Let’s go… Spend the night in a Buddhist monastery on top of a gorgeous mountain, have dinner with nuns, take an awesome trek through dozens of monasteries built on mountain cliffs and maybe see some wild monkeys, a mummified monk still sitting in the meditation position, stroll through an ancient village, and go trekking through tea plantations and spectacular landscapes. Then we will be throwing a pool party with great views, relaxing in rejuvenating hot springs, visiting a beautiful UNESCO Heritage listed ancient town, and more!!
18:00 – Meet at Hongkou Stadium (Metro Lines 8 and 3) Exit 3, outside (follow the music)
22:30 – Arrive in Maanshan and check in our hotel
07:00 – Simple Western breakfast
07:30 – Leave for Jiuhuashan
11:30 – Arrive at the ancient village for a local specialty lunch
12:30 – Visit the Roushen temple to visit the statue with an ancient mummified Buddha inside
13:00 – Start our trek up the mountain through beautiful landscapes and cliff monasteries
17:30 – Climb to the highest peak to watch the sunset18:00 – Check in at our mountain-summit Buddhist monastery near where we will spend the night
18:30 – Local specialty dinner prepared by the Buddhist nuns!
19:30 – Chit-chat time with the nuns
5:00 – Watch the Sunrise from the peak (optional)
7:00 – Local specialty breakfast at the monastery
8:00 – Start our descent through nature with gorgeous views, waterfalls, and tea plantations
12:00 – Local specialty lunch
13:00 –Leave for our awesome swimming pool with great views + relaxing hot springs
15:45 – Check into our 5 star hotel
17:00 – Local specialty dinner
18:00 – Pool Party Time!!! Watch the sunset from the swimming pool or hot springs
07:45- Western breakfast
08:30 – Leave for beautiful Hongcun, an ancient village and UNESCO listed site where the movie Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon was filmed.
09:50 – Visit Hongcun and grab lunch
12:30 – Hop on the bus and relax on our way back
19:00 – Arrival in Shanghai
Included – Insured private Bus with A/C
Included – 3 nights – 1 night simple accommodation in a Buddhist monastery (double, triple, or dorm style depending on the availability in the monastery) 1 night in a 5 star hotel with amazing views (double occupancy), one night in a 3 star hotel on the in Maanshan (double occupancy) included in the price. These will be booked on a first come first served basis. If you wish to room alone, the single occupancy fee is an extra 800 RMB per person total. Please note that single occupancy availability may be limited and may not be available in the monastery. If single occupancy is not available in the monastery, the price will not change. (If needed, we can help you find someone to share. Pairings in this case are distributed in order of request submission. If there is an uneven number of travelers, the extra single occupancy fee may apply.)
Included – Western breakfast (eggs, toast, jam, butter, peanut butter, fresh fruit, coffee, and tea) and local specialty meals, veggie friendly. All meals as listed.
Not included – Lunch in Hongcun
Price: Book now to get the early bird price of 2,299 RMB or 2,599 RMB if deposit paid after September 6
Book by August 14 and get a special price of 1999 RMB!
Deposit: 1000 RMB (included in the price)
*Full payment must be made by September 6. (Registration is still open after this date.)
4 day transportation with driver allowance, one night in a Buddhist monastery, one night in a 5 star hotel, one night in a 3 star hotel, hot springs, scenic swimming pool, all meals except for 1, entrance tickets (including the mountain and Hongcun), mineral water, trekking guides, insurance, 2 coupons, English and Chinese speaking group facilitator, an experience of a lifetime and looots of fun!
Does not include:
One meal on Day 4, drinks, other personal expenses, optional cable car if available
PASSPORT, camera/GoPro, sunscreen, good walking shoes/hiking shoes, hat, swimming suit, trekking poles (recommended), towel (clean bed sheets will be provided in the monastery)
Note: If your passport is in the visa office for processing, please bring the slip of paper given to you by the authorities and a photocopy of your passport with you on the trip. This paper can be used for domestic travel instead of a passport.
If the traveler decides to cancel, s/he can get refund of the deposit (a small cancellation fee may apply) up to August 22 and no refund after that. The schedule may be adjusted due to weather conditions, unforeseeable events etc. For complete information please refer to www.travelers-society.com/terms-conditions.
1) ICBC Bank Transfer
2) Alipay / Wechat Pay
3) Secure online payment (PayPal/UnionPay Credit/Debit Card/International Credit Cards)
4) Cash on Delivery
Beginner to Intermediate. This is not a technically difficult trip and has been completed by beginners and children. We have added intermediate because of the length. On the first day there is an option to take the cable car for those who do not wish to complete the whole trek up. (Note: The cable car is unavailable in inclement weather, including heavy rain, wind, and fog.)
What is the minimum age to join in this trip?
Kids older than 12 years old can join, possibly younger depending on the fitness level and hiking experience of the child. Safety is our priority so, please ask if you have any doubts.