The best time for a trek in Xishuangbanna is the dry season which is from about October till March/April. The other months are warm/hot and because of the rain trails can be muddy. This trekking is a combination of light trekking, a colourful market and a Dai Buddhist temple. This trip is also suitable for families with older children. If you’re interested in a trek with hiking of several hours a day then we recommend our other trek in Xishuangbanna.
This hike takes you through bits of jungle and forests along waterfalls, sugarcane- and tea plantations. Xishuangbanna is the subtropical part of China bordering on to Laos and Burma. Except for Jinghong and its direct surroundings, this area is not very developed for tourism. Many of the hilltribe people live in villages which can sometimes only be reached by foot. You’ll pass Bulang, Aini and Dai villages. During the trekking days you’ll hike 3-4 hrs.
Jinghong, the capital of Xishuangbanna has an airport and can be reached from Kunming, Dali or Lijiang. From Xishuangbanna you can cross the border into Laos.
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