1. Trekking in Mt.Huangshan
There are two sightseeing choices of Yellow Mountain tour.
The majority of overseas tourists usually make their tour on the rear part of the top, that is to say they get onto the top from eastern side and their hiking is extended around the concentrated scenic highlights, such as Bright Top, Lion Peak, and Begin-believe Peak.
The tourists covering this part are satisfied with easy-reached scenic spots and gentle walk paths.
But most the domestic tourists and some energetic overseas back-packers prefer trekking from the front part to the rear part of the mountain top. They start from Mercy-light Pavilion either on foot or by cable car, they will challenge the following well-know spots: Celestial Capital Peak, Jade Screen Peak, they will have a rest at Greeting Pine areas. Afterwards they will conquer pass by Lotus Peak and thread through Narrow Passage. Then they can have a big lunch at a flat top before they continue the trekking to the Bright Top. By then they join the two parts together. The greatest benefits of trekking from the front part are that you can conquer the summit and enjoy the different styles of the splendid landscapes: the lofty peaks and narrow passages on the front and vivid-looking rocks on the cliff in the rear part.
According to our 10 years of Mt.Huangshan tour experience, you can try the front—rear tour path if you are not aged and little bit energetic. The only challenge is 4 hour’s trekking on the path, down and up steps by turn all the way. But you will have a worthy reward as you can cover all the major scenic spots on the top.
2. The Consumption Standard on the Mount Huangshan
The consumption level is very high on the mountain. Because everything was carried up to the top by porters working for Huangshan Scenic Area. Things up on the mountain cost almost 5 times as much as they cost down the mountain. For example, a mineral water which is only 1.5 yuan can be 8 yuan on the mountain. So does other things. And the room of 4 star hotel on the mountain is over 1000 yuan per night in the peak season. The better way to save money is bringing water and food with you when you begin your tour. And it can also help you save lots of money if you stay overnight at the feet of the mountain.
3. Best time to go
Anytime especially Spring, Summer and Autumn.
An average annual temperature is 46F. July is the hottest month of the year, when the average temperature is about 77F. January is the coldest month, when the average temperature is about 32F. The temperature declines sharply from the top to the foot of Mt. Huangshan. It decreases by around 33F in July and by 32.7F in January. The annual mean temperature is as low as 46F and its annual rang 69.4F only.
There is an annual precipitation of 2,395 mm and 183 precipitation days and annual frost-free period of 258 days.
The relative humidity culminates in July and August and reaches the lowest point in December and January with discrepancy of 30% between them.
(See more climate and weather of Mt.Huangshan, clickhere)
4. Cable Cars on Mt. Huangshan
A. Yungu (Cloud Valley) Cable Way, also called Cable Way One
Travels between Cloud Valley Temple and White Goose Mountain. The journey lasts 8 minutes. From here you can visit the Begin to Believe Peak, the Monkey Gazing the Sea, the Refreshing Terrace as well as the West Sea Scenic Area, the Cloud Dispersing Pavilion, the Red Cloud Peak, etc.
B. Taiping Cable Way, also called Cable Way Two
Travels between Pine Valley Nunnery and Pine Forest Peak. The journey lasts 12 minutes.
C. Yuping (Jade Screen) Cable Way, also called Cable Way Three
Travels between the Benevolent Light Pavilion and Jade Screen Tower. The journey lasts 8 minutes.
High season(from 1 Mar to 30 Nov): RMB 230/person; Ropeway to Clouds Valley or Jade Screen: RMB 80/person one way; Insurance: RMB 2/person
Low Season(from 1 Dec to 28/29 Feb): RMB 150/person; Ropeway to Clouds Valley or Jade Screen: RMB 65/person one way; Insurance: RMB 2/person