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Specifically for trekking in Northern Sichuan and Yunnan? Looking at Sep-Nov, would that be the right season?
We are planning to spend one night in Yudanaka on a trip this August and just wonder if there are nice hiking trails around the area too? We aren't sure if it is worth to see the Snow Monkey Onsen at this time of year, but are so close in our travels to it, thought it would be a good idea.
Also, any idea for day hikes in Habuka? We are going to do a three day walk in Kamikochi and have a few days left in our travels. Not sure if we should go to Habuka as well, we would only have 1-2 days to spend there. We are going to Nagano, Matsumoto, hiking the Kiso Valley, and visiting Kanazawa in about 12 days of holiday.
thanks for the advice!
Who can tell me how is third-class on the night ferry from Incheon Ferry terminal to Jeju Island? Sleeping in a large room or small room ? And what about a second-class room ? Are there private cabins room for 2 people ? Any idea about the cost ? Thanks.
do you think that with the mandarin audio and phrases book is enough for travel into 5 different regions? or is a most to have the chinese phrases book, even if this doesn`t come with audio??
if you will have 10 days to explore Yangshuo and Chengdu areas, which will be the activities that you choose and in which order?
i`m looking for suggestions for the my first trip. so all the comments are really welcome!!!
Thanks to all.
I plan to go (alone) to Tibet in Early Aug., and I'm looking for a reliable tour company. I'd like to go for about 7-8 days and see the highlights (Lhasa + Shoton Festival, holy lakes, Shigatse and Mt. Everest Base Camp).
So far I got an offer only from "Budget Tibet Tours" - I'd be grateful if anyone has any comments/experience with them. Any recommendations of other reliable companies?
By the way - is taking a hot shower considered such a luxury in Tibet that only few hotels will have them? Thanks.
My husband and I are going to have about 10-12 hour layovers (both layovers will be during the day, with our flights arriving early morning, and leaving late afternoon/early evening) in Hong Kong on our way to and from Kathmandu next year, and neither one of us has been there before so we were just wondering what would be worth doing/seeing while we are there?
Hello, can anyone take a look at my travel itineary and see if I should change something?
I am traveling this June and need to start and end in Beijing. I am not sure if I am trying to do too much, should I remove something? Apparently I need to plan and book everything now, so I can get a visa :(
2013.06.14 Arrive in Beijing
2013.06.16 Fly to Guilin, travel by bus to Yangshuo
2013.06.19 Travel by bus to Xingping village, stay overnight
2013.06.20 Travel back to Yangshuo, take bus to Dazhai
2013.06.21 Rice terraces
2013.06.22 Travel to Fenghuan by train
2013.06.24 Bus to Zhangjiajie
2013.06.27 Travel to Huangshan by plane
2013.06.30 Travel to Nanjing by train
2013.07.02 Trave... more »
My name is Ilton and I'm 21 years old, I'm a filmmmaker and current studying Director of Photography at the Arts Schools. I'm from the Netherlands and heading over about 9 days to Japan. I'm travelling together with my girlfriend , we planned this trip to japan, because we both like to know about it's culture and living. We can't stay stationary, we haven't sufficient money so we will backpack trough Japan, in hope to meet alot of people and discover new places.
Since we're looking for a couch for approx 2 days, we'd like someone not only to hosts us a place to stay, but also who like to tell us about Japan, tell us about what's a normal life in Japan looks like. Also since we're going to backpack, we'd like to know about cheap ways of transport, and what are the best places to go when backpacking.
In the past half year we travelled through asia, thailand, cambodja... more »
need some info related Himalaya climbing, hiking.
hi am looking forward to climb most spiritual point in Tibet, where to ?
i need not too harder route but adventured mount if there are available join to expedition in 2014?
Was at PSB today and he said from 1st July there will be Visa Changes but he was unsure of what they will be so be aware if planning trip to China.
Are there any interesting festivals going on in Xinjiang in August 2013? (Uyghur, Kazakh, Mongolian...)
I know that there will be Mongolian Naadam (horseracing) in Mongolia in July. How about the Mongolian areas of NW Xinjiang (Bayanbulak)? Some dates?
And about the grasslands of Bayanbulak- anyone been there in the last couple of months? Permits needed? Accommodation in yurts available? (not a Chinese concrete holiday park-style but the real thing...) What's the best way to get there?
Are there any areas in Xinjiang that are totally off limits for foreigners?
Thanks for your replies!
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Is EBC( China side) still out of bound for the foreigners? Waz the nearest city of EBC and how far ? Is there any decent accomodation in that city ? Planning to visit Lhasa in early June. Trying to make a trip to EBC. If colsed, will try to hit a nearby place of EBC.
Anu suggestion or tips ?
Green Lake Park is located in Kunming, Yunnan Province District SCREW mountain, Yunnan University, opposite the main entrance. Although the area is not too great, but very unique. This was originally the Dianchi Lake in a bay, and later became a result of falling water Wangqing lake.
Starting from the Ming Dynasty Yunnan Administration officials have served here repair pavilion construction of buildings. As willows and clear water constitute the main characteristics of the sake of the century officially named Lake. Based on the "green embankment Chunxiao" and famous quartet. Known as the "city of a mosaic in Kunming emerald."
On the front of Green Lake Hotel there is the best English Corner in Yunnan.
I've read that one of the most popular things to do at Huang Shan is to stay in a hotel on the top of the mountain and see the sunrise from one of the pavillions. This sounds very nice, however, the cost of hotels is extremely high.
We were wondering if, in your experience, it is worth the cost. For example, do you get about 95% of the Huangshan experience from trekking during the day and staying in a hotel at the base?
Missing out a night on the top of the mountain seems like an easy way to cut cost, however, I would hate to cut cost in this way then find out that the morning (rather than the day time) at Huangshan is a remarkable experience and is not to be missed!
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