Private Day Trip To Mount Hua From Xi'an With English Driver Guide - Xian

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 10 Hrs
  • Language:
  • Departure Time :
    08:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Xi'an, Xi'an, Shaanxi
    Traveler pickup is offered
    we pick up from any hotel at xian downtown
    Xianyang Airport, Xi'an China
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Situated in Huayin City, 75 miles (about120 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.
Note: This tour offers different pickup options from Xi'an Hotels, Xi'an Xiangyang Airport or Xi'an Rail Station, please choose the one fits your needs upon booking.


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Day trip (destination A to B)

Enjoy fantastic aerial views

Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver

Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

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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 (about120 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.


Private English-speaking driver/guide

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Transport by private vehicle

Air-conditioned vehicle


Entrance fee to Mt. Hua

Cable car

Food and drinks

Personal expense


Entry/Admission - Mount Huashan

Entry/Admission - Mountain Huashan Plank Trail

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 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

Infants must sit on laps

Infant seats available

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Most travelers can participate

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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  • 01-Dec-2019

    ホテルのロビーから華山の入り口まで車で連 れていってもらえたので、登山のための体力 を温存することができました。ブルースさん がチケットを全て手配しておいてくれたので 、購入のため長打の列に並ぶ必要もなく、時 間を有効に使えました。おすすめです。

  • 15-Nov-2019

    To be clear this isn’t a “guided tour”, but transportation and excellent guidance and conversation by Bruce. Bruce picked me up in a timely manner from my hotel in the morning with a smile on his face. We had a lovely chat about China, it’s people, customs, history and philosophy. He was very funny and his English was spot on. One of the best English speakers I’ve run into in China! We discussed what I wanted to see and do on the Mt. and when we arrived he bought the tickets for the cable cars and busses that I needed. I decided to go to the plank wall and was grateful it was open. All map signs on the wall have Chinese and English, however when you get to the plank wall “check in” desk there is no written English and the 2 guys checking passports do not speak any English. First I was told I couldn’t do the was because I was over 50. I argued I wasn’t OVER 50, but that I WAS they allowed me on. Then, I discovered that you can only go in pairs..meaning no solo climbers. Disappointed, I started to walk away but a very lively Chinese girl in line who spoke a little English helped me out and paired me with a solo guy in her group. In reality it seems they want groups of 4...not sure why, as you climb as like a group of 12!? Anyway, the wait ended up being about 2 hours and the climb took about 45 to 1 hour (from suit up to finish). It this point it was 4pm and due to the cable car closing I didn’t have time to finish the rest of the hike (but was successful in what I came to do). I went down the mountain the same way I came up (West Peak). When I got off the bus there was Bruce waiting for me at the bottom. He went out of his way to make sure I had a great trip by helping out some friends. By this action alone, I can tell that he is a compassionate, honest man with a good soul. He deserves abundant success. On the way back to Xi’an we had a wonderful conversation and shared favorite music. By far the best tour I’ve taken in China by the most compassionate man with stellar taste in music! Thank you Bruce!

  • 11-Nov-2019

    Just to be clear, this is not a guide to of the hike through Mount Huashan. It's transportation and organization of the ticket buying process. However, if you're lucky to have Bruce as your guide you will be showered with knowledge about the mountain, the area, the people, the good, and just about anything else you can think of. If you're real damn lucky, he might take you to eat his favorite dish in the Muslim quarter (sorry Bruce, hope people don't start demanding this ;)). Anyways, if you're in Xi'an and your going to Huashan, this is how you should go. More affordable than the other operators, and I can assure you Bruce's operation is to notch. Thanks again for the 羊肉泡馍!!!

  • 26-Oct-2019

    The mountain climb is not a typical mountain hike The hike is mainly on man made steps and pavement Our trip was also mired by rain and fog The guide Bruce was very professional and knowledgeable Made our trip as comfortable as possible

  • 24-Oct-2019

    Thanks Bruce for the expert knowledge and guidance with the ticketing and getting me to the mountain. Once you get there you are on your own, but its well signed and easy enough to navigate.

  • 16-Oct-2019

    It was an amazing trip. Beautiful view of the nature from the top of the mountain. Everything was oragnized wisely

  • 01-Sep-2019

    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 different location). Bruce has also arranged for us to go up by the north peak and come down by the west peak to go against the main crowd. Thanks to his expertise, we managed to catch the last cable car and come back down in time. Bruce was very informative and engaging during our trip. We had never encountered such a spirited tour guide in our years of travelling. Definitely recommended for anyone looking for a hassle-free trip to Hua Shan.

  • 02-Aug-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 worst queues. Spectacular cable car ride to West Peak, worth the cost on it’s own.

  • 24-Jul-2019

    Nederlands/Dutch We zijn een jong koppel beide in de 20, hebben deze tour geboekt omdat we echt van natuur en stevige wandelingen houden. Waldner was onze Engelstalige chauffeur, hij was heel aardig, vriendelijk en open in de gesprekken die we hadden. Naast dat was hij ook heel behulpzaam en gaf goede instructies hoe we op de berg kwamen en wanneer we hem moesten inlichten om opgehaald te worden. De auto waarmee we opgehaald werden, was een luxe persoonswagen. Had airco, muziek ect.. De rijstijl van Waldner was uitstekend, mijn vriendin wordt snel wagenziek van chauffeurs die te hard optrekken, gas geven en remmen. Bij deze 2 uur rit werd ze niet misselijk/ziek en viel ze zelf uit comfort even in slaap (ik ook, haha). We hebben zeker van de tour genoten en we raden hem ook echt aan! Niet alleen voor avontuurlijke (jonge) koppels, maar ook gezinnen met kinderen van 6+ (de paden zijn namelijk niet kinderwagen vriendelijk hoog in de bergen). We zijn met de kabelbaan de “North peak” op gegaan, die uitgebreid bewandeld en bezocht. Daarna door gelopen naar de andere 4 uitkijk pieken van de berg. Via de “West peak” zijn we naar beneden gegaan via de andere kabelbaan. Toen we beneden aankwamen, stond Waldner al voor ons klaar en werden we weer netjes naar de auto begeleid en uiteindelijk ook netjes afgezet bij ons hostel/hotel. Waldner, we willen je nogmaals ontzettend bedanken voor dit onvergetelijke ervaring en avontuur! Heel erg bedankt en misschien tot ooit in Nederland :)

  • 21-Jul-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. He took us there and back from our hotel and arranged for all our tickets to be bought in advance so we didn't have to queue for them. He helped us get in the right queues and made it stress free. It was a busy Saturday and we went up the North cable car which was much quieter than the West. It means you are climbing up rather than down for the main part of the walk. We came down the West Cable car. We thoroughly recommend using this company. It was money well spent.

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