Huangshan city is named after Huangshan Mountain, the loveliest mountain of China. Physical fitness and efforts would be required to enjoy its beauty, but will be well paid off. The scenery of Mountain Huangshan is breathtaking with bizarre rocks, pine trees, sea of clouds, gorges sunrise view, let alone the ancient village of Hongcun and Xidi. For both photographers and hikers, Huangshan is a paradise.
This tour offers you the opportunity to hike on Huangshan Mountain. Whether to walk up or down the mountain or traverse the West Sea Canyon, breathtaking view is out there all the way. You can reach the Huangshan's steepest peak and enjoy the sunrise and sunset from different scenic spot. In this tour, you can also trek along the Xin'an River, get the picturesque view along with your footsteps, and experience the rural custom and local culture.
Hiking along Xin'an River with picturesque landscapes all around.
Trekking on the Huangshan Mountain - the trip of a lifetime!
|Today's Activities||On your arrival in Huangshan City, our local guide will pick you up at the airport or train station and escort you to the hotel for checking in. The rest of the day is yours to relax and get over your jetlag.|
On this morning, you will be driven to Nanyuankou Pier, where you will hike along the Xin'an River which is often referred to as a "Ten-Kilometer Gallery" of art because of its natural beauty. It will take 4-5 hours to complete the 10km hike. Visit a primary school and a local family in the countryside en route.
|Travel Tips||The rape flowers on the bank get in full bloom in late March and early April.|
|Today's Activities|| Today's trek is about 9 km and takes approximately 5 hours. After breakfast, drive about 1.5 hour to the Huangshan scenic area and start the hike from the Yungu Temple. In the morning you will hike Watch out for "Immortal overturning the table", "Immortal Guiding the road", and Begin-to-Believe Peak, and on the way. Hike to White Goose Range. Lunch is at the Beihai Hotel. In the afternoon you will visit the Lion Peak, hike to the Dispelling Cloud Pavilion and then down to the Grand Canyon on West Sea.
|Travel Tips||Sunrise and sunset depend on the weather condition. In rainy, cloudy or foggy days you could not witness the sunrise or sunset scenery.|
Today's trek is about 3.5 km and takes approximately 2 hours. On this day, try to get up early in the morning to catch the Huangshan Mountain's spectacular sunrise at the Cool Pavilion. After breakfast , hike to the Dispelling Cloud Pavilion, Flying-over Stone and Bright Top Peak. At last you will reach the Tianhai Scenic Area through Baiyun Scenic Area.
On the morning watch the magnificent sunrise at the hotel. Then today's 4-km hiking starts. You will arrive at the Jade Screen Pavilion by hiking through the Turtle Peak and the 100-step "Scaling Ladder", and then appreciate the famous Guest-Greeting Pine. After visiting the Yupinglou Scenic Area, climb upon the precipitous Celestial Capital Peak, and then hike down the mountain through the Mid-hill Temple and Horse Standing Bridge. After lunch, your driver will take you back to the city of Huangshan to visit the 500-year-old Tunxi Ancient Street where you can shop for some special souvenirs like Huangshan fritters, love-bean (red-bean) ornaments and Hui ink sticks. Later you will be escorted to the airport for your flight to your next destination.
|Tour Package Includes:|
|Dining: 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, and 3 dinners||Admissions: Entrance fee to all scenic spots listed in itinerary|
|Tour Guide: a local experienced English-speaking guide||Hotels: Accommodation in Huangshan city and on the mountain|
|Vehicle: a private air-conditioned car, offering Round-trip transfers||Car Driver: an experienced licensed driver|
|Water & Tissues: free purified water and tissues offered per day;||Luggage Transfers: a hand for your heavy luggage;|
|Insurance: Travel Agencies Liability Insurance;||Government taxes & Service charges|
|Tour Package Excludes:|
|- Other optional tours / meals / flights not mentioned in itinerary;||- Tips for tour guides and drivers.|
Meals as mentioned in the itinerary include daily breakfast provided by the hotel and 3 lunches.
You are free to make dinner arrangements by yourself.
The following is introduction to local culinary Anhui Cuisine and highly-praised local restaurants.
As one of the Eight Culinary Traditions of China, Anhui Cuisine features elaborate choices and handling of cooking materials, ingredients, and strict control of cooking process. Wild herbs, both from land and sea, are widely used in Anhui cuisine cooking. Braising and stewing are common techniques in this culinary art.
-- Learn more about Huangshan Dining or Anhui Cuisine.
To savor the most original Anhui food, tourists are recommended to take one of the local restaurants. Below are some excellent restaurants offering Hui-style dishes and cuisine, each with its distinctive features and specialities.
|Laojie Diyi Lou (Tunxi Ancient Street)
-- Built in traditional Hui-style
-- Offer both buffet and sit-down meals
-- Feature: Traditional Anhui Cuisine
|Meishi Renjia (Tunxi Ancient Street)
-- Two-storey Hui-style building
-- Open kitchen
-- Feature: Local specialized foods & snacks
|Leigang Restaurant (Hongcun Village)
-- Hui-style architecture dating back to the year of 1131
-- Surrounded by trees and bamboos
-- Feature: Local food, homely dishes
|Jushantang Hostel (Hongcun Village)
-- Well-preserved old house of traditional style
-- "Jushantang" means a mansion inhabited by kind-hearted people
-- Feature: Anhui Cuisine
Customer: Mr. Scarf
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Customer: Mr. Teoh
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