5 Days Huangshan and Xian River Hiking Tour

  • 5 Days, 4 Nights

About this Journey

Hike through the unique Mt Huangshan with fresh unpolluted mountain air and majestic views at every corner, savor the rustic beauty of traditional villages on this trip, exploring the real and vivid life of people in Anhui Province. You'll visit non-touristic villages along Xinan River, peer into the mist soaring on top of Yellow Mountain if lucky, and also have chance to visit the local farmer's house and have short talk with local residences.


What we love

  • Viewing golden rays spill over the sea clouds during Huangshan's famous sunrise.
  • Viewing the multi-color clouds during the sunset at Cloud-Dispelling Pavilion.
  • Hiking through the staggering peaks and deep valleys of Xihai Grand Canyon.
  • Standing on top of Celestial Capital Peak or Lotus Peak with whole Huangshan below you.
  • Strolling along the bank of Xinan river and enjoy the tranquility and beauty of the non-tourists villages along the bank of the river. The rape flowers would be blooming from the mid of March till the beginning of Apr. With white wall gray tiles of Hui-style architecture, you would see the astonishing beauty. Jun is the Loquat ripening season and Oct is the ripening season of persimmon. You would see them inside the villages.

Additional Info

  • LocationThailand
  • Duration4 Days
  • Min Age12+
  • Max People05
  • LandingThailand
  • Check In15/05/2019
  • Check Out15/06/2019

Day01 Arrive Tunxi (The downtown of Huangshan City) (No meal)

Upon your arrival, be picked up at the railway station or airport, transferred to 4* Huiman Hotel in the downtown of Huangshan City. Enjoy the leisure time on your own arrangement. You can take a taxi to Tunxi Old Street, have a stroll on it and take a look of the architecture and interesting things sold on it like how to make the paint brushes.

Hotel: 4* Huiman Hotel (Chinese garden style hotel)


Day02 Tunxi-Xinan River-Tunxi (B/L)

After breakfast, drive 1 hour to Xinan River Landscape Gallery which is not an official scenic area. We would bring you into the nature in Huangshan city without lots of the tourists groups disturbed and enjoy the inner joy caused by the tranquility beauty along the river. We would firstly drop you off at the pier, then taking the ferry boat to the opposite side and start your hiking. How far you'd like to walk is decided by yourself. If you are not willing to walk further, just take the ferry to the opposite side, our driver would pick you up and drive you back to hotel. The hiking is in easy level. It is interesting to walk into the old civilian structures to catch a glimpse of the villager's life. And you would have chance to taste the nice farm food as lunch inside the local restaurant along the hiking. You would meet with the blooming rape flowers if hiking on March and the beginning of Apr. The whole hiking distance is 50km and it takes around 4 hours hiking. Drive back to hotel and take a rest for next day' labor-intensive hiking on top of mountain.

Hotel: 4* Huiman Hotel (Chinese garden style hotel)


Day03 Tunxi-Mt Huangshan (B/L)

After breakfast, drive around 1 hour to Huangshan Scenic Area, take Yungu Gondola up and hike through Shixin Peak, Beihai Scenic Area. Check in and take a rest in your hotel. You would depart from hotel at around 02:30pm-03:30pm, then spend 3 hours by following the route of Unity Pine – Bright Summit - Flown in stone - Cloud-Dispelling Building (Hiking distance-8km, 3 hours), enjoy the sunset and sunset glow in Cloud-Dispelling Pavilion finally. Walk 20 mins back to Xihai Hotel. Take a good rest in order to prepare for next day’s early get up for sunrise.

Hotel: 4* North Wing of Xihai Hotel

Today's hiking hours: around 5-6 hours


Day04 Mt Huangshan (B/L)

Get up early and enjoy the sunrise near your hotel if the weather is good. After breakfast, you would start to do the hiking on West Sea Grand Canyon. You would firstly hike the 1st Ring, if possible, continue to hike to the 2nd Ring. Then take the monorail up to Baiyun Hotel to have lunch there. It normally takes 2-3 hours hiking time to finish the 1st Ring and 2nd Ring of West Sea Grand Canyon. After lunch, walk to Buxian Bridge (Fairy Stepping Bridge) and then turn back to Baiyun Hotel as it is a one way route but the scenery along is exquisite. It takes around 2.5 hours to finish this walk. Then walk another 1.5 hours from Baiyun Hotel to Bright Summit.

Hotel: 4* North Wing of Xihai Hotel

Today's hiking hours: around 7 hours


Day05 Mt Huangshan-Tunxi (B/L)

After breakfast, walk directly to western steps as we were hiking around eastern steps in last days. Would pass through Aoyu Peak, Hundreds Step Cloud Ladder, Lotus Peak and then arrive Yuping Building (around 8km, 4 hours hiking). After lunch, walk to appreciate Ying Ke Pine, or Welcoming-Guests Pine, which thought to have 1,500 years old. Then trek down the mountain by passing Banshan Temple and Lima Bridge. We would arrange the lunch at Tangkou Town where Mt Huangshan located. Then drive you to Tunxi City for departure, go to the airport or railway station to catch your next stop in China.


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@Based on 2 persons traveling

US$738/per person


@Based on 3-4 persons traveling

US$598/per person


Note: You need to pay US$20/per person more if staying on top of Mt Huangshan on Friday or Saturday as they execute weekend price on these two days.



The price includes:

  • Private English speaking guide service
  • Private 5 persons business van rental cost
  • One bottle of mineral water per person per day
  • All accommodation for 3 nights with breakfasts
  • Entrance fee of the specified attractions listed in the itinerary (round way gondolas for go up and down of Mt Huangshan)
  • Life insurance
  • Chinese style lunch as specified in the itinerary


The price excludes:

  • The transportation cost to enter/leave Huangshan City
  • Visa fee, passport application or renewal fee
  • Tips for guides, escort, drives, bellboys, etc.

Suggested Tipping Standards:

If the group size is 1-5 persons

US$100 for local guide

US$50 for local driver


If the group size is above 5 persons

US$130 for local guide

US$65 for local driver

  • Dinners en route
  • Personal expenses such as excess luggage fees, laundry, postage, communications and beverages, optional activities, dinner and etc are at your own expense.


Traveling Tips:

  • Tunxi Old Street is prosperous on 06:00-23:00pm daily but it would be closed earlier at around 09:30pm in winter time.
  • Xihai is a 5 star hotel on top of Mt Huangshan, it has two wings, one is north (4*) and the other is south wing (5*). And all the clients would be checked in together on south wing (5* building). There is around US$20/per person price difference for upgrading the room into 5* south wing if you need.
  • Our guide would probably adjust the time to go up Mt Huangshan according to your traveling time in order to avoid the peak mountain entering hours, but we would keep the same visiting content just adjust the visiting order.

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