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Liberate to Receive - Local Culture Discovery & Hike in South Gansu -

Price :    RMB 3,990.00
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Set us free in the pure environment of southern Gansu province.
Let what is there vibrates what is within us and feel the connection…

With its still prevailed authenticity,
In Gannan, we are able to experience the truth, with less disturbance 
of the normal commercial conveniences..

Deep into the mountain, back to the simplicity of formality 
and letting the abundance enters again to our life. 
Traversing between the villages dotted in the plateau, 
as if a travel into the deep universe or into our hearts, 
the gems are there always, a breath away…

Length :7 days, 6 nights 
About the Retreat
Enter the most important temples in the local, 
feel the vibes as the local spiritual center and liberate ourselves to receive the energy.

Hiking in the mountains and its enormous grassland, feel the pulse of the earth inside of us again, and feel the liberation of the pattern of SELF and Harmony of being ONE again.

As the second level of virtue to receive the energy of the universe, as instructed by Buddhism, gratitude.. Liberate the gratitude of every moment of life, thus, we are receiving the energy of the wisdom….

Day 1
“Lanzhou Union”
--:--   Arrival in Lanzhou, check-in and free time

 Day 2 
06:00 Get up
07:00 Breakfast
07:30 Departure from Lanzhou to Xiahe
12:00 Lunch in Xiahe
13:00 Visit Monastery Lapuleng
17:30 Back in Xiahe and dinner
19:30 Free time

Day 3
“Langmusi... ”
07:00 Get up, exercise and breathing
08:00 Breakfast and departure for Lanmusi
10:30 On route visit Gansu Saichu Temple
12:30 Local lunch and check in Langmusi
13:30 Sichuan Gerdi Temple   
18:30 Local Dinner   
20:00 Free time and sleep

Day 4
“Mountains and plateau: 6 hours hike”
07:00 Get up, exercise and breathing
08:30 Breakfast
09:00 Hike along the river Balong 
12:30 Lunch on the way 
16:30 Arrival at the plateau tent area, join with the local
18:00 Local dinner and rest

Day 5
“Continue the hike… 8 hours hike” 
07:30 Get up, exercise and breathing
08:00 Breakfast
08:30 Farewell to locals and continue the hike to the top of Mt. Huagai
12:00 Road lunch
12:30 Continue the hike, traverse the Flower Lake and towards Mt. Gehesu
16:40 Arrival at the road and transport back to Langmusi
18:30 Local dinner
20:00 Stretching and free time

Day 6 
“Linxia Mosque...”
07:00 Get up, exercise and breathing
08:30 Breakfast and departure
12:00 Local Lunch Together
13:00 Visit the local Mosque
14:30 Free time or local hike to the dry rice terrace
18:00 Gather at hotel and Local Dinner together
20:30 Exercise, stretching and rest

Day 7
“Back to Lanzhou”
07:00 Get up, exercise and breathing
08:00 Breakfast and departure to Lanzhou 
11:00 Arrival Lanzhou, local lunch and Farewell 

The meeting point is in Lanzhou City (Gansu Province).
A private mini-bus will be arranged from/back to Lanzhou Hotel.

Notice for the itinerary:
The return to Chengdu occasionally have traffic jam and regulations. To avoid missing of the airplane please arrange your flight accordingly.

Time: anytime of Day 1
Place: (unless notified differently) at the Guest House lobby, informed upon booking.

The meals will be country side local dishes, fresh vegetable and meat cooked on the traditional way and on the camp fire. Simple and Healthy.
Should you have especial requirements, please let us know beforehand.

We stay in local guest house that we chose according to their good service commitment.
Arrangements are usually twin bedrooms and occassionally in a shared dormitory.
Friendly and Familly atmosphere. Clean and simple.

Temple lifestyle:
- While visiting the temple
- Vegetarian meals
- No smoking, no alcoholic drinking during the time inside the temple
- Respect the Silent Retreat (except question/answer time, always can have a walk outside   the temple if required)
- No mobile phones during the lessons and the meal time

(Need to be prepared by each participant)

It is much colder in the mountain, keep warm !!
- Mountain sunglasses, Lipbalm, sun protection
- Sleeping bag -20 degree Celsius
- Sleeping mattress
- Backpack 60L
- Day-backpack 15L (to carry lunch and drinking during the day)
- Hiking boots (warm, water/snow-proof)
- Hiking jacket and pant
- Warm layers (200gram & 400 gram polar fleece. by season: wind breaker, gloves & hat)
- Dawn Jacket
- Quick dry T-shirt
- Snow gaiter
- Waterproof glove
- Hiking socks
- Fleece hats
- Head lamp
- Hiking Poles (optional, helpful with wet path and to avoid knee problems)
- Eating set
- Drinking bottle (not soft plastic as often the refill is with boiled water and it melts)
- Some snacks (2 simple lunch portion)
- Personal medical care.
Trip Comfirmation:
Upon reaching the minimum amount of participants you'll receive an email with the last details about the trip. Usually 2 days before the departure.
If we couldn't reach the minimum amount of participants we will postpone or cancel the activity.
Price: 3990 RMB

This activity requires a pre-payment.
Payment options are: 
- Cash payment in Shanghai office
- Bank Transfer

 Minimum 6 persons, Maximum 15 persons
Private Groups & Team Outings:
Chose a date and we can arrange this trip only for you (price is in proportion of group size).

Weather Conditions & Cancelation:
This activity is conditioned by the weather. If at any time the weather conditions are not suitable to perform the summit hike safely, the activity will be cancelled and we will propose an alternative hiking route that does not necesarily involve camping.

- Land transportation once in Lanzhou (from & back to Chengdu)
- Insurance (Click here for details)
- Meals as per itinerary,two hiking day road lunch not included
- Guiding & Coaching
- Accommodation
- Entry Tickets to all places mentions on the itinerary

Not Included:
- Alcoholic Drinks
- Activities and expenses not mentioned in the itinerary and personal shopping
- Transportation to Lanzhou (Air ticket, train, bus) 
- Personal equipment for high land trekking like hiking shoes, clothing, backpacks and personal shopping.

Enjoy your vitality and time of nature and serenity…….See you soon!
 For Information & Booking:

Date:2014-02-27 10:25:05
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