping Gorge Trekking (near Kunming, home to China’s fourth largest airport): 2-3 days This route, unparallel in beauty, is an UNESCO world heritage […]

Oct
14
2014

Top Ten China Treks: From Everest to the Gobi Desert and a week on the Great Wall (Part 1) – by Asmita Sarkar

China is vast and when it comes to culture, climate and geography the diversity is astounding. When you look for hiking destinations in China, expect to find many, each with its challenges, and breathtaking scenic beauty. Here are five that we consider in the Top 10 – keep checking back for our next post for the other five.  Tibet and Yunnan both take up three of the ten spots on this list.  While all of Tibet’s treks […]

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