The age-old paths through which the horse - caravans transported tea, salt and commissariat have existed for hundreds of years in Yunnan province of China. Just like today trucks, the horse-caravans carry its goods to different areas through paths on hills, and this makes those paths get their name - "Age-old Tea-horse Path".
The newsreel named Age-old Tea-horse Path was shot mainly in Hengduan Mountain in Yunnan, Sichuan and Tibet. Hengduan Mountain connects Qinghai-Tibet Plateau and Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau, and its average altitude is more than 2,500 meters. In Hengduan Mountain, three perennially snow-capped mountains, Gaoli Tribute Mountain, Biluo Snow Mountain and Meili Snow Mountain shape three gorges. Because these three mountains are all north-to-south extended mountains, the semi-tropical monsoon can enter those gorges and make there have a special climate, which in turn brings abundant forest and water resources to three gorges and give them a name as "Propagation Museum of Asia. On this land, Tibetans and people of many nationalities, such as Nu, DuLong, Naxi, Lisu, have lived for hundreds of years, Nu River, Lancang River and Jinsha River, which originate from Himalayan Mountains, flow through these gorges, All these factors make this wonderful land become a Shangrila in people's minds. The Age-old Teahorse Path just go their way through this wonderful land, and indigenes lived on this land are all main characters of above-mentioned newsreel Age-old Tea-horse Path.
The loud and clear singing of Kangba people on plateau grassland of saintly Meili Snow Mountain, the four-jart chord floated from churches in Gorge of Nu River, and the spring songs, weaving sounds and children's laugh of Nu nationality lived on Biluo Snow Mountain ail properly melted with the kitchen smoke in sunset. They are so self-confident, peaceful and pleasant They are the spirit of indigenes of Age-old Tea-horse Path.