Tour length: 7 days/7 nights
Dates: Tuesday 12th of April – Monday 18th April
Maximum amount of participants: 8
The Laojun Mountain marks the center of Yi territory in Jianchuan county, on the road from Dali to Lijiang. With so many people passing by, however, very few people actually get to see the mountain from up front. Therefore, they don’t know that the mountain permits for hiking for days on end without running into anyone, over wild mountain passes and deep fairy tale forests. We offer an in-depth hiking expedition circling the mountain in April mainly because the giant Rhododendron trees will be in bloom. Entire swaths of forest will be lighting up with color. For this expedition, we have scouted some truly sublime camping sites, flanking pristine alpine lakes, next to crystal-clear mountain sources bursting out of the mountain and thundering down the slopes or on yak fields with views all the way to the Mekong valley.
We’ll organize this trek according to the level of comfort required by different guests. We’ll supply ultra-light camping material to everyone on the tour, so that everyone has a pack of about 10-15 kilograms to start with. It is possible to arrange porters and to only carry a small day pack.