This trip is all about trekking through awesome nature along an ancient trail! We will be heading to the great outdoors to check out the mountain scenery, ancient villages, one of which is 900+ years old!, bamboo forests, tea plantations, buddhist temples, and more!
Some history about the trail:
This trail was first built by General Huang Gou for the invasion of Fujian during the Tang Dynasty (approx. 878 AD). Over time, it became a caravan trail for traders between the two provinces. The total length of the original trail was about 120 kilometers, and, up until 1932, it was the only path connecting Zhejiang and Fujian. Since then, much of the trail has disappeared due to the construction of new roads. Nianbadu, a town which we will visit, is one of the ancient towns where the merchants settled along the way.
Included – Insured Private Bus with A/C, shuttle bus
Not included – train tickets
Shanghai(Hongqiao) – Jiangshan: G1365
17:38 – 19:55 – est. price 196.5 RMB
Jiangshan– Shanghai (Hongqiao): G1502
18:35 – 21:15 – est. price 196.5 RMB
Please book your flights. 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 shortly after registration.)
*You can arrive earlier and meet us at the train 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 will have to arrange for your own transportation.
Not included – 2 nights – Clean double occupancy rooms for 330 RMB per person total. These will be booked on a first come first served basis. If you wish to room alone, the single occupancy fee is an extra 330 RMB per person total. 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 nightly single occupancy fee may apply.
Day 2 camping option:
Bring your own camping equipment to camp on the roof of the hotel on Day 2 and get a 180 RMB discount.
Alternatively you can rent camping equipment:
Tent – 100 RMB
Sleeping bag – 30 RMB
Mat – 50 RMB
*not including delivery fee/transportation
Deposit: 400 RMB (to be returned after the trip)
Included -Western breakfast (toast, jam, butter, peanut butter, eggs, coffee, tea), local specialty lunches and dinner – veggie friendly!
Not Included – dinners on the train
Price: Book now to get the early bird price is 1099 RMB, or 1199 RMB if booked after August 28
Deposit: 800 RMB (included in the price)
*Full payment due August 28 (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 site(except Dai Li’s former residence), Nianbadu ancient town visit, Xianxia trail hiking, Mount Jianglang visit, local 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, and looots of fun!
Does not include:
Train tickets, Accommodation, drinks, some meals, other personal expenses, entrance ticket for Dai Li’s former residence-55RMB
PASSPORT, camera/GoPro, small day pack, hiking shoes, sports clothes, hat, sunscreen, mosquito repellent, towel, toiletries
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 refund of the deposit (a small cancellation fee may apply) up to November 9 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
How much trekking will we be doing?
We will be trekking for approximately 5 km total, mainly on a flat road.
What is the minimum age for this trip? Can kids join?
Children above 6+ years old can join, depending on fitness level and experience. Safety is our priority. Please contact us if you wish to bring your kids along.