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Outdoor Education & Service Learning in Shaxi

Shaxi (沙溪) Valley is located in the Himalayan foothills of North-western Yunnan, China. Its inhabitants are the Bai and Yi tribes who are the guardians of one of the last surviving market towns on the tea horse caravan route coming in from the Himalayan Plateau.


New, now the Shaxi Pear Orchard Temple includes Micro Campus Facilities read more on their site.

The village farms rice, tobacco and barley, is home to ancient sandstone temples and has a musical theatre both for the purposes of religious worship and entertainment alike. Visits to Shaxi can involve:

  • Open farm and homestays
  • Micro Campusing
  • Service learning
  • Cultural programs
  • Trekking
  • Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Abseiling
  • Site seeing. 

You can find more information on Shaxi at a great resource of information about the town, where to stay and what to do.