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“Beautiful Mt Huangshan”

Mt. Huangshan (Yellow Mountain)
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Owner description: Mt. Huangshan's peak offers excellent views of the surrounding territory. Transportation: Private bus Private car Public transportation Bicycle English Level: Fluent Services Provided: Tour guide Interpreter Business assistant Car rental Airport/train station pickup Ticket booking Hotel reservations Story teller and history narrator
Reviewed 18 December 2013


We stayed in tunxi and made a day trip of huangshan. It was a very long day. We caught first bus from tunxi bus depot (¥15 per person) to tangkou. The first bus is suppose to depart at 6:30am but it was low season (December) so we departed when the bus filled up, which was an hour later!
Bus trip into tangkou took approx 1 hour and we were dropped at the tangkou bus station. We waited another 30mins for bus to take us up to the entrance of the mountain (cost ¥11 pp).

Price in low season ¥180 per person for entry into huangshan and ¥65 for gondola per person each way. As it was low season there were no cues for tickets or gondola. Access to the mountain is either on the west side or east side of the mountain. When we visited the gondola on the west side was closed due to repairs so we entered on the east side of the moutain. On the east side of the mountain you can either walk up or take the gondola. It was -5, windy and icy so we decided to take the gonadal up. We were advised in the current weather conditions walking up would take at least 3 hours.

Despite limited visibility, the entire mountain top was blanketed in snow and it was beautiful. If you go in winter I recommend you wear appropriate warm clothes, it is a long day of walking to really explore the mountain and the only shelters are hotels scattered around. Before going to huangshan I had read on tripadvisor from other folks reports to bring a map, I am glad I did as the sign posts were a little confusing. Our hotel provided us with a free map of the mountain. Water and food are available up on the mountain however are expensive. In one hotel a cup of tea cost ¥50. Before heading up I recommend you know what lifts are open, we walked all the way over to a lift only to discover it was closed for 5 days due to bad weather.

The last gondola down the mountain is at 4pm. From base of the mountain we caught a bus back to tangkou and then a bus to tunxi. All prices are the same as listed above. The bus dropped near tunxi bus station and train station.

Beautiful scenery from mt huangshan but next time I would visit when it was warmer weather and stay in tangkou to avoid the long commute.

4  Thank Ozzylivingabroad
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Reviewed 6 December 2013

Amazing views and fresh air on the mountain tops. The path are easy to walk. No equipment needed.
The cable cars and the fee to get into the park are a little bit too high in my opinion. Cable car: ca. 80RMB p.P. oneway, Entrance: 230RMB p.P. Can be flooded by Chinese tourist groups. Don'T expect a hiking experience in nature.

2  Thank FraSchy
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Reviewed 2 December 2013

Don't bother to stay at one of the expensive hotels on top of the mountain. The famous Huangshan sunrise is a myth. Visible on the average 5 days a year. Weather on top tends to be miserable, especially early morning.

5  Thank Moisher
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Reviewed 28 November 2013

Magnificent place, especially if you come on a nice day. Highly recommend spending at least one night on the mountain: prices are not cheap, 700 rmb to 1200rmb for a standard two single bed room depending on where you stay. Sunrise and sunset are just beyond words can describe if you catch them on a good day.

Buy a map at the bottom of the mountain! Directions aren't always clear once on top of the mountain and very very few people speak English. Buy a cane also for the steepness.

What to bring: toilet paper (no toilet paper in public bathrooms, and very few public bathrooms so plan ahead), small backpack with essentials only (change of underwear, flash light, snacks, water, sun screen), and layers if you're coming during the colder seasons. Hotels at the top will provide you with warm coats if you book the standard rooms.

Must sees: Lotus Peak, Turtle Peak, Bright or Brightness Peak (tallest one of the mountain), Fairy Walking Bridge (and everything leading to it), Flying-over Rock, Cloud Dispelling Pavilion, Refreshing Terrace, Beginning to believe peak.

As most have mentioned, food and other items aren't cheap on the mountain so make sure you bring sufficient cash. There are no bank machines on the mountain.

How to get there if you are travelling from Tunxi: go to the bus station (Tunxi Chi Che Ke Yun Zhan). Go to platform/door 8 and get on a mini-bus. You will be asked to pay on the bus (around 15-20 rmb). Direction should be to Huangshan scenery area and Tangkou. Once you have arrived in Tangkou, tell the driver "Huangshan", and he/she will point you to the interchange bus that will take you to the main door of the mountain. There are two main doors, so when you buy your ticket at the interchange area, tell them which hotel you are staying on the mountain and they will tell you which bus to take (19 rmb). There are two main cable cars to get up the mountain: YuPing and YunGu. Make sure you know which one is closest to your hotel.

You won't regret your experience.

12  Thank yjrz
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Reviewed 27 November 2013 via mobile

We heard so many good things about Yellow Mountain so we gave it a try. This was our route - a nine hour sleeper train from Wuxi, 1 hour bus to the town, 40 min bus to get to the mountain base where you start your ascend. The because we are stupid or maybe just too cheap (the ticket price is a ridiculous 230RMB) we decided to walk up instead of taking the cable car which was 80.
What a mistake especially with the rain but that climb is killer on your knees. We got there in about three and a half hours but I wouldnt like to do it again.
The mountain is so mysterious, one second all you can see is fog, the next it clears and your jaw drops but by the time youve picked it up, too late the fog is back. Was it worth climbing nearly four hours and then an extra hour and a half to get to our hotel whilst being drenchd with rain and seeing no sunrise? Absolutely, because when that fog clears, WOW!. Of course our party of four would have preferred to see it all in clear weather but there was that storm a few days before on the eastcoast of China and by the time that happened, everything was booked and paid for so we manned up and went with it.
Yes it was expensive but amortise it throughout your life and suddenly its not an issue. Climbing that mountain is something noone can ever take away for you, it was an amazing experience and one I wouldnt change. Hey, it just means Ill have to find my way back to China again someday and come back to this awesome place when theres clear weather. How unfortunate eh.

7  Thank MalikAdventures
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