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Diego
Diego I'm heading to China, starting in Beijing in Oct 4th. We should be able to match Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, and Thailand.. I"ll be heading back to Madrid afterwards.. What cities/activities/sites do you have in mind?
Trip | Asia Oct-Dec 2010
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4 years ago
chester
chester Im in Beijing now and will take the train to Shanghai on Sept 22 and will be back on the 25th or 26th. Not sure where to go next. Maybe Xian, Dalian, or Mongolia
4 years ago
irish_paul
irish_paul Hi Diego, Actually I won't be in China until 17 Oct....arrive in Beijing. How long will you spend in China?
4 years ago
Diego
Diego i'll be in China probably until the end of October. Tentative schedule, Beijing from the 4th - 10th, take an overnight train to Xi'an 11th - 13th, take a train to Huashan for one or two days and get to Shanghai to see the World Fair and some of the classic. That will be another 5 to 6 days and head down to HK.. I'll be doing most of my trip by train (just quit my job an di'm in the middle of a nice transition... no time pressure).. I'm working on the final details of the itinerary this week, I should have it ready by Friday.. Let me know what you think.. Also if you have other recommendations, tips, etc.
4 years ago
Diego
Diego Great video of Mount Hua (sorry not Huashan) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72rN5zO2T7A
4 years ago
irish_paul
irish_paul I'll probably get to Shanghai around the time you're in HK...I am actually going to HK in one week but then I go to Japan and then Beijing and down through China, the last place I will be in China is Yangshuo near Guilin. After that I will go to Hanoi to begin Southeast Asia route....So maybe we will cross paths in Yangshuo or Hanoi more probably....
4 years ago
chester
chester thinking of going to Mongolia from Beijing on Oct 1-10. When will you be there? Will be taking the train
chester
chester where in China? still deciding where to go from october 1-10
Trip | Asia Oct-Dec 2010
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4 years ago
ayammama

ayammama Looking for partners for 3-4wks Central Asia/Xinjiang Trip from Mid-Aug

hi, we're a Singaporean couple in the 30s. as we are short on time this trip, we are getting local central asia agents to help us arrange the following trip and are looking for folks to join us. the details as follow...

Trip: starting around mid-Aug, from Tashkent
Places:
- Uzbekistan (4 days): Bakhara and Samarkand

- Tajikistan (abt 7days): Samarkand -> Pendjikent -> Dushanbe -> Khorag -> Murghab
(via Wakhan corridor n visits to Afghan Bazaar)

- Kyrgyzstan (2 days): Murghab -> Kyzyl-Art Pass -> Sary Tash -> Irkeshtam Pass -> Kashgar

- China (abt 10 days): Kashgar -> Karakul Lake -> Yarkend -> Khotan -> Urumqi -> Turpan -> Urumqi -> Home
(incl Taklimakan Camel/Desert trek from Khotan)

folks joining us for part/full are welcomed.

Email: rangota@yahoo.com

Region | Greater Asia Travel Forum 4 years ago
chester
chester I'm also thinking of going on a trip to Xinjiang (Kashgar -> Karakul Lake -> Yarkend -> Khotan -> Urumqi -> Turpan -> Urumqi etc) but not until October :(
4 years ago
Lauren
Lauren What makes this hike so dangerous mpreihs? I've read the tallest peak in the five sacred mountains is only 2,160m, so altitude wouldn't be a big risk factor... Why no safety equipment?
mpreihs
mpreihs I think the fact that no advanced equipment is needed and few have skills honed through experience. Instead, you have a sort of public trail used by many who are foolish enough to give it a try regardless of their physical ability or previous climbing experience. Sheer drop-offs are just inches away on certain parts of the trail. There are also near vertical steps that seem to go on forever. The Chinese seem to have increased the safety standards for the hike but many still get hurt.
4 years ago
Todd
Todd I just went looking for pictures to add to the trip and it really does look quite dangerous. Will have to keep it in mind if we get the chance to visit China next year.
4 years ago
chester
chester im currently based in beijing until the end of 2011 for sure. im interested in joining as long as i get enough time to ask for a leave from work
4 years ago
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