Hongchiba is located to the north of the Chang Jiang, in the Three Gorges area. Hongchiba has 2000m depth potential. Thus far it has yielded nothing deeper than 276m.
Orientation: Hong Chi Ba is a small town with several shops, restaurants and hotels along the main track, which runs east-west. The town has a surprisingly good infrastructure for visitors because it is home to "Summer Ice Cave".
Xia Bing Dong (Summer Ice Cave)
Cave with ice during the summer.
? Guesthouse: The cheapest of the guesthouses in town was under construction in 2001. It is located at the west end of town.
|2 or 3-bed rooms
|Price: 10Y per bed
boiled water provided
bed (no roll mat needed)
bedding (sheets, blankets)
washing machine (non-caving clothes)
water, plastic tub + space for bathing
washing machine (caving clothes)
Land lines and mobile coverage.
|One or two long-distance buses a day pass through Hongchiba.||
|You can hire a breadvan to go to Hongchiba.||
|Motorbike drivers are willing to transport cavers. Price negotiable.||