China classic hiking tour

China for hikers

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    The Chinese word for China is “Zhongguo”. It literally means “Center of Countries” or “The Middle Kingdom”. On this fascinating journey you experience the many facets of China, from the famous sights to the more obscure experiences. From the capital city of Beijing, where you explore all the major places of interest, including the Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace and a more remote section of the Great Wall. You will travel to some amazing Buddhist cave art in Datong, explore the ancient town of Pingyao and visit the famous Terracotta Warriors in Xian. This tour is the ideal journey if you want to see the famous “icons” of China in an interesting way. After a few days hiking in beautiful countryside of Yunnan we will go to picturesque Guilin. Your journey continues to Longji, Dragon's Back. This trip will allow you to take a scenic hike in a legendary terraced fields. We will then go to Yangshuo which has attracted travelers for centuries, followed by a bikng excursion to the surrounding countryside - an area known as Moonhill - famous for its poetic Chinese landscape. Our trip in Yansghuo will also include a boat trip on the Li river.

    Day 1 Beijing 
    Met and taken to your centrally located hotel for overnight. 

    Day 2  Gubeikou to Jinshanling 
    Transfer to Gubeikou Great Wall(3 Hrs), start trekking to Jinshanling Great Wall(4-5 Hrs). Stay overnight at Jinshanling.

    Day 3  Great Wall 
    Trek from Jinshanling to Simatai Great Wall(4-5 Hrs). Meet your driver again and transfer back to Beijing for overnight.

    Day 4   Beijing 
    Visit Tian An Men Square and the Forbidden Cty, Temple of Heaven. In the evening take an overnight train to Datong at 23:00.

    Day 5  Datong 
    Arrive in early morning in Datong,  visit Datong Yungang Grottoes, in the afternoon we will visit the Hanging Temple(Xuan Kong Si). Overnight in Taiyuan.

    Day 6  Taiyuan to Pingyao 
    Visit Jin Ci Temple enroute. Arrive in Pingyao in the afternoon. Stay at a local guesthouse.

    Day 7  Pingyao to Xi'an 
    Spend a whole day walking the old city of Pingyao, transfer back to Taiyuan for a night train to Xi'an. 

    Day 8  Xi'an 
    Arrive in Xi'an in early morning, met and taken to the hotel for breakfast. Sightseeing in Xi'an. Stay in Xi'an. 

    Day 9  Xi'an to Kunming
    Transfer to Lintong and TerreCorra Amy site. Back to Xi'an and board a plane to Kunming.

    Day 10  Kunming to Lijiang 
    Flight to Lijiang, spend a day visit Lijiang.

    Day 11  Tiger Leaping Gorge
    Transfer to Tiger Leaping Gorge. Hiking.. 

    Day 12  Tiger Leaping Gorge
    Hiking in the gorge and transfer back to Lijiang.

    Day 13  Lijiang to Guilin
    Take the flight to Kunming, then connect the next flight to Guilin. 

    Day 14  Guiling to Longji
    Transfer to Longji, hike in terraced fields.

    Day 15  Longji to Yangshuo
    Hike and transfer to Yangshuo.

    Day 16  Yansghuo
    Biking and boat trip in Yangshuo.

    Day 17 Yangshuo
    Trip finisshes after breakfast.

    Tour cost on demand

    Best for March to November


    --Most meals

    --All entry fees and sightseeing
    --All overnights in hotels and guesthouses with double occupancy
    --Private Transfers
    --Domestic flights
    --English Speaking guides
    --Train Rides on "Soft Class" Cabins


    --All services not mentioned and all items of a personal nature

    --Tipping or gratuities to guides and drivers
    --Mandatory international travel insurance
    --Excursions other than those specified in trips
    --Extra cost if  tour is delayed or changed due to reasons beyond control

    "Me and my friends enjoyed the trip very much, the great wall hiking was a great experience, and Pingyao old city was just fantastic."

    -- Sophie (France)


1 - 16 participants




17 days


Moderate with 3-5 hr walks daily





Forbidden City, Temple Of Heaven, Great Wall, Terra Cotta Army, Giant Panda, Lijaing world heritage old city, Jade Dragon Mountain, Dali Old City, Yangshuo and Li river.

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