I am really interested in heading out to Gaoligongshan (高黎貢山) -- it is one of the most biodiverse areas in the world and apparently still very undeveloped. It seems pretty hard to get out there and since it's not on the "beaten track" I can't find any info in the guidebooks. Anyone reading this have any idea how to get from Kunming to this area, and where to stay once you get there?
wow sounds like a great trip. any chance of letting someone tag along?
National Geographic published a piece (13-minute read) on Gaoligong Mountain four days ago titled "Southwestern China harbors one of the last vaults of biodiversity:"
@fabey. A good read, thanks for the link, I enjoyed that.
Yunnan accounts for just over 4% of China's land area, yet harbours half of all the country's biodiversity of flora and fauna (vertebrates). Additional bittersweet factoid why COP15 was held in this province.