Xishuangbanna Tropical Trekking and Villages 4 days


The best time for a trek in Xishuangbanna is the dry season which is from about October till March.  The other months are warm/hot and trails can be muddy because of the rain. This trip is a combination of trekking and local villages.  This hike takes you through bits of jungle and forests along waterfalls, sugarcane- and tea plantations. It’s 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. You’ll pass Ake, Bulang and Dai villages. During the trekking days you’ll hike 5-6 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 Start from Jinghong,  hiking around mountain Nannuo (around 10 km),  drive to Menghai

Stay simple local hotel, lunch and dinner by yourselves

Day 2 Local daily market of Menghai, visit a paper-making village, hike to an Aini village (around 10 km)

Homestay in the village, lunch by yourselves, dinner in the village

Day 3 Hike from Magang to Bama (around 20 km)

Homestay in the village home, have a simple picnic lunch, dinner in the village

Day 4 Hike from Bama to Mengzhe (around 6 km), return to Jinghong via Menghai, visit a countryside temple

Lunch and dinner by yourselves

Price: 2 persons- 2755 Chinese RMB per person

Including: English speaking guide, accomodation and meals according to program (homestays means sleeping on the floor/ very simple bed),  shower/ toilet is outside the house), public transport (we can arrange private transport if you need)

Excluding: hotel in Jinghong, tips for guide and driver, other meals

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