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One-Day Huangshan Yellow Mountain Group Tour

Written by Katie ZhouUpdated Sep. 29, 2021

The fairyland-like Huangshan national park occupying an area of 160.6 square kilometers. The Yellow Mountain is one of the most famous and beautiful mountainous areas in China. It was listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1990. The Yellow Mountains are not so called because the mountains are yellow, but because the area was renamed after the legendary Yellow Emperor (Huang Di) in 747 AD.

Its spectacular natural scenery includes oddly-shaped pines and rocks, and mystical seas of cloud and hot springs, also they're called four wonders of Huangshan Mountain. In different seasons around a year the mountain has various and unique beauty, such as the wild spring flowers, specular summer waterfalls, colorful autumn leaves and white winter rime. 

Have a tour with us to hike the mountain and enjoy the wonderful view in Yellow Mountain!

Tour Highlights

  • Ride the cableway up and down the mountain, saving your time for beauty viewing
  • Take 4-hour mountain hiking tour with tour guide to get a full knowledge of Yellow Mountain.
  • Have a chance to see glorious natural wonders, like sea of cloud in the mountain.
  • Well-designed route to visit the essence of mountains in one day.

The Design of the Day Trip

  • Small group tour make full use of your day with this well-designed itinerary to discover the beauty.
  • A local English-speaking guide will show you around, professional and passionate about making sure you have a wonderful day!
  • Guaranteed departure for a solo traveler. No shopping, no tricks and no time-wasting during the tour.

Detailed Itinerary

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The Day Before Your Day Trip

You’ll receive a welcome call from your guide at night before the tour day via hotel, he/she will confirm the meeting time and location with you for the next day’s trip. If you are not available at that moment, the tour guide will leave a message for you.

Just in case that if you don’t receive our emails or phone calls, please call our 24-hour hotline at +86-18807734970 or add WeChat ID: trippest666 and we will put things right.

7:30 AM - 8:00AMMeet The Guide

You'll be picked up at the lobby of Huangshan International Hotel, (Add: No.31 Huashan Road Tunxi District, Huangshan City) at the appointed time which the guide confirmed with you one day before the tour day, please arrange yourself arriving beforehand.

Please make sure to arrive punctually as the trip must begin on time. If for some reason you cannot get there by the specified time, please make a call to your tour guide (listed on the confirmation letter that we will send you the day before your departure) and your tour guide will try his or her best to help you.

Huangshan Hotel The gate of Huangshan International Hotel

Good to Know:

  • How to get to the meeting point?
    You can get there by bus and get off at the ''Hengjiangqiao stop'', then walk 100 meters to the hotel. Or you can take a taxi there directly and show the driver " 您好,请送我到黄山国际大酒店。"
  • Wechat is widely use in China, we suggest you to use Wechat for further communication if possible.
8:00 AM – 9:30 AMTake Coach To Huangshan National Park

After all the group members are assembled, we will set out to the Yellow Mountain by coach. It will take 1.5 hour to get to there. Our private guide will introduce you to some basic information of Huangshan on the way, like attractions, local life style, sepcial food in Huangshan, etc.

Yellow Mountain The exterior of the coach

Yellow Mountain The interior of the coach

Good to Know:

  • It is possible that you might share one coach with Chinese guests for the round-trip journey between downtown and the Yellow Mountain, but we still have a dedicated English-speaking guide onboard for your service and he/she will accompany with you during the whole itinerary. Therefore, you will do a shared coach tour on the transportation, but visiting the Yellow Mountain is in a private small group.
10:00 AM –12:00 PMVisit the Yellow Mountain

Arrive at Huangshan Scenic Area Transfer Center, you are arranged on shuttle bus riding to the Yungu cable station. Then, take the cable car up to the mountain. Upon arrival on the Beginning-to-Believe Peak, facing abyss at three sides and watching a pointed peak with a flower-like pine tree growing at its tip.

Yellow MountainCable car

Yellow MountainBeginning-to-believe peak

There are hundreds of rare pine trees in Huangshan. Scattered trees grow in adamant cracks, so they are one of the wonders of Yellow Mountain. We will also see a most remarkable pine tree is called Black Tiger Pine. After that, you can see many strange and odd-shapped rocks. These stones vary some something in life, some people, som animals, etc, like Penholder Peak (Bi Jia Feng), Meng Bi Sheng Hua.

Yellow MountainBlack Tiger Pine

Yellow MountainPine trees on the mountain

Yellow Mountain Meng Bi Sheng Hua

Yellow Mountain Our Guests in Huangshan

12:00 PM – 1:00 PMLunch Time

There are some hotels and restaurants here and you can taste some Huangshan specialties for lunch. (Lunch fee is not included.)

Yellow Mountain Stinky Mandarin Fish

Good to Know:

  • The dishes price is a little higher, and the taste is not better than the restaurant at downtown, so we also suggest you can bring some food with you before the tour starts if needed.
1:00 PM – 4:00 PMContinue to Visit Other Highlights

In the afternoon, we are going to see Shuguang Pavilion, Refreshing Terrace and get to the higher top at Lion Peak. Shuguang Pavilion is a great angle to shoot strange stones and peaks. From the pavillion, we will walk the ways stretching out of the cliffs to go Refreshing Terrace to enjoy the soaring peaks decorated with clusters of pines.

Yellow Mountain Refreshing Terrace

Yellow Mountain Strange Peaks

Yellow Mountain Guests in our tour

From different viewing angles, the stones look like human beings, animals or other objects. When we reach the higher top at Lion Peak, you will see a most peculiar view-- a monkey is watching the sea on the mountain. Accordingly, it is given a different vivid name, Monkey Stone.

Finally, our tour will go to an end. Walking back to the White Goose cable car station to take the downhill telpher to the foot of the mountain.

Yellow Mountain Monkey Stone

Yellow Mountain Flying Over Stone

Yellow Mountain The Yellow Mountain

Good to Know:

  • There are many cliffs and mountain roads here, so please pay attention to your safety during the hiking. 
  • Monkeys in some areas of Yellow Mountain, please do not provoke them to avoid being attacked. 
4:00 PM–5:00 PMTransfer Back to Downtown

Our tour will end at the mountain foot. Going back to Huangshan city will normally take about 1-1.5 hour.

If you need to catch a flight or a train after the tour we will be more than happy to help you arrange it. We suggest you take flights departing after 10 pm or trains departing after 9:30 pm. Please ask your trip advisor to book the airport transfer for your onward flight.

Thank you for choosing Trippest. We trust this trip will bring you joy and satisfaction. It would be a great encouragement to us, and we would greatly appreciate it, if you would rate us on TripAdvisor or share your experience of our service on your Facebook or blog.

Yellow Mountain Sea cloud on Yellow Mountain

Schedule and Pricing

Adult (age 12+) Child (age 2 – 11) Infant (age < 2)
$ 130 USD $ 114 USD free

Important Notes:

  1. This trip is NOT opened during the China National Day golden week from Oct. 1st to Oct. 7th.

Price Include:

  • Admission to Yellow Mountain, including cable car.
  • Shared-coach transportation between Huangshan City and Scenic Area.
  • English-speaking local guide service.
  • Bottled water.

Price Exclude:

  • Lunch.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Gratuities to your tour guide & driver (usually CNY 50 - 100 per person). It is not compulsory but would be a great encouragement for them.

FAQs About This Tour

What is your cancellation policy?
  • If we are not able to implement the contract due to war, flood, typhoon, fire, strikes, storm, earthquake, or any other condition we are not able to foresee and avoid, we will inform customers at the first possible opportunity and offer the best possible solutions, and the final bill shall be settled based on the service we actually provide.
  • Up to 7 days before departure: 100% refund of all money paid, excluding penalties charged by hotels, railways, airlines, and PayPal, if applicable. All penalties will be itemized.
  • From 3 to 7 days before departure: 90% refund, excluding penalties charged by hotels, railways, airlines, and PayPal, if applicable. All penalties will be itemized.
  • Within 3 days before departure: no refund.
  • After the trip has commenced, we are unable to refund any amount for canceled services due to non-participation, early departure, late arrival, or missed days on tours.
  • For groups of more than 10 people: The terms of cancellation may vary from case to case. Please ask your travel advisor regarding the cancellation policy for your group.
What if I want to make a last-minute booking?

In order to making sure we have enough time to arrange your trip and make sure the availability we usually require customer make their booking at least 24 hours in advance and that’s why you can not book directly on-line for a 24-hour last-minute booking.

But that does not mean you have no chance to book a last-minute trip within 24 hours. For urgent booking, please make a phone call to us at: +86-18807734970 to check the availability or send an email (not recommended as you may not get the response immediately) at:

How to connect Whatsapp, Google, Facebook and other social medias when you're traveling in China?

Due to state control of internet security in China, many popular websites and APPs are blocked, such as Google, Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, WhatsApp etc. It is very possible that you may not be able to receive your emails and other important information. For this reason, we highly recommend you to sign up for a VPN service(for example, ExpressVPN) before your trip, to make sure you can connect to the global internet.

Good to know: Wechat is widely use in China, we suggest you to use Wechat for further communication if possible.

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For any questions please contact us via
Mobile: +86 18807734970
WeChat: trippest666
Price from USD 130  p/p

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