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This level hikes will take approximately 5-6 hours, especially Day two, it gains about 500-800m in elevation which could be a little challenge for someone. With a little motivation and some physical fitness it won't be a problem.
Cuandixia Village is located in Mentougou District, about 90 kilometers from downtown Beijing. It was built in the Ming dynasty and has about 400 year history. It was preserved almost in the original state. The village has about 70 courtyards with 500 rooms which were built during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911).
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(B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
DAY 1 Hike in Cuandixia village (LD)
In the morning, we will drive about 2.5hrs from Beijing downtown to Cuandixia village, our today's hike will start from the temple of the village. At first, we will do a short warm up hike. Follow the stone steps climb up the hillside to the high point of the trail and take in the view of the whole village on the opposite side of the valley. Cross the main street and go up the steps into the village. You could visit some of the housed along the way and people hear are very friendly and used to visitors. After lunch, continue on up through the village, follow the ridge all the way up. The ridge is formed with hard rocks with good natural steps. During the hike, we will visit the Ruined village. This village war abandoned because it ran out of water. There are two arched doorways at the western end of the village. The two doorways each have a spirit wall to protect the village from evil spirits. Walking along the edges of a few natural water holes back to Cuandixia Village. Overnight at a guest house in Cuandixia.
DAY 2 Baiyu – Fallen Leaves Valley - Lingshan (BL)
Refreshed after a good sleep, a short drive will take us to Baiyu village. The first half of the hike is uphill from about 1000m gradually up to about 1630m. We will hike from Baiyu upwards, directly to Huangcaoliang which is known as the ancient road pearl, on a clear day, we will be able to see Lingshan, Baihua and Miaofeng Mountain from afar. We will then strike off for the next 2-3 hours, travelling in a north-west direction, hiking on the wild mountain trail till we come to a beautiful valley called Luoyegu, in English means Fallen Leaves valley. This peaceful valley is characterized by over a half-meter high fallen leaves in the autumn time, a quiet forest area. A lot of fun to bury yourself in the leaves. Down the hill along the mountain ridge until we arrive at Lingshan parking lot where our vehicle will be waiting. Back to Beijing.
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Enough films and batteries, Sun-cream with the protection index of 40-60, sunglasses with a sun protection factor of 15, the lip creams and balms with SPF rating, towel, toothpaste, electric torch, Snack foods.
Cloth that you bring must be warm enough and can be removed easy enough according to the weather, including Jacket, hat, Cotton underwear, Socks, Long-sleeve Shirts, T-shirts and Pants (Shorts are not appropriate at any time while hiking), comfortable shoes, rain gear (long rain coat is better).

In addition to the normal medications for traveling, just like the Aspirin and medicine for diarrhea, siriasis,sunstroke and carsickness.

Currency to use
US$ is acceptable only in a very limited range, e.g. tips. However, for convenience, Chinese currency is the best choice. If you want to change US$ to Chinese currency in the tour, you can change it in the Hotel you stay or in the Bank of China. You could draw cash only from Bank of China in the big city, the ATM there doesn't always work properly and the bank is not easy to find. Please bring some cash at hand to use.

Food and drink
a) Eating is an important part of your China experience. Generally breakfasts are included in the itinerary and offered by hotels. China Highlights recommends local Chinese restaurants that are popular with local people for lunch. You can order dishes with the help of your guide. We usually leave dinner for your own choice — Western food can be found in most large cities.
b) We have tried to arrange various food in different cities. But you may still think the food is simple and not as delicious as in the big cities especially while trekking in the mountains and villages. If you have any priority of the food (eg. If you are vegetarian or you are allergic to MSG, peanut oil, fish and peanut, etc) please inform us early, we will try to alternate the food accordingly. At the same time please prepare some of your favorite snacks and substitution food in case of need.
c) Meals in the home stays will be different from the cities but clean, which leave you a good chance to experience the ethnic minority culture. We will pack a breakfast for you of cold cereal, milk, toast, fruit, and jam for the home stay.
d) It is very important to drink a lot of water and eat enough fruit in your tour especially while trekking in the mountains and villages. You are advised not to drink tap water.

Hotels in China are bound by Government laws which mean that air conditioning is switched on nationally in May and the central heating in November (this may vary slightly depending on the region).
In some remote areas, sometimes shower maybe not available in the home stay. A married couple is not allowed to share a room in the Miao's home-stay due to the local customs.

It is customary to tip service providers in the travel industry in Asia, depending on the service. Tipping is expected — though not compulsory — and shows an expression of satisfaction with the people who have assisted you on your tour. Recommendations for tipping drivers (3 USD per person per day as a guideline) and local guides (8 USD per person per day as a guideline) would depend on the quality and length of the service.

We use comfortable sedans or vans with air-conditioning. The comfort and safety of our customers is of utmost importance, so we ensure that all of the vehicles we use are well maintained and always very clean. Our drivers take pride in their vehicles.

Tourist insurance
It is a must before going, please provide us the confirmation of insurance company when sign up.

In some provinces with many minorities (like Guizhou, Guangxi, Tibet, Xinjiang and etc.), the customs and habits of local people are different from place to place. The local guide will inform you what should care. Respect the local customs and religions. The people are very kind and hospitable. You can feel free to talk with them. But there are some rulers you should go by!
a. Do not photo them without getting the permit, please show the respect to them!
b. Don't talk the sensitive topics like the political and the religion matters!

When you sign up for the trekking tour, you acknowledge that there are risks involved in trekking in high altitude and confirm that you are fully aware of and accept these risks. It is customer's responsibility to determine whether the tour he/she choose is suited to his/her physical condition. Customers are responsible for the cost of any medicines or medical care they may require during the trip for any reason. Please make sure you have adequate personal medical insurance to meet any medical emergency which might arise. In some cases, if you need medical care during the tour, you may be required to pay for it at the time it is rendered and seek reimbursement from your insurer after you return home. Please check with your medical insurer for details. In the event of a medical emergency, we will make every effort to assist you in obtaining necessary care. Also, please tell us in writing if you suffer from any allergies or other physical conditions which might affect you during the tour (if you hasn't tell us in writing before going, you are supposed to be healthy enough to take the tour). Finally, please check with your doctor to find out what inoculation may be recommended for the areas you will be visiting. It is your responsibility to obtain all necessary inoculations. We reserve the right to decline to accept any person as a member of the tour, or to decline to retain any person, if such person's physical condition, mental well-being or behavior interferes with the operation of the tour. There will be no refund in such cases.

Always take good care of your belongings.