Group photo, Shaxi old theatre, China

Shaxi China

Yunnan, west China

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.

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



Rock Climbing


Site seeing.

Rice growing in rice field, Shaxi, China