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Best of Yellow Mountain

SH-02: 3-Day Yellow Mountain Tour from Shanghai

Grab your bullet train tickets to Huangshan to visit Yellow Mountain! Waiting for the sunset and sunrise on the mountain top will be a once in a life time experience. Pay a visit to Hongcun Ancient Village, and immerse yourself in the wonders of China’s architecture. Look back 900 years and see how the house designs have been affected by Fengshui Culture in China. All of this is packed into your 3 days Yellow Mountain Tour.

CET Advantages:

  • Jump on the bullet train.
  • Walk through the Hongcun Ancient Village.
  • Marvel at Yellow Mountain.
  • Wander around the Old Street.

What's Included:

  • Round trip bullet train from Shanghai to Huangshan.
  • Round trip cable car to the Mountain.
  • Best selected hotel accommodations.
  • Entrance to the attractions listed in the itinerary.
  • Private tour guide who spent over 200 days on the Mountain per year.
  • Overland transfer with private driver.
  • Meals as listed in the itinerary.
  • China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance.


  • Huangshan Xin'an Country Villa Hotel
  • Beihai Hotel

Full Itinerary

Day 01: Bullet Train Experience with Ancient Village Discovery

Hongcun Village Hongcun Village

You are going to take a bullet train from Shanghai to Huangshan (Yellow Mountain), the train number is G1509 (Dep 08:42—Arr 11:08).

Your tour guide will welcome you at the arrival hall of Huangshan Northern Railway Station. Upon your arrival, the tour guide and driver will pick you up and drive you about 1 hour to get to Hongcun Ancient Village. After the discovery tour in Hongcun, check in at your hotel and arrange dinner on your own.

Hongcun Ancient Village: Has a history of more than 900 years old, Hongcun Ancient Village is called ‘village in the painting’. Because of the movie Crouching Tiger & Hidden Dragon, Hongcun has been well known by the world since 2000. The picturesque village has all of the elements of a traditional Chinese painting: local people, stone bridges, ancient architectures and quiet pools with fantastic reflections. That’s the reason you can find the students are drawing their Chinese painting there.

Good to know:
The round trip train tickets from Shanghai to Huangshan have been included in this tour package. We will deliver the train tickets to your hotel in Shanghai. If you need a transfer from the hotel to the train station in Shanghai, please feel free to contact your travel specialist.

Day 02: Hiking on Yellow Mountain

sea of clouds Yellow Mountains Clouds

Your guide will meet you at the hotel lobby after breakfast. You will drive for about 1 hour and get to the Park of Yellow Mountain. After taking the shuttle bus from the entrance gate, your tour guide will lead you to Yungu cable car station. You are going to take a 10 minute cable car ride up the Mountain and start to explore the small mountains.

Yellow Mountain: Yellow Mountain is one of the top 10 mountains in China. It could be the easiest mountain to access from most of the big cities. Many people include it on their Bucket List, both domestic and international travellers. Yellow Mountain is famous for its amazing rocks, sea of clouds, hot springs and beautiful pine trees. Cable cars are available from the different directions leading to the top of the Mountain. Sunny and clear weather could be essential to admire the mountains at their best.

What’s the suggested hiking route on the Mountain?

You are going to take Yungu cable car to get to the top of the Mountain. Upon your arrival, walk about 40 mins to get to Shixin Peak. You can see the Umbrella Pine and Black Tiger Pine on the way. The Shixin Peak is the best place to have a bird’s eye view of the small mountains and see lots of beautiful pine trees. Walk for about 20 minutes to your hotel, check in and have lunch there.  

In the afternoon, walk about 20 minutes to get to West Sea Grand Canyon. You are going to spend half a day hiking in the canyon. It takes about 3-4 hours to hike through the canyon. The further you hike the fewer people you will meet. If it’s too much for you, you can choose to hike the First Ring only which takes about 2 hours.

The other option is to hike to the Second Ring and take a cable car up. The cable car costs CNY80 (US$13) per person, which is not included. After you get back to the cable car station, walk about 30 minutes to Paiyun Pavillion to see the gorgeous sunset. Back to your hotel and dinner is on your own arrangement.

Good to know:  Travel light! The hiking tour on the Mountain could be a little bit tough if you take your suitcase with you. Prepare a backpack to carry your overnight staff onto the Mountain. Your tour guide will help you to store your big luggage at the foot of the Mountain. The storage fee is around CNY20 (US$4) per piece.

Day 03:Sunrise on the Mountain & Back to Shanghai

Tunxi Old Street Tunxi Old Street

In the early morning, walk about 20 minutes to Shuguang Pavilion to see the sunrise. It’s the most recommended place to photograph the sunrise on the Mountain. After that, go back to your hotel and have breakfast.

This morning, you can walk around the mountain if you have any places you want to go. We suggest that you take a cable car down, drive about 1 hour and pay a visit to Tunxi. Tunxi is the downtown of Huangshan City. You can walk around the Old Street, see the old architecture, shop around and take a little adventure trying the local snacks.

Drive to the train station after lunch in a local restaurant.

Your tour guide will give the train tickets to you. You can just show the tickets to check in.

Good to know: The bullet train from Huangshan to Shanghai G7192 (15:04--17:57) has been included in the proposal. If you need the train station transfer in Shanghai, please contact your travel specialist.