Telphers Guide in Yellow Mountain

To fully experience the beauty of Yellow Mountain (Huangshan), you have to reach the peak areas. With the assistance of telphers, this is made much easier. This scenic area has developed this kind of transport since 1986. Now there are totally four on it. They can be described as follows:


1. Cloud Valley Telpher

Ticket Office of Cloud Valley Telpher
Ticket Office of Cloud Valley Telpher
Completed at the end of 2006, it runs from Cloud Valley Temple (Yun Gu Si) to White Goose Peak (Bai E Ling), taking eight minutes for a single trip. The whole route is about 1.7 miles (2,666 meters) in length. It can transfer 2,000 people in an hour with 69 eight-seat cable cars. On your ride, you can encounter the Begin to Believe Peak, Monkey Gazing at the Sea, Refreshing Terrace as well as the West Sea Scenic Area, Cloud Dispersing Pavilion, Red Sunglow Peak, etc.

2. Jade Screen Telpher

It was established in 1996, running from the Merciful Light Pavilion (Ci Guang Ge) to Jade Screen Pavilion (Yu Ping Lou). One cable car can accommodate six persons at one time. Within 6 to 10 minutes, you can cover a distance that otherwise takes 3 hours on foot to reach the essential scenic area including the symbol of Yellow Mountain - the Guest Greeting Pine.

3. Taiping Telpher

It connects the Pine Valley Nunnery (Song Gu An) to the Pine Forest Peak (Song Lin Feng). It is 2.3 miles (3,709 meters) long, boasting the longest in Asia. 100 people can be taken in one carriage and a single trip takes about eight minutes. It is regarded as the one which offers the best scenery. Sitting in the carriage, you can pull the clouds and fog into your arm and overlook the world aloof. It may leave you a totally different feeling.

4. West Sea Valley Telpher

The construction started in April, 2011 and eventually completed in June, 2013. This route is 0.55 mile (892 meters) long from the bottom of the West Sea Valley to the Stone Bed Peak (Shi Chuang Feng). It is said that 800 tourists can be taken in one hour and a single trip just takes around three minutes.

How to choose the appropriate one among the four? It depends on the location of your hotel and your sightseeing plan. If you climb from the north gate, your only choice is the Taiping Cable Car starting at Pine Valley Nunnery (Song Gu An). If you plan to enter from the south gate, the other three are available. Jade Screen Cable Car is recommended if you lodge in the Yupinglou Hotel or Guangmingding Resort on the summit, or you want to climb Tiandu Peak on the first day after your arrival. If the hotel you booked is on the back mountain such as Beihai Hotel, Shilin Hotel or White Goose Resort, we suggest you take the Cloud Valley Cable Car.

Cable Car on Yellow Mountain Cable Car

 Note: The telphers will be out of service in turn for a month during winter times for maintenance. Visitors should pay attention to the notices published on the official website if they want to visit in winter.

Operation Time

Telpher Time
Cloud Valley 07:00 - 16:30
Taiping 07:30 - 16:30
Jade Screen 07:30 - 16:30
West Sea Valley 08:00 - 17:00; closed from December to March annually

Ticket Price

Single Ticket Mar. - Nov. Dec. - next Feb.
Cloud Valley CNY 80 CNY 65
Jade Screen CNY 90 CNY 75
Taiping CNY 80 CNY 65
West Sea Valley CNY 100 CNY 80
Note: Free for children below 1.2 meters (3.9 feet).

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