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Weekend trip: Yesanpo White Water Rafting

Yesanpo, just three hours from Beijing, is one of the most alluring hiking destinations north of the capital region. The area offers breathtaking views of the Taihang and Yanshan Mountains and makes for a wonderful weekend getaway. The region is rich in wildlife and is home to a unique fauna.

Bai Lixia: as the "best in the world Gap," the Bai Lixia is one of Yesanpo unique scenic spots. Yesanpo Bai Lixia scenic area within the unique scenic areas --- one Yesanpo. Is a national AAAA-class tourist area, with a total area of 1.1 million square kilometers, a maximum altitude of 1180 meters Tuo Wangjing bee, because Barry Canyon named to canyon scenery, the landscape is the main peaks. Bai Lixia shaped like antlers, three from the deep gorge form. 10 hanging in the wings Canyon Gorge 22.5 km long, central valley Begonia 17.5 km long valley, the right-wing Longtan Valley Canyon 12.5 km long, total length of 52.5 km, named Bai Lixia. Valley slope gradient of 80-95 degrees, the maximum incision depth of[masked] meters, the maximum width of 39 m grain, the narrowest 0.25 meters. There Begonia Yu, 10 hanging Gap, scorpions ditch, composed of three valleys.

On the weekend:

Saturday: white water rafting in the noon, CS, watersports in the afternoon, campfire in the evening, singing & games

Sunday: Hiking around balixia scenic area in the morning then heading back to beijing after lunch

Transportation:

Saturday: Driving up @7:30am from Guomao world centre office 2 lobby.

Cost

400 yuan including rafting, cs, 4 water sports activities, 3 meals+1 breakfast, 1 night accommodation, plus bailixia entrance ticket

http://www.goyesanpo.com/youji/2012/0418/326.html

Negotiated a villa for 400 Yuan per person, also including grilled whole goat for dinner

http://www.goyesanpo.com/nongjiayuan/2012/0517/330.html

Gears:

Clothes for change after getting wet, wind/water proof jacket as it might be cold in the evening, keep yourself warm, and anything that you'd like to share with the group :)

Info:

http://www.yeshanpo.com/jmhyj/chamama.htm

http://www.yeshanpo.com/jmhyj/wjsysppl.htm

http://www.yspslh.com/ywgl/2012/0316/384.html

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  • Tania W.

    Hello, my name is Tania Wu, and I will be in Beijing this summer 2012 to learn Chinese..I just saw this event today, and I was hoping I could still join it (despite being so last minute). I live in the Chaoyang district, so I am very close to the Guomao meeting point.. Hopefully there is still room. You can contact me at [masked]. Thank you

    May 31, 2012

  • wenxi

    yes, I will join. thanx for sms me last night!

    May 30, 2012

  • Maggie M.

    thanks a lot! Jia, so sweet...

    May 29, 2012

  • Jia

    As its rafting, so plz bring a second set of clothes for change...it will be wet! :)

    May 29, 2012

  • Jia

    Ruding & Wenxi plz let me know tmr if u are going, thanks.

    May 29, 2012

  • Jia

    Hi folks, we will be driving up this saturday @7:30am from Guomao world centre office 2 lobby. Will take the package provided by yesanpo local: 350 yuan including rafting, cs, 4 water sports activities, 3 meals+1 breakfast, 1 night accommodation, plus bailixia entrance ticket, not a bad deal:http://www.goyesanpo.com/youji/2012/0418/326.html
    3 cars at the moment and roughly 12 people confirmed so far, will put it on description tmr as no computer at home

    May 29, 2012

  • Jia

    All, please text/phone me by wednesday if you RSVPed so that we can arrange accommodation and transportation, thanks, Jia[masked]

    May 28, 2012

  • Jia

    Train Fares: 17 or 28 yuan, White water rafting costs 80 Yuan Per person, CS also 80 Yuan, accommodation is around 100 Yuan maximum each person. Not sure about the exact classification, but should be between Class 2 and 3.

    May 28, 2012

  • Jia

    Robert and Ruding, we might drive up but not decided yet, sorting out the cars. Anyway if we are not driving then we can take the train from Beijing West Station to Yesanpo:
    Saturday:
    From Beijing to Yesanpo: Y595 --- 9:10 - 11:44
    Sunday:
    From Yesanpo to beijing: 6438 --- 9:35 - 12:26
    or Y596 18:01 - 20:51

    May 28, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'd really like more details. What is the river classification? CLASS I-V? (REF:http://www.westernriver.com/riverscale/) Is it an overnight? What time should we expect to get back? How much will it cost? I really like to know more so I can decide between this and dinner with old friends who are in town! Thanks. -Robert

    May 28, 2012

  • Jia

    Open party has event once a month or once every 3 months, this is once per year ;P

    May 24, 2012

  • Elly

    The same day of Open Party, hard choice...

    May 24, 2012

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