This is an awesome overnight trip hiking along an ancient caravan trail! We will be starting our trek at an ancient town, hike around a mountain through bamboo forests, incredible scenery and some hidden villages.
This trail was first built by general Huang Gou for the invasion of Fujian during the Tang Dynasty in around 878 AD, but had gradually became a caravan trail for traders between the two provinces. The total length of the original trail was about 120 kilometers, up until 1932, this was the only path connecting Zhejiang and Fujian. Much of the trail has disappeared due to new roads built. We will be doing a 13K trek on the remains of this ancient trail from Xiaoganling Village, where the ancient passes still exists.On day two, we’ll head to a nice guest house, surrounded by a beautiful reservoir and hike from the mountain behind to off-the-beaten path, passing some small hidden villages with very few tourists.
Day 1 – Friday, April 6
07:45 – Meet at the Shanghai Hongqiao train station
08:15 – Depart for Jiangshan
10.32 – Head out to our ancient hiking trail
11:30 – Start our awesome hike along the refreshing Xianxia Caravan Trail!
12:30 – Local Specialty Lunch
13:30 – Continue our awesome hike
17:00 – Get picked up in Bao’an Village and drive over to check in the guesthouse
18:30 – Local Specialty Dinner
19:30 – Free time to chill out after our hike
Day 2 – Saturday, April 7
07:00 – Local Specialty Breakfast
08:00 – Hike around a beautiful reservoir in the countryside!
12:15 – Lunch and head to the train station
14:11 – Board the train back to Shanghai
Included – High speed trains Shanghai – Jiangshan – Shanghai, ground transportation starting in Jiangshan
We will be taking these trains:
Shanghai Hongqiao – Jiangshan
G1653, 08:15 – 10:32.
Jiangshan – Shanghai Hongqiao
G7376, 14:11 – 16:34.
*If you are not departing from Shanghai, please let us know and we will help you arrange everything.
Included – 1 night – Clean double occupancy rooms are 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 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, the extra single occupancy fee may apply.)
Included – All meals as listed
Not Included – Other snacks or meals you may want.
Price: 1500 RMB Includes accommodation, trains, and meals as listed!
Deposit: 800 RMB (included in price)
*Full payment must be made by March 23. (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.
1-night accommodation (double occupancy), onsite ground transportation, trains, driver’s allowance, all meals as listed, water, scouting and organizational costs, an English/Chinese speaking guide, a trip of a lifetime, and looots of fun!!!
Does not include:
Train trip to and from Jiangshan, drinks, insurance, other personal expenses.
If you would like us to purchase insurance for this trip please add 30 RMB.
PASSPORT, camera/gopro, hiking shoes (highly recommended), water bottle, mosquito repellent, energy snacks, rain gear just in case, sunscreen, toiletries, small daypack, sunglasses, and a change of clothes.
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 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 a refund of the deposit (a small cancellation fee may apply for train ticket cancellation) up to March 15 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
How long will we be hiking for? Is it going to be difficult?
We will hike for approximately 13km, so this is a moderate level hike.
6 yrs old, depending on fitness level and experience. Safety is our priority. Please contact us beforehand if you would like to bring your children along.