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Welcome to Kunming! Capital of Yunnan Province, Kunming lies 2000m above sea level. Its gentle weather and abundance of flowers have earned it the name ‘City of Eternal Spring’. Arriving mid morning, hotel check in and free time. Visit the stunning Western Hills or the Dragon Gate Grotto if you choose.
Today explore the petrified stone forest before boarding the over night sleeper train to Lijiang.
On This morning we arrive in Lijiang. We take a 3-4 hour hike through the country side to the Wenahi Eco Lodge. The highlight of the walk is seeing the reflection of the Jade Dragon on the surface of the picturesque lake. On arrival in the village share a traditional tea with with a local family.
This morning we visit the Yi Villiage before we continue our trek on to Lashishai. It is a approximatley a 4 hour hike which you will be greeted by a Traditional Naxi indigenous family on arrival and welcomed into their home for the night to truly explore the local culture.
Today we continue on by road to Liming. En route we visit the town on Shigu, located on the first bend of the Yangtze River. Here we undertake a 3 hour hike ( or pony ride if you so choose) to the 3000m summit of the Thousand Tortoise Mountain. After enjoying the spectacular panoramic views we continue our walk downhill to Liming. Overnight- Liming Guesthouse
Liming. After breakfast head to the excitingly named Tiger leaping gorge on the Yangtze River. Some 16km long and up to 3000m deep, it is the world’s deepest canyon. The gorge is so narrow at various points that legend has it a tiger once escaped pursuit by leaping across. Visiting the gorge, you’ll have a chance to walk a section and take in the dramatic, yet stark scenery. After lunch return to Lijiang and check into your hotel for the evening.
Today is yours free to explore before your transfer to the airport for your departing flight.
About 100km northwest of Lijiang in Yunnan province is where the Yangtze River’s upper reaches, the Jingsha Jiang, channel with ...