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[Hike to Boluo Temple] (Medium intensity) Eat temple food, drink tea, and feel the cool spring water of Mocan Creek

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 12 reviews.Dali Baizuzizhizhou, China

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Experience hosted by Ling

7 hours
Includes food, drinks
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English, Chinese (Simplified)

What you'll do

Even if you sign up alone, I'm very happy to be with you. Because I also like mountain climbing. The medium intensity is relatively small, and there are fewer arrangements. If it does not fit your schedule, you can try to apply for other dates. I will try my best to arrange.

This is a moderate-intensity hike, which is different from the Qingbi River light hike that anyone can complete. When you want to take more mountain roads between pine forests, go to a quiet temple high in the Cangshan Grand Canyon and drink a cup of tea, then step on the pine needle trail, down to the rarely-visited Mocan Creek to see the mountain streams and waterfalls. Sit on the rocks in the stream and enjoy your body and eyes, so choose this hike. This is not something everyone can do. You need to have a certain amount of physical strength (but not an athlete), such as being able to run 5 kilometers and walking 20,000 steps.

At ten o'clock in the morning, we set off from Gantong Temple, and 20 minutes later, we passed Jizhao'an along the way. We will pay a visit to see this nunnery which is said to be the most beautiful in China.

Continuing up the mountain road, there are large pine forests and mountain roads that ordinary tourists will not go, and some monk towers will be passed, and the air is fresh and pleasant. After an hour and a half, we arrived at Poluo Temple at an altitude of 2,800. You can overlook the nearby mountain peaks and the water flow of Mocan Creek.

Poluo Temple is a simple temple on the cliff side of the Mocanxi Grand Canyon. You can see the mountains when you open the door. Most of the people who come here are locals, some hikers who exercise, and devout laymen. After they arrived, they would find a table by themselves, pour tea, sit for a while and leave. The temple prepares tea and treats guests, and uses it by themselves, without the slightest intention of asking for incense. The people here, you can feel it when you look at it, they are very comfortable. Not necessarily good men and believers, but they are all close to this temple, like their own place, all of them are living ordinary people. There is only one master here. He often brings out cakes and fruits for people to eat. They are all brought by believers. When he brings them out for you to eat, he seems very happy.

There is a chubby yellow cat in the temple, which looks like its owner, so he doesn't care about it, and feels calm. You can take a look at the practice cave in the temple, where the Paluo Patriarch retreats and enlighten the Dao, and you can also take a look at the Poluo Spring. There is a stele in the corner of the porch, which tells the story of a layman who drank mountain spring water and went to Poluo Temple. The writing is meticulous, sincere and simple, just like this temple.

Drink tea, eat tea. Then follow the mountain road to Mocan Creek. Pass the tomb tower of Paluo Patriarch. There is also an inscription here that talks about reconstruction, which is also sincere.

After half an hour, I arrived at the stream. It is a very natural valley with deep forest and gurgling water. If the water flow is not big, you can go to Peacock Falls, but it is not easy to reach the water in the rainy season.

Sit down by the stream, take out the tea set, make tea with the spring water in the stream, and drink a bowl of Dianhong. You can also go into the water and feel the clearness of the river. You can also take a nap on the big rocks by the stream, bask in the sun, or take a few beautiful photos yourself.

Going back in full swing, return down the mountain along the way, to about five o'clock down the mountain. The round trip is about 12 kilometers

Going back to my house (in a small yard in Guanyintang below the mountain), I buy vegetables and cook. The dishes are home-cooked, usually with a stewed chicken soup, steamed meat cakes, vegetables, and steamed eggs. The taste is relatively light.
Even if you sign up alone, I'm very happy to be with you. Because I also like mountain climbing. The medium intensity is relatively small, and there are fewer arrangements. If it does not fit your schedule, you can try to apply for other dates. I will try my best to arrange.

This is a moderate-intensity hike, which is different from the Qingbi River light hike that anyone can complete. When you want to take more mountain roads between…

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What's included

  • Food
  • Drinks
    coffee Tea
From $46
/ person
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Meet your host, Ling

Host on Airbnb since 2011
  • 12 Reviews
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Hi, hello, this is Jason! I have lived in Dali for more than eight years, and I usually open a small restaurant for a living. I like to climb mountains everyday, and often go hiking in Cangshan. The scenery in the mountains varies throughout the year. If you want to hike Cangshan, see the forests and trees, clean the temples, drink a cup of tea, look at the Erhai Lake, and get close to the natural streams, go and play together.
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Where you'll be

Gantong Temple One of the most ancient and important temples in Dali
Jizhaoan is currently a popular temple, famous for its vegetarian dishes, succulents and flowers.
Polo Temple next to the deep mountain canyon
Mocan Creek is very natural, with gurgling water and waterfalls in the right season.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 12 reviews.

珍用
October 2020
来回徒步运动强度挺大的,做好心理准备。
Tracy
October 2020
非常难忘的体验!同Jason和他三条可爱的狗狗一起跋山涉水到寺里享受可口的斋饭,一路上走鲜为人知的小路采蘑菇,真的非常与众不同,而且没有带领真的会很不方便。Jason人也超级好,做饭超好吃,还一直帮我们拍照,非常感谢!
少羽
August 2020
这次圣应峰徒步是非常值得纪念的,真正的走进,感受大理,苍山。虽然夏季的时候可能天气会不做美,但这种体验是独一无二,可以作为一辈子珍藏的回忆,个人觉得四月份杜鹃花开时这条路线一定会很美。另外体力不太好的朋友也许可以考虑另一条苍山休闲的路线。
Baihong
August 2020
这是一次最难忘有挑战难度的登山经历,8月8日我们在杰森的带领下用了10小时徒步登苍山的圣应峰,从海拔2200米出发爬到海拔3400米,因为途中下雨突然降温路滑,我们没有成功登上目标高度3666米。但没有任何遗憾,一路杰森系心照顾我女儿,一起同行的学生态学的暖男一路给我们普及植被知识和他做野外调研的有趣经历,在airbnb平台总能找到,来自各行各业的和志同道合的小伙伴们,增加了旅途的惊喜和乐趣!苍山一路的风景在云雾缭绕之中,在我深深的记忆深处,希望杜鹃花开的季节,我们再次相遇!
Jimmy
August 2020
很棒的体验,只可惜天公不作美最后差一点点没能真正登顶。确实是有难度的,建议不要想带小孩去,带小孩的话可以考虑参与Jason另外一个轻度的体验。最后我只想说Jason is an awesome human being, 他十分的友好耐心,下次有机会我一定参加他的其他体验。
心纯
August 2019
这是一条很少人知道的小路,波罗寺风景很好,喝茶吃核桃好不惬意。向导很有经验很温柔,傍晚我身体不舒服特意给我做了粥,特别感动啦。两条小狗和小黑猫也很可爱~徒步一天对于体力要求比较高,需要穿舒适的衣服和鞋子

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 10 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

More tips

12km trekking distance, 800 meters above sea level
The fee includes dinner after going down the mountain

What to bring

Raincoat and umbrella (in case of rain)

Hiking/sports shoes