You heard right, we are heading to a 1500 year old monastery hanging 50m above the ground on a majestic cliff… and, since we love making our trips even cooler, we are going to visit some massive Buddhist grottoes – a UNESCO World Heritage site. Then check out one of the most beautiful places in China, dotted with Tibetan monasteries, monks, and snow-capped mountains, check out one of China’s best preserved gates, and more!!!
16:00 – Catch our flight from Shanghai to Datong
18:45 – Airport pick up and transfer to our hotel
07:00 – Grab some breakfast
08:00 – Hop on the bus and head out
09:00 – Check out the magnificent carved Buddhist statues of Yungang Grotto
11:30 – Local specialty lunch
12:30 – Hop on the bus and head to the city center
13:00 – Visit Huayan Monastery and an ancient city Wall
15:00 – Back to our hotel
18:00 – Local specialty dinner
19:00 – Free time to chill or go for a drink
08:00 – Simple Western breakfast
09:00 – Hop on the bus
10:00 – Check out the old great wall and climb up the ancient gate
12:00 – Local specialty lunch
13:00 – Check out the breath-taking hanging monastery and go up to see the awesome views below
15:30 – Hop on the bus and chill on the way to Wutaishan
18:30 – Check in our hotel
19:00 – Local specialty dinner
07:00 – Simple Western breakfast
08:00 – Start our trek through monasteries and snow capped-mountains
11:30 – Local specialty lunch
12:30 – Continue our trek
14:00 – Hop on the bus and chill on the way to the airport
19:00 – Hop on our flight home
Included – Private Bus with A/C, insured
Not Included – Flight/train to Datong and from Taiyuan
Depending on departure point
Shanghai – Datong:
April 28 – MU 5247 – 16:00-18:45 est. price:(TBC .. it’s still quite early)
*or arrive by/before 16:00
Taiyuan – Shanghai:
May 1 – MU2410 – 19:00 – 21:05 est. price: (TBC .. it’s still quite early)
*or depart at/after 19:00
Please book your flights. It’s really easy with www.ctrip.com! They even have an app. (If you need us to book your tickets, a booking fee of 100 RMB per ticket will apply, paid directly to the booking agent. Our agent will contact you within 24 hours of registration.)
*You must arrive at the arrival time of the suggested flight or slightly earlier and meet us at the airport, and leave on the suggested flight or slightly after the departure time. If your travel arrangements do not allow for this, you will have to arrange for your own transportation.
Included – 3 nights – 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 325 RMB per person per night. 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 – Western breakfast (eggs, toast, jam, butter, peanut butter, fresh seasonal fruit, coffee and tea) and local specialty meals, veggie friendly.
Not Included – dinner on flights (D1 & D4)
Price: Book now to get the early bird price of 2,999 RMB or 3,499 RMB if deposit paid after April 5
Deposit: 1000 RMB (included in the price)
*Full payment must be made by April 12. (Registration is still open after this date.)
3 day onsite ground transportation, Accommodation (double occupancy), driver allowance, admission fees for the hanging monastery, grottos UNESCO site tickets, Huayan Monastery, ancient gate visit, Wutaishan entrance tickets, Great Wall visit, all meals as listed, airport transfers on site, scouting and organizational costs, English/Chinese speaking facilitator, local guides, insurance, a trip of a lifetime and lots of fun!
Does not include:
Flights, drinks, other personal expenses, dinner on flight (D1 &4), tips for guide/driver*
*Tips – recommended ~100 per person
PASSPORT, camera/gopro, sunscreen, toiletries, small daypack, sunglasses, and walking shoes
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 March 29 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
What is the minimum age for this trip? Can kids join?
Children 4 years and older can join. Safety is our priority, so if you have any doubts, please contact us.
What is the hiking level?