My First Day on Mount Huangshan (1)

This morning, at 8:00am, we left Yungu Hotel in the valley at the foot Mount Huangshan and had a 5-minute walk to Yungu Telpher Station. Actually there are two cable stations in Yungu. We took the new telpher station and began our first day trip to Huangshan.

It only took 10 minutes to get to the White Goose Telpher Station on the top of White Goose Ridge of Huangshan Mountain.

Yungu Telpher New Station
Walking up to the cable car
Get on the cable car
One the way to the White Goose Telpher Station on the mountain
White Goose Telpher Station

 0.8km Pleasant Walk from White Goose Telpher Station to Stalagmite Peak

We got off the cable car at White Goose Telpher Station and walk along the White Goose Ridge towards Stalagmite Peak, the first peak on our Huangshan Trip.

From the cable car station to the Stalagmite Peak is 0.8 km. It is a pleasant walk teemed with amazing views of pine trees, colourful leaves and various peaks with comfortable temperature under azure sky.

One the way to the Stalagmite Peak
On the way to the Stalagmite Peak (2)
On the way to the Stalagmite Peak
Phenix' tail - still on the way to the Stalagmite Peak

Stalagmite Peak ( Stone Bamboo Peak )

Not long, we got to the Stalagmite Peak. An narrow platform on the stone bamboo peak was filled with tourists taking pictures. Stalagmite Peak is one of the best photographic point of Mountain Huangshan.

The Stalagmite Peak
Stalagmite Peak is one of the best photographic point of Moutain Huangshan

0.2km walk from Stalagmite Peak to Beginning-to-Believe-Peak

This 20-minute walk was a little difficult than that of from the White Goose Telpher Station to Stalagmite Peak. The mountain road was a bit steep.

On the way, you can still enjoy the different views of pine trees and unknown peaks.

Climb steps up to the Beginning-to-believe Peak
The view on the way to the Biginning-to-believe Peak


One of the best photographic places in Mountain Huangshan, a don’t-miss attractions for each Huangshan Mountain tourist. Today we were lucky enough to have seen the sea of cloud below the peak. The view was astounding!

Standing on the Beginning-to-believe Peak to enjoy the sea of clouds
Sea of Clouds and Peaks viewed from the Beginning-to-believe Peak

1km Walk from Beginning-to-Believe Peak to A Flower on Brush Tip

After enjoying the fantastic view of Beginning-to-Believe Peak, we walked 1 km towards to another famous attraction – A Flower on the Tip of a Brush Pen. This 1km walk was also quite interesting. Especially you could see some unique pine trees.

One of the pine trees is called “Umbrella Pine” named by Secretary of United Nations – Mr.Kofi Anna and his wife Nane Anna when they paid a visit to Huangshan on May 20-21,2006.

A Flower on Brush Tip

The “A Flower on Brush Tip” is one of the 36 small peaks in Huangshan Mountain. The Brush Peak is 1640 in altitude consisting of the Brush Peak and a pine tree on its top.

The peak body is like a shaft of a brush. On its top stands a pine tree like a booming flower.

A Platform to view the Brush Peak
A Flower on the Brush Tip

Beihai Hotel

Waking just over 100 meters from the Brush Peak, we arrived at our hotel for our first night on our Huangshan Tour of this time. It is a 4 star hotel with over 500 rooms.

In front of Beihai Hotel, there is a row of rooms which accommodate Post, China Mobile, Bank and Police Station.

Beihai Hotel
Beihai Hotel
Hotel Corridor
King-sized Room at Beihai Hotel
Washing Room
Winter Jackets are provided for each room

Hassle-free Huangshan Guided Tours

If you don’t want to go the do-it-yourself route and prefer the hassle-free escorted tours, here are some options for guided tours to Huangshan:

Huangshan Tour
Huangshan Highlight One Day Group Tour
3 Day Huangshan & Hongcun Village Tour
Beijing Huangshan Hongcun 3 Day Round Trip by High Speed Train
Hangzhou Huangshan Hongcun 3 Day Tour By High – Speed Train
Shanghai Huangshan 3 Day Tour by High Speed Train
Anhui Tour

Further Readings

Best Time to Visit Huangshan
Top 10 Attractions in Huangshan
Where to Stay in Huangshan
My First Day on Mount Huangshan (1)
My First Day on Mount Huangshan (2)
My Second Day on Mount Huangshan (1)
My Second Day on Mount Huangshan (2)
My Third Day on Mount Huangshan
Huangshan Snowy Wonderland
Hongcun Village
She County Photography Tour
Huangshan Travel Blog
Top 10 Attractions in Jiuhuashan
Top 7 Attractions in Anhui

Huangshan Taxi: Huangshan Taxi Fares, Tips and Phones
Shanghai Huangshan Transportation
How to drive from Huangshan City Center to Huangshan Scenic Area

Any questions, just drop a line.

10 thoughts on “My First Day on Mount Huangshan (1)

  1. Thank you for the very informative information. Useful and interesting as we are playing our trip in October.

  2. Happened to bump into this when I was looking for information on Mount Huangshan. Thanks for sharing this. Simple but really helpful.

  3. apheng from indonesia, if my hotel is youpinlou(?) hotel, is it the same route with yours (yungu telpher) should I take it? Thanks.

  4. Hello Apheng,

    Two routes up to the mountain
    1. East Side Huangshan Mountain ( My route ):
    If you choose to visit Huangshan Mountain through its east side, you may have a 3 hours hike from Yungu Cable Car Station to White Goose Ridge Station, a 7.5km clamber or you may take a cable car from Yungu Station up to White Goose Station.

    2. West Side Huangshan Mountain (Yupinlou Hotel is close to Yuping Cable Car Station):
    If you prefer to hike from the west side of Huangshan Mountain, you may take the cable car from Mercy Light Temple Cable Car Station up to the Yuping Cable Car Station or you may challenge yourself by hiking a 15km route with stunning view.

    So you can take the same route as mine and stay overnight at Yubinlou Hotel or you can take the west side and you hotel is close to the cable car station of Yubinlou.

    Have a good trip!

  5. I only have one night on Huangshan. If i go up via Yungu Cable and stay at Behai Hotel for one night, which way / cable station should i go down from? Which route is more convenient?

  6. Hi Daniel,
    I have a few questions and hope you can help.

    1) Did you follow tour or free and easy
    2) How many days did you stay in Huangshan? Did you cover east and west?
    3) Which town is worth visiting? Do we need to pay entrance fees into towns?
    4) How much do you need to pay for per night stay in hotel approx.? and estimated amount spend on your trip.
    5) I am planning to go this year and I am working on my budget. Hope you can answer this?

  7. Hi Daphne,

    1) I went with a tour group.
    2) Two nights on the summit and one night in the downtown Huangshan.
    3) Hongcun Town ( village ) is worth visiting. Entrance fee: RMB 104
    4) Hotel: roughly USD 50peer night (depending on seasons and hotel class )
    5) 4 Day tour in Huangshan costs about 400 USD.

    Have a good time in Huangshan!

  8. Hi Daniel,

    Thank you for your reply. I have managed to book my tickets and will be going this Sep.

    I was thinking of free and easy.

    What recommendation do you have?

  9. Dear Daphne,

    Thanks for your inquiry! As for “free and easy”, I’m not quite aware of your specific travel request. Basically you need to book your hotels both at the summit and the down hill since September is the high tourist season.

    Hiking around the mountain can be very tiring and energy-consuming. Just well plan your visit on the summit.

    Just focus the activities listed on my first day and second day, which are the highlights of Mt.Huangshan.

    Have a nice time!

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