If you have arrived at our web site you are probably a skier and probably a person that likes getting up into the mountains, wherever they are. China has LOTS of mountains and the Chinese people have a great love for them. A huge portion of the domestic travel industry is devoted to seeing them. And, as with the Chinese ski industry, the do it in a uniquely Chinese way.
When you think about it, China has a tough problem opening its most precious mountain scenery to 1.3 billion people plus the odd foreigner. Tens of thousands of people tramping through a pristine scenic area could rapidly turn it into a wasteland. The solution borrows on China's ancient culture when private walkways were built for the Emperors and their courts to have places to stroll and enjoy the beauty of their realms. Today, there are no Emperors but the Chinese tourist as well as the foreigner on aChina Tourcan enjoy a vastly expanded system of these walkways throughout all the popular mountain regions.
We are not talking about short 15-30 minute paths from one point to another. We are talking about systems of granite/wooden walkways/steps, upwards of 40 km in length to accommodate multiple days of hiking in a given area.
These pages explore some of the most popular and some unique off the beaten track places to get up and out into the wonderful mountains of China.