Private Full Day Tour To The Picturesque Hua Mountain - Xian

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 9 Hrs
  • Language:
  • Departure Time :
    07:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Your centrally located hotel in Xi'an
  • Return Details :
    Your centrally located hotel in Xi'an
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


This is a full day 9-hour majestic mountain hiking tour with private guide and driver! Your private guide and driver will accompany you to Hua mountain from your hotel, and you will take the cable car up and down (at your own expense). Hiking times and difficulty levels are flexible!
The entrance ticket to the mountain, private English speaking tour guide, hotel pickup and drop off and all transportation are inclusive, but costsfor shuttle bus, lunch and cable car tickets are not included.
If your booking is"Tour+Foot Massage, 30 minutes enjoyable foot massage isincluded in the tour.
Please note: it takes more than30 minutes queue upbefore hiking for shuttle bus and cabel car.

Know More about this tour

Start your tour from early morning around 7:00am, and then enjoy the Chinese countryside during the two hour drive. Once you arrive at the Hua mountain ticket center, your guide will show you the hiking route options on the map, and then you will decide which way to go. There is a 20~30 minute shuttle bus journey to West Peak or North Peak Cable Car station based on your hiking route.

Four hiking route options with varied levels of difficulty (all cable car costs & shuttle bus costs are on your own):

Option A: 1~1.5 hours easy hiking: Spend 20 minutes on West Peak cable car and ride up to the West Peak mountain station. Hike for about 30 minutes up to the West Peak summit.  Return downhill to the West Peak mountain station, and take cable car back to West Peak bottom.

Option B: 4~5 hours passion hiking: Spend 20 minutes on West Peak cable car ride up to the West peak mountain station. Hike for about 30 minutes up to the West Peak summit. Then hike in a counterclockwise direction for about 1 hour to the South Peak. After another 1~1.5 hours of hiking, you will reach the East Peak. A further 1.5~ 2 hours of hiking, you will pass by the Middle Peak and return to the West Peak. You will take the West Peak cable car down to the bottom.

Option C: 2.5 hours downhill hiking: Take the West Peak cable car up, and hike about 2.5 hours downhill to the North Peak cable car station. Take North Peak cable car down to mountain bottom.

Option D: 3.5 hours uphill hiking: Take the North Peak cable car up, and hike 3.5 hours uphill to the West Peak Cable car station. Take West Peak cable car down to mountain bottom.

Getting lost is not a problem, because all the trails are well marked in both Chinese and English.

Please note: Available lunch items are only drinks and snacks, such as farmer-style sweet potatoes or steamed sweet corn on the top of the mountain (at your own cost).

If your booking is "Tour+Foot Massage, you will enjoy 30 minutes Chinese style herbal foot massage after you finish your hiking.

At the end of tour, your private guide and driver will take you back to your city hotel.


Professional English speaking guide

Private car and driver

Mountain entrance ticket

Entry/Admission - Mount Huashan




Shuttle bus cost

Cable car cost at Mt. Huashan


Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Comfortable walking shoes are recommended

Very little kids are not suitable to take this tour

Extra fee is requested after 9 hours tour

Infants must sit on laps

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Most travelers can participate

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

Traveler Reviews

  • 04-Aug-2018

    To say short and sweet: Ted was absolutely an awesome guide to Hua Mtns for my family. I have a 10 year old boy and a 14 year old girl. We had been touring China for about 2 weeks when Ted suggested we leave a bit earlier the next morning....before 7:30. We made sure we were ready to roll by 7am to help beat the crowds out of Xian. We all enjoyed our hike around the four peaks after taking the cable car up. The cable car was amazing. Ted kept my 10 year old engaged and entertained for hiking with lots of fun photos. Ted was knowledgable and very easy to understand his English which was excellent with a nice English accent.

  • 19-May-2018

    Over the past decade I have visited many mountains in China, but Huashan was still on my must see list. Huashan looms over the small city of the same name like a castle. In contrast to mountains with a single summit, Huashan has numerous peaks, enabling you to hike from peak to peak. Given our fitness level and the amount of time we had, our guide, Sunday, suggested we start at the West Peak and make our way to the East Peak and then finish at the North Peak. The cable car ride up to the West Peak seemed to go on forever, offering incredible vistas, as we went up and over an intermediate peak. From there we hiked up to the West Peak overlook, which offered a spectacular view of the valley below. The trails on the mountain top were paved in stone, typical for China, and provided 1,000s of steps along the way. In addition to the natural scenery there are numerous temples, places to snack, and places to attach ribbons or locks for good luck. Stopping along the way for a drink or a tea-egg offered us a chance to sit and rest our legs. The route we chose was less strenuous compared to other options, such as starting at the north peak cable car, but was still challenging. My legs were sore for several days afterwards, due to all the steps. The rock on Huashan seemed pretty homogeneous, a fractured granite with large feldspar crystals in a fine-grained matrix. A perfect example of the porphyritic texture I learned about in introductory geology class in college. The numerous fractures resulted in some spectacular cliff faces, similar to the rock walls in Yosemite. There was one spot, where for an additional charge, you could don a harness and cables to walk along a cliff-face hundreds of feet above the surface below. I didn't try that and chose the safer detour. Our guide, Sunday, warned us of the possibility of rain, and she was spot on, as it started to rain heavily just as we descended the mountain. This added another aspect as we witnessed several cascades and waterfalls that began abruptly with the downpour. Given that our chosen route required five different tickets (entrance ticket, shuttle bus to the West Peak cable car ticket, West Peak cable car ticket, North Peak cable car ticket, and finally a shuttle bus ticket from the North Peak cable car to the starting point) having a tour guide was a necessity. She saved us an incredible amount of time and effort. Not only that, her bright and friendly disposition, her tremendous knowledge of China, and her fluent English made her a joy to be with. A few closing remarks about Sunday. In the decade or more that I have been travelling to China I have experienced the full spectrum of English-speaking guides. From guides that barely communicated to fluent speakers. From guides that seemed like they were reciting from rote to those that knew everything about the places we visited. From guides that tried to hustle or cheat me to guides that made sure no one even tried to rip me off. I can say, without any reservations, that Sunday is the best tour guide I have ever hired, not only in China, but anywhere in the world. If you have the option, please request Sunday to be your guide. You will be glad you did.