|Yunnan through a Lens: Tea Horse Trails
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Capture memories as beautiful as the landscape on this photographic journey through breath-taking north-west Yunnan. ...Read More
North-west Yunnan has enchanted travellers and explorers for centuries –from Marco Polo in the thirteenth century to Joseph Rock and fellow botanist Frank Kingdon Ward in the early years of the twentieth.
Today, this region’s incredible diversity of plant and animal life, and the large number of ethnic minorities that make this area their home, make this part of Yunnan Province a wonderful and colorful region of China to explore.
The "Yunnan through a Lens: Tea Horse Trails" journey will be a driving holiday with a difference, as you will be joined by Hong Kong-based professional photographer, Ron Yue. Ron will be on-hand to coach you through a series of formal lectures and workshops as you travel along a route specifically designed with budding travel photographers in mind.
Travel to tiny rural backwaters to shoot photographs of local people in traditional dress, drive through beautiful mountainous regions and discover how to make your landscape photographs come to life, and wander cobbled streets in well-preserved old towns and feel as though you and your camera are traveling back in time.
For those with more time, it is also possible to extend your journey with Ron, by continuing north from Lijiang to Shangri-La, at the eastern edge of the Himalayas, an ethnically Tibetan region. Your photographic journey will be enjoyed in style and comfort. All along this exciting route you will enjoy the best accommodation available – staying in some of Asia’s loveliest hotels – and travel through an area steeped in the cultures of many different ethnic minorities and through some of the region’s most stunningly beautiful countryside.See less
Arrival in Kunming
Preparing for Your Journey
Kunming to Xizhou
To the heart of the Nanzhao Kingdom
Explore the shores of Lake Erhai
Xizhou to Lijiang
On the road to Lijiang and the Naxi Kingdom
Lijiang, Yuhu village, and more...
Lijiang to Tacheng
Along the Yangtse, toward the edge of Tibet Short Itinerary: Farewell Yunnan - we will take you to Lijiang airport to begin your journey home
Tacheng to Shangri-La
Up Up Up to the Tibetan Plateau
Enjoy a day in Shangri-La to get a glimpse of Tibetan life
Life goes on...
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Distance: 880 KM
High Altitude: For more information on how to travel safely at altitude, please read our High-Altitude Travel Briefinging Paper
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* The “Starting From” price is the price per person for 4 people sharing 1 car and 2 rooms. More About Our Prices.