Hiking - for the outdoor lovers, the mountains around Shaxi offer many different hiking trails that's enough to keep you busy for a few days. There are hills, canyons, cliffs, forests, and streams for exploring. Come to Horse Pen 46 Guesthouse for information on hiking trails, or join us on one of our guided dayhikes.
Kayaking - for those who wish for a more leisurely trip to enjoy the great outdoors, Horse Pen 46 Guesthouse offers the unique opportunity to drift down the Heihui River on an easy 2-hour guided kayaking trip. You will be able to see much of the beautiful Shaxi valley from our inflatable kayaks, with possible sighting of the many different species of birds that lives in the area. This trip is a Horse Pen 46 exclusive.
Biking - rent a bicycle and start riding in any direction that grabs your fancy, it is a great way to see and explore the sixteen different villages scattered in the Shaxi valley. Our guesthouse has five brand-new 21-speed mountain bikes for rent.
Trekking - experience the old Tea & Horse Caravan Trail up close and personal by doing a multi-day trekking trip, either camping out at night and count the stars in the sky, or staying overnight at one of the many minority villages and experience the life of a local.
Horsepacking - if you want to experience the Tea & Horse Caravan Trail without carrying a heavy pack, this is the best option. Traveling with a group of pack horses instantly transfers you back in time to the days when traders of tea and salt walked the same trail on their journey to faraway places.
Customized multi-sport trip
For the traveler who wishes to experience everything, we can even combine multiple activities such as hiking, rock climbing/rappelling, cycling, and kayaking into one action packed day. Come and talk to us about what you want to do, and we will try to customized a trip specially for you.