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Leziping-Niru Trek

The Leziping-Niru Trek (乐子坪-尼汝路线) offers a 14 km journey from Pudacuo National Park (普达措国家公园) to Niru Village (尼汝村). It crosses the high and extensive meadow known as …
Pieter Crow | 2024-04-08
DAY HIKE ADVANCED

Niru Village-Shudu Lake Trek

The route traverses Niru River Canyon boardwalk to the lovely Colorful Waterfall (七彩瀑布). Fairly low for a falls, yet a remarkable sight for innumerable spills cascading …
Pieter Crow | 2024-04-08
DAY HIKE RECOMMENDED ADVANCED

Colorful Waterfall

For details of the 5 km hike to Colorful Waterfall, see here…
Pieter Crow | 2024-04-08
DAY HIKE RECOMMENDED MODERATE

Cheese Mountain

The sharp outline of Cheese Mountain (奶酪山) is readily visible from Shangri-La City. Neighboring mountains in the Shangri-La Highlands (香格里拉高地) present rounded profiles, …
Pieter Crow | 2024-03-23
DAY HIKE CHALLENGING

East Side Route

The East Side Route (东边路线) traverses the foothills rising abruptly from the plains of Shangri-La. It is part of a longer route, the Napa Lake Wetland Park Fitness Trail…
Pieter Crow | 2023-12-20
DAY HIKE MODERATE

Back Side Route

The Back Side Route (背面路线) winds around the east, north and west sides of Shika Snow Mountain (石卡雪山). The cable car base station serves as the starting point. The end …
Pieter Crow | 2023-12-11
DAY HIKE ADVANCED

Base to Summit Route

The Base to Summit Route (从山脚到山顶路线) starts at the cable car base station and ascends in 7½ km to the top of Shika Snow Mountain (石卡雪山). Above timberline, the route …
Pieter Crow | 2023-12-11
DAY HIKE RECOMMENDED ADVANCED

Cizhong to Dimaluo trek

Learn more about this trek…
Ken Krov | 2023-09-29
MULTI DAY

Yuanyang Rice Terraces

The world-famous Yuanyang Rice Terraces are an impressive agricultural landscape developed over centuries. Most visitors come to photograph the lovely scenery, but you …
Ken Krov | 2023-09-29
DAY HIKE

Southern Silk Road Section

Adam Kritzer wrote up his two-day hike on this section of the ancient Southern Silk Road. Learn more…
Ken Krov | 2023-09-29
MULTI DAY ADVANCED

Jade Cloud Path

The popular paved trail stretches for some 15 km across Cangshang Mountain at an elevation of 3,000 meters give or take, with little or no elevation gain. Two cable cars …
Ken Krov | 2023-09-12
DAY HIKE RECOMMENDED MODERATE

Jiaozi Snow Mountain

Jiaozi Snow Mountain can be reached after a 2-plus hour drive north from Kunming City. Visitors may ascend the peak the whole way on boardwalks, or shorten the trip with …
Ken Krov | 2023-09-10
DAY HIKE MODERATE

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

Lingxi Lake

Lingxi Lake (灵犀湖) is an alpine tarn set near timberline, elev. 4,070 meters. It is situated 1½ km southwest of Shika’s summit. There are three ways to reach the lake: …
Pieter Crow | 2023-08-31
DAY HIKE MODERATE

No Name Mountains

No Name Mountains are located 80 km north of Lijiang and 50 km southeast of Shangri-La City. The massif consists of a circular ring of high peaks ranging in elevation …
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MULTI DAY