Yunnan tours, culture & walking in China

“Discover unique and diverse Yunnan on this week long adventure, hiking, exploring and meeting the local minority groups who live here. A small group trip, with guide and driver.”


Lijiang | Yangt-Ze River | Thousand Tortoise Mountain | Lancang River | meet the Lisu, Naxi and Tibetan minorities | Yunnan Golden Monkey | Cizhong | Tibetan Buddhist temples | Meili Snow Mountains | Mingyong glacier | Shangri-La area

Description of Yunnan tours, culture & walking in China

This one week holiday is a mix of walking and cultural discovery, as you meet the people of Yunnan and explore its extraordinary landscapes. The region is home to a diverse mix of ethnic groups, and their villages, food and customs are explored on this trip. We travel between a host of small rural villages, national parks and mountains, hiking in some places and meeting the welcoming people here.

We will drive between spectacular national parks where you can hike or take cable cars to lofty mountains, passing farmland and stopping to explore scenic villages along the way. See the first bend of the Yangt-Ze river and shop at local markets. Hike the Thousand Tortoise Mountain, named after the unusual rock shapes here, and walk to see the endangered Yunnan golden monkeys in the Baimang Snow Mountain Nature Reserve. Meet the Tibetan and Naxi people who live and farm here, taste the wine they produce and learning how to make handcrafted pottery. We hike to the Mingyong glacier and visit a Tibetan monastery and nunnery. We will travel to a village where Catholicism is practised and visit its church, and also hike parts of the Meili Snow Mountains, the most famous holy snow mountains in China. The tour ends with a visit to the deep and spectacular Tiger Leaping Gorge.

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This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
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During this trip, our main focus is on the Nature Reserve, National Park and small rural villages; staying in small guesthouses or lodges owned by local families or local community. Most guesthouses have solar heating.

We prefer to have small groups, to minimise the impact on environment and local people’s daily life and culture.

We mainly work together with drivers and local guides who know these areas very well, eat and drink local products in local restaurants and guesthouses. We only see the Yunnan Golden Monkeys when they come down from forests for meals instead of entering into their habit.

We leave only a ‘foot print’, taking our trash out of these areas and dispose of it responsibly when back in the city.

We have food in local area which are planted by the local people own in their garden. during the trip,

W prefer to have cup or empty bottle and just filled boiled water from local families.

During hiking tour, we collect trash when we see on the trail.


Working together with local drivers and guides means that when we visit local villages, if our client sees interesting handcrafts, they can buy directly from the villagers! With our guides help, tourists and local people have chance to get to know each other and enjoy a conversation. In this way, it can be sustainable for villagers, drivers and guides, and you can experience the authenticity or the region.

When we have students group, they stay in village, they teach our local kids English or songs as volunteers, also they collect trash from everywhere in village and tell local people how the trash bad for environment and healthy. our company is owned local people about 24 from community, we shared the profit with them when we get income end of every year. our work staffs(4 people) are all local people from villages, we pay them fair wage and train them.

We have Community Conservancy Development Fund, we put 10% of profit each year for this fund. This fund, we only use for community, construction for schools or support other necessary things which school really need, helping kiddengarden to make new things for beds, provide some food for students who live in school during week, prove warm blankets for students in winter time.

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