MOUNTAIN ADVENTURE (Hiking) TOUR
Xian / Lijiang / Jianshui / Yuanyang / Kunming / Longsheng /Guilin
12 days Mountain Adventure (hiking) Xian/Lijiang/Jianshui/Yuanyang/Kunming/Longsheng/Guilin
Day 1 Xian/Lijiang
Arrive at the airport of Kunming and change the flight to Lijiang. Arrive at lijiang. Meet and greet at the airport and transfer to the 4 star Hotel in the old town. Free night time to walk around the old town. O/N Hotel
Day 2 (B/L)Lijiang
Full day trip to Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Yak Meadow, Baishuihe, Baisha Murals and Naxi Ancient Music performance. O/N Hotel
Day 3 (B/L/D) Lijiang/Tiger Leaping Gorge/Half-way Guest House(trekking about 6 hours)
Drive for two hours to Qiatou(means Bridge End in Chinese)(1835m). After crossing the Yangtze River, we trek for approximately six hours to the Halfway Guest house. We will first trek two hours to Naxi Family Guest house, have a good rest there. Then we will trek another 2 hours further up the steep 28-bends and reach the top of 2670m along the way. Another 1-2 hour on the way we will arrive at half-way guest house, with a great view of Yulong Snow Mountain and overlooking the Jinshaojiang River Valley. The guest house is simple but quiet and clean. Overnight in Half-way guest house.
Day 4 (B/L) Half-way Guest House /Middle Tiger Leaping Gorge/Walnut Grove/Lijiang(trekking about 5 hours)
Get up in the early morning, hiking down to Tina’s Guest house passing a small but high waterfall on the way. Then we will trek further down to the Middle Tiger Leaping Gorge and back(about one and a half hour). A short drive with local transfer available will take us from Tina’s Guest House to the lower part of Gorge, get off and walk for about half an hour to the bank of the River. Then hike further along the road to the lower section of the Gorge(about 1.5-2 hours) where we will take ferry across the River. Not far from the Lower Section of gorge while at the other side of river is the village of Daju, We descent the ferry and trek about one hour to Daju(1718m), whose in habitants are mostly Nakhi. After a rest in Daju village drive back to Lijiang. The dinner tonight is not included and left free for you to taste the variety local snacks. O/N Hotel
Day 5 (B) Lijiang/Kunming
Morning airport transfer for your flight to Kunming. Arrive in Kunming, transfer directly to to Jianshui, around 220km. visit the Old Town and Chaoyang Gate.
Stay overnight hotel in Jianshui.
Day 6 (B/L/-)Jianshui – Yuanyang
In the morning, visit the Confucius Temple, which has a history of 700 years. It is the second largest Confucius Temple in China. Then you’ll visit Tuanshan Village and the Garden of Family Zhang; Tuanshan Village is a rare surviving example of an intact-albeit neglected-traditional walled Yunnan village compound in southwestern China, and has been added to the 2005 list of internationally significant sites by the World Memorial Fund for Architecture (WMF), an international fund for the protection of world heritage sites. O/N Hotel
Day 7 (B/L/-)Yuanyang
Get up every early in the morning,you’ll drive 30KM to visit Doyishu Village and enjoy the sunrise of Duoyishu Rice Terrace Fields when the sun appears above the eastern horizon. The terraced fields are ring upon ring and cascade one by one. They go along the hillside up to the sky. You will see the scenery of the terraced fields from the top of the mountains to the bottom. They are all farms under the sunshine and cloud and mist. The landscape is spectacular. And then, you will visit Qingkou Village and rice terraces where Hani people for generations inhabit. Visit Bada Hani Rice Terrace, Shengcun Market as well. In the afternoon, you will transfer to Yuanyang and enjoy the sight of terraced fields of Laohuzui (Tiger Mouth) at sunset. O/N Hotel
Day 8 (B/L/-)Yuanyang /Kunming/Guilin (6H)
Enjoy the morning sunrise rice terrace in Yuanyang, you’ll drive back to Kunming. On the way, you’ll visit Xiushan Mountain Park, the Six Gezi Wooden Caving Doors in Sansheng Palace and Xingmeng Mongolian Village. Take the flight or similar for Guilin. Arrive in Guilin, met and transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Guilin.
Day 9 (B L) Guilin/Longsheng
Breakfast in hotel.
Morning drive around 80km to Longsheng along the terraced fields. Lunch. Overnight in Dazhai.
Day 10 (B/L) Longsheng
Full day trekking from Dazhai to Tiantouzhai and then to Ping An with lunch.
Overnight in Ping An Village.
Day 11 (B/L)Longsheng/Guilin
Transfer back to Guilin in the morning and tour Reed Flute Caves and Elephant’s Trunk Hill with lunch.
Overnight in Guilin.
Day 12 Guilin departure (B)
Morning breakfast at leisure transfer to the airport to take the flight to your next destination.