Mount Huang or Huangshan (黄山)
Mount Huang or Huangshan (黄山) Climbing Notes
Please submit any useful information about climbing Mount Huang or Huangshan (黄山) that may be useful to other climbers. Consider things such as access and accommodation at the base of Mount Huang or Huangshan (黄山), as well as the logistics of climbing to the summit.
April 27, 2018
Nature HSU from China
Travel Tips for Hiking in Huangshan region
1. Be kind to yourself - Travel light! Facilities are available to leave luggage at the bottom of the mountain, so if possible please take a small bag or backpack for your overnight stay on the mountain. If this is not possible and you need to take luggage to the top of the mountain, porters are available to carry your bags. You will need to negotiate a price. RMB 120-260 would be a fair price to pay for this service.
2. Clothing & Shoes - It is essential to take a jacket as it gets chilly and good walking shoes. Raincoats can be purchased and are a very wise investment for protection from the rain and wind. Don't use an umbrella as it can be dangerous.
3. Purchase some bottled water and snacks before you start to ascend the mountain. Supplies are available on the mountain but the prices increase with the altitude.
4. A cable car is available to make your trip to the top of the mountain easier but there are still lots of steep narrow stairs on the mountain if you plan to get the most out of you time. Please take care when climbing and trying to get the best photo opportunity.
June 16, 2015
Nature Hsu from China
The best time to view Huangshan mountain actually is at any time. And its peak season is in the fall October and November. Located in Huangshan City in south Anhui Province, the Huangshan Mountain is famous for the grotesquely-shaped pines, queer rocks, sea of clouds and hot springs (“Four Wonders” of Huanghsan). With a total area of some 1,200 square kilometers, Huangshan is mainly composed of six major scenic areas — the Hot Spring, Yungu (Cloud Valley). Songgu (Pine Valley), Beihai (North Sea), Yuping (Jade Screen) and Diaoqiao.