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1.I have read a number of posts regarding mount huangshan and I'm still confused.

Can someone please give a simple explanation for visiting the mountain? Ie different ways up, do trams drop us off at top? Are we meant to spend our time at the top or should we plan on walking up a portion? We have booked a hotel called Shilin.

2. We want to visit Yixian villages from Tunxi on the way to Tangkou. We will spending night in Tangkou. Should we hire a private car? If so, what is best way to organize this?


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1. Re: 2 questions

Before making a layout, better add more details of your come/leave transport and time. If you have much luggage, better leave the most at your hotel of Tangku or Tunxi.

To your questions:

1 Yungu cable car drop you on the top. Yuping cable car not.

2 Hiring a car costs not much. You get headache dealing with public transportations as foreigner without speaking mandarin.

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Here is a discussion to Huangshan summit by ropeways.

There are 3 ropeways;

1. Yun Gu Ropeway: Yun Gu Si- Bai E Ling,

2. Yu Ping Ropeway: Ci Guang Ge- Yu Ping Lou,

3. Tai Ping Ropeway: Song Gu An- Pai Yung Ting

At Tangkou Transportation Hub have shuttle buses to Yun Gu Si terminus, Ci Guang Ge terminus and Song Gu An terminus.

Bear in mind that, one ropeway will shutdown due to maintenance, thus alternate plan is required.

Shilin has good restaurant and the room is clean. The nearest terminuses are Bai E Ling and Pai Yung Ting. Both took 45min walk to here.

Pai Yung Ting (Tai Ping Ropeway) is an easier way because it is downhill and crosscut. The demerit is the ropeway schedule is really rare.

Yun Gu Ropeway and Yu Ping Ropeway use loop-system thus it has more frequency schedule.

At Bai E Ling need a little bit uphill then downhill to Shilin.

Tourists visit the top only on foot. Assuming you’ll settle down at Shilin before 14:00, you shall have enough time to visit ‘Bei Hai’ zone and ‘Xi Hai’ zone (up to the West Canyon entrance). Estimate time for 4 hours.

Day#2, treks to Yu Ping terminus (2.75 hours, excluding shot time) and back to Tangkou. Please ensure the ‘Yu Ping’ ropeway has service.

Here is my trekking record in 2012.12;

Shilin- Pai Yung Lou: 30min, flat road.

Pai Yung Lou- Fei Lai Shi: 30min, slightly upward.

Fei Lai Shi- Guang Ming Ding: 15min, slightly upward.

Guang Ming Ding (summit)- Tian Hui: 15min, downward.

Tian Hui- Ao Yu Peak: 15min, slightly upward.

Ao Yu Feng- Lotus Pavilion: 15min, downward.

Lotus Pavilion- Lotus Peak (it opens from 2011~2015): 15min, upward.

Lotus Peak- Yu Ping Lou: 15min, downward.

Yu Ping Lou- Yu Ping terminus: 15min, downward.

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Thanks for advice. Do you know of any drivers we can hire before we arrive or should we wait until we arrive in Tunxi?

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