In this post, we have collected the most popular hiking trails in China, including Everest Base Camp, Mount Kailash, Daocheng Yading, Lijiang River, etc. Each line has its own unique charm and features. Since September has come, the weather becomes stable and temperature cools down. Under the brilliant sunshine, trees and grass are lush around. The air is filled with sweet floral fragrance. Why not to seize the tail of the summer to hike in our great nature?
No 1. The Most Classical Hiking Trail - Mount Everest
Classic route: Lhasa - Shigatse - Dingri - Rongbuk Monastery - Everest Base Camp - Lhasa
Duration : 4 to 6 Days
Mount Everest is always on the top of travelers' itinerary, but not everyone can achieve this dream. And people who can trek mount Everest and get into Everest Base Camp are much fewer. The world-known trekking route from Dingri to Everest base camp covers a distance of 70 km (70,000 m) or so. Walking here, you need to have enough endurance and stamina to cope with the steep mountain roads and adapt to the inconvenience brought by altitude sickness. When you overcome various troubles to stand on the top of the world, you won't forget the joy and pride for the rest of your life. Read more about Tibet Everest Base Camp Trekking Tour.
No 2. The Most Sacred Hiking Trail - Mount Kailash
Classic route : Lhasa - Shigatse - Lake Monasarovar - Mount Kailash - Lhasa
Duration : 4 to 5 DaysMount Kailash is regarded as the holiest mountain in pilgrims' mind. With sincere wishes, thousands upon thousands of pilgrims from every corner of the world circumambulate Mt. Gang Rinpoche year by year. It's said to be the place closest to the Gods and this path is full of miracles. Pilgrimage seems more persistent and efficient here. Even if you are not a Buddhism believer, when you are down to the religious path, you will be touched by devout prostration and attic faith. After Kailash kora, you will experience the baptism of the spirit and gain unprecedented happiness and satisfaction. It makes Kailash trekking irreplaceable by other journey. Read more about Tibet Mt. Kailash Kora Tour.
No 3. The Most Meaningful Hiking Trail - Great Wall
Classic route : Beijing - Forbidden City - Great Wall
Duration : 1 to 7 Days
The Great Wall is the symbol of China. Most tourists visiting China usually choose Beijing as the first stop. But for ordinary people, it's really a huge challenge to accomplish the whole Great Wall hiking. Thus, many travellers prefer to pick one segment as the target. The distance of Great Wall hiking can be either long or short. and the duration also depends on. Read more about Beijing Hiking Tour.
No 4. The Most Intoxicating Hiking Trail - Kanas
Classic route : Urumqi – Turpan - Kanas
Duration : 3 Days
At autumn, Kanas features in its golden-yellow and orange forests, crystal blue Kanans Lake and mysterious Tuvans village. Once arriving northern Xinjiang, back-packers often head from Kanas Lake toward Jaden valley via Heihu, Qianmu village. This trip is a little bit far away and takes about three days. It's common to camp outdoor. The fantasitic scenery in Kanas will let you feel every effort is worthwile. Read more about Xinjiang Silk Road Photography Tour.
No 5. The Most Poetic Hiking Trail - Lijiang River
Classic route: Guilin – Li River - Yangshuo
Duration : 1 or 2 DaysEvery mountain and water in Lijiang will make you feel like wandering in the Chinese ink painting. It's as beautiful as fairyland and I'm sure you can get fully relaxed here. Unlike other hiking places, roads here are much easier to follow and especially fit for junior hikers. You can just walk along the hidden paths to appreciate the picturesque scenery and explore Yangshuo local culture! Read more about Guilin City Tour and Li River Hiking Adventure.
No 6. The Most Stunning Hiking Trail – Daocheng Yading
Classic route : Chengdu - Daocheng - Yading - Xinduqiao - Danba - Chengdu
Duration : 8 Days
Daocheng, once known as the last Shangri-la on earth, has undescribable beauties. Hidden on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, the scenery here is pure and peaceful.This line is an excellent line for trekking. You can see animals leading a carefree life, birds singing everywhere, herdsmen and yaks scattering around,etc. This route is not so difficult and you can join our tour to catch a glimpse of western Sichuan. Read more about Daocheng Yading Nature Reserve Tour.
No 7. The Most Primitive Hiking Trail - Medog
Classic route : Paiqu - Lage - Hanmi - Beibeng - Motuo
Duration : 8 to 10 DaysMedog, means "hidden lotus" in Tibetan language, is located in the depths of Brahmaputra Grand Canyon. It is like a black hole attracting tens of thousands of hikers to Nyingchi every year. Why is that? The reason lies in its original charm, natural landscape as well as cultural customs, which are something you couldn't experience in other Tibetan areas.
No 8. The Most Magnificient Hiking Trail - Wugong Mountain
Classic Route: Shek Kwu Temple - Yingxiating - Longtan - Monkey Valley - Haohanpo - Diaomazhuang - Guanyindang
Duration : 1 to 2 Days
Wugong mountain has a long history and rich culture. The beauty rests in the floating clouds, rippling springs, roaring waterfalls, ancient altar groups, mysterious caves, endless pines, snow peaks and majestic hills, etc. With the moderate difficulty, Wugong Mountain hiking route is suitable for all kinds of people. The thing you shouldn't miss en route is the vast alpine meadow at the altitude of over 1,600 meters. Wugong Mountain International Tent Festival has become one of the world's most prestigious events, attracting more and more domestic and foreign travelers to pilgrimage. How wonderful it is to camp among clouds and catch the stunning sunrise at the top of Wugong mountain.