China Mongolia Tibet by Intrepid Travel

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china tiger leaping gorge basix 10 days ex kunming departs every mon may to oct selected mon nov to may itinerary day 1 kunming explore the alleys of kunming for a glimpse of the city s old-world character day 2 lijiang peaceful and pretty lijiang is home to the naxi people descenplus local payment us$100 physical culture shock dants of tibetan nomads get to know them as you explore the maze of stone streets in the old town days 3-4 tiger leaping gorge hike along the yangzi through the spectacular terrain of one of the world s deepest gorges days 5-6 zhongdian visit the monks at the massive ganden sumtseling gompa and hire bikes to explore the local countryside days 7-8 dali travel to the lakeside town of dali surrounded by snow-capped mountains rise early and take a stroll through the colourful morning markets of the bai people or take a boat trip on erhai lake days 9-10 kunming discover ancient temples and mosques as our journey comes full circle in kunming photography competition 2006 tiger leaping gorge simone francis accommodation hotels 2 nts basic guesthouses 4 nts guesthouses with limited facilities 3 nts transport local bus taxis walking group size max 16 meals no meals included budget allow us$150 for meals not included departs every mon may to oct selected mon nov to may notes this is the second section of our middle kingdom magic trip crr traveller rating 4.93 out of 5 trip code · hike the stunning tiger leaping gorge crm backroads to kunming basix 15 days beijing to kunming departs every mon may to oct itinerary days 1-4 beijing china s thriving capital is an ideal place to start our adventure explore sights such as the temple of heaven the forbidden city and the great wall days plus local payment us$200 physical culture shock 5-7 yellow river set against the yellow river and surrounded by desert the eclectic gao miao temple makes for a stunning interlude later set off on an overnight camel safari through the sand dunes days 8-10 xi an the lively muslim quarter is always full of activity and a great place for a steaming kebab a day trip to see the terracotta warriors is highly recommended days 11-13 chengdu this city is the home of the spicy sichuan cuisine that is supposed to keep you cool visit the giant panda reserve or explore local teahouses days 14-15 kunming explore lively kunming and sample some of the city s fantastic food hungry pandas anna harvie accommodation hotels 9 nts camping 1 nt overnight trains 4 nts transport train bus camel walking group size max 16 meals no meals included budget allow us$150 for meals not included departs every mon may to oct notes this is the first section of our middle kingdom magic trip crr traveller rating 4.55 out of 5 trip code crt wander the great wall independent 5 days ex beijing departs daily mar to nov subject to availability itinerary day 1 beijing track down a bargain at the wonderful silk market see the hutongs or back lanes of beijing by rickshaw walk across tiananmen square or find a great restaurant for peking duck days 2-3 great wall no trip to physical culture shock china is complete without a walk on the great wall this great wall adventure goes one step further trek with a guide through remote areas and along the steep narrow paths of this formidable defence some parts of the wall are overgrown with vegetation and in others there are high ridges with both ruined and restored watchtowers trek on to gu bei kou where the sweeping views of the surrounding landscapes are simply stunning days 4-5 beijing conquer the last part of the world s longest fortification and enjoy a picnic lunch on the wall before heading back to beijing through the rural chinese countryside walking the great wall rhona wood accommodation superior hotel 2 nts simple hotel 2 nts transport private car minibus walking meals 4 breakfasts 3 lunches 2 dinners budget allow us$30 for meals not included departs daily from mar to nov subject to availability notes round trip airport to hotel transfers are included please advise flight arrival details at least 14 days prior to departure traveller rating not applicable as this is a new itinerary trip code · explore beijing · trek the great wall caw 66