China: Yosemite Sister Parks Hiking

China: Yosemite Sister Parks Hiking
China's vast, unique landscape holds two incredible national parks that are sister parks to Yosemite - an international collaboration to help preserve parks that face similar challenges. Join expert MT Sobek guides and park rangers on this 12-day adventure through these magical destinations. Ascend sacred Huangshan, traverse its summit, witness a spectacular sunrise (or two), and visit historic villages. Across the country in Jiuzhaigou National Park, explore colored lakes, picturesque travertine landscapes, and Tibetan villages, and access Zharu Valley - seen by only a few lucky visitors per year. All this natural beauty plus time to meet giant pandas in Chengdu!
  • Hike, tour, and camp in China's two beautiful Yosemite sister parks, Huangshan and Jiuzhaigou
  • Enjoy a ranger-led ecotour of Jiuzhaigou's Zharu Valley, a special-access area - an MT Sobek-style treat
  • Explore southwest China's rich culture in its atmospheric Tibetan/Qiang villages and lofty Buddhist temples

Internal Airfare: $1060
Minimum Age: 15
  • Adventure and Active
  • Educational and Learning
About MT Sobek
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This is where adventure travel began! Since our first Everest Base Camp trek in 1969, we’ve been connecting adventurers to the world through genuine, active and immersive experiences. We can’t think of anything more fulfilling than being outside and going deep into nature, exploring hidden places and getting to know local people. It’s what we love to do, so let us share it with you.

To feed your spirit of adventure, Mountain Travel Sobek offers a wide range of unique and perfectly paced itineraries led by incredible local guides. We keep groups small, usually fewer than 10 people, and seek out great food and characterful accommodations everywhere we go.

Beyond the seamless logistics and careful attention to detail, our aim is to create a space for truly special moments in unforgettable places.

We are the Adventure Company—come explore with us.


Day Destination
1 Arrive in Hangzhou
2 Journey to Mount Huangshan
3 Explore the Summit Area of Huangshan
4 Traverse Huangshan Summit
5 Visit Hongcun Village, Return to Hangzhou
6 Fly to Sichuan
7 Revel in Jiuzhaigou National Park
8 Take a Ranger-Guided Tour of Zharu Valley
9 Pass a Quiet Last Day in Jiuzhaigou
10 Explore UNESCO Wonders
11 Meet Chengdu’s Pandas
12 Depart Chengdu
Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.