Discover two fascinating places in China. Both enlisted as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, both jaw-droppinly impressive and both deeply rooted in traditional Chinese history and culture. These two locations are a must if you are looking for more hidden gems in China.
Mount Fanjing 梵净 is located in Tongren, Guizhou province and it is the highest peak of the Wuling Mountains in southwestern China, at an elevation of 2,570 m (8,430 ft). Fanjingshan is a sacred mountain in Chinese Buddhism, considered to be the bodhimaṇḍa of the Maitreya Buddha. The Fanjingshan National Nature Reserve was established in 1978 and it became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2018.
Fenghuang (Phoenix) Ancient Town 凤凰古城, located in Hunan is an old town built up in Qing Dynasty, which is still being kept in its original appearance even after more than 300 years of being built. Ranking as the top ancient town in China, Fenghuang Ancient Town is a guidebook for people to know the past life in the pre-modernization period. Spend a day exploring this beautiful town, that also makes up the UNESCO World Heritage list.
THIS TWO-DAY TRIP FEATURES:
A hike to two temples at the top of two different peaks in the Wuling Mountain range. For thousands of years, this mountain has ben worshipped as a sacred mountain.
If you thought that the previous temple was impressive, then wait until you climb this one. It’s exhilarating and just plain awesome!
Enjoy the area around Fanjing Mountain
HIKE INFO DAY 1:
Distance: The hike consists of man-made stairs leading from the upper cable car station to the two temples. It is an equivalent to about 200 floors (600 meters of elevation gain)
Duration: 3 hours (with breaks)
Important notice: access to the cable car is determined by the weather conditions. In the unlikely event of extreme weather conditions, the cable car will stop. In that case all participants will obtain a 250 RMB reimbursement and we will follow an alternative schedule to visit Southern Great Wall on the way to Fenghuang.
Ranking as the top ancient town in China, Fenghuang Ancient Town is a guidebook for people to know the past life in the pre-modernization period. Spend a day exploring this beautiful town, that also makes up the UNESCO World Heritage list.
Enjoy the unique architecture of Phoenix Old Town
PRICE: 1,799 RMB / 250 USD
*500 RMB deposit (included in the price) is required upon signing up. The full payment must be made by the 7th of September.
In case of a cancellation, the amount paid is not refundable after the 7th of September, unless a replacement is found.
A MINIMUM of 10 participants is required to organize this trip. Should the trip be cancelled due to a low number of participants, changing weather conditions or other unforeseeable factors, all guests receive a full refund.
MAXIMUM group size: 15 guests
- This allows us to give you a more pleasant and intimate experience.
Accepted payment methods:
Transfer/deposit to Bank of China
Local food, meat and vegetarian choices. One lunch will be “western” style
- breakfast x1
- lunch x2
- dinner x1
Accommodation for two nights
- First night near the entrance to Fanjing Mountain
- In Phoenix Old Town
Shared double occupancy
Add 230 RMB for single supplement for two nights.
***Please note: should there be an odd number of participants and you are forced to occupy a room by yourself, the single supplement fee will apply. Will use this according to where on the list you signed up.
Certified in First Aid / CPR / AED by American Red Cross
- Accidental death and disability 100,000 RMB
- Accidental medical treatment 10,000 RMB
- Emergency Medical Evacuation 100,000 RMB
***Note – This insurance can only be provided if guest has a bank account in China. Otherwise, you are responsible for your own insurance.
- Tongren airport to Fanjingshan
- Fanjingshan to Fenghuang
- Fenhuang to Huaihua
***Only when the guide that is the drone pilot is present.
You are welcome to sleep in or wake up early to watch the sunrise. There are many Chinese breakfast places and one or two foreign cafes.
All guests must reach the Tongren/Fenghuang 铜仁/凤凰 airport on Friday, September 20th, no later than 9 pm. If you need assistance with booking your flight/train, an additional fee of 80 RMB roundtrip will apply.
In these places, some drinks, especially alcoholic drinks, are quite expensive. Spend at your own risk.
21:05 – Arrive in Tongren airport, pick up by the private van and drive to fanjingshan (87 km, about 1,5h)
23:00 – Arrive at the hotel by Fanjingshan entrance
07:30 – Breakfast
08:30 – Take a van to the lower station of the cable car
09:00 – Take the cable car to the upper station
09:30 – Arrive at the upper station. Free time to explore the area
14:00 – Meeting at the upper station of the cable car, take the cable car to go down
15:00 – Late lunch
16:00 – Bus from FanjingShan to Fenghuang (122 km, about 2 hours)
18:00 – Arrive to Fenghuang, hotel check-in
19:30 – Dinner
Wake up time is up to you. Check-out is 12pm (noon). Our meet up time will be at 12pm to put our luggage in the storage room and then go for lunch, until then you’re free to explore the old town. Your luggage can be stored in the hotel.
13:00 – Lunch
15:45 – Meet up time back at the hotel.
16:00 – Private bus from Fenghuang to HuaiHua South Station (87 km, about 1,5h)
17:00 – Arrive in Huaihau South Station
18:25 – Take the train to Gaungzhou/Shenzhen