Detailed Itinerary of 5 Day Adventure Program Outside of Beijing
Codigo del tour: ED-N-002
Tiempo apropiado para la visita: from Apr to Oct
Fecha de salida: on request 2017
Detailed Itinerary of 5 Day Adventure Program Outside of Beijing
At A Glance:
§ Five Day Action-Packed Educational Tour
§ Cultural Immersion with Fun Outdoor Activities like…
o Learn how to Rock Climb with a Professional Coach
o Compass Navigation and Map Reading
o 4WD Jeep Adventure Riding
o Nighttime Bonfires and Group Dinners
o Prepare your own food with Camping Stove
o Assemble a Tent
o Visit a pear farm and pick your own fruit
o Backpacking through Mountain Valleys and to Mountain Peaks
This Cultural Expedition program is designed to give students the opportunity to experience a different and interesting Chinese Culture and Outdoor Landscape just outside of Beijing. Often overlooked, t here are countless beautiful areas for hiking, camping, rock climbing, and sightseeing in the backyard of Beijing. On this 5-day trip we’ll explore these areas, enjoying time with friends and China’s beautiful nature as we camp, spend time with friends around the bonfire, rock climb, and explore and discover.
Day 1 Beijing – Qingshilin Village
Activities – Camping, Rafting, 4WD, Nighttime Bonfire
§ Pick up from school and drive 2.5 hours to Baihe Rafting Club in Qingshiling Village in Huairou
§ Distribute backpacks and camping equipment; learn how to put up a tent, pack a backpack and use camping stove at the camping site. These activities will help the students to learn how to get ready for the camping, outdoor life for the next 3 days.
§ Set up your individual Tent
§ Briefing about procedures before boarding the rafts
§ 1.5 hours rafting about 5km (If the water is too low you may have to paddle down some parts of the river)
§ Ride the 4WD Jeep back to the disembarkation point
§ Night activities run by the teachers. Learn how to use a compass for navigation.
§ BBQ dinner and make a bonfire.
Day 2 Hefangkou Village – Beibaiyan Village
Activities – Pear Picking, 25-30 km Cycling
§ Clean up campsite and eat breakfast
§ Transfer to Hefangkou Village
§ We will drive to a traditional fruit farm to learn about farm work, picking pears, and visit the pear cellar.
§ After Lunch we’ll bike for about 25-30 km or about 3-4 hours from Hefangkou to Beibaiyan Village. This trail is about 80% flat along countryside roads connecting the two villages. We will bike on a narrow village road that meanders through several villages and farm land. It’s a beautiful route with no big traffic.
Day 3 The old Baihe River Rock-Climbing Site, Zhangjiafen Village
Activities – Rock Climbing and Camping
§ This morning we will sleep in as we have a big day coming up with lots of activities.
§ Break the students into 4 groups of 10 for rock climbing. Each group will have a professional rock climbing coach for three hours in the morning.
§ After lunch and some rest we’ll do another 3 hours of rock climbing practice in the afternoon.
§ If time is available we’ll practice map reading and compass use
§ Students will make dinner on their own using camping stove and equipment.
Day 4 Wuzuolou Forest Park
Activities – Hiking and Camping | Hiking Distance: About 18 km / Difficulty Level: 3
§ Clean up camp site, eat breakfast and drive about 30 minutes to the starting point of the hike, The Village of Baidaoyu
§ Hike from the village of Baidaoyu where we’ll see the old heritage building of the Ming Dynasty. This is about a 2.5-3 hour backpacking hike through the cool and quiet Valley of the mountains.
§ Eat lunch in an abandoned village
§ After lunch we’ll backpack to the top up the mountain
§ Set up Camp
§ Make Dinner
§ Sleep. (Pack warm clothes as it can be very cool at night at the top of the mountain)
Day 5 Yunmeng Valley, Beibaiyan Village
Activities – Hiking down the mountain to end point in Yumeng Valley, cool down at local farmers’ house, have a traditional lunch with the farmers
§ Breakfast and clean up camp
§ Hiking down to Yunmeng Valley
§ Drive to Beibaiyan Village (20 minutes), participate in lunch preparation, have lunch with them.
§ After lunch we’ll drive back to school.
Price Quote: Based on at least 30 students in a group. If less than 30 students the quote may be higher.
Tour Cost: RMB 2850/person
§ Entrance fee to all the resorts and sightseeing attractions, camping site fee when needed
§ Service charge: 2-3 professional leaders, a professional coach and 3 climbing assistants for the rock climbing and 1 mechanic for cycling
§ Camping Equipment: Tent, Sleeping Mat, Sleeping Bag, Propane/Fuel, Rope, Flashlight, Walkie-Talkies, Matches/Lighters, Stove, Backpacks
§ One Bicycle and helmet per person
§ Rafting and 4WD Jeeps
§ All the food in the itinerary (some picnic lunch while hiking and biking)
§ The equipment for Rock Climbing
§ Travel Insurance (RMB 30/pax)
§ Transportation fee for Five Days
§ Any personal expenses such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone calls
§ Doctor with the group
§ Other activities not mentioned in the itinerary, optional activities, sightseeing or meals which are not included.
§ The extra cost due to unforeseen events
§ Rock Climbing Shoes
§ Personal travel insurance
Remarks and Useful Information:
§ Most of the areas that we will be visiting is mountainous or small villages. As we’ll be enjoying much of the well-protected nature we should prepare for the accommodation to be very basic.
§ The tour leader reserves the right to alternate the visiting order according to the weather and the fitness of the students.
§ This is a long trip. It is possible that delays can occur due to traffic or something unforeseen during the trip.
§ All participates will learn to take care of themselves and help each other in the outdoors. This trip requires teamwork and the ability to follow the instruction of the leader.
§ Participants will cook their own meal and build their camp. All camping equipment will be carried to the camping sites by the students using professional backpacks. Please pack the necessary only (we will offer you a “What to bring list” before departure). Do not over-pack. Participants should also take the garbage down the mountain to trashcans.
§ While our leaders will have walkie-talkies with them throughout the trip it is important to keep in mind that there will be limited coverage in the area. Some parts of our trip are quite remote making it important to behave as a team and help each other in anyway. This is a leisure trip for exploring, learning, and having fun with friends. It is not a competition.
§ What to Wear: The weather in October is always warm at noon, cold at night and still windy in the mountain area. Wear long sleeve T-Shirts and pants that are easy to dry and are suitable for daytime trekking. Bring pants, a thick sweater, and a jacket for the cold night and early morning.
§ In case of unforeseen government prohibition of camping and campfire, we may not be allowed to cook outdoors. In that case, we reserve the right to alternate the itinerary with the agreement of the participants. The participants are expected to take the extra payment if there is any.
§ October is one of the best months of the year for outdoor activities. However, some outdoor activities like rafting and rock climbing can be influenced by bad weather.
§ Leave nothing except your footprint, take nothing except photographs. Leave no garbage. Littering is strongly prohibited.
§ VERY IMPORTANT: When you are planning to do rock climbing and abseiling you acknowledge that there are risks involved in this sport and confirm that you are fully aware of and accept these risks. You may or may not be required to sign a separate acknowledgement and acceptance of personal liability by the local supplier before being allowed to participate in certain activities. If you are not allowed to rock climb or abseil because you refuse to sign, you will have no claim against CSH or the supplier and will not be entitled to any refund or compensation.
Costo de Tour: conversión actual