Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Tiger Leaping Gorge trek
Photos from my last trip to Yunnan when I visited Kunming, Yuxi, Yani, Eshan, Ben Pei, Daxi and some other tiny little mountain villages that I've forgotten the name of. This trip will be very different.
Like I mentioned some months ago, as soon as I get back to China in the end of August (I cannot wait!! 2 months away are too long!) me and my dear mom are going to unpack our suitcases and start packing our bag packs, and head to Yunnan. I’m so excited about this trip! Not only am I going to experience the beautiful Yunnan (a different part of where I have been before) but I’ve also heard that the weather is rather beautiful at that time in Yunnan.
We have around 5 days down there, not enough, I know, but better than nothing still! Right now we are thinking about flying to Kunming, taking a bus to Dali and then from there go to Lijiang and especially the Tiger Leaping Gorge (before we eventually fly home from Lijiang). I think the TLG is the thing I’m the most excited about. Both mom and I are sporty spices (at least we like to think of ourselves like that) and are keen to trek the gorge. However, one tiny little concerned has appeared, as mom is a bit scared of heights… how “bad” is the TLG? Height wise I mean? I have read that it is one of the world’s deepest canyons, so I assume that it’s quite deep, but while trekking it, do you have to walk really close to the edge? Also, I’ve read that there are 2 different roads: the high road and the low road. The high road is apparently the one that the local population (the Naxi people) use so I assume that’s the better one. Which one have you guys chosen?
Other things I’ll be doing in Yunnan includes taking hundreds of photos and eating some of those great potatoes that someone once recommended me to try. Oh, and enjoy the blue sky of course. And talk to locals. Or at least try to talk to them. God knows at what sort of level my Chinese will be at that point.