Day 1 Chongqing
Day 2 Chongqing - Fengjie
Hiking: 3.5 miles / 3 hours
In the early morning, take a bus from Chongqing to Fengjie Town (250 miles, 5 hours) and get the first impression of the Three Gorges area en route.
After hotel check-in, take a warm-up hiking along the river at Qutang Gorge (3.5 miles in 3 hours).
Qutang Gorge is commonly known as the symbol and the entrance of the Yangtze Three Gorges. In spite of only 8 kilometers long, Qutang Gorge is the most majestic and rugged one of the three. With vertical cliffs of some thousand meters high as its two flanks, the Qutang Gorge is just like a narrow gateway.
Then you will visit the White Emperor Town, which is the entrance of the Yangtze Three Gorges and a dramatic and poetic scenic spot since the Three Kingdoms Period (220AD-280AD).
Overnight in Fengjie.
Day 3 Fengjie - Wushan
Today, you will travel from Fengjie Town to Wushan Town. Firstly, take a car ride and connect a boat trip. Enjoy the natural beauty of the countryside, which is dotted with rolling hills, rice paddies and local villages.
If time permits, you could hike around the Wushan Town or visit a village, chat with friendly local people.
Overnight in Wushan.
Day 4 Wushan - Wu Gorge - Wushan
Hiking: 8 miles / 6 hours
In the morning, take a ferry ride to the middle of the Wu Gorge (about 45 minutes). Today you will hike in the Wu Gorge. (8 miles in 6 hours, about 3300 feet above the sea level).
Wu Gorge is gifted with exquisite peaks and lush mountains and ranges. The Twelve Peaks of Wushan Mountain all rise to the blue sky. Among them, the most fabulous is the Goddess Peak, towering over the Yangtze River. Shrouded in clouds and mist, a protruding rock of the Peak with the shape of a slim girl is faintly visible.
Afterwards, take a boat back to Wushan Town (2 hours).
Overnight in Wushan.
Day 5 Wushan - Badong
Hiking: 6 miles / 4 hours
Firstly, take a boat trip sailing through the Wu Gorge, and change to a local ferry to the hiking start point.
Today you will hike to the Badong Town (6 miles in 4 hours). Hiking along the cliff trial, you will enjoy the spectacular view of the Yangtze River while cargo boats and cruise ships passing under your feet.
Overnight in Badong.
Day 6 Badong - Yichang
-- Private tour guide
-- Private air-conditioned coach
-- Land transfers between airport or railway station and hotel
-- Entrance tickets as listed
-- Chinese lunch and dinner as listed
-- Hotel with breakfast
-- Service charge & government taxes
-- Flight or train ticket
-- Personal expenses such as laundry, drinks, phone bills, optional activities
-- Tips for guides and drivers
-- China Visa
-- Travel insurance