The Yellow Mountain

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4 Days
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Ascend to the peaks of Yellow Mountain to view a sea of soft clouds stretching out below you. Adorned with pine trees and stone-carved steps dating back more than a thousand years, this mountain is a monument of classic Chinese beauty.

About this Journey

The mist-swathed peaks of Huangshan are an elegant Chinese scroll painting come to life. This UNESCO World Heritage Site, whose name literally means “Yellow Mountain,” has inspired painters and poets throughout the centuries with its timeless beauty. Home to its own variation of pine tree and green tea, Huangshan is famous for its dramatic rocky peaks, sea of clouds, and magical sunrise. On this trip, you’ll get to hike up Huangshan more than once, stopping at various points of interest to enjoy the majestic views that have been immortalized in paintings and poems.

What we love
  • Viewing golden rays spill over white clouds during Huangshan's famous sunrise
  • Hiking through the staggering peaks and deep valleys of Xihai Grand Canyon
  • Standing atop Celestial Capital Peak with all of Huangshan below you
Where you're going
Huangshan map

Day 1 - 2

Option 1: ascend Huangshan either by the Eastern Steps, passing by bubbling streams, pine and bamboo forests, and special rock formations • Option 2: ascend Huangshan by cable car •Enjoy the stunning spectacle of Huangshan’s sunrise, when the sun’s golden rays seem to spill over the clouds • Hike through the staggering peaks and deep valleys of Xihai Grand Canyon, a natural masterpiece less frequented by tourists • Pass through a landscape reminiscent of the Lord of the Rings, including such wistfully named rock formations as Fairy Walking Bridge and Peak Flying from Afar

Day 3 - 4

Ascend Huangshan via the Western Steps, passing Brightness Summit and Jade Screen Pavilion before reaching Lotus Peak • Be welcomed by the Greeting Pine, a tree which has one of its branches extended in apparent greeting •For those interested, ascend higher up to Celestial Capital Peak and enjoy the magnificent views

Recommended Hotels

Xihai Huangshan

4 star

Stylistically Chinese, the Xihai is located atop Huangshan, with multiple hiking trails branching out directly from its doorstep.


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What’s Included

  • All overland transfers with private chauffeur and in-transport refreshments
  • All admission fees and activity expenses, as noted in the itinerary
  • Meals as noted in the itinerary with complimentary drinking water
  • Ground transportation, including airport transfers
  • Services of an English-speaking WildChina guide
  • Private chauffeur service to and from airport at start and end of your trip

What’s Excluded

  • International and domestic flights, domestic trains, plus relevant taxes
  • Chinese tourist visa, which is required for most foreign passport holders
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Meals, apart from those included in the itinerary, and alcohol
  • Expenses of a personal nature
  • Excursions and activities not included in the itinerary
  • Discretionary gratuities for guides and drivers
Why WildChina

We’re on the ground with you

Our team of advisors will design every detail of the trip with you through close consultation, then orchestrate your entire journey while on the ground. We’re in the same time zone as you, so we can fulfill requests and handle issues without a hitch. With over 40 staff in Beijing and an expansive network of operational partners across the country, we have the manpower to ensure your journey is safe, reliable and comfortable from beginning to end.

Your trip, your way

Flexibility is our highest-ranking compliment. We pull off journeys for pioneers with a 6-hour layover to Hollywood’s elite, and everywhere in between. Our team regularly pulls off unprecedented logistical feats; nearly any time frame or budget is within our realm. No matter how you wish to experience China, we are here to bring that dream to life.

We embody passion

WildChina guides are carefully handpicked for their knowledge and charisma, then meticulously trained to maintain our exceptional service standards. They are expert storytellers and passionate natives of the regions where they guide, having the perfect combination of local insights and service know-how to bring you seamless once-in-a- lifetime moments all across China.

The little things, the big picture

Supporting inspired local economies allows you to experience the soul of the destination, while also protecting and cultivating China’s artisanal culture. From watching artisans hand make shoes in Yunnan, to picking organic vegetables for dinner on a local farm in Fujian, our tours are designed to showcase and protect China’s heritage, both natural and human.