Wutai Shan (or Five Plateau Mountain) refers to Buddhism’s sacred northern mountain range in Shanxi Province. The area is considered the earthly abode of Manjusri, the Bodhisattva of Wisdom. It’s a popular pilgrimage destination for Buddhists and Chinese tourists alike. The five peaks form a valley that contains fifteen temples and a small town called Táihuái. There’s not much to Táihuái, apart from cheap hotels, tourist restaurants and religious artefact shops. The town is pretty dead, and a rare visiting foreigner seems to be the days amusement for most of the inhabitants.
|HIGHLIGHTS||Hike up on the ridge of the Wutaishan mountain
Overnight in the Montain Temple
|INCLUDED||Round way air-conditioned coach transfer to and from Beijing .
Professional Hiking Guide
English Speaking Assistant
Travel Agent Insurance
|EXCLUDED||Any Entrance Fee. (No entrance tickets needed for the hiking route of Hongmenyan- East Peak-North Peak-West Peak- South Peak)
Any unexpected other entrance fee for coach will be shared by each member. (not happened yet).
Dinner on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday are available at the temple.(10yuan for each). Pack more food to enrich energy on the way )
50 yuan for single bed in Shizimiao Temple
Gratuities to drivers and guides
|HIKING TIPS||Things to take: sports shoes or hiking boots, sticks, cap, sun-glasses, sunscreen, bottles of water, snacks, pocket knife, lip balm, headlight and first aid kit.
Using toilets at the entrance of the Mountain. No toilets on the hiking route. Please always carry toilet paper by yourself.
We have two bottles of water for each person.
If you need trekking sticks, please let us know in advance.
Wearing pants and long-sleeves even in summer to hike through jungles and bushes.
You are responsible for your travel insurance for your coverage of injury or accident.
[icon_tick state=”on”Be a green and responsible hiker, taking nothing but photos and leaving nothing but footprint.
|Price Unit||Per Person|
|Travel Style||Classic, Culture & Heritage, Hiking & Trekking, Weekend Getaway|
Day 1: Coach from Beijing to Wutaishan (Friday)
Meeting up at pointed place in the afternoon, the guide will escort you to get on the coach heading to Wutaishan. It will be around 5-6 hours on the way.
Accommodation: On the Coach
Day 2: Wutaishan Hiking Tour (Saturday)
Your hiking tour will start at 5:00AM in the morning. The professional hiking guide will escort you to hike from Hongmenyan to North Peak, which is about 12 km and will take around 4 hours.
During the hiking tour, there will be no proper restaurant for lunch, you need to pack food like cookies, bread etc.. After having a short break, continue the hiking to West Peak. Tonight you will stay in Temple named Shiziwo, the guide will help to make arrangement of the vegetarian dinner (about CNY10.00 per person) and accommodation (about CNY50.00 per person).
Accommodation: Single bed in a temple
1Day 3: Wutaishan Hiking (Sunday)
Breakfast is available in the Temple and lunch will be your packed food. Starting hiking to South Peak at 07:00, and you will reach the final hiking point at 14:00. Standing on the South Peak, you will have a great bird view of the beautiful scenery of Wutaishan Mountain. Meet together at the foot of the mountain at around 15:00PM. You will get Beijing at around 21:00PM.
|Adult||$149||Minimum 8, Maximum 12|