In our final days of China we did one of the best things we have done there during our time in the country. The Tiger Leaping Gorge trek was a two day trip across some of the most beautiful scenary in China.
Hot, sunny weather meant for a balmy climb up the infamous 28 bends. But the vistas were worth every tired breath! We hiked mostly alone but on the final day met up with Shaun, an Aussie we met in Kunming and John an incredible guy in his 60s from Colorado. He and his wife had toured China for 3 weeks, and then she went home and he stayed out travelling solo with no organised tour like they were on before. An inspiring feat, especially as he had no problems keeping up with us!
The pictures of the snow capped mountains and their sheer size as they thrust out of the gorge will say more than I can describe. But even the greatest picture cannot give the true imposing nature of the mountains.
After the gorge we went to Lijiang for one night which is a pretty if touristy place. Then we did a 25hour sleeper bus to our next country... Laos.