Retracing the Ancient Tea Horse Caravan Trail with WildChina

by KathyDragon on December 4, 2010

The most daunting trade route in the world, passing through the mightiest mountain range on Earth, the Ancient Tea and Horse Caravan Road linked the fertile emerald teas of Yunnan and Sichuan to the arid landscapes of the Tibetan Plateau, serving as a vital route for isolated tribes who referred to it as the “Eternal Road.” Remaining a virtual mystery to the West for over a millennium, the Road, its history and cultures are now at long last revealed in all of its stunning diversity.

I joined Jeff Fuchs,  the first westerner to have ever traveled the entire 5,000-kilometer (3,100-mile) route, on a trip to Yunnan retracing portions of the Road, sampling teas at their origin and studying the road’s impact on ethnic minority villagers, on Wild China’s shorter journey which allowed me to experience the trail:  Retracing the Ancient Tea & Horse Caravan Trail: Yunnan

Photos of our Journey:

Southwest China Adventure

Southwest China Adventure

Exploring remote villages and trail of Yunnan and Guizhou provinces (07.11.2010, 139 Photos)

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Jeff Fuchs December 8, 2010 at 7:41 pm

Few can travel and wander and really immerse themselves….you did this and more. Great travelling with you and looking forward to more. From the ‘hills’…

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