We are heading over to Shaolin Temple territory for a weekend of advanced trekking. We will be gearing up (professional gear) and hitting the cliffs of Songshan. This one is not for the faint of heart 😉
Named a UNESCO World Geopark in 2004, Songshan is home to the famous Shaolin Temple, which lies at its base. The 6~7 hr, 15 km route we will be taking runs along the back of the mountain and ends at the Shaolin Temple. It will require the use of safety harnesses, ropes, and the guidance of professionals.
Max group size: 15
Day 1 – Friday
16:12 – Hop on our train to Luoyang (dinner on your own in the train)
21:28 – Train station pick up and head over to Songshan
23:50 – Arrive and check in our 3-star hotel
Day 2 – Saturday
07:00 – Early wake-up
07:30 – Local breakfast
08:00 – Set off to start our mountain adventure
08:30 – Begin our advanced trek up hills to the climbing start point (General Hall)
10:30 – Gear up and continue hiking and climbing with the use of safety harnesses and ropes – the instructor will provide assistance
12:00 – Reach the top and have a picnic lunch
13:00 – Continue our challenge
14:30 – Downhill (weather allowing, we will take the breathtaking Fish Back route but close to the destination; if not, we will choose another route for our descent)
15:00 – Cross Xidu Cliff (please check physical restrictions in FAQ area)
17:30 – Complete our challenge and arrive at the Shaolin Temple where we will check out the sunset
19:00 – Return to town
19:30 – Local specialty dinner
21:00 – Head back to our hotel
Day 3 – Sunday
07:00 – Wake up
07:30 – Local breakfast + checkout
08:00 – Head over to Taishi Mountain
09:00 – Start our another awesome trek, where we will head up to the second highest peak of Songshan and check out the incredible view of the surrounding mountains
12:30 – Arrive at our destination
13:00 – Local specialty lunch
13:30 – Head over to Luoyang Railway Station
15:30 – Arrive at the station and catch our train back to Shanghai (dinner on your own in the train)
Included – On site private bus with A/C, insured
Not included – Train to/from from Luoyang
Shanghai(Hongqiao) – Luoyang(Longmen): G1936
Day 1 – 16:12 – 21:28 – est. price 512.5 RMB (Ticket sales open 30 days prior to departure)
or arrive by 16:12 on Day 1.
Luoyang(Longmen)– Shanghai (Hongqiao): G1976
Day 3 – 16:39 – 22:25 – est. price 512.5 RM
or depart at or after 16:39 on Day 3.
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.
PLEASE BUY YOUR TRAIN TICKETS ASAP. THEY SELL OUT FAST!
Included – 2 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 140 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 – Local specialty breakfasts, lunch, and dinner, veggie friendly!
Not included – Picnic on Day 2- Bring your favorite meal), snacks/dinners on the train
Price: Book now to get the early bird price of 1,789 RMB or 1,989 RMB if booked after November 15 (includes accommodation :))
We do not go cheap on safety… We get the best equipment and the most experienced instructors for our trips
accommodation, 3 day onsite transportation, meals as list, indicated activities & equipment – trekking gear (helmet, harnesses, gloves, ropes etc.), entrance tickets to all sites, trekking guide, speakers, emergency medical insurance, mineral water, driver allowance, English / Chinese speaking facilitator, pre-trip scouting and site research, coupons, an experience of a lifetime!
Does not include:
Train to/from Luoyang, drinks, dinners on train & picnic on D2, other personal expenses
Basic Travel Gear – PASSPORT, camera/GoPro, sunscreen, small day pack, towel, socks, your favorite food for our picnic, spare change of clothes
Basic Trekking Gear – backpack(15-20L), flashlight/headlight, fingerless gloves, water bottle, hat, lipstick, power snacks, trekking shoes, fast-dry clothes/trousers/T-shirts/windproof jacket
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?
Advanced – it involves uphill hiking, climbing, and we will be completing 15 km in about 7 hours. Basic outdoor experience and courage required. If you have a serious fear of heights, you should not sign up for this trip. If you would like to join the trip, but aren’t sure if the trek is for you, just ask 😉
To cross Xidu Cliff, special equipment is needed. If your girth is over 3 ft, you will not be able to participate in the trek.
18+. This trip is not suitable for children.