This Mid Autumn excursion is all about taking an awesome trek along buddhist temples, checking out beautiful meadows and mountain scenery, and more! Get ready for some buddhist culture.
14:00 – Take night train to Wutai Mountain
Hongmen Yan [2500 m] → Eastern Platform [2796 m] → Hongmen Yan [2500 m] → Northern Platform[3061m] → Central Platform [2890 m] → Western Platform [2773 m] → “Lion Nest” [2316 m] → guesthouse (30 km)
04:34 – Arrive at Wutai Mountain and meet up at train station
06:00 – Hop on the bus to Hongmen Yan
06:30 – Start our hike and have breakfast in Eastern Platform – round way 3.2km
07:00 – Back to Hongmen Yan and continue our hike to Northern Platform, the highest summit of 3061m-10km
11:40 – Picnic lunch
14:30 – Arrive in Central Platform
16:15 – Reach Western Platform -8km
18:00 – Arrive at “Lion Nest” -10km
19:00 – Arrive at our guesthouse and have a local specialty dinner
18:30 – Dinner with the monks
guesthouse → Jinge Temple [2017m]→ New Southern Platform [2474 m]→ Kuantan Village→ Taihuai Town (20 km)
05:00 – Breakfast and then set out
09:00 – Arrive in Jinge Temple
11:30 – Arrive in New Southern Platform and have picnic
13:00 – Arrive in Kuantan village
13:40 – Arrive in Taihuai Town and finish 20 km hiking, hop on the bus to the airport
17:10 – Arrive at the airport and take our flights back
Included – On site private bus with A/C, insured; train station/airport transportation
Not included – Train/flight tickets
Shanghai (Hongqiao) – Beijing South Railway Station
G4 – 14:00 – 18:28 – est. price 553 RMB (tickets will be released approximately 30 days prior to departure)
Beijing Railway Station– Mount Wutai (Wutaishan)
K601- 22:23 – 04:34 – est. price 104.5 RMB (hard sleeper) (tickets will be released approximately 30 days prior to departure)
or arrive at Wutaishan station no later than 04:34
Taiyuan – Shanghai (Pudong T2): Spring Airlines 9C8734
18:10- 20:25 – est. price 600 RMB
Or depart no earlier than 18:10
Important: Please wait for a confirmation from Travelers Society before booking your flights/trains. (This is not the payment confirmation.)
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, a Travelers Society member will contact you within 24 hours of registration.)
You must arrive at the arrival time of the suggested train or slightly earlier and meet us at the station, 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 – 1 night – dorm in guesthouse included in the price. These will be booked on a first come first served basis. Please note that availability may be limited. Single occupancy is not available for this trip.
Included – Meals as listed (D3 breakfast, D2 dinner)
Not included – D1 all meals, D2/D3 picnic lunches, D3 dinner, D2 breakfast in monastery (donation to the monks)
Price: Book now and get the early bird price of 1399 RMB or 1499 RMB if deposit paid after August 22
Deposit: 800 RMB (included in price)
*Full payment due August 22. (Registration will be open after this date.)
We do not go cheap on safety… We get the best equipment and the most experienced instructors for our trips.
Accommodation, onsite transportation, meals as listed, entrance fees, shuttle bus fees for shipping luggage, local guide, mineral water, Chinese speaking guide*, insurance, first aid service, a trip of a lifetime and loooots of fun!!!
*For this trip, we cannot guarantee that there will be an English speaking guide, however the others on the trip and the Chinese speaking guide are helpful.
Does not include:
Trains/flight tickets , picnic lunch and some meals, entrance tickets to some temples, shuttle bus if descending halfway, drinks, personal expenses
*Please note that there is an optional shuttle bus available between every two temples if you are too tired to walk. The expense is 40 RMB per ride (paid onsite), and is not included in the price of the trip.
Basic Travel Gear – PASSPORT, camera/GoPro, outdoor tableware, cup, flip-flops, towel, toiletries, raincoat, power bank, personal medicine
Note: If your passport is in the visa office for processing, please bring the original 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.
Trekking Gear – trekking backpack (35L), trekking poles, knee pads, flashlight/headlamp, hat, gloves, trekking socks, water bottles(1.5L), sunscreen, high energy snacks for the trek, 2 picnic lunches
Clothing – hiking shoes, outdoor clothing, warm jacket, waterproof and cold weather clothing (weather can vary greatly)
If the traveler decides to cancel, s/he can get refund of the deposit (a small cancellation fee may apply) up to August 22 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.
Note: If you are unable to complete the route due to personal limitations, no refund will be made.
If you have a heart condition or other severe health issues you may not be able to participate. Please contact us for more information.
1) ICBC Bank Transfer
2) Alipay / Wechat Pay
3) Secure online payment (PayPal/UnionPay Credit/Debit Card/International Credit Cards)
4) Cash on Delivery
Advanced – 50km in two days
Medium – Beginners are welcome, as there are descending points halfway along the hikes. Some prior physical fitness is recommended.
10+ depending on the child’s physical fitness. Safety is our priority. If you would like to bring your child along, please contact us prior to registration.
Note: Please do not bring meat or eggs into the temples. Smoking and drinking are also prohibited in the temples.