Travelers Society: Lets go...to the Rainbow Mountains!!! (November 2-5)

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Travelers Society: Lets go...to the Rainbow Mountains!!! (November 2-5)

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November 2- 5: Let's go...to the Rainbow Mountains!!!



It’s time to see one of the most fascinating sets of mountains in the world… They have been called a “geological miracle” and a “paradise for photography”, but no matter what people call them, this place definitely one of China’s hidden treasures…and to make this trip even more amazing, we will also get to experience one of the most picturesque valleys in Asia, immerse ourselves in Tibetan culture, old pagodas, ancient water mills, deserts, and did we mention the wild camels???


We will be heading to one of the coolest places on earth…

…taking in some of the most breathtaking views you have ever seen…

… exploring awe-inspiring valleys…

…hunting down ancient pagodas and water mills…

…maybe bumping into wild camels...

…checking out a grand Tibetan Monastery…

…and more!!

 

Dates: November 2- 5  (Thursday to Sunday)

 

Day 1 - Thursday, November 2

08:05 – Catch our flight from Shanghai – Lanzhou

11:30 – Pick up at the airport in Lanzhou

13:30 – Have some famous Lanzhou noodles for lunch

17:30 – Our train leaves for Zhangye (sleeper)

21:00 – Arrive and transfer to our hotel

 

Day 2 – Friday, November 3

08:00 – Simple Western Breakfast

09:00 – Check out an awesome desert

11:30 – Local specialty lunch

12:30 – Head over to the ‘grand canyon’

13:30 – Start our adventure in a remote part of China, climb down ladders into an incredible valley and explore little known parts of the world

17:30 – Return to town

19:21 –  Local specialty dinner

21:16 –  Free time to chill or go for a drink

 

Day 3 – Saturday, November 4

08:00 –  Simple Western Breakfast

09:00 –  Leave for the Rainbow Mountains

10:30 –  Stop at a place dubbed “paradise for photography” to get some of the best shots of your life

13:15 –  Local specialty lunch

14:30 –  Enjoy a walk around the Rainbow Mountains

17:00 – Bring your favorite food for our outdoor picnic on a very nice platform on a mountain.

17:30 –Leave for Zhangye West Station

19:30 – Hop on our train to Xining

21:39 – Arrive in Xining and transfer to our hotel

 

Day 4 –  Sunday, November 5

08:00 –  Simple Western Breakfast

09:00 –Visit the amazing Kumbum Monastery  - one of the coolest Tibetan Monasteries in China

12:00 –Local specialty lunch

13:00 –Check out and head to the airport

15:40– Catch our flight back to Shanghai

 

The Story Behind This Trip:

In 2010, during a trip on the Silk Road, we bumped into a hardcore traveler who had been exploring China for 2 years straight. He told us stories about an incredible place few travelers have ever seen - the Rainbow Mountains. In fact, he was so inspired by them that this traveler went back for a second visit after we parted. It took a few months of research, scouting, and planning, but we finally got an itinerary together to make it possible for you to visit this extraordinary place.

 

Transportation:

Included – Ground transportation beginning in Lanzhou

Not included – Flight/train to Zhangye and from Xining (book your flights as soon as possible since these routes tend to sell out quickly)

 

Recommended flights/trains:

 

Shanghai - Zhangye

Part 1 -Flight: Shanghai (SHA  - T1)  - Lanzhou (LHW): China Eastern MU2352

Nov 2, 11:25-14:30,  Estimated Price: 720 RMB (incl. tax)

 

Part 2- Train : Lanzhou - Zhangye West: D2757

Nov 2, 17:30- 20:52 - Estimated Price - 152.5RMB (incl. tax)( second class seat) (sales open 30 days prior to departure)

 

Return: Zhangye - Shanghai

Part 1- Train : Zhangye West - Xining: D2712

Nov 4, 19:21 - 21:16,  Estimated Price:  91.5 RMB (incl. tax)

 

Part 2 -Flight : Xining (XNN) - Shanghai Pudong (PVG - T1): China Eastern MU2310

Nov 5, 15:40-18:20,  Estimated Price: 890 RMB (incl. tax)

 

Note: We are not responsible for flight delay or cancellation due to the weather conditions.

 

Please book your flight. It’s really easy with www.ctrip.com! They even have an app. (If you need us to book your flights, a booking fee of 100 RMB per ticket will apply, paid directly to the booking agent. Our agent will contact you within 24 hours of registration.)

 

*You must arrive at the arrival time of the suggested flight or slightly earlier and meet us at the airport, and leave on the suggested flight/train or slightly after the departure time.  If your travel arrangements do not allow for this, you will have to arrange for your own transportation.

 

PLEASE BOOK YOUR FLIGHT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE SINCE THIS ROUTE TENDS TO RUN OUT OF TICKETS VERY EARLY

 

Accommodation:

Included - 3 nights - Clean double occupancy rooms are included in the price. These will be booked on a first come first served basis.  If you wish to room alone, the single occupancy fee is an extra 400 RMB per person per night. Please note that single occupancy availability may be limited. (If needed, we can help you find someone to share. Pairings in this case are distributed in order of request submission. If there is an uneven number of travelers, the extra single occupancy fee may apply.)

 

Meals:

Included - Western breakfast (eggs, toast, jam, butter, peanut butter, fresh fruit, coffee, and tea) and local specialty meals, veggie friendly. All meals as listed.

 

Not included - Picnic on Day 3

 

Price: Book now to get the early bird price of 2,799 RMB or 3,199 RMB if deposit paid after October 12

 

Deposit: 1500 RMB (included in the price)

*Full payment must be made by October 17(Registration is still open after this date.)

 

Includes:

3 nights Accommodation (double occupancy), onsite ground transportation, driver allowance, all admission fees, all meals as listed, scouting and organizational costs, English/Chinese speaking guide, local guides, insurance, a trip of a lifetime, and looots of fun!!!

 

Does not include:

Flight/train to/from Zhangye and Xining, drinks, other personal expenses

 

What you need to bring:

PASSPORT, camera/gopro, sunscreen, toiletries, small daypack, sunglasses, and walking shoes

 

Note: If your passport is in the visa office for processing, please bring the slip of paper given to you by the authorities with you on the trip. This paper can be used for domestic travel instead of a passport.

 

Cancellation & Disclaimer:

If the traveler decides to cancel, s/he can get refund of the deposit (a small cancellation fee may apply) up to October 12 and no refund after that. The schedule may be adjusted due to weather conditions, unforeseeable events etc. For complete information please refer to www.travelers-society.com/terms-conditions.

Have a question?

email us: info@travelers-society.com

or add our individual Wechat account: ID: travelers-society

Notice

Dates: November 2- 5

 

Price: Book now to get the early bird price of 2,799 RMB or 3,199 RMB if deposit paid after October 12

 

Deposit: 1500 RMB (included in the price)

*Full payment must be made by October 17(Registration is still open after this date.)

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Travelers Society: Lets go...to the Rainbow Mountains!!! (November 2-5)

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