China

Explore the Great Wall and SO much more. From timeless countryside villages to bustling Shanghai and everything in between, China is sure to surprise you in more ways than one.

Top Adventures in China

  • Capture the Sunset from Mt. Laozhai (老寨山)

    Mt. Laozhai is an approximately 220m karst peak in the village of Xingping. It overlooks a dramatic bend in the Li River, showing off some of Guilin Province’s most classic landscapes. Xingping is best reached from the well-known tourist town of Y...

    0.5 miles 656.2 ft gain

  • Explore the Forbidden City

    The Forbidden City is the incredible palace of the Ming Dynasty. It housed the Chinese government for almost 500 years and is located in the middle of Beijing. The palace is massive and extremely unique. Visiting the palace gives you a sense of h...

  • Jinshanling Great Wall Hike (金山岭)

    Constructed during the Ming Dynasty in 1368 CE, the Jinshanling section of the Great Wall is famous for its many watchtowers and stunning vistas as the rest of the wall stretches out to the east and west. On a clear night, it's possible to see the...

    6.2 miles

  • Hike the Great Wall of China's Mutianyu Section

    The 2nd most visited section of the Great Wall of China, Mutianyu is a beautifully restored and a relatively accessible spot of the wall. Located 43 miles from Beijing, it can take between 1 ½ to 2 hours to drive to the entrance. Note that you’ll ...

    4 miles

  • Hike the Longji Rice Terraces

    The terraced fields of Longji offer some of the most spectacular scenery in China. Located 62 miles north of Guilin, the terraces take about 2.5 hrs to get to by car from the Guilin airport. The drive twists through some beautiful scenery itself b...

    6 miles

  • Backpack Mount Gonga, Sichuan Mountains (蜀山之王): Minya Konka West Route

    Mount Gonga is located on the western side of Sichuan Province, approximately 330km from Chengdu. The trek around its western face follows major river valleys and traverses one pass over 4900m (highest point). In its entirety, the trek takes five ...

    43.5 miles 4921.3 ft gain

  • Explore the Li River with Cormorant Fishermen

    The Li River has a long history of Cormorant Fishing. Set amongst Karst Mountains, the city of XingPing (39 miles from Guilin & 15.5 miles from Yangshuo), is the perfect setting to see this beautiful and ancient method of fishing.To get to Xi...

  • Hike the Chenjiapu Great Wall

    This is a really nice section of the Great Wall that is much less known than many other parts. You are likely to hike here and find yourself the only one on the wall. Some parts are completely overgrown, you have to bushwack through the growth on ...

    3.1 miles 1968.5 ft gain

  • Hike the Tiger Leaping Gorge

    About 100km and a 1.5 hour ride from the city of Lijiang in Yunnan Province, the Tiger Leaping Gorge cuts between Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and Haba Snow Mountain. The upper route takes around 8-10hrs to hike in full, but most people split the hik...

    13.7 miles 3280.8 ft gain

  • Hike the Great Wall of China's Jiankou Section

    The Jiankou section of the wall is known as the ‘Wild’ section due to its complete lack of restoration since its construction in the 1300s. This fact alone makes this area of the wall fascinating. Located 45 miles outside of Beijing (1.5 -2 hrs dr...

    6 miles

  • Hike to Cuipingshan Hill Peak (Yangshuo, China)

    A secret spot of Chinese photographers for years, Cuipingshan Hill within Yangshuo, China is a view unrivaled by many others in the world. The hill is a relatively easy hike but is nearly impossible to find. The reason for its difficult nature is ...

    2.5 miles 800 ft gain

  • Hike to Yading's Milk and Five Color Lake (牛奶海 - 五色海)

    Start from Chongu Monastery and go toLuorong Pasture. To get here you can either walk 6km on the boardedpathways or take a ~20minute electric cart for 80RMB round trip or50RMB one way. The Luorong Pasture offers some great views of thesurrounding ...

    13.7 miles 1968.5 ft gain

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