Huangshan Mountain is recognized as the No.1 Mountain in China for it is believed to possess all the significant features of mountain scenery. It features numerous imposing peaks (77 exceed an altitude of 1,000m) forest of stone pillars and evergreen sturdy pines. And the Great Wall is the largest architecture project made by ancient Chinese. Both of them are widely respected as the symbol of China.
It is not a strenuous trekking and no camping is required; the most important: normal health condition can do! During this trip, we will hike on the back bone of Great Wall firstly to explore this great building, and then we will continue to hike on the stone trail of Mt. Huangshan to enjoy its amazing beauty. You can proudly boast to your friends: “I have explored the essence of China both in nature and culture from this hiking. “
Trekking Grade: Mild.
D1 Arrive in Beijing
Arrive in Beijing. Receive warm welcome, transfer to hotel and free to walk around to prepare for next day’s hiking.
D2 Beijing / Gubeikou / Jinshanling (hiking 6 hrs )
The Great wall in Gubeikou and Jinshanling between is far from heavy tourist track, and we will drive about 2 hours to Gubeikou and start our hiking. We will hike on the ruins of walls mostly; and you will be moved by the great nature of waving mountains and quiet villages en route. Arrive in Jinshanling Pass in the late afternoon.
D3 Jinshanling / Simatai / Beijing ( hiking 3 hrs)
Today we will ascend the wall again and hike from Jinshanling to Simatai. The walls in this section are in good reservation, nice for taking picture of good-shaped-wall. Arrive in Simatai at noon, and we will visit one of local villages. Drive back Beijing in the late afternoon.
D4 Beijing City Excursion
It is a good way of recreation by making some sightseeing by air-conditioned car or coach after walk. In the morning we will visit the largest royal palace of world, the Forbidden City. In the afternoon we will explore the huge sky temple. And then we will have a delicious Chinese dinner with the well-known Beijing Roast Duck.
D5 Beijing / Huangshan
Today we will continue our culture tours of Beijing. The Confucius Temple, the Summer Palace all will drive away our exhaustion, and then the site of Beijing Olympic, the greatest work of Bird Net. Fly to Huangshan city in the evening.
D6 Mt. Huangshan hiking ( hiking 5 hrs )
After 2 hours’ driving to the foot of Mt. Huangshan, we will start our second section of hiking. Giguangge will be the start of hiking today. The mountain will show its beauty gradually, the higher you reached, the more beauty you can see, Tiandu peak, Yingke pine, Aoyu Peak, West Sea, Bright Summit , will etc. So many of them. Arrive in Baiyun Hotel in the afternoon.
D7 Mt Huangshan visit( hiking 5 hrs )
We will get up in the early morning to watch the Sunrise. After breakfast, visit Flying Stone, Cloud Pavilion, a part of West Sea valley, etc. Descend the mountain in the afternoon by cable car. Relax completely in the comfortable hotel at the foot of the mountain.
D8 Mt Huangshan / Yixian
Drive to Yixian in the morning. Firstly we will visit Hongchun village, which will show us the harmony of village and river. It is an ideal place for painting. In the afternoon we will visit the old village of Xidi. Spend a night in local traditional style guesthouse. You will experience the quiet night of China village.
D9 Yixian / Tunxi / Hangzhou
Get up in the early morning to enjoy the tranquil morning of village. And then drive back Huangshan city, also called Tunxi. We will walk around in the old town of Tunxi, and then drive to Hangzhou by bus in the afternoon ( 3 hrs ).
D10 Hangzhou / Shanghai
With the reputation of ‘Paradise on the earth’, West Lake and Linyin Temple are the most famous sites in Hangzhou. We will ride boat to enjoy the West Lake firstly, and then visit the Linying temple. Take express train to Shanghai in the late afternoon.
D11 Shanghai City Tour .
Shanghai is the most prosperous city in China. We will do some shopping in Yuyuan Old Town, shopping souvenirs for your friends. Free in the afternoon to prepare for your departure.
D12 Shanghai Departure
In the morning we will head to air-port , then leave China with sweet memory .