Hello! My husband and I will be travelling to Shanghai for a few days in March- we are avid hikers and had been hoping that a two-day or two night trip to Huangshan to hike the Yellow Mountains would be possible from Shanghai but I have had trouble understanding what our options are. It is my understanding that there is a bus we could take from Shanghai to Huangshan and back which is around six hours each way, half that of the train journey and much cheaper than a flight. My question is- is this actually a journey we should consider, or is our small time frame more hassle than it's worth? How is that bus trip, if it actually is as simple as it sounds? We are planning to arrive via train from Beijing in Shanghai on Saturday and have a flight out of Shanghai on Wednesday, and we were hoping to spend at least one or two days in the city. So we thought perhaps:
-Arrive Shanghai Saturday afternoon, spend the night
-Depart Sunday morning for Huangshan, up the mountain Monday
-Return to Shanghai Tuesday afternoon, spend the night
Are we going to wish we had just stayed in Shanghai and enjoyed the city? The Yellow Mountains look so beautiful I hate to take that off our itinerary, but the bus seems to be our only option for our time frame and I can't figure out if it's worth trying to plan that leg of our trip! We just love the outdoor beauty of China and are trying to figure out what we can actually do! Thank you for any suggestions!