Plog and Hike Mount Mogan Nature Reserve – Guided Outdoor Tour from Hangzhou


Meet up. [10:15 – 10:30] Meet up with your guide in downtown Hangzhou. Depart for Mount Mogan. Arrive. Plog the trail. Lunch. Mountain peak lookout. Arrive in the colorful Mogan fall-time foothills. Get your plogging gear. Begin the plog, moving up the mountain on the wild back-trails locals use. [12:30] Plog along the trail until we reach the affluent mid-mountain neighborhood of Yin’shan street. Eat a homestyle restaurant lunch. See gorgeous private mountain villas. Mountain peak lookout trail. Luhua Dang gardens and villas. ‘Flying Falls’ and ‘Sword Pool’. After lunch, hike to the mountain’s highest point on the Tashan “Strange Rock” forest loop trail. Admire scenery from the ropebridge and glass lookout platform. Return from the loop. Descend to the darkly enchanting Luhua Dang gardens. See more stunning mountian forest villas. Make the final pass to the ‘Flying Falls’ and ‘Sword Pool’. Learn the legend behind the mountian’s name – the story of man-and-wife swordsmiths Gan’jiang and Mo’ye - forgers of the legendary twin blades. Tally plog haul. Return to Hangzhou. Regroup off the mountian and tally up our trash haul. Board transport and return to Hangzhou.

Tour info

8 hours
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Why take this tour?

An eco-friendly, guided, private nature hike and tour of the mountain trail and hidden garden forests of celebrity villa-studded Mogan Mountain. Breathe nature. Help nature. Admire extravagance. Plog a quiet bamboo forest back trail. Admire extravagant hillside getaway villas. Breathe nature on a rope bridge, at the moutain peak, and in the Luhuadang gardens. Be inspired by Mount Mogan. Feel good by giving back to nature. 1. Cool. Colorful. Quiet. Extravagant - Mount Mogan national reserve. Number 18 on the New York Times’ world list of 40 must-see locations. One of CNN’s must-visit China travel destinations. 2. Culture, history, fitness, eco-activism, nature, fall colors and sighteeing combined. Understand the legend behind the mountian’s name. Understand why they call this the “Museum of Villas”. Understand why NYT and CNN chose this destination above the rest.

What’s included?

  • Chinese-English bilingual guide accompaniment

  • Transport by private vehicle

  • Hotel pickup and drop off

  • Mogan Mountain Admission

  • Bottled Water

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  • Duration: 8h

  • Mobile tickets accepted

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Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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