This route will bring you a perfect experience of the magnificent scenery of Mount Hua within one day.Mount Hua is one of the five sacred mountains in China and once called the West Mountain in ancient times.
After confirming your pick-up time the day before, our tour guide will pick up you from your hotel at the appointed time on the next day.Then drive about 2.5 hours to the foot of the Mount Hua. Mount Hua is the steepest sacred mountain in central China, which is well-known for steep trails, breath-taking cliffs,narrow passages and grand scenery.The hiking trails are fairly narrow and steep, please take care when climbing mountains!
Before climbing, you should bring your own food to replenish energy, and also bring enough water to replenish the water lost during mountain climbing.
There are five peaks: the Sunrise Peak(the East Peak), the Lotus Flower Peak(the West Peak),the Jade Maiden Peak(the Central Peak)，the Landing Wild Goose Peak(the South Peak)，the Cloud Terrace Peak(the North Peak). From a distance, these five peaks look like a lotus flowers among the mountains, hence the name of Mount Hua (Hua means flowers in Chinese).
After arriving at the foot of the Mount Hua, you can have lunch and then prepare to explore the mountain.
You can take minibus to the starting point of the cable car at the North Peak, then take the cable car to the cable car terminal on the hillside of the North Peak and it takes about 10 minutes to reach.Or you can hike up to the top of the North Peak and it will cost about half an hour.
Then you can choose the next route to go to the Weat Peak, the Middle Peak or the South peak according to your own demands.South Peak is famous for its dangerous hiking trails.On the South Peak of Mount Hua, there is the most dangerous plank road in the world——the Plankroad in the Sky. In 2013,it was listed as one of the ten most horrible cliff trails in the world.Although dangerous it is, it still can't stop the adventurer's pace. If you want to take adventure, you can choose the South Peak as your next destination.
the Plankroad in the Sky（长空栈道）
East Peak(also called the Sunrise Peak), it is the best place to see the sunrise;
West Peak (also called the Lotus Flower Peak), because of the huge flower-shaped rock which stands in front of Cuiyun Temple;
Central Peak (also called the Jade Maiden Peak). Legend has it that the daughter of the King Mu of the Spring and Autumn Period in the history was moved by the tune played by Xiao Shi, therefore she decided to gave up her luxurious palace life at last and flew here together with Xiao Shi and lived a happy life since then.
South Peak (also called the Landing Wild Goose Peak), it towers over all other peaks on the mountains and covered by pines and cypresses that provide deep shade;
North Peak(also called the Cloud Terrace Peak), it has only one hill that leads to the south with three sides disconnected with anywhere so it is fairly steep.
After that, we need to return to North Peak and take the cable car to get down the mountain.
After the tour,you will be transferred back to your hotel by the driver.If you intend to extend your stay in the evening, we could offer you a abundance of activity options BELOW.
Sunrise of the East Peak
How to book ?
1. You can book online, choose pay by cash or credit card, just inform us your hotel in Beijing, we will send you confirmation email.
2. When you arrive in Beijing, our tour guide will call you the night before the tour to inform pick-up time in the next morning.
1.Pick-up from the airport on the day of trip is 100 RMB per person, at least two people are available. Pick-up from the train station on the day of trip is 80 RMB per person, at least two people are available.
2. Accommodation: There are hotels available on the mountain. The prices are different in different seasons. You can contact us to book a hotel.
3. There is no water for bath, no breakfast,lunch or dinner. If you like this itinerary, please prepare enough food by yourself.
4.Children：Child taller than 1.1 meter will be charged full price, child smaller than 1.1 meter will be charged half price.
Great experience! The mountains are beautiful and this tour is a great chance to see the natural beauty of China. Be sure to bring solid shoes and be ready for climbing a lot of steps. Out guide helped us get to the mountain and the cable car to the top. Then we had several hours to walk at our own pace. more..
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!] by Dennis Keith Miller Jr .,07/02/2019
Beautiful, scenic sites about two hours from Xi’an. You must be in good physical shape to climb many stairs, but it is worth it. Be sure to wear strong shoes. more..
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!] by *** **,06/20/2019
Enjoyed the Mt. Hua Shan at a weekend in November with best weather. A marvelius mountain. Even for mountain hikers who have sse a lot, this is one of the worlds highlights. But you should spent at least 5 hours on the top, to reach the central and western peak. Steep slopes and lot of traffic is slowing ou d more..
Rating: [4 of 5 Stars!] by Constantin Sander,11/19/2012