Videos about hiking, China

The Great Wall : scenes from JinShanLing 金山岭 and SiMaTai 司马台

Perhaps the most beautiful section and a great hike.

About two and a half hours or so north east of BeiJing.

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Hiking through the beautiful Tiger Leaping Gorge 虎跳峡

Tiger Leaping Gorge in YunNan province lies 60 kilometers north of LiJiang.

It is part of the UNESCO 'Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan' World Heritage Site.

The road in (up) - an excerpt, with Shiraz Dole and friends ...
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Hiking with Tim and Glo ...

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The gorge in gorgeous 4K by Milosh Kitchovitch ...
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The site of the leaping rock close up, by Valpard ...
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The gorge is one of the world's deepest canyons and is populated by a few villages of the NaXi minority. Around 15 km in length, the gorge is located where the river passes between 5,600 meter high Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and the 5,400 meter high HaBa Snow Mountain in a series of rapids below steep 2000 meter cliffs. Legend says that in order to escape from a hunter, a tiger jumped across the river at its narrowest point (still 25 meters wide, though with a rock in the middle).

There are a fair number of basic guesthouses for hikers, so your visit does not need to be rushed. These can also provide meals or snacks to passers by.

The Hiking Trails.

Hiking the entire length of the gorge is possible. There are two paths.

The 'the high road' is well-maintained by the locals and marked, although sometimes narrow, and is used by the Naxi as part of everyday life. This trail is longer than the lower road, approximately 22 kilometers (14 miles), but more varied. It features a variety of micro-ecosystems and waterfalls, and is probably the best choice if you only take one of the paths.

The 'low road' is a stretch of pavement (until recently a simple mule track) crossed by several waterfalls. This path more closely follows the Yangtze, so there are more views of the river and a stronger sense of being in a gorge.

Where the high road descends to meet the lower road, one can climb down to the river near the Tiger Leaping Stone, the point at which the tiger is said to have leaped across in two bounds.

Preparation

That the gorge is outstandingly beautiful is coupled with the need for care. The environment is natural and so the almost absence of safety clutter puts the responsibility on the those visiting. Rockfalls are not unknown. Prepare for wet weather, which can arrive suddenly, and use suitable shoes. Take extra care when crossing wet rocks and in general don't take risks; think first. Don't go alone in case of accident. Take a mobile phone. Swimming and kayaking are extremely dangerous and must be avoided. Don't go off track; take a map (essential). Head back to your lodgings well before dusk as, being within a gorge, light fades quickly.

       
   

Tim and Glo in Hong Hong 香港

Including the Dragon's Backbone hike to Big Wave Bay.

A lovely film ...

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A short bonus film - the view from Victoria Peak, by Francis So ...

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Hiking the Great Wall 长城 of China in the snow

A great film of the Great Wall north of Beijing, including 'wild wall', accompanied by great music (踏古 (Ta Gu) by Lin Hai, 'Walking into Ancientry', with Chinese lute (pipa)).

We [mum, dad - videographer - and son and daughter, from Singapore] hiked 3 sections of the Great Wall in winter, without any guides after studying blogs and posts by fellow hikers.

All these sections are different. From the unrestored GuBeiKou Great Wall where we were the only people around, to the wonderful JinShanLing, where the climb is steep and every direction gives you good photo opportunities, to the restored MuTianYu where we hiked in heavy snowfall.

We stayed at local farmhouses on both nights, dined with the locals and hitched rides to nearby bath-houses. Temperature ranged from -5 deg C (day) to -12 deg C (night). Winter daybreak is at 7am and the sky becomes dark by 5pm so one has only 10 hours of daylight, so plan your travelling and hiking schedules carefully.

This once-in-a-lifetime experience was captured on video and we would like to share it with you. The feelings just can't be described - you need to experience it first hand.

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A wonderful animation combining traditional Chinese painting and dance - don't miss it !

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踏古-林海
作曲:林海
视频作者:中国传媒大学动画学院

       
   

Hiking Tiger Leaping Gorge-ous 虎跳峡, YunNan province

Join Tim and Glo at the world's deepest river gorge.

Count on two days for this hike, with a stay at a half-way guest house (book ahead).

Tiger Leaping Gorge, HǔTiào Xiá, lies about 100 kilometers (62 miles) north-west of LiJiang and is also 'near' Jade Dragon Snow Mountain (YuLong XueShan) and ShangRi-La (XiangGeLiLa; real name : Zuong DiAn).

Wonderful, beautiful place, awesome video ...

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Hiking trip to the 'Big Peak' (5025m), Mount SiGuNiang 四姑娘山

Mount SiGuNiang, in SiChuan province, is famous for its beautiful scenery. The surrounding area is reputed to be the "Oriental Alps". Mount SiGuNiang National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The park comprises Mount SiGuNiang and the surrounding three valleys, namely ChangPing Valley (长坪沟), HaiZi Valley (海子沟) and ShuangQiao Valley (双桥沟), covering an area of 2,000 square kilometers. Mount Siguniang

HuangShan 黄山 hiking

Explore the beautiful Yellow Mountain in AnHui province ...

Wild Hong Kong 香港

Only about 10% of Hong Kong is developed land and there is lots of natural beauty to be explored, with many good hiking trails.

Hiking adventures in China 中国

Places include HuaShan mountain, wild Great Wall, ZhangJiaJie (WuLingYuan National Forest Park) and the YuanYang rice terraces ...

Great Wall 长城 hiking

Visiting a few sections of the Great Wall of China near BeiJing, including 'Wild Wall' ...

Hiking the wild Great Wall 长城

Near Beijing. Scenic outdoor adventures for the intrepid ...

Hiking the Great Wall 长城 near BeiJing

A hike along many sections of the Great Wall of China near BeiJing.

A hiking trip to the beautiful Tiger Leaping Gorge 虎跳峡

The gorge is located about 60 kilometers north of LiJiang in YunNan province.

Hiking along the beautiful Li River 漓江 (YangDi to XingPing) - video

A 5-6 hours hike along the scenic YangDi to XingPing section of the Li River, GuangXi province. From YangShuo bus station there are regular buses to YangDi; the journey takes about an hour. After the ferry crossing at YangDi, the trek through farms and villages to the 2nd ferry crossing takes about an hour. At QuanJiaZhou, you can take a raft then continue on foot to the 3rd ferry crossing. From the Nine Horses Mural Hill, the tram to XingPing will stop by the scenery featured on the back of the RMB 20 bank note. The tram ride is included in the fare for the 3 ferry crossings. At XingPing bus station, there are buses to YangShuo till about 8 pm. If you start from XingPing in the morning, the scenery featured on the RMB 20 note will look better, but note that the last YangDi-YangShuo bus is around 5 pm.

Hiking along the Tiger Leaping Gorge trail - video

Yunnan province. Tiger Leaping Gorge is one of the deepest canyons in the world and has a height of 3900m and is 17 km long. Normally the Tiger Leaping Gorge hike lasts for 2 days and you can start form either ends of the trail - Qiaotou or Daju. There are guesthouses on the trail.

A stroll at HuangShan 黄山

The 'Yellow Mountain', AnHui province.

The HuaShan 华山 'Plank Walk' - video

ShaanXi province.

Hiking along the Great Wall 长城 near BeiJing

First video is the JinShanLing section; the second is 'wild wall' at the 'Beijing Knot', part of JianKou.

The beautiful HuangShan 黄山 mountain, part 2 (2/7)

AnHui province.

Exploring the beautiful HuangShan 黄山 mountain; part 1 (2/8)

In AnHui province.

LongQing Xia 龙庆峡 (Great Dragon Gorge) near Beijing

The beautiful LongQing Xia Scenic Area is located 90 kilometers (55 miles) north-west of Beijing. A great day trip from the city. Besides boating, there are also hiking trails, bungee jumping and zip lines.

Hong Kong hike: to Tai Long Wan 大浪灣

The hike to Tai Long Wan (Big Wave Bay). A beautiful place on the east coast of the Sai Kung Peninsula; a large bay with white sand beaches and seas of tropical blue or turquoise, flanked by rugged headlands and backed by green fields beyond which rise some impressive hills. The main route follows a stretch of Maclehose Trail, up and over the ridge from Chek Keng - which you can walk to from a bus stop at Pak Tam Au. Scenes from the video : This area is within the New Territories (often abbreviated as N.T.), one of the three main regions of Hong Kong, alongside Hong Kong Island and the Kowloon peninsula; it comprises over 85% of Hong Kong's land area (nearly 1,000 square kilometers). Guided walks in Hong Kong : http://www.walkhongkong.com See also: http://www.hkoutdoors.com/new-territories/tai-long-wan-sai-kung.html

This is Hong Kong 香港

Surprisingly beautiful ...

A five-day hike along the wild Great Wall 长城

A trek along the beautiful 'wild wall' near BeiJing ...

Hiking the Great Wall 长城 : from JianKou to MuTianYu - video

This hike takes about four hours or so. MuTianYu is a restored section, but the rest of this hike is 'wild wall'.

The waterfalls at Tiger Leaping Gorge 虎跳峡

A dramatic gorge on the YangTse river. Situated 60 kilometers north of LiJiang in YunNan province. The gorge runs for about 15 kilometers and has a number of spectacular hiking trails ...

Climbing Mount HuaShan 华山

Filmed in August 2010. Includes the famous 'plank walk' at the end; this is perched precariously on a cliff face that is well over 1000m above the valley below, in a sheer drop. The plank walk is on the east peak, which is about a 15km walk / climb from the north peak. HuaShan ('Flower Mountain', or 'Splendid Mountain') lies in southern ShaanXi province, about 120km east of Xi'An; it is one of the five sacred Taoist mountains, with four main peaks. There are hiking trails to all four peaks and a cable car to the north peak. The south peak is highest at 2155 meters. There are a number of hotels and hostels around the base.

A trip to GuiLin 桂林 and YangShuo 阳朔, GuangXi province

A lovely film. Includes bamboo rafting on the Li River, hot-air ballooning, cycling through the countryside, hiking at the LongSheng rice terraces and the evening show Impressions of YangShuo, set on the water.

Great Wall 长城 hike (8) - video

JinShanLing to SiMaTai ...

An afternoon at JinShanLing Great Wall - video

A beautiful four hour hike about two and a half hours north of Beijing ...

Hiking around Tiger Leaping Gorge

In Yunnan province.

A thrilling hike at HuaShan 华山 mountain, ShaanXi province

HuaShan lies about 120km east of Xi'An. There are five peaks, of which the highest, the south peak, reaches 2,160m. HuaShan is one of China's Five Sacred Taoist Mountains. The first two films include the famous 'plank walk', with a sheer vertical drop of 1,000 meters, while the third is a brief scene of a snow-covered plank walk in winter.

Hiking around LongJi rice terraces, GuangXi province - video

Beautiful countryside and ancient rural villages. LongJi is part of the LongSheng rice terraces area. It lies about 110km north of Guilin.

Hiking along the Li River, GuangXi province - video

The Li River flows through Guilin and YangShuo through lush vegetation and breath-taking karst mountain peaks.

The Great Wall : JinShanLing 金山岭 to SiMaTai 司马台, BeiJing

A beautiful hike. The journey takes about 4 to 5 hours at a reasonably relaxing pace.

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