Dec. 5, 2012
Trekking in remote Yunnan, China
-- From June 3 to 21, 2013, One World Trekking will offer a brand new trekking journey which remains a mystery even today. Penetrating deep into Yunnan and Tibet's history and deeper still into the magnificent geography, the One World group will take a northwesterly path once used as a remote feeder route to source goods in Gyalthang ( 'the royal plains' ) - as Shangri-La was once known and take them to Lhasa. This new trekking route links the remote villages along the Yangtze River watershed to the greater Tea Horse caravan route that spanned the Himalayas. The small group of 5 to 8 people will pass through the little known town of Ponzera, whose artisanal, sublimely painted bowls were as famous as its fearless muleteers, and known as far west as Sikkim and Ladakh. Moving on from the soft heat of Ponzera, the route climbs along one of the few remaining original pilgrim pathways up to the summit of the sacred Shula pass, a pass once referred to as the "Grand Gateway into Tibet". Traders once referred to the trade routes as 'routes through the sky' in reference to the geographies that the pathways took in, so daunting they were.
If interested in this one-in-a-lifetime hiking journey, please contact OneWorld Trekking at firstname.lastname@example.org
or on 1-970-945-2601. www.OneWorldTrekking.com