Trekking to Yangtze, Mekong and Salween

 

普通文章 Mekong and Upper Yangtze
普通文章 Three River Adventures
普通文章 Tiger Leaping Gorge & Haba
普通文章 Along the Yangtze
普通文章 Pilgrim Path of Kawagebo

The region of the three parallel rivers of the Yangtze, Mekong and Salween is ideal for adventurous exploration.

Originating from the Tangula mountains in Tibet, the Yangtze, Mekong and Salween rivers flow from west to east through the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. At the juncture of Yunnan, Tibet and Sichuan, blocked by a great fault fracture caused by the plateau’s collision with the Indian sub-continental plate, the three great rivers are forced to turn south, all flowing through Northwest Yunnan, sometimes at distances as close as 66km apart. The three rivers, referred by some as “three daughters” of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, flow down this area of lofty snow-capped mountains, creating breathtaking torrents in their wake. This special geographical location and unique process of geological evolution has created not only many visual wonders of the area, but also the rare phenomenon of vertical climates, where you can experience the extremes of subtropical to arctic conditions on any mountain.

During the fourth ice age, this south-to-north geological formation made this area a passage for varied peoples to travel and a shelter for humans, plants and animals. To this day, the area is still inhabited by Yunnan golden monkeys, lesser pandas, clouded leopards, and other endangered animals. The Tibetan, Naxi, Bai, Lisu, Nu, Dulong ethnic groups also live here.

 

When trekking along Lake Lugu and camping close to the Haba snow-capped mountains, you can experience the solitude and spiritual essence of these pristine landscapes. Upon encountering a Lisu village, you might be invited to taste their famed ‘Xiala’ – chicken cooked with rice-wine.

 

 

China Adventure Tours
普通文章 Mekong and Upper Yangtze
普通文章 Three River Adventures
普通文章 Tiger Leaping Gorge & Haba
普通文章 Along the Yangtze
普通文章 Pilgrim Path of Kawagebo