This is a full-day adventurous mountain hiking tour with a private guide and driver. Your private guide and driver will accompany you to Hua mountain from your hotel, and you will take the cable car up and down (at your own expense). Hiking time and difficulty are at your pace!
Try the most dangerous hike in the world;
View the beautiful scenery.
After your breakfast, our English-speaking tour guide and driver will pick you up from your downtown hotel.
It will take around a 2-hour drive to get to Mt. Huashan. Before we start hiking, we will get a shuttle bus to get a cable car which will take us to the west or north peak. Then we will start the hiking from the end of the cable car.
At North Peak, you can get the first views of the other four peaks. And only the fourth side of North Peak is the entrance path to other peaks which is named “Ear Rubbing Cliff” for tourists have to climb further up only by pressing the ear close to the cliff. Then you will hike for about 2 hours to get to East Peak. On route, you will visit the Heavenly Ladders, Riyue Cliff, Canglong Ling, Golden Lock Pass. Spend some time to view the breathtaking landscape on the East Peak.
Continue hiking for about 1hour to the South Peak. You will firstly get to Nantian Gate, then get to the famous Plank Road in the Sky which is seen as the most dangerous path in the world. Well, it is dependent on you to take this fearsome path or not. It is a more than 100 meters long, 0.3 meters wide plank road built along the surface of a vertical cliff, which usually takes about 30~45 minutes to walk through and back. Keep walking about 20mins from the Plank Road in the Sky, you will get to the South Peak which is the highest peak on Mount Hua. From South Peak, you can see the other four lower peaks. Then take the last hiking about 40 minutes to the West Peak. The West Peak is also called Lotus Peak because of its unique shape. This peak is formed by a huge rock. Hence it’s very steep.
Lastly, walk for 20mins from West Peak to the West Peak Cableway station to take a cable car to descend the mountain. Hanging over 900 meters above the valley, West Peak Cable Car offers a breathtaking view of the peaks and valleys of Mount Huashan, which is a highlight you can’t miss out on.
Then we will return to your hotel in Xian.
Tips: you can pack some food and drinks with you since there is no restaurant on the mountain and the food are pretty expensive.
English-speaking tour guide service fee;
Air-conditioned vehicle with a private driver;
Gas, toll & parking lot fees;
Meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner);
Please note that the itinerary is flexible and we can adjust it according to your personal interests, the weather, or any unexpected conditions.
We conduct only private tours.
Our tours are complete non-forced shopping tours and we won’t take you to any factories without request to waste your valuable time.