Yunnan trekking holiday in China, tailor made
Local English-speaking guide; 3.
4-star hotels in the big cities, twin-share clean hostel in the small villages, occasionally private home if indicated; 5.Meals listed in the itinerary.
Description of Yunnan trekking holiday in China, tailor made
The southwest province of Yunnan has become one of China's premier locations for trekking with a wealth of forested mountains, river valleys and diverse cultural communities all adding to the appeal of a tailor made Yunnan trekking holiday in China.
As part of this ten day Yunnan trekking holiday in China, travellers will be given the opportunity to experience some of the country's most intriguing cultural heritage sites against an absolutely stunning natural backdrop, with a range of authentic accommodation inviting further cultural insight.
From the historic old town district and canals of Lijiang to indigenous Naxi people and the Tibetan heritage of Zhongdian, this 10 day Yunnan trekking holiday in China conjures up a mixed and varied range of cultural experiences to add to the enjoyment of trekking an average of 12kms per day over the course of six days.
Travellers will never be far from the mountains on a Yunnan trekking holiday in China with overnight stays with local Mosuo families around Lugu Lake, and visits to the peaceful town of Yongning, conjuring up a whole host of authentic, organic experiences far from the beaten track.
Perhaps, for many, hiking alongside the Yangtze and catching a glimpse of Tiger Leaping Gorge will be the epitome of this tailor made ten day Yunnan trekking holiday in China however, for others, the chance to meet local people in towns like Baoshan and around Zhongdian's Songzanlin Monastery will also live just as long in the memory.
1 Reviews of Yunnan trekking holiday in China, tailor made
Reviewed on 10 Aug 2018 by Wendy Barton
1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?
Getting to climb down to the Yangtze River in the Middle Gorge and experience the power of the river. Also a getting boat ride in a stunning part of the river -
when the road was closed. Walking around the Old Town in Leijang
2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?
Be flexible! Plenty of road closures due to slips - ended up on boats and horses. If you are open to changes you will have great experiences. If you like salt
with food carry you own.
3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?
Probably benefited local people where we stayed. We really enjoyed the local guest houses. We would have added to the environmental impact due to
drinking water (in plastic bottles.)
4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?
It was a great holiday - very active, wonderful to see cultural differences between Yunnan and Shangri-la, lots of wonderful vegetables. Great variety. A bit too much cultural lecturing - but made up for with the stunning landscapes.
PlanetThis tour will transport you to an eclectic and culturally significant range of heritage sites that date back to ancient times and it will also take you to unique natural environments including lakes, deserts and mountain ranges of spectacular beauty. It is therefore exceptionally important that we fully understand and appreciate the importance of developing tours that are sustainable and reduce the impacts of tourism on the human and natural environment wherever possible. Indeed, all of our tours maintain a great respect for the cultural and natural surroundings in which we visit and travel, and we have opted to use only essential methods of public or private transport for this itinerary.
To help us protect and preserve what remains of both China’s wonderful cultural and natural heritage, we ask that all of our travel participants help care for the environments they visit by being respectfully aware of the unique locations we take them to. The importance of sustainable travel, particularly in sensitive natural environments and ecosystems, is something we also value highly. As a bonus of our unique approach, you will also discover that our tour groups are small in size so that are impacts are minimised, and of course, so that we can afford you the attention you deserve!
PeopleOur itinerary has been designed to fully incorporate the local communities of the regions we visit. We value their unique insights, knowledge, and hospitality, and believe that they should benefit from tourism too. We respect their traditions and beliefs, and are acutely aware of the need to respect indigenous people and religious sites in particular.
Wherever possible, we use locally-owned guesthouses, hotels, restaurants, and services to ensure that local communities and business prosper in a highly competitive market. An added bonus of using locally-owned services and people is that they will often be highly enthusiastic, generous and proud to welcome you into the places where many have been born and raised.
We are also exceptionally aware of the need to use local ‘green’ tourism services and businesses to ensure that the natural and social environments that host tourism are protected and well-managed. This includes the use of locally-sourced produce such as food and crafts, for example. However, perhaps one of the greatest reasons for using locally-owned accommodation is that you will see the ‘real’ China in its various guises. You will sample traditional villages, entertainment shows, cuisines and ways of life that can be significantly different to anything you may have experienced before. We will also take you to incredible places away from the tourist crowds to ensure that your experiences are genuinely unique. We fully believe that this is a wonderful way to learn about this spectacular country and have no doubt that you will agree!