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since April 2000

Tianshan, China (中國天山)

Difficulty: NA

Last Visit: Unknown

China Xinjiang

Trip Description

Our group set off to tramp up Tian Shan 天山 from the west of Tian Chi 天池. From left to right: Anthony, William, Verona, Siu Yu, Eugene, Eleanor, Fiona & Paul
With an diameter of 1km, Tian Chi 天池 is like a piece of oval Aquamarine encased by green mountains. Mt. Bogada 博格達峰 topped with snow is on the left. During fall & winter, the whole Tian Shan area is closed and sinks into complete whiteness
Altitude 2800m at Tian Shan. where we camped for 2 days
View of Tian Chi from the west. You can feel its tranquility when away from the tourist spot of the east
Arrival at Tian Shan campsite after trekking of about 7 hours. Everybody's craving for dinner
Nomadic habitants of Tian Shan with theirs livestock
Anthony is excited to eat up all sausage given by our tour guide
Hercules on their way at Sino-Pakistan Highway 中巴公路
The Tomb of famous Scented Concubine 香妃墓 at Kashi 喀什
Invited into the tent of nomadic for tea
Has anyone seen the scented concubine?
Local food stall at Kashi will satisfied your tastebud
Busy Kashi market in the morning
A big feast at Kashi's high class restaurant. But why William has to surrender?
Handsome Anthony at Kalafuli Lake 卡拉庫力湖
Entrance into the controlled area of Gai Zi, the remoted Pakmier Plateau area
Snowing in August at Hongqilaip 紅其拉布口岸 - the border between China and Pakistan
Relics of Shitoucheng 石頭城
The freshly baked bread is so delicious that Eleanor & Anthony fight for a bite
Kalafuli Lake - oasis in the desert
Base camp at altitude of 3600m
I'm here Siu Yu
View of Tian Shan
Eugene on the ride
Sheep crossing river at Tian Shan
castle rock on Tian Shan