5 Days Yellow Mountain Hiking Tour

Tour Route: Huangshan

For those mountain-climbing lovers Mt. Huangshan is one of the best destinations in China, for it provides not only fabulous scenery, which has inspired Chinese artists for generations, but also challenging trails for hiking. Only after this memorable trip you can better understand traditional Chinese paintings and the significance of Mt. Huangshan for Chinese People.

Private Tour
Day 1 Huangshan, Arrival

Arrive at Tunxi, the downtown of Huangshan City. Met by our guide and transferred to your hotel. Visit the well-preserved commercial street named the Ancient Street of Tunxi, built in Ming and Qing Dynasties.

Meals: No Meals
Day 2 Tunxi-Mt.Huangshan

After breakfast, our guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel. Drive for about 80 kilometers (1.5 hours) to the Mercy Light Pavilion in Huangshan Scenic Area, the start point for hiking up from the western steps. 

Then you will start a long march for about 5 hours. Along the way, you will enjoy numerous breath-taking scenery like the Celestial Capital Peak, the Jade Screen Peak, the Guest-welcoming Pine, the Lotus Peak (the highest peak of Huangshan Mountain with an elevation of 1,864 meters), the Hundred-step Ladder to the Clouds, the Old Monk in Meditation, the Narrow Cliff, the Turtle on the back of a Crocodile, the Bright Top and the Flying-over Rock. For the sake of safety, however, keep this saying in your mind: Don't walk when you are enjoying the beautiful views, and don't get distracted by views while walking.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 3 Mt. Huangshan Scenic Area

Mt. Huangshan is famed for its sunrise. If weather permitting, you may gaze upon a breathtaking sight this morning as the golden light of the sun pierces the mists. The peaks insert into the clouds, and the light of sunrise illuminates a frothy, ever-changing sea of white clouds below. You can watch this spectacle from a viewing terrace close to your hotel. After breakfast, head out for an all-day hike to explore the trails of the Xihai Grand Canyon, where you may enjoy a lot of breathtaking scenery. You’ll step into the Grand Canyon from the Cloud-dispelling Pavilion, walk through the First Ring and the Second Ring and get to the bottom of the Grand Canyon. Then you may take the Xihai Sightseeing Cable-car up to the White-cloud Scenic Area. En route, you can enjoy the views like the Lady Playing the Piano, the Upside-down Boot, the Dog Watching the Moon, the Double Bamboo Shoot Peak, the Archway Peak, the Stone-pillar Peak, the Pine Forest Peak, the Camel Peak etc. before you go back to the hotel in late afternoon.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 4 Mt. Huangshan Scenic Area

Today you will do the trekking down from the Refreshing Terrace to the Pine Valley scenic area. It is a Footpath, which is rarely visited by tourists, just like a refreshing world. This trekking way is 12.5km long and it will take about 5 hours to cover the whole distance. At the base of the mountain, you may see the Five-dragon Pond, the Jadite Pools and the big stone-carving characters of “Buddha”, " Longevity" in the wall of the pools. After that, take the Taiping Cable Car up to the top of the Mountain, offering you a bird's views of the gorgeous landscape of Nine-Dragon Peak.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 5 Mt.Huangshan-Tunxi-Departure

After breakfast, descend the mountain from the eastern steps which presents somewhat different, yet equally marvelous scenery in comparison with what you can see along the western steps. It is almost all the way downhill and would take you about 3 hours to reach the base of the mountain before you go back to the downtown in the afternoon and visit Ink-stick Factory, the unique one in China now. Go to your next destination by plane or bullet train.

Meals: Breakfast
It is flexible to change the duration, attractions, starting and ending cities according to your interests. Also the tour can be extended or shorten as your preference, just let your trip consultant know.
All of the tour packages exclude the international airfares. We suggest you can book it one your own. You can compare the price between OTAs (Expedia, Priceline, Sky scanner...) and the airlines. When you have a confirmed date, set alarm and compare it always.
As the China Visa, we cannot apply for you as we are an China inbound travel company. However, we can send you our invitation letter with our company's official seal to you after you booked the tour from us, which could assist you to get China Visa from China embassy easily. Usually, we suggest you to apply the visa about one month or one month and a half before your travel date.
For the breakfast, it is offered by the hotel you stay, usually Chinese and Western buffet breakfast. As for the lunch, we offer 80RMB per person for a standard Chinese meal at a nice tourist restaurant. If you want to order other kind of meals, such as vegetarian, Muslim meals, Indian Meals, please let your trip consultant know. Dinner usually will be left for you to choose the food you prefer. Our guide will help you to balance each meal such as your taboo, your preference and avoid repeated food. You have to pay for the extra cost if you want to take better or more. The meals on Yangtze Cruise are fixed Chinese and Western Buffet.
All the hotels can be replaced by your favorite ones or you can book your own hotels. And the hotel room we offered here usually is standard with twin beds. If you want to have king-size bed room or suite, please let your trip advisor know. Besides, all the accommodation are quoted on two persons sharing one room. The room supplement must be paid if you want to have a single room.
* Most hotels we offered in our tour package have WIFI in the lobby, and some of which have WIFI in hotel rooms. If you need the WIFI in your room, please make sure with your trip advisor.
We have non-shopping private tour and tour with carefully selected shops. For tour with shops, the price will be lower, and you will enter one or two shops in every tourist city. The shops could be jade, silk, pearl, Chinese tea etc., all of which have strong China's character and is worthy to buy. Each shop will take you around 45 minutes. We promise there is no compulsory consumption at all. You get the situation in your hands.
* Department stores, supermarkets, boutiques, hotel and restaurants in most cities of China do accept the credit card with the sigh of MasterCard, VISA and JCB. However, it does generate commission charge. Please check the regulations with your bank manager.
All domestic flight we offered is the economic class, which you can carry one hand-on luggage no more than 5 kg for free. The total of free registered luggage is no more than 20kg. Excess luggage will charge you some extra fees, be aware of that. The free registered luggage allowance in China domestic train is 20kg.
The insurance provided by us is called Travel Agencies' Liability Insurance, which covers accidents occurring during the activities arranged by travel agency. It does not cover mishaps or physical problems occurring outside the guided tour period or caused by clients themsevles, so we highly suggest you purchase the full coverage travel insurance from your country of origin.
For group of 1-4 passengers, recommend US$ 4-8 per tourist per day for guide, and US$ 2-5 per tourist per day for guide; for group of 5 and above, recommend US$ 2-5 per tourist per day for guide, and US$2-4 per tourist per day for driver. Besides, we highly recommend you to tip every day to encourage better service from them in the next coming days. However, if you have genuine reason not to tip, don't.
Usually, the deposit of tour package accounts for 30% of the total quotation, and the balance should be paid 30 days before your tour date. Payment methods we accept include Bank Transfer and PayPal, Credit Card and so on. More details you can check the Payment Guide page. Moreover, Children who are less than 12 y/o have their own discounts, please contact with your trip advisor.

How long for hiking each day? If I arrive by train, how could I meet the guide?
Asked by Wei Bing Yuan (Aug.16, 2014)

Travel Consultant (Aug.16, 2014) replied:
Dear Sir or Madam, For your enquiry, please kindly see that the service of local guide and van is for a maximum of 8 hours each day. You can take the cable car up and down the mountain. There’s no fixed hiking time.Our Huangshan guide and driver will hold a pickup card “Lead to China + your name-x x” to meet you at the Huangshan train station exit. Please well note it.

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