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Huangshan greets you all year round!
Of all the scenic mountains in China, Huangshan has been voted the best. Each of the four seasons on the mountain has a distinct beauty, creating a delightful, other-worldly paradise on earth. Whether you like nature, ancient villages, hiking or cycling, our top private Huangshan tours will help you get the most out of them.

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How to Get to Huangshan

Huangshan has direct flights from some major cities of China. And nowadays, it becomes easier to take a Huangshan tour from Shanghai by high speed train. Travelers who plan an extended Huangshan tour from Hangzhou can also take the convenient train.
By Flight
By Flight Beijing Daily 2 hours
Xian Every Tue, Thu, Sat 2 hours
Shanghai Daily 1.5 hours
Chengdu Every Mon, Wed, Fri 2.5 hours
Chongqing Every Tue, Thu, Sat, Sun 2 hours 15 minutes
Guangzhou Daily 1 hour 45 minutes
By High Speed Train
By High Speed Train Beijing Daily 8 trains from 08:00 to 15:30 6.5-7 hours
Xian Daily 1 train at 10:56 8 hours
Shanghai Daily 2 trains from 08:00 to 14:00 4.5 hours
Hangzhou Daily 2 trains from 08:00 to 14:00 3-3.5 hours
Guangzhou Daily 1 train at 09:12 7 hours

Huangshan Tourist Map

How to Plan a Private Tour to Huangshan

Normally it takes 3 to 4 days to explore the popular attractions in Huangshan. If you are a bit pressed for time, you can just schedule 3 days to visit the Yellow Mountain with one night hotel stay on the mountain. In this case, you'll have chances to enjoy the stunning sunset or sunrise in addition to admiring the sheer beauty of the Yellow Mountain. If you have 4 days for the private vacation tour, we suggest you include a side trip to one or two old villages of Huizhou, such as Hongcun, Xidi or Tangmo for the unique Ming and Qing style local residences, the traditional rural lifestyle as well as the delightful countryside scenes.

For those who are the outdoorsy type, go hiking in the Yellow Mountain and the old villages is definitely a great choice to get in touch with nature and see the locals go about their daily lives. It also becomes popular to go cycling from village to village and have fun.
Top 9 Things to Do in Huangshan
Mt. Huangshan is attractive for its spectacular rocky peaks, pines and sea of clouds

Travel Tips for Yellow Mountain Visit

  • We suggest you travel light as much as possible. Hotels in Tunxi usually offer free left-luggage service for their guests. You can prepare backpack to take only necessities with you instead of the heavy and rolling suitcases, just because after getting off from the cable car in Yellow Mountain, there is still nearly 30 minutes' hiking along the winding path, which has many steps.
  • Although the temperature is 8C (46F) cooler in the mountain than in the city area, you will perspire easily in hiking especially during the daytime. To avoid catching a cold, please change your damp underwear in time.
  • It is rainy in Yellow Mountain, but there is seldom a series of wet days. The abrupt change from rain to sunshine in the same day is frequent. Don't feel bad if it happens to rain during your visit. Most likely you will be rewarded with splendid views of the Sea of Clouds, rainbow flying over peaks, waterfalls, rosy dawn or sunset glow after the rain.
  • Taking Huangshan tour itinerary during the Golden Week of the National Day from Oct 1st to Oct 7th is not recommended since the sightseeing spots will be crowded with domestic visitors.
Questions & Answers
Asked by stone from KOREA | Dec. 03, 2018 15:53Reply
Can I stay at huanshan mountain hotel on time?
I will arrive huanshan north station at 13:15. on Jul. My hotel is paiyunlou hotel. Of course, I 'll use yungu cable car . how long time will it take from the yungu cable car station to the hotel on foot? In addition, when is the cable car closed time?
Answers (1)
Answered by Tess | Dec. 03, 2018 17:28

It usually takes about 3 hours to walk after getting off the cable car to the hotel. Since the Yungu cable car will close at 16:30 pm, I think you'll be in a hurry to get up the hill.
Asked by VIVIEN CHIAN from MALAYSIA | Nov. 23, 2018 11:54Reply
Hiking Yellow Mountain
Is hiking Yellow Mountain more treacherous than hiking Simatai Great Walk? Is it suitable for people who have some spine problems ?
Answers (1)
Answered by Lirika | Nov. 26, 2018 01:21

I think the important thing is that we should always act according to our physical ability. In my opinion, I don't recommend climbing. No matter hiking the Simatai Great Wall or Yellow Mountain, it takes a lot of physical strength, and when climbing, people's spine will certainly make too strenuous force. If there is a problem in one's spine, it may aggravate the injury.

If you still want to climb, I suggest you take the round-trip cable car to reduce the burden on your spine. Simatai Great Wall has always been popular among all the sections of Great Wall for its steepness and queerness, the open area from Tower 1 to Tower 10 along the east section. If you take a cable car up to the hill, you still need to climb about 20 minutes to the Great Wall. And if you would like to visit Yellow Mountain, you can go up the mountain from the back and also take the cable car, which will be a little easier than the road of the front.
Asked by VC from MALAYSIA | Nov. 21, 2018 06:18Reply
Advice on Itinerary for Huangshan
I plan to stay 2-3 nights in Huangshan which include 1 night at Yellow mountain. If I arrive Hangzhou International Airport at 1.15 pm on a Wednesday and hire a driver to take me straight to Huangshan, should I check-in at the mountain the same day then start the hike the next morning before going down to Huangshan town on Day 2 ? What is your advice on this part of the itinerary ? Also, are there any place for lunch and dinner in the mountain area ?
Answers (1)
Answered by Martin | Nov. 23, 2018 01:07

The shortest drive from Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport to the Huangshan scenic area in Anhui, another province of China, will takes at least five hours with the distance of about 273 kilometers (170 miles). Therefore, it will be about 7pm. when you arrive at Yellow Mountain. Since the ticket office has closed, I suggest you reach the Tangkou first, stay near from the South Gate of Huangshan scenic area transfer center. The second day early in the morning to walk to the transfer center to take the bus to Yungu Temple to buy the entrance tickets with the cable car ticket to White Goose Ridge, which will save more time for climbing. Stay overnight at a hotel on the Guangming Peak to appreciate the stunning sunset and sunrise. Next morning, down to the hill and take Yuping cable car to CiGuang pavilion. After that, transfer to Hongcun Village and stay a night there. On the third day, you can walk around the village and visit some other villages according to your own time. Hope the information helps.

As for the accommodation on the mountain, I suggest you make a reservation in advance. There are some hotels at important scenic spots on the mountain. Breakfast and dinner can be served at your hotel, and for lunch, you can pack simple lunch box or some snacks. But to avoid carrying a heavy bag, because climbing will drain on your lots of strength. Wish you a happy trip!
Asked by VC from MALAYSIA | Nov. 15, 2018 22:15Reply
What will be the best time for good weather to visit Huangshan ?
Is Christmas holiday period be raining season for Huangshan ?
What is the best time to see the cloud of sea ?
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Answered by Abby | Nov. 19, 2018 23:36

Actually, Mt. Huangshan is a place that can be visited all year round and each season has its own unique beauty. But you are suggested to avoid visiting during Chinese holidays.

According to the weather forecast of Huangshan, there will be light rain around December 25. The sea of clouds normally can be seen after the rain, you can pay more attention to the weather condition before leaving.
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