Yunnan Province

Located in the far south-western corner of China, bordering Myanmar, Vietnam, Laos and Tibet, Yunnan is a traveller’s paradise. With mountainous terrain throughout the province and an average elevation of 2000m, Yunnan offers stunningly beautiful and richly varied natural landscapes. Among its population of 43 million people are 26 different minority groups, each with their own distinctive folk customs, style of dress and colourful festivals. A further attraction of Yunnan is its very appealing climate, with a temperate zone in the north, a tropical zone in the south and a subtropical zone in between, making it the perfect year-round destination.

7-Day Window of Yunnan Sightseeing Tour

7-Day Window of Yunnan Sightseeing Tour

Time of year available: Anytime
Fitness level required: Average
Places visited: Dali Ancient Town, Lijiang Ancient Town, Shuhe and Baisha Naxi Villages, Tiger Leaping Gorge, Haba Village, White Water Terraces, Zhongdian Continue reading

5-Day Highlands around Lijiang Trek

5-Day Highlands around Lijiang Trek

Time of year available: Anytime (possibly not July-August, depending on rain levels)
Fitness level required: Moderate
Places visited: Yuhu Village, Wenhai Village, Lashi Lake Watershed, Tiger Leaping Gorge, Tiger Leaping Stone, Daju Nakhi Village, Yak Meadow Continue reading

11-Day Nujiang Gorge Adventure Trek

11-Day Nujiang Gorge Adventure Trek

Time of year available:May to early November
Fitness level required: Moderate-High
Places visited: Liuku, Laomudeng, Zhiziluo, Bingzhongluo, Wuli village, Dimaluo, Baihanluo village, Biluo Mountain, Cizhong, Feilaisi, Meili Mountain, Mingyong Glacier, Zhongdian Continue reading

11-Day Best of Yunnan Tour

11-Day Best of Yunnan Tour

Time of year available: March-November
Fitness level required: Moderate
Places visited: Lijiang, Wenhai, Tiger Leaping Gorge, Haba, White Water Terraces, Zhongdian, Feilaisi, Mingyong Glacier, Mekong River Gorge, Cizhong, Tacheng, Shigu, Shuhe, Lugu Lake Continue reading

7-Day Meili Snow Mountain Trek

7-Day Meili Snow Mountain Trek

Time of year available: March-November
Fitness required: High-Excellent
Places visited: Zhongdian, Benzanlin, Biluo Snow Mountain, Omega Bend of Jinsha River, Feilaisi, Yubeng Lower and Upper Villages, Ice Lake, Holy Waterfall, Ninong Village, Xidang Continue reading

8-Day Photography Tour of South-East Yunnan

8-Day Photography Tour of South-East Yunnan

Time of year available: Anytime
Fitness level required: Average
Places visited: Yuanyang Rice Terraces, Jianshui Ancient Town, Swallow Cave, Tuanshan Village, Lunan Stone Forest, Luoping, Nine Dragon Waterfall Continue reading

5-Day Highlands around Shangrila Trek

5-Day Highlands around Shangrila Trek

Time of year available: April-November
Fitness required: High
Places visited: Niru Village, Nanbao Yak Meadow, “Three Lakes”- Ding Hu, Nabocuona Hu, and Selai Hu, Seven Coloured Waterfall, Shudu Lake, Tiansheng Hot Springs, Zhongdian Continue reading

8-Day Three Parallel Rivers Tour

8-Day Three Parallel Rivers Tour

Time of year available: March-November
Fitness level required: Average
Places visited: Dali, Shaxi, Shibaoshan Grottoes, Tacheng, Black Snub-Nosed Monkey Reserve, Cizhong, Mekong River Gorge, Feilaisi, Mingyong Glacier, Zhongdian, Tiger Leaping Gorge Continue reading

7-Day Haba Snow Mountain Trek

7-Day Haba Snow Mountain Trek

Time of year available: January-June, October-December
Fitness required: Excellent
Places visited: Tiger Leaping Gorge, Tiger Leaping Stone, Haba Village, Haba Snow Mountain Base Camp, Black and Yellow Lakes, Haba Snow Mountain Summit, Daju Nakhi Village Continue reading

12-Day Overland Adventure Tour from Yunnan to Sichuan

12-Day Overland Adventure Tour from Yunnan to Sichuan

Time of year available: April-November
Fitness level required: Moderate-High
Places visited: Zhongdian, Birang Gorge, Xiangcheng, Daocheng, Yading Nature Reserve, Litang, Xinduqiao, Tagong Grasslands, Danba, Siguniangshan (Four Maidens’ Mountain) Continue reading