4days hiking in Mt.Tuoliang and Mt.Wutai
Group Size: 2 - 15 people
Difficulty level: Moderate or mild
Tour route: Taiyuan -Mt.Tuoliang - Mt.Wutai-Taiyuan
Highlights:Tuoliangshan MountainThe forest coverage in the Tuoliangshan is 96%. Dense virgin forest covers the whole mountain and different trees are vertically distributed. Above 2000 meters grassland can be found. Another attraction is the hundreds of waterfalls, which have different forms, narrow or wide, long or short, large or small. The scene of “icy waterfall and blooming red flowers in June” always make the visitors stay and forget to return home.Datong is home to the outstanding Yungang Caves, also known as the "Cloud Ridge Caves". These grottoes, amongst the finest in China, are cut into a kilometer stretch of cliff with beautifully-colored frescoed walls framing more than 50,000 Buddhist statues, ranging from miniature to monolithic. South of Datong the Wooden Pagoda, precipitous Hanging Monastery and the caves of the troglodytes all make intriguing stops on the journey to sacred Mount Wutai.
Day and day itinerary
Day01:Arrive in Taiyuan
Place & Transport：Taiyuan & Flight or Train
Today's Activities:Our tour guide will pick you up and transfer to the hotel.
Day02:Arrive in Taiyuan
Place & Transport：Mt.Tuoliang scenic area & Hiking
Today's Activities:Early departure from Taiyuan at 6:30 in the morning.enjoy the clean green ecological landscape during your trip. participate in passionate dancing mountain rafting, water battles.enjoy your lunch.After that ,go hiking to Mt.Tuoliang scenic area,hiking for about 5 hours.Then drive to Mt.Wutai at about 18:30 (1.5 hours);overnight stay in Mt.Wutai.
The main peak of the Tuoliangshan Mountain is 2281 high above sea level, which marks the border of three counties, Pinghshan county, Fuping county of Hebei, and Wutai county of Shanxi Province. It is 45 kilometers away from the Wutai county town. The mountain is a scenic area with combination of different landscapes, including forests and grassland. It is a good place for tourists, holidaymakers, and scientific researcher. It is also a good summer resort.
The forest coverage in the Tuoliangshan is 96%. Dense virgin forest covers the whole mountain and different trees are vertically distributed. Above 2000 meters grassland can be found. Another attraction is the hundreds of waterfalls, which have different forms, narrow or wide, long or short, large or small. The scene of “icy waterfall and blooming red flowers in June” always make the visitors stay and forget to return home.
It is cool even in summer in the Tuoliangshan. The average temperature at the foot of the mountain in summer is 19℃ or so. Thick forests make the mountain a “natural oxygen bar”. The cool weather and the fresh air makes the mountain a good summer resort for city residents. As tourists, they can not only enjoy the beautiful natural landscapes and breathe fresh air, but also have a “taste” of the simple folkways.
Day03:Arrive in Mt.Wutai
Place & Transport: Mt.Wutai & hiking
Today's Activities:After breakfast,you will hike Mt.Wutai for about 4 hours,and finish your lunch then drive back to Taiyuan.(about 3 hours).
The most holy land of Chinese Buddhism, Mt. Wutaishan lies in Wutai County in Xinzhou Region, Shanxi Province.
The beautiful scenery of Mt. Wutaishan is a masterpiece of exquisite acts of nature, predominantly visible over the five main peaks: Wanghai Peak in the east, Guayue Peak in the west, Jinxiu Peak in the south, Yedou Peak in the north, and the central Cuiyan Peak.Over 600 species of plants can be found on the Mountain, of which more than 150 species of grass can be used as rare herbs. Special local produce, Taimo, (mushrooms grown on the tops of peaks of Mt. Wutaishan) is of quite high nutritional value and with a delicate taste.
It is said that this mountain, one of the four holy Buddhist Mountains, is the dwelling place of Manjusri Bodhisattva. 360 temples were built here dating back to the Tang Dynasty (618-907) but now only 47 of them exist. Over the years, incalculable numbers of pilgrims and visitors have come here. Among these magnificent temples, five are the most famous: Xiantong Temple, TayuanTemple, Manjusri Temple (Summit Bodhisattva), Shuxiang Temple, and Luohou Temple.
Day04:See you off
Place & Transport: Taiyuan & Flight or train
Today's Activities:Finish your wonderful journey with an happy ending.
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