3 Days Classic Huangshan Mountain Tour

Highlights:

  • Hike on Mt. Huangshan, China’s most picturesque and famed mountain. It has served as the inspiration for artists, poets, dreamers, and romantics for thousands of years
  • See the intriguing pine formations and the seas and mists of clouds, while enjoying the sunrise and sunset from the mountain top
  • Please make sure that you are in the right physical condition, as this tour does include some strenuous activity. We have alternate itineraries that are less strenuous

(B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)

Detailed itinerary:

Day 1 arrive in Huangshan City

Upon your arrival in Huangshan city (either by train or plane), you will be met by your English-speaking guide. From your pick-up you’ll be taken to your hotel. You can spend your first night in Huangshan at your own leisure, but you might want to experience some of the local culture, which largely focuses on tea.

Drinking tea is an indispensable part of people's daily life, if you want to experience nightlife in Huangshan City, which is famous for tea production and drinking, then visiting a tea house should be an essential part of your visit. There are more than enough tea houses in Huangshan for you to get your fix, so pinkies up!

Day 2 Huangshan (B, L)

After breakfast in the hotel, we will drive to Huangshan (Yellow) Mountain, the premier sight of Mt. Huangshan. With a height of 1873 meters (6145 feet), it is the highest peak of the Mt. Huangshan Scenic Area. At present over 500 kinds of animals and 1500 kinds of plants live on the Huangshan Mountains. UNESCO listed Yellow Mountain as one of the World Natural Heritage sites in 1990.

Once we arrive, we will take the cable car from Yungu Station to the top of the mountain. After checking into your hotel and having lunch we’ll get started with our sightseeing. While on Yellow Mountain, we will see some curious sights, such as the Strange Pines, which are seen in every corner of Yellow Mountain. You will be amazed by their vitality and strength. The uneven terrain prevents the pines from growing upright. Instead they become crooked and even downward. Another feature of Huangshan pines is that many trees grow branches on one side only. Some notable ones that we will see include the Guest-Greeting Pine (in front of the stone lion of the Jade Screen Pavilion in the Jade Screen Scenic Area), and the Guest-Goodbye Pine (to the right of the Jade Screen Pavilion

We’ll also visit Yellow Mountain’s numerous peaks, such as Brush Pen and Begin-to-Believe Peak. In the evening you will have the pleasure of enjoying the spectacular sunset from the Cloud Dispelling Pavilion. We’ll stay overnight at the summit.

Day 3 Depart Huangshan (B)

On this day, try to get up early in the morning to catch the Huangshan Mountain's magnificent sunrise. After breakfast, we’ll begin our descent from Huangshan, first by foot down the western side of the mountain. Along the way see Flying Rock, climb over the Brightness Apex, the second highest peak on Huangshan, and Turtle Peak. After all the strenuous exercise, you will take the cable car at Yuping Station down to the foot of Huangshan Mountain. When we get to the station you will be taken to either the train station or the airport, where you will go on to your next destination.

 
         Michael Schatz, Canbera, Australia:

Thanks once again for a great tour, we had an excellent guide who always concerned about our well being and had a very good knowledge of everything, it was a shame that the weather was not in our favour but we still had an enjoyable time.

The bus trip to and from Huangshan was good, the seats were comfortable and the bus made 2 rest stops on the way, it was good to relax and look at the countryside and see the amazing development going on inside China, its not only a huge country but is expanding so quickly it soon will be #1 in the world. The next time we come back we would like to do a cruise down the Yangtze river, so you will be hear-ing from us again, not sure when but will contact you when ready.

Best regards and many thanks for you help!