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Huangshan Weather in April

Yellow Mountain spring hike with China HighlightsEnjoy a Yellow Mountains spring hike

Weather: April is cool, rainy, and cloudy. It is the beginning of the monsoon season. Rain might cut short a hike, but it is one of the best months for touring because flowers bloom and rainfall is much less than in later months. There is about 233 mm of rain, and rain falls on 18 days of the month.

The average nightly low temperature is 5 °C (41 °F), and the average daily high temperature is 11 °C (52 °F). When it is sunny, the UV index is very high. The average humidity is 79%. Stay abreast of the local weather forecast>>

Clothing: Rain gear and waterproof shoes with good traction are important. A warm jacket and layers of clothing will enable you adopt to changing conditions.

Things to Do around Huangshan in April

Yellow Mountains cable carThe scenic cable car

Green trees and various flowers blooming all over the mountains and plains make gorgeous scenery.

Hike in the Yellow Mountains in April

Expect crowds when the weather is good. A hike to the summit of China's famous, legendary mountains is moderately strenuous. It takes fit hikers two or three hours.

To avoid the stair climb, you can ride a cable car to the 1,400m+ (5,000 feet) hotel area.

See Flower Seas and an Ancient Village

Sea of Rape FlowersThe 'sea of flowers' at Wuyuan

Wuyuan Village: In April, yellow seas of rape flowers nestle this picturesque well-preserved village that is about 1½ hours' drive (90 km / 56 mi) southwest of Huangshan.

Watch or Participate in the Yellow Mountains Bike Race

The annual mountain bike race is through the foothills and the streets and alleys of the World Heritage villages of Hongcun and Xidi. We could modify our Yellow Mountain and Hongcun tour to facilitate attending this event (held in March or April).

Touring the Yellow Mountains in April

High Travel Season

Yellow Mountain bike raceYellow Mountain bike race

Expect crowding. Hotel rooms and Yellow Mountains flights are relatively expensive. Accommodations and train tickets may be difficult to obtain.

Yellow Mountain Tours

The 3-Day Yellow Mountains Tour from Shanghai: The mountains' hot springs are included on this tour of highlights.

See our full spectrum of tours or contact us to get help to design your own.

Further Reading

Huangshan Climate Information by Month