Mt. Huangshan (Yellow Mountain), Huangshan

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Listed as a World Heritage Site, Mt. Huangshan (Yellow Mountain) enables visitors to immerse themselves in natural scenery amid oddly shaped granite peaks. With the highest peak standing at 1,834 m (6,115 ft), the inspirational mountain offers opportunity for recreation, relaxation, science, art, and photography. Explore the pine forests, which shelter abundant resources and a great variety of animal and plant life. Go hiking, where you will have the chance to see hot springs and and the popular veil of clouds. The mountain contains many easily accessible hotels, restaurants, and other necessary facilities at its summit. Use our Huangshan trip itinerary maker tool to add Mt. Huangshan (Yellow Mountain) and other attractions to your Huangshan vacation plans.
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  • Tourists arriving in the smog of Shanghai are sometimes disappointed not to have a glimpse of deep China. Well, the most beautiful place in China is about 3 hours by train. The yellow mountains are th...  more »
  • So it happened to be August when we visited Mt Huang and despite having been travelling around the mainland for several weeks, this is where I got closest to losing it over being among crowds, loudspe...  more »
  • Truly a magnificent mountain area! Stunning vistas, easy to navigate paths throughout the mountain range. Clean and well marked paths. Some paths not for the faint-hearted! Highly recommended to visit...  more »
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  • Huangshan is one of the most beautiful places in the world. The mountain park is extremely popular, and for good reason. Virtually every possible resting place along the trail gives a view good enough for a Song Dynasty painting. The mountains themselves are expansive, and getting around them is largely done on foot. The buses stop at the base, and a gondola chairlift will take you up and down the mountain. Be prepared for the stairs, because there are thousands upon thousands of them, and they go up and down no matter what route you take. The mountain is filled with guest houses, restaurants, and other amenities, so nothing feels remote and it's possible to stay on the mountain overnight. Some areas are extremely crowded, as everyone follows one single path. Other paths are less crowded, and in some areas, there are multiple paths to split the crowd. During my visit, my friends and I missed the last gondola down and had to go down thousands of stairs to the base. We were sore for days, but the trip was worth it.
  • One of the most famous mountain ranges in China, famous for its pine trees that grow in interesting forms! Basically they grow towards the direction of the light, and in doing so, gives rise to some pretty interesting tree shapes. Theres a popular one (迎客松) that looks like a person welcoming visitors to the mountain. Expect crowds, avoid going on Chinese public holidays.
  • 1000s of steps to climb. No trails. Some food is available up the mountain. Climbers, be aware of the decent/ how you will return back. You can get in big trouble if you do not have a well planned return back. The lift down stops early (check the time). If you are headed down late in the day on foot, take a flash light. Take any phone numbers you can find. Last bus departure time is posted - check this before you climb. Be very very very patient -typical lines everywhere. Going down can be hard on your knees - wear good shoes.
  • Absolutely stunning mountians. So much to say. So many ways to do this mountain. Will just say what we did. Flew in from Beijing to Huangshang kinda late. Stayed in a hostel. Early morning took 1 hour bus to Huangshan scenic area. Then took another bus to the gondola base station. Then took gondola up to yuping. Checked into yupinglou hotel. Then did the Eastern peak and got back to hotel around 5pm. Got up at 5am, watched sunrise. Back to hotel to get breakfast. Then the trail down to fairy bridge and then down to the cable car and took that back up. The walked across the central peak area and took the other gondola down. The a bus back to hangshan scenic area to another hostel. Tip:. Mountain would take a few days to see all. Keep in mind after the second day you're going to be exhausted. Tip 2:. There are several hotels in different areas. Planning is advised. Tip 3:. Maps and English signs are a mess or non existant. Plan ahead. We saw probably 10 different maps with different route. Tip 4:. Major sections of the mountain will be closed every 3-5 years for renovations. Check which peaks are open and closed. Tip 5:. Most gondolas and cable cars close somewhere between 4-5pm. Don't get stuck walking down late after being exhausted. Tip 6:. Lots of reviews says bring lots of food and water. I found this to be wrong. We saw a fair amount of food vendors, mainly at or near hotels selling corn on cob and Snacks and water and food relatively cheap. No need to light around 3kg of water and food.
  • One of the most amazing places I have explored. Would love to go back.
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