The small county of Jixi is famous for its beautiful landscape. Nestled between the mountain ranges of Huangshan and Tianzhushan, with the rivers, Yangtze and Qiantang, running along its sides, it is a true embodiment of the ideal that Man should be in harmony with Nature.
Jixi is not only known for its natural scenery, but also for its profound cultural heritage.
As one scholar describes Jixi:
“You wander into a village, it seems you have flipped a page of a history book, any stone you step on, your step will touch a dynasty.”
Jixi is the birthplace of Hui culture – Hui cuisine, Hui Opera (which Peking Opera originated from), and Hui rice paper for painting and calligraphy. It is one of the villages in this district that is trying to preserve the only few old buildings that weren’t destroyed by the Cultural Revolution. The old Hui folks used to trade salt along the Jing Keng Caravan Trail, part of the Hui Hang Ancient Caravan Trail, which we will be hiking along during our trip.
07:30 – Depart Shanghai from Swissotel Hotel Jing’an Temple and drive about 4.5 hrs to arrive at Jiapeng Village
13:00 – Have lunch and then check in a local guesthouse
14:00 – Walk around the Ancient village
15:30 – Drive on a very beautiful road along the mountains and hike to the peak to enjoy the sunset (+/- 2 hrs)
19:00 – Dinner with your fellow travelers!
07:30 – Enjoy a local breakfast
08:30 – Start hiking from the village, walking along the Jing Keng Ancient Caravan Trail to the other side of the mountains and arriving in Jingzhou Village (+/- 5 hrs)
13:30 – Late lunch
14:30 – Drive back to Shanghai, drop off at Swissotel, bid farewell to all
18:00 – Arrive in Shanghai
Included – Ground transportation to/from Jiapeng area
Not 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
Price:1400 RMB – Includes: transportation, accommodation, and meals as listed!
*Registration closes 7 days prior to departure, but it may be possible to join later, depending on availability.
Group size is 6-10, so register ASAP!
We do not go cheap on safety… We get the best equipment and the most experienced instructors for our trips.
Accommodation, onsite ground transportation, driver’s allowance, lunch, water, scouting and organizational costs, English speaking trip leader, entry fee, a trip of a lifetime, and looots of fun!!!
Does not include:
Insurance, snacks, other personal expenses
If you would like us to purchase insurance for this trip please add 40 RMB.
PASSPORT, camera/gopro, hiking boots(highly recommended), water bottle, mosquito repellent, energy snacks, sunscreen, toiletries, small daypack, jacket for cooler weather, and sunglasses
Note: If your passport is in the visa office for processing, please bring the ORIGINAL slip of paper given to you by the authorities with you on the trip along with a photocopy of your passport. This paper can be used for domestic travel instead of a passport.
If the traveler decides to cancel, s/he can get a 50% refund up to 4 days before departure 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
Difficulty levels are highly subjective. We categorize this as a Medium level trip. The length of the hike is 13 km. Want to join but not sure if the level is right for you? Just ask 🙂
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.