Lijiang

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Lijiang


Opportunities for hiking abound in Lijiang (丽江) Prefecture. Attractive areas include Laojun Mountain National Park (老君山公园) and Jade Dragon Snow Mountain (玉龙雪山), one of the highest peaks in Yunnan. Numerous hikes are available near Lijiang city, as well as urban walks when in town.


Elephant Hill

Elephant Hill rises above Heilongtan Park (黑龙潭公园) along the northeast edge of Lijiang city. A network of paved trails allow for short hikes lasting up to half a day. “…
Pieter Crow | 2023-09-09
DAY HIKE RECOMMENDED EASY

Laojun Mountain National Park

Laojun Mountain National Park has become one of China’s most important centers for rock climbing. As for trekking, abundant opportunities await in the wild backcountry. …
Ken Krov | 2023-09-09
DAY HIKE

Wenbi Mountain

Wenbi Mountain lies a short distance southwest of Lijiang City. A Tibetan Buddhist monastery, Wenfang Temple (文峰寺), sits at the trailhead. The hike to the top takes about…
Pieter Crow | 2023-09-09
DAY HIKE RECOMMENDED MODERATE

Saddle Mountain

Saddle Mountain sits on the western outskirts of Lijiang City. The double summits, about equal in height, reach nearly 3,000 meters. Two routes are available and may be …
Pieter Crow | 2023-09-09
DAY HIKE MODERATE

Wenhai Mountain East Shoulder

The East Shoulder route on Wenhai Mountain climbs very steeply to the summit meadow. Some …
Pieter Crow | 2023-09-08
DAY HIKE CHALLENGING

Wenhai Mountain High Meadows

Several meadows inhabit the upper reaches of Wenhai Mountain. Two different routes traverse the meadows on the way to the top. See details here….
Pieter Crow | 2023-09-08
DAY HIKE CHALLENGING

Dry River Valley

A voluminous river of ice once filled Dry River Valley. The glacier originated near the top of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and flowed far down the mountainside. The ice is …
Pieter Crow | 2023-01-14
DAY HIKE RECOMMENDED EASY



Written by
Pieter Crow
2023-09-29