Have you ever felt the clear-headedness and a sense of sweet relief after spending a few hours amidst nature? Whether it is for looking at the azure blue lakes or taking long walks in the woods – you are bound to feel invigorated from the very core. After all, nature travel is responsible for boosting creativity and increasing attention span. Now, if you drop by China for immersing in the surreal nature’s beauty, you can reap nothing but benefits.
China’s evergreen grasslands, still placid and glassy lakes, and snow-capped high mountains are popular reasons to roam around the off-beat regions. Whether you are backpacking around the north or west of China, the natural landscape will not cause disappointment. The natural wonders leave the travelers baffled. Needless to say, you can find yourself surrounded by nature’s bounty in this paradise country. So, would you like to give China nature travel a try? Go through the rest of the article to know where you should be this summer.
Tour around Leshan, Nyingchi, and Lhasa
Start your tour from Chengdu by spotting giant pandas and red pandas at Chengdu Panda Base. Then you will pay a visit to Leshan for witnessing the marvelous Leshan Giant Buddha. If you are up for a trek, you can check out the Fishing Village, Wuyou Monastery, and Mahao Cave Tomb. After enjoying the scenic beauty of Lulang Forest Sea and Giant Cypress Park, you will reach Tibetan Switzerland or Basum Tso Lake. Being overwhelmed with the eye-soothing landscape around Niyang River, the tour operator will take you to Lhasa. Well-known to the Tibetan communities, Potala Palace, the highest place in the world is located in Lhasa. For the cultural heritage enthusiasts, Lhasa an ideal place to get the taste of art and culture.
Flora Safari from Sichuan to Shaanxi
Just as the flowers help the ecosystem, they help the human lives flourish on a colorful note. If you have been craving to spot a Chinese Orchid or Meconopsis, the flora safari is the perfect option. When you will reach Mengbi Mountain, you will be surrounded by the picturesque scenery and wildflowers. Here, you can see Dolomiaea souliei, Primula palmata, and Boschniakia himalaica decorating the landscape with their beauty. Or, if you are an orchid lover, the Oreorchis fargesii, Calanthe alpine, and Cypripedium Sichuanense will welcome you on the way to Danyun gorge. Don’t forget to catch a glimpse of the native animals like Reeve’s Muntjac Deer, Asiatic Black Bear, Serow, Wild Boar, and Tibetan Macaque. If you are up for the cultural exchange, you should not miss the chance to interact with the merchants from Silk Road.
Embark on Snow Mountain Safari
Chengdu is already a pretty famous region in Sichuan and it is the perfect place to relish the sight of snow mountains. You can visit Lijiang of Yunnan for witnessing the majestic view of Yulong Snow Mountain. The tour includes Xiling Snow Mountain, Yulong Snow Mountain, Hailuogou glacier, and Mount Gongga. Moreover, the trip is also a great place to experience the Tibetan lifestyle. In case, you are interested in catching the sight of the adorable and fuzzy giant pandas, do not forget to visit the panda base in Ya’an! Also, Liushi Manorial Museum is another attraction for the history buffs. You can learn about the Qing Dynasty and West Sichuan’s architecture.
In the end, you should remember to follow the tour guides everywhere you go. They are the experts of particular regions and have in-depth knowledge of culture and history. No matter what, the panda interaction will delight every tourist. So, book your tickets now!
Author bio: Zhen Ku is a travel blogger who has published multiple articles on the advantages of panda interaction. Here, he talks about the adventurous China nature travel and what you can expect in these beautiful tours.