This is an awesome overnight trip hiking along an ancient caravan trail and checking out awesome geological red sandstone formations (UNESCO)! We will be starting our trek with a hike up to the peak of a mountain through bamboo forests, incredible scenery, spend the night in an ancient town and more!
A bit of history:
Nianbadu Town boasts over 1100 years of history. Located on the border of provinces – Zhejiang, Fujian, and Jiangxi- the town served as an important military garrison and transportation hub.
Xianxia Ancient Caravan Trail
This trail was first built by general Huang Gou for the invasion of Fujian during the Tang Dynasty in around 878 AD, but gradually 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, was the only path connecting Zhejiang and Fujian. Much of the trail has disappeared due to the construction of new roads.
We will be doing an hour long hike on the remains of this ancient trail from near Nianbadu, where the ancient path still exists.
07:45 – Meet at the Shanghai Hongqiao train station
08:00 – Depart for Jiangshan via Hangzhou (10:35 arrival)
12:00 – Local Specialty Lunch
13:00 – Start our awesome hike up to the Jianglangshan peak for some cool views and descend via cliff side stairs
17:00 – Transfer to Nianbadu Ancient Town and check into our guesthouse
19:00 – Local Specialty Dinner
07:30 – Local Specialty Breakfast
08:30 – Free time to explore Nianbadu Ancient Town (or follow the guided tour)
10:00 – Head over to the trail and start our hike along the Xianxia Caravan Trail (~1 hr); lunch en route
12:30 – Transfer 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
G85, 08:00– 10:35.
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: trains, accommodation, and meals as listed!
*Registration for this trip closes 7 days prior to departure, but it may be possible to join later, depending on ticket availability.
Group size is 6-12, so register ASAP!
Train to and from Jiangshan, 1-night accommodation (double occupancy), onsite ground transportation, trains, driver’s allowance, all meals as listed, entrance tickets to listed sites, water, scouting and organizational costs, an English/Chinese speaking guide, a trip of a lifetime, and looots of fun!!!
Does not include:
Drinks, insurance, other personal expenses; fapiao fee if needed
Insurance is required for this trip. Please ensure that you have valid medical insurance coverage.
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 47% refund up to 7 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. Travelers Society Adventure powered by ShanghaiOutingClub. Should the trip be canceled by the operator for any reason (ex. due to force majeur etc), a full refund will be provided, excluding any fees incurred due to train cancellation etc.
1) Bank Transfer
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How long will we be hiking for? Is it going to be difficult?
This is a moderate level hike.
7 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.