Mt. Huangshan
Mt. Huangshan
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Andy c
Madrid, Spain29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
I just spent 1.5 days in Huangshan City, so I seized this opportunity to pay a visit to Mt.Huangshan and an ancient water town - Hong Cun Village. To be honest, it is not enough to visit Mt. Huangshan but you can just enjoy the highlight of this magnificent place. We took Yungusi Cablecar up the mountain and Yuping Cablecar down, Locus Peak is the highest mountain, the steps are so steep that you should be caution when you climb up. The sceneries are so amazing , I lost my words for such a beautiful place. There are several hotels on the top of Mt. Huangshan, maybe is a good choice to stay for one night to enjoy the sunrise in the morning, but the price is not friendly.
It takes approximately 40 - 60 minutes from Mt. Huangshan to Hong Cun village, just a typical water town in China, half day will be enough. One of the most famous dish in Anhui is called stinky fish, be careful to taste it, I don't like it at all.
Written 27 January 2024
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Joanne H
London, UK932 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
I spent two nights on Mt Huangshan (staying at the decent Shilin Hotel) and would recommend. Would also recommend avoiding busy holiday seasons and weekdays, as even mid-week in October the top of the mountain was rammed with tour groups.

I chose to walk up (the Eastern Steps) and down (Western) and did the West Sea Canyon on my day in between. It took me somewhat less time than advertised, with distances also shorter than advertised on the signs around the place, but all walks are strenuous as it's basically all stone steps. The scenery is spectacular though and it's worth the time and effort, and even the crowds!

Lotus Peak was especially busy - if you want to do that, go early. I was up there by 9.30am and still queued for about 40 minutes to reach the summit from just underneath it, and going down the queues ran well down the mountain.

Food on the mountain is passable but limited and pricey. There's no hot water for instant noodles (to deter people from bringing them) so self-heating meals are popular, although I believe these are also technically discouraged.

I got to Huangshan by train from Hangzhou; caught the onward bus from Huangshan North train station to Tangkou; and then, after leaving my bag in the bus station (15 RMB per day) another bus up to the mountain. It was all fairly straightforward but there is limited English signage.
Written 13 October 2023
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Ailton007
Seattle, WA939 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Went on a 1 day guided tour. This was during second half of Golden Week when weather deteriorated. On the plus side, no crowds. But also no views. Generally speaking, I would try to avoid any holidays or weekends for walking to the summit as some stairs are narrow, only allow one way traffic and can get pretty crowded. Despite limited to no views, a must do when in China and in Anhui province, a sacred mountain with otherwise great views and also some interesting birds to see.
Written 31 October 2022
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Mir-HW
Sanya, China26 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Couples
We visited Huangshan mountain during the Golden Week, when it get super crowded.
We started from the town of Hangkou.
If you happen to stay in the town of Tangkou, give local guide and driver Simon a call. We met him by coincidence. He used to be a guide and is now providing driver service, growing up in the area he took us to some very nice places nearby. And he speaks perfect English so a great help. He made some great recommendations about the best entrance to go up Huangshan in the busy days of the Golden Week. WeChat ID cjc5626316

We wanted to hike up the western steps but Simon advised us to take the lesser known North Entrance. This was indeed much more quiet, downside is that it was 1 hour drive from Tangkou, but certainly worth it. the walk up is beautiful, but be prepared: instead of hiking you find yourself walking stairs the whole way. From the north entrance it’s about 7-8 km to walk up, and the stairs get pretty steep and and some point we were quite done with it. But the views are good.

Once up on the mountain we stayed 2 nights at XiHai hotel, situated a bit towards the north. Still at the top it’s all steps up and down, don;t expect some good hiking trails to take you off the paved paths and stairs.
We tried to walk the West Sea Canyon route as we were told this is less crowded. But during Golden Week, everything simply gets crowded and the small steps and paths on this route were packed. Views again are great.

For sunrise and sunset, when it’s crowded, it actually pays to find a place that does not have a perfect view. We did a sunset at the start of West Sea Canyon, where you do not really see the sun set (it sets behind a mountain) but the colors are gorgeous and the setting is so serene compared to the hot spots where there are tons of people trying to take photo’s. We did the same for sunrise and had a nice experience this way, with more peace and quiet (if this is what you like of course. For the perfect picture you best go to a top)

We stayed 2 nights on the mountain, which was really more than enough time. We had some time to relax as well, but if you are pressed for time you can do 1 night.
Written 7 October 2021
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Mohamed E
Nanjing, China40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
The mountain is as they call it the sacred mountain of Huangshan city. The place is terrifically breathtaking and the nature is absolutely one of the best I have ever seen. Also, there are stairs in every stage of the mountain but it is really hard for youngers and elders. The whole trip should be taken in two days but I went there with a friend who encouraged me to do it in just one day. We got from the eastern side by the cable car and then moved to the top ascending. We started the trip at 7 am and ended at the end of the day in the evening on the western side of the mountain. The whole hiking experience was definitely worth, also try to get to know a local who can tell the legendary stories about the mountain. the transportation is reliable, there is a daily bus from the station in front of the train station. Bring with you plenty of water and supplies because it is kinda expensive at the mountain. Try to get a map and check the route and stairs and enjoy the hiking experience and nature.
Written 19 September 2021
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JPJKK
Warsaw, Poland25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
After ascending the cable car we started our hike. Beautiful views emerged from the clouds. After reaching the hotel and leaving the heavier things behind, we went on an afternoon hike. Deep valleys with flowing clouds, a beautiful canyon. These mountains have an amazing climate. Tour organized by Alisa from Chinahighlihgts. I highly recommend.
Written 24 May 2021
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Deanosaur89
Edmonton, Canada2,238 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Couples
This is worth making a trip to if you are in China and you can get most of the top of the mountain done in one day. Please note that the cable cars have rotating outages and maintenance November to January every year and it is quite a bit of a hike up/down. We went late December and went up the Yungu cable car and hiked to Yuping. The trail is about 9 km of walking and took us about 5 hours and then another 2 hours to hike down near Yuping. The cable cars take about 10 minutes to go up/down and cost 65 RMB one way. The ticket price was 150 RMB to enter the park. We would recommend staying in Tankou Town for a trip to the mountain buying your own snacks in town as regular items are two to three times the cost they are in town and the restaurant options are not too enticing. Bring a really good pair of shoes and a good windbreaker in the winter as there was quite a bit of snow, ice and cold wind at the top. There are lots of squirrels and monkeys around but we did not see a single monkey during our visit in December.
Written 22 December 2020
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KodoDrummer
Buenos Aires, Argentina65,227 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020
Truly fantastic, breathtaking views of magnificent rock formations and the untouched beauty of natural force and nature. A hiker's dream, but we rode a cable car.
Written 6 December 2020
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Tammis112
Prague, Czech Republic34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Great place! Difficult to arrange logistics to get here, not so much English as everywhere in China, but otherwise totally memorable and something I will remember until my last days. Very steep, similar to kung-fu movies to get up by stairs and dangerous on the way back. Totally recommend to stay overnight on the top. Cable car is nice thing how to get down, but keep in mind that it does not go all the way. I felt like a pilgrim on the way down as well as up, be prepared for this!
Written 13 September 2020
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Daniel C
Middlesbrough, UK164 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
To get here you won't be able to get a train since it's near a small town and not a large city so you'll need to either get a 5 hour bus from Nanjing or a 2 hour bus from Hangzhou. There are plenty of hotels where you can spend the night because you'll need as much time as possible to explore the mountain because it's not just one mountain but a huge range of mountains that would take more than a day to explore so don't waste time. If you'd like you can walk up the mountain but it's much easier to grab a tourism bus up to the cable car, hopefully you don't have a fear of heights because you'll be on there for quite a while. On the bus and cable car ride the views are incredible but once you reach the top and can explore the different peaks, the views there are indescribable; while there are plenty of beautiful photos, they don't capture the scale. You can stand on several peaks, look out across several miles and see incredible cliffs and mountain tops. If you want to explore the full range you can sleep in a hostel on the mountain top but make sure you come here before everyone else because China is always packed and you'll have to wait hours if you dont come early.
Written 16 June 2020
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