Tianmu Mountain

25th May 2013: hiking weekend

Departure: 6.00 pm; 25th

Return: 5.00 pm: 27th

Hiking hours: 7 hours day 1 / 2 hours day 2

Day 1
Departure by bus from Shanghai with twenty Chinese for 4 hours. Direction Tianmu Mountain National Nature Reserve. A vast green space, away from the hassles of the city.

We arrived at 2am in a small village. Camping in the parking lot (on very hard ground). You should not be cozy to go on camping with Chinese.

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At sunrise, breakfast, discovery of ancient Chinese toilets (I’ll let you make your own idea although I think you can never imagine such a thing).

Start our hike at 7:30 am by a sun and warm weather that is already beginning to be felt. We climb into the lush forest. After 2 hours of walking, we died of thirst but we must be careful because we hadn’t take enough water boohoo.

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Reached the summit at 11:30. Time to eat, still no water at the top (oh if I had listened to my mom I would have taken the sanitizing tablets!). Only boiling water and water that only local drink (yeah well I did not necessarily wanted to test it …). So despite, I choose the boiling water by 36 ° C outside.

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We leave in the direction of a lake. Arrival at the lake around 4.00 pm. Finally water !! A little tap to wash your face and great meal at the restaurant. Then camp still in the parking lot (the ground is hard …).


Day 2
Visit around the lake and back to Shanghai.


  • Not be squeamish
  • Always have sanitizing tablets
  • Bring antibacterial gel
  • The ground is hard, very hard, especially when you have no mattress.

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