Trekking is a great way to explore and enjoy the outstanding natural scenery found in the Yunnan Province. Yunnan Province is one the most popular destinations for visitors seeking a backpacking experience in China. While you travel through this area and enjoy all the benefits of the natural environment you will be storing up memories that will last a life-time.
When you are planning your trip, take time to browse the maps and information available on the internet about Yunnan Province. Many of the maps are free to download allowing you to study them at your leisure and plan your route. Alternatively, if you prefer to stick to a tried and tested route, there are free set trip itineraries you can download and use.
There are several transport options for getting around, but you should plan ahead and whenever possible reserve your accommodation and transport. Local buses are available in Luoping and many other areas, but may be infrequent and do not always run to a timetable. Other transport options include hiring vans, bikes, horses and walking.
Yunnan Province is home to many areas of natural beauty and history. Tourist traffic can be fairly heavy during certain times of the year and it is advisable to book accommodation and transport prior to starting your vacation. Options along many of the trekking routes provide clean, comfortable but basic accommodation. The majority of the guest houses and hotels do have email internet access for their guests to use. The local people can provide visitors with detailed information and directions to all the best places to visit.
As when visiting any country other than your own, the travel advice is to drink only bottled water. The local dishes are varied with a reputation for being excellent and well worth trying. Most guest houses and hotels serve food, but can also recommend the best places for eating in the local area.
Remember to pack sufficient supplies of any medications you may require during your trip. You can if necessary seek medical assistance and will probably find it is much cheaper than at home. However, if you do happen to run out of a particular medication, depending on your location you may not have access to what you need.
You can plan your route through a variety of different environments and terrains. It is important that you have the physical ability to trek through different terrains. You will get a lot more enjoyment out of this experience if you have the right equipment and have planned in adequate periods of rest.