Seasonal Recommendations

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 Tiger Leaping Gorge

A narrow but stunning gorge between Haba Snow Mt. and the steep backside of Jade Dragon Mountain. The hiking trail runs along the base of Haba Peak providing spectacular views when you make the difficult yet amazing walk in one of the world most beautiful gorge...more about the Gorge and Trekking...


hiking experience, spectacular landscapes of Jinsha River valley

Tiger Leaping Gorge-
3~6 days

Haba Snow Mountain

Rising above the northwest side of Tiger Leaping Gorge in Yunnan,  the Haba Snow Mountain towers 3,500 metres above the Jinsha river. It boasts forests, glaciers,lakes and waterfalls. Currently it is the only snow mountain in Yunnan permissible to climb. More about >>  Haba Snow Mountain Circumambulation


snow-capped mountains, alpine lakes/meadows, glaciers, virgin forest

KunmingLijiang > Haba Snow Mountain

6 days
May & Sept.~Nov.

Kawa Karpo & Yubeng

a UNESCO nature reserve located in Deqin County dividing Yunnan from Tibet, a wonderful place to hike and explore both nature and Tibetan culture... more about Kawa Karpo (Meili Snow Mt.)


landscapes of the Hengduan Range, alpine glaciers, virgin forests, azaleas/flowers

Lijiang-Shangrila-Feilaisi-Yubeng Village 6~8 days
Aug. ~ Oct.

Kanas Lake

Nestled in the deep forests and snow-capped Altay Range in Xinjiang, the long bean-shaped lake is famous for its changing colors and the shining autumn around. Legend of the "Kanas Monster" also adds another air of mystery to the lake...more about Kanas Lake


Autumn rythm,  Yardang Land Formations,

Urumqi - Bu'erjin - Kanas Lake - Bu'erjin - Urho Ghost City - Karamay - Urumqi 8~10 days

Qinghai Lake

The largest salt water lake in China, whose beauty lies in its salty vastness and the remote peace that it instills. Highlights of the lake include the Bird Island, a peninsular in the westernmost part of the lake and the most impressive sight, especially in season ...more about Qinghai Lake


 Bird watching, lakeview, landscape, Kham culture,

Xining - Qinghai -Golmud - Nam-Tso - Lhasa - Tsedang - Namchak Bawa - Yarlong Tsangpo Grand Canyon - Ranwu - Bangda - Litang - Kangding - Chengdu 12~15 days


Sacred Mountains

Holy Lakes

Majestic Monasteries

Tibetan Towns

Minority Towns/Villages

Rice Terraces

Stunning Gorges

Nature Reserves

Ancient Towns

By region: Tibet | Sichuan | Yunnan | Xinjiang | Qinghai | Gansu | Guizhou | Guangxi

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Jinkeng Yao Village, Longsheng, Guangxi
Yuanyang Hani Rice Terrace
Songzanlin Monastery,Shangri-La (Zhongdian), Yunnan

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