5 Days Yellow Mountain Hiking Tour

Huangshan has a full range of hiking for all abilities from a gentle walk along the Xin’an River to a rigorous trek across the Yellow Mountain peaks and west canyon. We take you to explore the off-the-beaten track in this beautiful mountain’s West Sea Grand Canyon, and other essential parts and peaks, and also enjoy the stunning sunrise and other natural wonders.

Highlights:

  • Hiking along the “Gallery of Water and Mountain” – Xin’an River.
  • Trekking across the less-trodden West Sea Grand Canyon of Mt. Huangshan.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Huangshan Arrival

Sightseeing and Activities: Huangshan arrival
Accommodation: Tunxi
Meals: none
On arrival, your guide will meet you at flight arrival (baggage claim area), then transfer you to your hotel Tunxi (downtown of Huangshan).

Day 2 Huangshan 

Sightseeing and Activities: moderate hike, Xi’an River, Nanyuankou Pier
Accommodation: Tunxi
Meals: breakfast , packed lunch

Yellow Mountain-Mount Huangshan in Anhui

Taste a moderate hike along the Xin’an River. Start from It will take 4-5 hours to complete the 10km hike. After breakfast, drive about one hour to Nanyuankou Pier and cross the river by a small boat to start the hiking tour. Apart from the stunning scenery along the river, you will visit a primary school and a local family in the countryside.

Day 3 Huangshan 

Sightseeing and Activities: Yellow Mountain
Accommodation: Huangshan
Meals: breakfast , lunch

Yellow Mountain-Mount Huangshan in Anhui

Drive 90km to the mountain area from your hotel in downtown Tunxi. Then take cable car up to the mountain and take short hikes to your hotel and surrounding peaks.

The Yellow Mountains: Yellow Mountain (Mount Huang) is regarded as one of the most famous mountains in China. This scenic area, located in south Anhui Province, is well known for its breathtaking scenery consisting of pine trees, rocks, sea of clouds and hot springs. It has been an inspiration for traditional Chinese paintings and literature, as well as modern photography. If you are only coming to China for a life time, it should be put on your planning list.

Day 4 Huangshan 

Sightseeing and Activities: West Sea Canyon,  Paiyunting
Accommodation: Huangshan
Meals: breakfast , lunch

Yellow Mountain-Mount Huangshan in Anhui

Wake up early to see the sunrise, and hike to the West Sea Canyon where you will enjoy spectacular views of pine trees, cloud and peculiar rocks. There are two circled hiking trails at the West Sea Canyon from Paiyunting to Baiyun Hotel range moderate to difficult. Choose the suitable one depending on the weather and your physical endurance.

Day 5 Huangshan Departure

Sightseeing and Activities: Tunxi Ancient Street, Huangshan Departure
Accommodation: Huangshan
Meals: breakfast , lunch

Yellow Mountain-Mount Huangshan in Anhui

Enjoy some more hikes from Baiyun Hotel to Yuping Cable Car station. When back to the downtown area, visit Tunxi Ancient Street, an aged local street lined with hundreds of old architectures and shops selling local flavors. In the late evening, transfer to the airport.

Service Included:

  • All land transfer and transportation as listed in the itinerary;
  • Excellent English speaking tour guide and skilled driver;
  • Entrance tickets mentioned in the itinerary;
  • Two bottles of water each day each person;
  • Accoomodation with breakfast;
  • Meals as mentioned.

Service Excluded:

  • Any arrival and departure international airfares or train tickets;
  • Chinese visa fees;
  • Tips to guides and drivers;
  • Personal expenses and gratuities to service staff;
  • Personal travel accident insurance;
  • All optional programs.

Travel Tips:

  • Visitors are advised to always carry changes of clothing due to the large variations in temperature between day and night.
  • Protecting oneself from strong UV radiation at high altitude.
  • Protecting oneself from altitude sickness. Lessen the effects of altitude sickness, avoid strenuous exercise and have plenty of rest.
  • Respect local customs , habits, and religious beliefs.
  • When take photos, please pay attention to your safety, do not shoot in dangerous areas.