Why Adventure in China?
China is a country that boasts of a vast territory and rich tourism resources. It occupies an area of about 9.6 million square kilometers with a more than 5,000 years history. China has a complex landform including plateau, basin, plain, hills and islands. With 56 nationalities, it is characterized with multi-culture. You can explore a variety of unique and exciting adventure journeys in China.
There are a lot of different adventure types in China consisting of hiking, biking, camping, rock climbing, drifting, flying, hot-air balloon, helicopter, diving, skiing and culture discovery.
Hiking the Tiger Leaping Gorge, biking and rock climbing among excellent Karst landscape in Yangshuo, Guilin or hiking along the Great Wall are exciting adventure travels in China. You can also take part in some other adventure travels such as skiing in a lot of places in North China in winter, diving in Sanya of Hainan Province in summer or explore a culture discovery in Southwest China.
Top 10 China Adventure Destinations
The Grand Brahmaputra Canyon
The Grand Brahmaputra Canyon is the canyon with the world's highest elevation. It is also widely known as the deepest and longest canyon in the world, so it is likened to the last secret territory in the world. It is a challenge for travelers no matter in physical and emotion. You have to face a lot of difficulties such as high elevation and dangerous elements.
Kanas Original Zone
Kanas Original Zone is one of the most beautiful areas in the world. Kanas is Mongolian with a meaning of "beautiful and rich, mysterious" or "a lake in a canyon". Here you can view the beautiful Canas River, Hemu River winding along the arborous Original Forest. To ride a horse to explore the Kanas Original Zone is an unforgettable journey in China.
It is located in Altay Prefecture in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in Northwest China. The lake is a mountain lake in the Altay forest, 150 meters away from the county. Most rivers in China belong to the Pacific River waters, but the Kanas Lake is one of the Arctic Ocean waters. The lake occupies 44.78 Square meters and the deepest part can be 196 meters deep.
Lop Nur in Xinjiang
The mysterious Lop Nur is famous for completely disappeared ancient Loulan Kingdom. To explore the mysterious and famous ancient Loulan Kingdom on the Ancient Silk Road is a dream to a lot of travelers. Here you can make your travel dream come true. Lop Nur is located in the Northeast Bayingolin Mongol Autonomous Prefecture, between the Taklamakan and Kumtag deserts in the southeastern portion in Xinjiang. The Lop Nur Lake was the second largest inland lakes in China, with an area of about 2400 to 3000 square kilometers.
Gaoligong Mountain and Nu River
Gaolinggong Mountain and Nu River are located in the Southwest China, with complex landforms, multi-ethnic groups and special natural scenery. Some areas have been closed to the outside world for years which are untouched by travelers. Recently more and more travelers head to the southwest part of China to explore some unique adventures.
Hiking along the Yangtze River
The Three Gorges is one of the top 10 attractions in China. With a length of 192 kilometers, it starts at Fengjie County in Chonqing in the west, and ends at Yichang City in Hubei Province. The Three Gorges include Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge and Xiling Gorge. There are high mountains and dangerous cliffs along the Three Gorges. The narrowest of the Yangtze River can be less than 100 meters.
Some sceneries along the Yangtze River have been drowned because of the Three Gorge Dam. To have a last view of the marvelous sceneries along the Three Gorges is popular among some tourists. To take a hiking along the Three Gorges is full of unknown elements. If you want to take an adventure along the Three Gorges you need to look before you leap. The most importance is to make sure you have a safe journey along the Yangtze River.
Dahaidao (Big Sea Road)
Dahaidao (Big Sea Road) is the closest road between Dunhuang and Turpan in ancient time. With a length of more than 500 kilometers, the road is the most legendary part on the ancient Silk Road. You can see ancient palaces and relics, fossil hills, mirages and camel groups in the desert on the road. You can also experience different ethnic cultures and custom between Turpan and Dunhuang.
Dahaidao was built and widely used in the Han Dynasty, and the official usage was stopped in the Tang Dynasty. So Dahaidao was known by a few people and full of mysticism. The most difficulties on the road are to go through the no-people areas, however, when you finish passing through the part, you will experience the endless and particular beauty of the ancient Silk Road.
Adventure travels in Qinling Mountains
Qinling Mountains is a division line of the climate in the North and the South China. The mountains cut off Guangzhong Plain in Shaanxi Province from the South in China, but there are a lot of plank roads built among the mountains. Mount Taibai, the main peak in Qinling Mountains, is 3767 meters high. The Qinling Mountains has become a hike base for Chinese national hiking team since 1956.
You can experience swamps, glaciers, primeval forests and alpine meadows when you travel among the Qinling Mountains. But temperature range can be more than 30 centigrade there. To visit the Qingling Mountains during June to August can enjoy a cool summer.
Ancient Tea-horse Route
The Ancient Tea-horse Route is well known as the ancient Silk Road in Yunnan Province and Tibet. The route is one passageway which connects Yunnan and Tibet. Due to the complex terrains in the area, people could only use horses to transport goods such as tea. So it got its name as the Tea Route in the ancient time.
At present, the road is deserted but there are a lot of well-preserved historic relics along the road. You may face some difficulties to explore the Ancient Tea-horse Route, but mysterious local life and cultures might be your biggest motivation. For example, Lijiang Ancient Town is one of the most attractive places on the Ancient Tea-horse Route.
Ice Sheet in Tibetan Bayan Har Mountains
Bayan Har Mountains is the birthplace for China's two mother rivers-the Yellow River and the Yangtze River. A large number of plateau-scale ice sheet are the headstreams for the rivers. There are more than 100 small lakes in the scope of the headstreams with amazing and unique scenery. It is a good place to explore an adventure trip instead of a leisure journey because of harsh natural conditions.
Mosuo People's Matriarchal Society
Do you know some places which still have maintained a matriarchal society in the world? Here, Mosuo people near the Lugu Lake in Lijiang still live in a matriarchal society. Walking Marriage is Mosuo people's main marriage. Women have all the rights of children and properties. A lot of travelers come to Lijiang in Yunnan Province to explore the female kingdom, and to experience its unique life and culture. >> more details
China Adventure Travel Tips
What to pack?
To prepare packages properly is the first step to your adventure travels. Enough suitable and warm clothes are necessary. A pair of water-proof shoes or sandals is useful in rainy days or in forests.
To wear a hat, a sunglass and bring enough sunblock is a wise idea. There are too strong ultraviolet rays in most areas during your adventure travels. To prevent yourself from sun burning is very important. There is a list of packages:
- Enough suitable clothes
- A hat, sunglass and sunblock
- Water and a handy water bottle
- Money belt
- Daypack bag
- Individual medicines
- Daily necessary supplies
- Compass and a map
- Swiss army style knife
- Watch and phone
- Notebook and a pen
- Small padlock to lock your back bag
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The adventure travels are full of unknown elements, so you need to know how to deal with some common emergencies. When you face an emergency outside, the first thing to do is to keep yourself calm down, and then to think ways to solve the problems.
Besides, you can call 110 for police, 119 for fire and 120 for ambulance when you are in danger. 110 is generally used for all the emergencies in the Mainland China. And you can call 999 in Hong Kong and 000 in Macau.
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Self first-aid is very important during your adventure travel. And you can keep a copy of your medical records and buy some usual medicines for the trip. We recommend you to have an adventure travel with other travelers so that you can help each other when you are in trouble. You can also call 110 and 120 when you need help in the mainland.
- Disinfected bandages
- Pepto-Bismol for mild diarrhea
- Antiseptic liquid
- Throat lozenges
- Moist lotion and salve for sunburn
- Antacid tablets
How to choose a China Adventure Tour Company?
To choose a right Chinese tour company is a key to an unforgettable adventure journey. You need to choose a rich-experienced and reputable company which provides customers with high quality adventure travel tours. You can also check out all the detail information including attractions, hotels, transport and prices so that you can well prepare for the trip.
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