Mengkuan-Mengsong

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Mengkuan-Mengsong

Duration: 3 days, 2 nights

Level: Moderate

Minority visited: Dai, Bulang, Aini, Lahu

Landscapes: lush jungle, Pagoda, waterfall, tea and sugarcane plantations, etc

Transport: car or bus

Rates:

Mengkuan-Mengsong

By car

2 person minimum

1350 RMB per person  

Includes:

Transports, non-alcoholic drinks, breakfast, lunch, accommodations, and an English speaking guide 

By bus

If you want to save money, have a local bus experience

2 person minimum

1050 RMB per person  

Includes:

Transports, non-alcoholic drinks, breakfast, lunch, accommodations, and an English speaking guide

Notes: We offer from one day to a week of trekking. The more trekkers, the lower the price. For more details please contact us.

 

The trip by car

Day1: start at 8:00 am by car about 40 minutes from Jinghong to Menghai, first to visit Menghai morning market with ethnic groups such as Dai, Bulang, Aini, Lahu, and then drive to Mengkuan where we have lunch. After that we start trekking. Today’s journey is descending to a river with generally 1 and half an hour. We go through jungle, one Aini village, tea and sugarcane plantations. We have dinner and stay one night in a Bulang village which has houses on stilts. This village is a typical Bulang community in Xishuangbanna. The history of the village goes back 1400 years including an old monastery. Today is about 5 hours trekking.

Day2: after breakfast, we start trekking. Today’s journey we first visit a Pagoda 400 more years old, then descend down to a river —2 and half an hours, then ascend to a Bulang village —1 hour. We have lunch in the Bulang village. We trek 1 hour to another village for dinner and one night. Today is 4 and half an hours trekking.

Day3: after breakfast, we walk down through jungle about 40 minutes to visit a waterfall, and then come back to the same village for lunch. After that we continue trekking about 2 and half an hours to Mengsong. Our car is ready there to take us back to Jinghong. This day is about 4 hours trekking.(3 nights, 4 days route is available for Mengkuan-Mengsong based on more trekking leading to Myanmar),

By bus

Same program as above  

Necessities of Trekking

Items Required For Trekking

1: A light raincoat or umbrella

2: Sunglass, sunscreen and a hat

3: Mosquito repellent

4: An extra change of clothes, socks and ready with tower and soap for shower

Other items you do not have are offered by us

Matters Need Attentions

Notes:

No.1: Xishuangbanna Dai, Bulang, Aini people have lots of taboos. It is prohibited to sit against a houses’ holy pillar, touch monks’ head, walk over fire pit, and don’t walk randomly into a village without a guide because you may be bitten by dog.

No.2: don't wear bright clothes and wear a hat when walking into the tropical rain forest. Rainforest has many toxic plants, don’t touch, smell or taste wild fruits and flowers against scratches or poisoning.

Such Matters As:

* Leave your shoes at the door when entering into Dai house, but also in the indoor walk gently

* Do not cross the fire or fire pit

* Do not enter bedrooms

* Do not enter the master room

* Do not sit in the doorway

* Do not mess with the fires

*No whistling or trimming nails

* Take off shoes when going into temple, taboo to touch little monks’ head, statues, and a series of Buddhist sacred flag 

 
Mountain views at afternoon                                    1400 years history  monastery

 
Bulang village views                                                     Bulang village views

 
A kind of mushroom                                                    Wonderful sunset

  
Friendly buffalo                                                          Old tea trees

 
Endless sea clounds                                                    Waterfall is amazing

 
Tea plantations                                                        400 more years history pagoda 

 
Bulang minority smokers                                            Walking through lush jungle

 
Barns for corn and rice seed                                        Old banyan tree

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