This weekend adventure is about hiking up some insane cliffs in one of those places that you thought could never exist… It’s time to a hike through these unique hanging rock formations, spend the night in the village at the top of the cliffs where we will throw an awesome bonfire party. Awesome waterfalls, caves, and cliffs are just some of what you will find here, in one of the most remote places on earth.
The story behind this trip:
Historically, the village where we will be staying was isolated from the comforts and convenience of modern life, including infrastructure. For centuries, to get from one place to another, people would go up and down the cliffs using only ropes. This meant that local children had to rappel down these cliffs every day just to get to school… until one of them fell. After this, 13 village men united in an effort to make the journey to school a safer one and carved into the cliff for 5 years, advancing at only 1 m per day, to make the road we will be taking, creating a beautiful man-made wonder. We will be meeting some of these extraordinary men.
Day 1 – Friday
22:55 – Hop on the train and relax on the way to our Cliff Adventure
Day 2 – Saturday
07:15 – Arrive in Zhengzhou
07:30 – Hop on the bus to our departure point (eat breakfast on the bus)
11:30 – Local specialty lunch
13:00 – Hike through amazing rock formations with natural pools, waterfalls, and more!!
17:00 – Start our trek through the cliffs and arrive at the village on the summit. Admire the majestic views.
18:00 – Local specialty dinner
19:00 – Bonfire party and check out the stars
Day 3 – Sunday
07:00 – Breakfast
08:00 – Visit a beautiful ancient village on the cliffs and meet one of the villagers who carved the roads!
11:30 – Local specialty lunch
12:30 – Hop on the bus to Zhengzhou Railway Station
16:00 – Arrive at the airport and grab a bite to eat
18:35 – Get our flight back home
Included – On site private bus with A/C, insured
Not included – Train to/from from Zhengzhou
Shanghai Station – Zhengzhou East: D306
Friday – 22:55 -07:15 – estd price 600 RMB (sales open 30 days prior to departure)
or arrive by 07:15 on Saturday morning
Zhengzhou East – Shanghai Hongqiao: G1954
Sunday- 16:33 – 21:17 – est. price 447 RMB (sales open 30 days prior to departure)
or depart after 16:33 on Sunday
Please book your tickets. It’s really easy with www.ctrip.com! They even have an app. (If you need help booking your flights, a booking fee of 100 RMB per ticket will apply,
*You can arrive in earlier and meet us at the indicated railway station at the time that the recommended train arrives, and you can leave on any train at or after the suggested departure time, otherwise you may have to arrange for your own transportation.
Included – 1 night – Clean double occupancy rooms 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 129 RMB per person. Please note that single occupancy availability may be limited. (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 single occupancy may apply.)
Included – All meals as listed – Simple Western breakfasts (toast, jam, butter, peanut butter, eggs, coffee, tea), local specialty lunches and dinner, veggie friendly!
Not included – Breakfast on day 2 (after train) – Bring your favorite meal), snacks/dinner on the train, dinner at station on D3
Price: Book now to get the early bird price of 1,599 RMB or 1,699 RMB if booked after November 15 (includes accommodation :))
Book before October 31 and get an extra 100 RMB off!
We do not go cheap on safety… We get the best equipment and the most experienced instructors for our trips
accommodation, 2-day onsite transportation, all entrance tickets, indicated activities & equipment, local tour guide, bonfire, driver allowance, English and Chinese speaking guide, meals as indicated, insurance, pre-trip scouting and site research, fees & charges, an experience of a lifetime, and looots of fun!
Does not include:
Train, drinks, breakfast day 2, Meal at airport, other personal expenses
PASSPORT, sunglasses, camera/GoPro, sunscreen, walking shoes, hat, toiletries, warm clothing for winter trips, breakfast for day 2
Note: If your passport is in the visa office for processing, please bring the slip of paper given to you by the authorities along with a copy of your passport with you on the trip. This paper can be used for domestic travel instead of a passport.
– Cancellation more than 10 days prior to the trip departure date, 100% refund
– Cancellation 10-5 days prior to the trip departure date, 50% refund
– Within 4 days prior to the trip departure date, no refund
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 (Open with an external browser to pay with Alipay; if opened within Wechat, it the Alipay option will not appear)
3) Secure online payment (PayPal/UnionPay Credit/Debit Card/International Credit Cards)
4) Cash on Delivery
What is the difficulty level for this hike?
Medium (There are quite a few stairs)
8+ Depending on the fitness level of the child. Safety is our priority, so please contact us prior to registration if you wish to bring your child along.