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We took the cable car up the west peak and it was totally breathtaking. There were long lines of people but they moved pretty fast. At the top it was like Times Square on New Year's Eve. To say there were a lot of people...More
Though it is usually crowded, Mount Hua is big enough to get away from the crowds since it has five "peaks". The steep granite sides of the mountain make for some dramatic photography. It is truly awesome to hike up at night and watch the...More
Go during weekdays to avoid the crowd. We took the high speed train RMB56 one way from Xian North Station to Huashan North Station which takes about 30 min and then take a free bus opposite the road to the ticket center. There are touts...More
We went in a week when mtn was closed for ten days due to rain. Best to budget more time to react to changes in HuaShan operating hours.
There could be long queues to get up the mtn. We went on a weekend and was...More
Truly spectacular in every regard: the very fast fast train (300+kmh) to go there; the cable car that goes through the mountain; then there is the climbing; and the views. Wow, the views!
It is a romantics draw card. The custom of red ribbons and...More
We were in Xi'an for 3 full days and really wanted to visit Mount Huashan. Unfortunately it rained the first two days but we had a break in the weather on the third. We took the easy way and used a driver. Be prepared though...More
13 Sept. My base camp was in Xi'an, and I took a comfy high speed train to Huashan. Upon reaching Huashan station, you would find free bus shuttles that would bring you near to the base. At this juncture, you would have to decide what...More
I visited Mt. Huashan in early August. We arrived there around 8:15 a.m., following a nearly two-hour drive from Xi’an. We had brought our own food and bottles of water for what we thought would be a leisurely walk.
Our driver helped us purchase the...More
A memorable trip to go with my friend. It's took nearly 2 hours journey to here. We managed to visit 4 Peaks except the East. Please prepare some food and more water before start. It will cost a boom if you shop there. Missed the...More
To my knowledge there are no campsites anywhere on Huashan. The Chinese are not really into camping. I think part of the reason is that their population is so huge that they limit access to their parks to established... More
To my knowledge there are no campsites anywhere on Huashan. The Chinese are not really into camping. I think part of the reason is that their population is so huge that they limit access to their parks to established trails, many of which are stairs, in order to protect the environment. I do believe there are some hostels on the mountain. That being said, I did find a video on UTube in which it looks like someone just pitched a tent on a viewing platform. Whenever I asked about camping during my 3 month tour of China, no one could tell me where you could camp. The problem with camping without permission is that, if it is not allowed, and you are caught, you could wind up hiking down the mountain in the dark. Look at pictures of the mountain, that is not something I would recommend. I personally took the west cable car up, some of the most spectacular mountain views I have ever seen, and then hiked to the 5 peaks. I took the other cable car down. I was able to do this on a day trip from Xi'an. I have to say I haven't been as impressed by a Mountain since I first saw the Grand Tetons back in the sixties. No matter how you do the mountain you will have breathtaking views as long as it isn't totally enveloped by deep fog. I was lucky, the fog rolled in and out allowing me to see it in different ways. Have a great trip and I hope this answer helps.