Climbing Trips / Adventures
All of our climbing programs and adventures include equipment (including climbing shoes), at least two guides, and transportation. Our overnight programs are also priced to include accomodation and meals. Exact prices depend on the number of people and time of year, so please contact us if you'd like more information and/or would like to make a reservation.
Full Day Climbing: 300RMB/Person
This program is perfect for those with little or no prior climbing experience and want to get a taste of what it feels like! Depending on your preference, we can leave either in the morning or in the afternoon, and plan on returning to Dali about six hours later. Up on arriving at Shuanglang - a traditional Bai minority village on the other side of Erhai Lake - we will hike 300m up a hill, past fruit trees and cacti, to a series of cascading cliffs. After a brief overview of safety and the basics of climbing, we will set up top-rope climbing systems for routes of varying difficulty. Start with the easiest one, and climb until you can't feel your arms! All of the routes offer stunning views of Erhai, Dali Town, and the CangShan mountains.
Climbing + Kayaking/Cycling (2 Days, 1 Night): 600RMB/Person
We leave around noon for ShuangLang. After checking into the Sky And See Lodge, a Bai-style guesthouse, you can spend the afternoon as you wish, whether kayaking on Erhai Lake, cycling along the lake-side roadway, exploring nearby villages, practicing yoga, or simply curling up in a lounge chair on the dock and daydreaming. [One alternative is to cycle from Dali Old Town directly to Shuanglang, though this will leave less time for afternoon activities/resting].That evening, we will eat a traditional Bai meal consisting of whatever is seasonal, such as "Frog-skin" (actually tree moss), fried goat cheese, fresh fish, and a wife variety of fresh vegetables, After dinner, there will be time to socialize with the other guests, watch a movie, etc.
Plan on waking early the next morning, and gorge on fresh cow's milk, red bean pastries, rice congee, egg/vegetable pancakes, and even coffee. After breakfast, we will hike up to the nearby cliffs, and rock climb to your heart's content, belayed by ClimbDali guides. We will return to the Sky and Sea Lodge for another filling meal, before checking out and heading back to Dali Old Town.
Rock Climbing &Trekking (3 Days, 2 Nights): 850RMB/Person
The first day of this trip is similiar to our half-day rock climbing program. We will spend the afternoon rock climbing at Shuanglang, and the evening at Sky And Sea Lodge. On the second day, we will wake at dawn and embark on a grueling hike to JiZu Shan (Chicken Foot Mountain), a holy Daoist mountain that is now a popular destination for locals and pilgrims. Depending on our pace, the hike requires around 8-10 hours, and features unbelievable views of ErHai Lake, CangShan, and JiZu Mountain from afar.
The hike winds past villages and a high meadow filled with grazing cows, before moving through a 3,500 meter mountain pass and down into an old-growth forest. We will arrive late that evening (or early the next morning if we decide to break the hike into two days). The fthird day, we will rise at dawn to watch a beautiful sunrise and spend some time exploring the temple complex before taking a bus back to Dali.