Trekking in SW China (Yunnan or Sichuan) in March?
Replies: 10 - Last Post: Dec 19, 2012 1:29 AM Last Post By: yaktraveller
Oct 4, 2012 8:19 PM
Oct 5, 2012 6:46 AM
1Yunnan should be OK (unless you go over 4000 m), Sichuan depends on the region.
You could consider trekking from Laoyulin over Konka Gompa to Shangmuju (7-10 days). Accomodation is partly available on this route but I am not sure about March (did part of it in in October). A nice trek in Norhern Sichuan is Anymaqen circuit but it is not doable alone and you need an experienced guide. Easier would be a ca. 6 days trek from Litang to Mt. Genyen.
In Yunnan I have heared about an interersting route from Feilai to Kawakarpo, should be a bit strenuous.
Oct 25, 2012 2:57 AM
2I am not expert in the region, but went trekking there last October as part of a journey from Shangri La to Chengdu. I would suggest sticking to Yunnan. Litang is very high and was freezing in early October. I did the Yubeng trek to Felaisi, but imagine it would be very cold in March and maybe not feasible. Also went to Yading - it was freezing too. There is a trek from Lugu Lake to Yading but I think it would be too clod/snowy in March
I enjoyed Tiger Leaping Gorge in November 2007, and there is a possible extension. Another option might be the Nujiang Valley - you could go to Dali then up the valley. Do a search for Nujiang valley on this forum.
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8I am interested to hike Tiger Leaping Gorge in March.
Any suggested itinerary? I would like to do some off beaten path so planning to hire a guide.
Have seen some suggestions re: Sean's Guest House - any comments - good or bad experience????
Dec 17, 2012 10:07 AM
Dec 19, 2012 1:29 AM
10the program of trek Tiger Leaping Gorge to Lugu Lake as follow:
Mr Dennis of theyaktraveller will be the guide for you.
Day1 Start from LiJiang,Trek Tiger leaping gorge
Overnight in halfway guest house（private shower）
D2 Trek+ drive to Daju town
vernight at Daju guest house
Day3 Drive to Yangzinaoke and trek to Baoshan
Over night in farm house home (public shower)
Day4 Trek to Liucheng
Over night at local family.
Day6 Trek to Bajiahe
Over Night in farm house
Day7 Trek to Zhuangzi
Day8 Trek to Lugu Lake
Day9 Drive to Lijiang
Period: March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November
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