It’s time to escape civilization to one of the most beautiful and peaceful villages in China! Come with us to Hou’an Village at Tiantai County, as we hike the picturesque Jiuzhe Mountain, visit the ancient Mingyan Temple, experience cave rappelling, chill around a bonfire, and more!!
Saturday, June 16
19:00 – Meet at Hongkou Stadium (Metro Lines 8 and 3) Exit 3, outside – follow the music!
23:30 – Arrival and check in the hostel
Sunday, June 17
08:00 – Simple Western breakfast
09:00 – Hop on the bus and head over to Jiuzhe Mountain
09:40 – Start our adventure with a 5 km circle trail around Jiuzhe Mountain
12:00 – Check out the spring views and reach the mountaintop;
12:30 – Take a break for our picnic lunch
14:00 – Continue our hike and hop on the bus to Mingyan Ancient Temple (1000 years old)
14:40 – Check out the Mingyan Ancient Temple
16:00 – Take a ride to Hanshan Lake, to watch the amazing sunset
17:00 – Head back and make our own dumplings
18:00 – Local specialty dinner
19:00 – Bonfire party with music and drinks!!!
Monday, June 18
07:00 – Simple Western breakfast
08:00 – Hop on the bus to the caves
09:00 – Technical training and start our rappelling challenge! ( level: 90 meters)
12:00 – Head back
12:30 – Local specialty lunch
13:30 – Hop on the bus and chillax on our way back home
18:00 – Arrive in Shanghai
Included – Insured private bus with A/C, shuttle bus
Not Included – Clean double occupancy rooms for 150 RMB per person per night. These will be booked on a first come first served basis. If you wish to room alone, the single occupancy fee is an extra 150 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, an extra single occupancy may apply.)
Included – All meals as listed – Western breakfast (toast, jam, butter, peanut butter, eggs, coffee, tea), local specialty lunch and dinner – veggie friendly!
Not included – Picnic on day 2 – Bring your favorite meal for our outdoor picnic!
Price: Book now to get the early bird price of 990 RMB, or 1090 RMB if the deposit is paid after May 22
Deposit: 600 RMB (included in price)
**Full payment due May 22. (Registration is still open after this date)
We do not go cheap on safety… We get the best equipment and the most experienced instructors for our trips.
3 day onsite transportation, meals as listed, entrance tickets to all sites, trekking guide, certified rappelling instructor and equipment, rappelling (one time), making dumplings, bonfire party, speakers, emergency medical insurance, mineral water, driver’s allowance, English/Chinese speaking facilitator, pre-trip scouting and site research, coupons, an experience of a lifetime, and looots of fun!
Does not include:
Accommodation, drinks, picnic on D2, other personal expenses
PASSPORT/ID card, camera/GoPro, small day pack, walking shoes, walking sticks, flip flops, towel, toiletries and your favorite food for our picnic!
If the traveler decides to cancel, s/he can get refund of the deposit (a small cancellation fee may apply) up to May 15 and no refund after that. The schedule, accommodation, and transportation 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
10+ for rappel, 8+ without rappel
Medium level hike
Cave rappelling is not suitable for those who are truly scared of heights, are under 10 years old, or above 65 years old. So if you don’t join in rappelling, you can have a 100 RMB discount off the price.