Trekking the Ancient Tea Horse Road

Update (27-Nov): Limited spaces available.
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Yunnan is one of China’s most distinctive provinces, renowned for its spectacular scenery, its cuisine, and for the many diverse within its borders.

For centuries Yunnan’s proximity to Laos, Myanmar (Burma), and Vietnam, as well as the provinces of Guangxi, Guizhou, Sichuan, and Tibet, has made it a vibrant hotbed of cultural exchange, driven by trade and migration.

Lying east of the Himalayas, the province affords some of the world’s most appealing mountain landscapes. Its rugged terrain shielded local people from much of the turbulence of China’s past, helping to insulate and preserve the traditions of its many ethnic minority cultures.

Trekking the Tea Horse Road with us, you’ll tackle arduous terrain and interact with local communities along an ancient trade route which, for over a thousand years, connected the peoples of Southwest China.

Get ready to experience China like never before and take home a new, unique perspective of the Middle Kingdom.

Our inaugural Northern Yunnan Adventure will run from

27 December, 2020 – 3 January, 2021

For full itinerary and further information, please download the information pack below.

Fitness & Difficulty
You don’t need to be an experienced hiker, but you will need to be able to take on some tough climbs. More information on the hikes and cycles is available in the information pack for this trip.

New Year’s Celebrations
For New Year’s Eve, we’ll spend the evening together in beautiful Shaxi, enjoying an incredible local celebration at the Old Theatre Inn. Expect live music, dancing, and plenty of merriment! Whatever happens, it’s bound to be an unforgettable and truly unique way to welcome 2021 as we all happily wave goodbye to 2020 together.

Hutong trip leaders travel regularly to destinations to develop relationships with local contacts to provide the most authentic cultural experiences possible. As such, trip itineraries are subject to change, pending the discovery of an even better activity or destination. Itineraries may also be subject to change due to weather, traffic, or government policies.

9,600 RMB; does not include airfare
Departure Date
Sunday, December 27th, 2020
Return Date
Sunday, January 3rd, 2021
How to Book
To express your interest and reserve your space, please email danielle[at]thehutong[dot]com. Our team will share a registration form to complete, provide updated travel information, and answer any questions you have.

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Download Information Pack (1.3 MB)

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