Hangzhou Xishan International Mountaineering Festival

2017-08-24
On 14 October 2017, in the west of West Lake, The Hangzhou Xishan International Mountaineering Festival will be set to take hiking enthusiasts to new heights.

About the Venue:
Xishan National Forest Park covers an area of 1381 hectares with a forest coverage of approx. 96.7%. The flora and fauna resources of Xishan are extremely abundant and the park boasts a wealth of human and natural landscapes. There are undulating mountain groups in its western part, a dragon-like Bailong Waterfall, and nature’s masterpiece – Lingshan Wonderland, as well as the famed Jinlian Ancient Temple. The 108-kilometer-long Xishan Hiking path winds in between them, passing by the West Lake Scenic Area, Longwu Scenic Area and Lingshan Scenic Area.

Highlights
There are five highlights in this year’s mountaineering festival,
a. Take the challenge to hike 30 kilometers along Longwu ancient path where you can appreciate the beauty of Xishan and view “Ten Views of Xishan.”
b. Xishan in autumn is the most intoxicating and there is no better time to hike in mountains in Hangzhou than in October.
c. Three groups with different hiking abilities and routes for you to choose from.
d. “Mountain Hiking Plus Color Run”, this breaks the norm of traditional mountain hiking.
e. The Manjuelong Village in autumn permeates the fragrance of osmanthus. By following the sweet scent, you will find your way to the village and enjoy the view of “Osmanthus Rain at Manjuelong Village”, one of the “Top Ten Views of West Lake”.

Schedule and Route
1. Veterans Hiking Group
Meeting Time: 07:30 – 08:00
Route: east gate of Song Dynasty Town – Shi Li Long Ji (Ten-Li Dragon’s Backbone: 十里龙脊) – Zhugan Hill (竹竿山) – Daling Peak (大岭) – Laojiao Mountain (老焦山) – Jinlian Temple (金莲寺) – Bailong Pool (White Dragon Pool: 白龙潭) – Cimuqiao Village (慈母桥村) – Outer Tongwu Village (外桐坞村) – Qinggu Road (清谷路) – east gate of Song Dynasty Town

Xishan International Mountaineering Festival
Distance: about 30 kilometers
Estimated time: eight hours
Services along the route: three supply stations, providing water, check in, medical service etc.

2. Osmanthus Fragrance Hiking Group
Meeting Time: 08:30 – 09:00
Route: east gate of Song Dynasty Town – Shi Li Lang Dang (Langdang Peak: 十里琅珰) – Longjing Village – Nine Creeks – Hu Pao Hou Shan (hill at the back of Hupao Spring虎跑后山) – Shuile Cave (水乐洞)
Xishan International Mountaineeriing Festival
Distance: 15 kilometers
Estimated time: 5 hours
Services along the route: two supply stations

3. Color-run Mountain Hiking Group
Meeting Time: 09: 00 – 09:30
Route: east gate of Song Dynasty Town – Bamboo-Lined Path at Yunqi – Baizi Peak (百子尖) – east gate of Song Dynasty
Xishan International Mountaineering Festival

Distance: 8 Kilometers
Time: 4 hours
Services along the route: two supply stations

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