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Zharu Valley Trekking Video Posted by on Oct 25, 2017

Zharu Valley Trekking Video

If you enjoy hiking, camping, and escaping the crowds, trekking in the Zharu Valley of Sichuan is your kind of adventure. Spend a few days following the Tibetan prayer flags and your local guide to the top of a sacred mountain. At over 4,000 meters above sea level, the views are worth the strenuous hike…

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Trekking in the Zharu Valley Posted by on Oct 23, 2017

The stunning landscapes of Jiuzhaigou (九寨沟 – jiǔ zhài gōu) in northern Sichuan province make it one of the best places to visit in China. Unfortunately, thousands of other people have the same idea. If you’re looking to get off the beaten path and explore some of this beautiful corner of China without hordes of matching…

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Tiger Leaping Gorge Posted by on Oct 12, 2015

Tiger Leaping Gorge

For lovers of the great outdoors and adventure travel, one place that should be high atop your China bucket list is the Tiger Leaping Gorge (虎跳峡 – hǔ tiào xiá) in Yunnan province. This epic 2-day hike takes you up in the mountains, where you’ll truly feel like you’re hiking in the clouds as you…

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Zharu Valley Eco-Tourism Hike Day One Posted by on Jan 19, 2013

The other day, I wrote an article about our 3-day eco-tourism hike in the Zharu Valley near Jiuzhaigou National Park. I’ve been living in China for almost four years now, and in that time I have traveled to many places and experienced many adventures. This one in particular stands out above the rest, and I…

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