Spend your Spring Festival time in a special retreat, leaving from Shanghai. Xinchang County (新昌县) located in Shaoxing City of Zhejiang Province. Only 4h bus drive from Shanghai, it is a famous Chinese costume-drama filming site surrounded in beautiful nature views.
You will enjoy hiking at Nineteen Chuanyan Peak and Qianzhang Green Valley (千丈幽谷) at the first day, then learn how to make toufu and rice cake at the ethnic village Waipokeng (外婆坑) and hike at Danxia Ancient Trail on the second day, and enjoy a hotsprings retreat on last day.
Hiking Difficulties ★★★☆☆ Moderate - Long length, substantial elevation gain, and/or difficult terrain. Suitable for experienced hikers only
Destination: Xinchang Country Shaoxing City Zhejiang Province (浙江 绍兴 新昌)
Date: Fri. 8th – Sun. 10th Feb. 2019 ( 2 nights 3 days, during China's Spring Festival )
Number of Travelers: up to 20 people of many different nationalities
Bus pick up poin and time: 8am, 8th Feb. 2019, at the Shanghai Centre, Portman Ritz Carelton Hotel on Nanjing West Road
All the Details
D1: Meet up with the rest of the group and set off from Shanghai at 8am. You can expect a 4 hours bus drive to Xinchang County. Have lunch on arrival and then take the bus to visit Chuanyan Nineteen Peaks (穿岩十九峰) and Qianzhang Green Valley (千丈幽谷). You will have time to hike in the forest, enjoy the mountain and river views for 3 hours. Return with the bus and check in at the hotel. The group will enjoy dinner, followed by a campfire party.
（Breakfast：N, Lunch：Y, Dinner：Y Accommodation：3 Star Hotel ）
D2: Enjoy your breakfast and the countryside fresh morning air, then visit the ethnic village - Waipokeng (外婆坑村). For those of you interested, you can dress up in minority costumes to experience local life, then make toufu and rice cake with the villagers. After lunch, you will go hiking in Danxia Ancient Trail (丹霞古道) to enjoy the peaceful views of mountain tea fields and old villages. Back to hotel for dinner, enjoy the bonfire party at night!
（Breakfast：Y, Lunch：Y, Dinner：Y, Accommodation：3 Star Hotel）
D3: After breakfast ,check out from your hotel room (by 11am) and drive together to the hotsprings resort. Finish your hiking trip with a relaxing volcano hotsprings in Shengzhou city (嵊州火山温泉). After lunch (at about 4pm), go back to Shanghai. Expect to get downtown at around 7-8pm.
（Breakfast：Y, Lunch：Y, Dinner：N Accommodation：N）
About The Hotel
Ruihe Resort Xinchang (新昌瑞和度假村) has nearly 200 deluxe rooms, and 3,000 square meters of leisure center facilities such as KTV, chess room, sauna, indoor swimming pool, tea bar, tennis courts, billiards, table tennis room, barbecue area, fishing areas and more.
We recommend you bring with you
A mid size backpack or asuitcase. Warm coat, swimsuit for the hotspring, hat and hiking shoes.
Towel, shampoo, Sunglasses, umbrella/raincoat, alpenstock (optional)
Dried snacks and fruits.
ID card /passport and some cash