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48Download holiday itineraries fromwww.mountainkingdoms.come: info@mountainkingdoms.comW e take you to the most beautiful section of Tiger Leaping Gorge, but this is just one part of a varied walking holiday. We explore ancient Lijiang as well as the city of Dali where locals still practice the traditional art of fishing with comorants. We also visit the village where Joseph Rock, the renowned plant hunter, lived, see Ming and Qing architecture and walk on the slopes of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. Our trek takes us as high as 4,000m/13,120ft through high alpine meadows and virgin forest as well as past lakes and waterfalls. This region, rich in cultural heritage, is home to many minority tribes including the Naxi, Hui and Bai, revealing the varied traditions and beliefs of hidden China. Finally, there is time to shop and sightsee in Kunming and Bangkok. O ur journey begins at the Old Dragon's Head, where the wall touches the sea. From here we travel east, staying in good quality hotels that offer a high level of comfort. We walk along sections of the Great Wall that few visitors see, chosen for their scenic splendour and historic interest. In some places the ancient wall has crumbled into little more than earthen banks whilst in others it zigzags into the distance across high peaked mountain ridges blanketed with spring blossom or autumnal hues. We break our walk with a visit to the Qing Tombs, the fascinating burial site of the emperors of the Qing Dynasty. In addition we explore the many highlights of Imperial and modern Beijing.Extend your holiday - why not visit Xi'an, the cultural heart of ancient China, on our three-day Terracotta Warriors extension. Contact the office for further information and prices 0845 330 8579.T he trip starts with sightseeing in Beijing and a visit to the Great Wall before we fly to Guizhou province. This is a land of jagged mountains and terraced rice fields, home to many ethnic minority cultures and largely untouched by the tourism and development of its neighbouring provinces. We drive and trek between remote minority villages where we will see the local people going about their daily lives, often dressed in their colourful traditional costumes. For two nights on trek we stay in village houses that have simple but clean facilities. The October departure takes in the reed-pipe Lusheng Festival, and the April departure includes the Sisters' Meal Festival. The trek finishes in Guilin, long famed for its spectacular scenery which we explore by bike, boat and on foot.Tiger Leaping Gorge & Hidden China Trek A lovely trek along mountain paths and through villages, in and around China's most spectacular gorge.Great Wall of China Trek An action packed trip walking little visited sections of the Great Wall and exploring Beijing's highlights.Guilin & the Tribes of Southwest China Trek through beautiful and unspoilt countryside and visit welcoming ethnic minority villages.£2,165£1,375£1,375£2,095£2,095£3,065£2,195£1,995£2,895£2,695Land OnlyLand OnlyLand OnlyLand OnlyLand OnlyFlight IncludedFlight IncludedFlight IncludedFlight IncludedFlight IncludedThu 05 May - Sat 21 May 11Thu 29 Sep - Sat 15 Oct 11Sun 17 Apr - Tue 26 Apr 11Sun 16 Oct - Tue 25 Oct 11Sat 09 Apr - Sat 23 Apr 11Sun 16 Oct - Sun 30 Oct 11On Trek: 6 Local LeaderAccommodation (nts): Hotels: 7 Camping: 3 Lodges/Guesthouses: 4Optional: Single Room £250 Single Tent £60Insurance: £95Day Walks: 6 Local LeaderAccommodation (nts): Hotels: 8 Optional: Single Room £235Insurance: £89Day Walks: 4 Local LeaderAccommodation (nts): Hotels: 13 Optional: Single Room £380Insurance: £95Trek | Duration: 17 DaysTrek | Duration: 10 DaysTrek | Duration: 15 DaysGuaranteed to run for a minimum of 5 clientsGuaranteed to run for a minimum of 3 clientsGuaranteed to run for a minimum of 3 clientsGrade: Gentle/Moderate Grade: Moderate Grade: Gentle For detailed itineraries see www.mountainkingdoms.comFor detailed itineraries see www.mountainkingdoms.comFor detailed itineraries see www.mountainkingdoms.comFestivalChinaJinshanling Great Wall

Southeast Asia Few regions of the world can match Southeast Asia as a destination for its beguiling combination of scenery, culture and cuisine. Here, mighty rivers flow though jagged mountain scenery past brilliant green paddy fields to deserted beaches. The region's vibrant cities are packed with cultural interest: temples, markets and impressive architecture, both ancient and colonial. The people of Southeast Asia are renowned equally for their welcoming smiles and delicious cuisine and our carefully researched collection of treks and tours benefit from both.Temple guardian, Neil CunninghamJapan