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Private Day Trip to Mount Hua from Xi'an with English Driver Guide

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    What to Expect
    At 8am, your private English speaking guide will greet you at your hotel lobby and then transfer you to Mount Hua in comfortably air-conditioned private vehicle. Situated in Huayin City, 75 miles (about 120 kilometers) east of Xi'an in Shaanxi Province, Mount Hua (Huashan) is one of the five sacred mountains in China and garnered the name of "The Number One Precipitous Mountain Under Heaven." It is also home to several influential Taoist temples where several emperors of the past dynasties made their pilgrimages here, making Mount Hua the holy land of Taoism.

    Usually, there are two ways to climb the mountain: start from the foot of mountain to the summit and return on the same route by foot which requires two days and too strenuous as part of mountain is really precipitous that is not recommend to visit especially in January or take the cable car from the foot of mountain to north peak directly (at your own cost) and continue to hike to the summit of south peak. After hiking among the peaks, you will take the cable car down either from the north peak (the same peak you started) or from west peak (the nearest summit) which could be done within a day. This tour will utilize cable car for better experience.

    When you arrive at south peak summit, there is a famous place called "Changkong Zhandao," a plank path built along the surface of a vertical cliff, which is approximately 13 feet (4 meters) long and about 1.1 feet (0.33 meters) wide. Below the path is the bottomless crag that makes most visitors shiver. But not to worry, for those who intend to come down by waking on the plank path along the cliff will be required to wear harnesses. By 6pm, you will arrive at the parking lots and be transferred back to your Xi'an hotel where this private day trip concludes.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Your downtown Xi'an hotel or Xi'an Xiangyang Airport and Xi'an Railway Station if options are selected
    Departure Time
    8:00 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Private English-speaking driver/guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Transport by private vehicle
    • Entrance fee to Mt. Hua
    • Cable car
    • Food and drinks
    • Personal expense
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • A maximum of 3 people per booking
    • A moderate amount of walking is involved, please wear comfortable hiking shoes
    • Please bring food, snacks, and water with you since there are no reliable restaurants in the nearby mountain area.
    • If your pick up point is from train station or airport, please provide your detailed train and flight schedule upon booking
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    We visited Mount Hua Shan during China school holiday period and the place was packed with local. luckily Bruce has prepared all the tickets (total of 5) beforehand and it saved us a lot of time and trouble (each ticket has to be bought at...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    1  Thank Sowele
    Reviewed 2 August 2019

    An excellent day climbing to more than 2,000 metres on steps cut into the face of Huashan mountain. Very busy and very, very hot (try to avoid school holidays). Bruce made the day run smoothly with pre-purchased tickets and advice on how to avoid the...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank iw0504
    Reviewed 21 July 2019

    We all (a family of 4 including a 16 and 18 year old), had a great day walking Hua Shan. I don't think we could have done it without Bruce. It made the organisation stress free. His English is fantastic, he is friendly and knowledgeable....More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    1  Thank Claire W
    Reviewed 2 July 2019 via mobile

    A friend and I decided to experience a day trip to Mt Hua to experience the peaks. What an experience it was! The views and scenery were absolutely amazingly. Depending on which peak you start at (North or West) dictates how much effort it requires....More

    1  Thank 677shaunv
    Reviewed 1 July 2019

    Bruce was 👍! A knowledgeable guy who made the trip down to Mt Huashan a memorable one. Suggested routes which were appropriate for us with kids aged 5 and 7. Recommended, don't leave Xi'an without seeing and enjoying this scenic attraction.

    Date of experience: June 2019
    1  Thank jaja_kalik
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    22 September 2019|
    Response from LeeLee_1970 | Reviewed this property |
    Hi, I have been two years in a row in June and both days we went were clear and beautiful. You need to get to the plank walk by 12pm as it took 4 hours for the waiting time and to do the walk. Depending on how long you want... More
    4 September 2019|
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    Response from Lkjhpoiu | Reviewed this property |
    Hello, Yes, when you purchase the ticket it gets you a ride to the mountain from your hotel, an English speaking driver, the entrance fee to the park and a "one way" bus ticket to the bottom of the cable car. You will need... More
    10 August 2019|
    Response from iw0504 | Reviewed this property |
    Hi, you pay extra for the tickets but our guide had a local contact purchase them on our behalf before we arrived, so no queuing for tickets. There is still lots of queuing to be had though, security, cable cars etc, but all... More
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