Hiking along the Yangtze Three Gorges is one of the top tour routes in China. It is truly a tour of nature, culture and soft adventure.
With the completion of the third phase of the Three Gorges Project, the Yangtze Gorges “pool” level of newly–formed reservoir reaches 175 meters above sea level. Some Ancient Plank Roads are regretfully under water. However, after hard strudge, we found some part of the remaining ancient plank roads and connect parts by lanes and motor boats, we have made it possible to hike the New Yangtze Three Gorges again. You may come to join us to explore the charming beauty of the Yangtze Gorges scenery and the flowery hillsides.
Spring (Apr – Jun) and fall (Sep – Nov) are the best seasons for traveling along the Yangtze River region. During these time, the weather is cool and comfortable with average of 70F. Rainfall is particularly low in September and November.
6 days private Three Gorges hiking tour along the Yangtze River visiting Chongqing, Fengjie, Wushan, Badong and Yichang.
Tour Code: ST-CYZT6
Departure: Private tour with flexible departure.
Day 01 Arrive Chongqing (D)
Arrive Chongqing. Our guide meet at airport and transfer to city for sightseeing tour to Erlin Mt. Park, Three Gorges Museum and Panda in Chongqing Zoo if time permits. After dinner, check in at hotel.
Day 02 Chongqing – Wanzhou – Fengjie (B, L, D)
Transfer to Wanzhou Pier by bus (170 miles in 3.5 hours), then take motorboat to Fengjie (2 hours). Upon arrival, check in hotel. Take a warm-up hiking tour (3.5 miles in 3 hours) along the river at Qutang Gorge in afternoon. You will visit Bai Di Cheng (also known as White Emperor City), which is the entrance of the Yangtze Three Gorges and very dramatic and poetic scenic spot of the Yangtze River. Overnight at hotel in Fengjie.
Day 03 Fengjie – Wushan (B, L, D)
Transfer to pier and board the motor boat sailing through 6 mile-long Yangtze Qutang Gorge. Before and during the hiking trip (8 miles in 5 hours) , you will enjoy the beautiful landscape and scenery of Chinese countryside, also you will see the farmers working on their vegetable fields, rice paddy and orchards. Overnight at hotel in Wushan.
Day 04 Wushan – Qinshi – Wushan (B, L, D)
Transfer to pier for 45-minute boat ride from Wushan to Qinshi, which is in the middle section of the poetic and picturesque Wushan Gorge. Lots of poets, men of letters and photographers come to Qinshi for its beauty of nature. For today’s hiking tour (8 miles in 6 hours), you will climb the Mountain Qing Shi Ya (about 3300 feet above the sea level) to enjoy a panoramic views of the 12 famous mountain peaks along the way. After trip, take motor boat at the foot of the mountain for return to Wushan Town (2 hours ride). Overnight at hotel in Wushan.
Day 05 Wushan – Yichang (B, L, D)
Take motor boat sailing through the Wushan Gorge, then change to a local ferry for 30-munite trip to Huoyanshi, where you start today’s hiking tour to Badong Town ( 6 miles in 4 hours ). The trail will lead you to turn and twist through farming fields and orchards. During the hiking, you will enjoy the view and sense from the steep cliff thousand feet above the river level while watching cargo boats and cruise ships sailing just under your feet. After hiking tour, return to Badong pier and take boat to the Yangtze Three Gorges Dam (3 hours ride). Overnight at hotel.
Day 06 Yichang – Departure (B, L)
Morning tour to visit the Yangtze Three Gorges Dam – the largest hydroelectric dam in the world. After lunch, transfer to airport for your next destination city. End tour.
- Private vehicle and guide
- Admissions to sites listed
- Lunch (L) as indicated
- Hotels with daily breakfast (B)