Xishuangbanna Tropical Trekking and Villages along the Mekong river 4 days

Hani Aini People market
The best time for a trek in Xishuangbanna is the dry season from about October till March.  The other months are too hot and trails can be muddy because of the rain. This trip combines hiking across ancient tea plantations, rain forests and villages of the Aini, Bulang and Jinuo. In between you’ll visit local markets and temples. This trek is suitable for people with a normal/good condition.

Xishuangbanna is the subtropical part of China bordering on to Laos and Burma. Except for Jinghong and its direct surroundings, this area is not very developed for tourism. Many of the hilltribe people live in houses which are built on stilts. Sometimes they only be reached by foot. This trip is a combination trekking and taking a car. You’ll pass Aini, Bulang, Jinuo and Dai villages. Daily hiking is about 2-5 hrs. You carry your own day backpack. If you want someone to carry your luggage we can arrange it (excluded in price).

Jinghong, the capital of Xishuangbanna has an airport and can be reached from Kunming, Dali or Lijiang. From Xishuangbanna you can cross the border into Laos.

Day 1

From Jinghong you’ll hike across an ancient tea tree plantation, drive to Menghai and Huiming. The hike is about 15 km, 4 – 5 hrs. Overnight in a simple local hotel.

Day 2

Hike on the Jingmai tea mountain and visit traditional villages in the valley. The hike is about 6 km, 2 hrs. In the afternoon, return to Menghai by car. Overnight in a simple local hotel.

Day 3

Visit a local daily market, a countryside temple and a paper-making village. Today’s hike takes you to Aini and Bulang villages and is about 10 km, 3 hrs. By car back to Jinghong enjoying forests, mountains and valleys. Overnight in a hotel in Jinghong.

Day 4

Drive along the Mekong river to Ganlanba and visit a Dai village. In the afternoon, hike through rainforest from one Jinuo village to another, it’s about 10 km, 3 hrs. Overnight in a hotel in Jinghong.

Price: 2 persons- 4190 Chinese RMB per person

Including: English speaking guide, accomodation in hotels according to program, private car with driver

Excluding: entrance fees, tips for guide and driver, meals

Xishuangbanna Dai village

Tea plantation terraces

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