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Tour Overview

China has many great mountains with stunning scenery. If you ever come to Xian and want to have an adventure, Huashan Mountain will be your best choice. Numerous visitors attest that the mountain is definitely worth a visit. On this tour, you will take a high-speed train to Huashan from Xian in the morning and return to Xian at night. You will also experience the metro in Xian just like the locals. Standing at the foot of the towering mountain, you may easily feel humble and small. When you finally get to the summit, you will be amazed by the spectacular scenery and glad you took this tour. Pick this tour to do something different and especially remember this city.

Highlights of this tour:

1. Embark on an exciting adventure to the most precipitous mountain in the world – Mount Hua – traveling between Xi’an and Huashan by high-speed rail.
2. Challenge yourself with a full day of hiking the thrilling trails on Mount Hua.
3. Discover one of the most sacred sites in China: the unique sculptures and temples of the Huashan region, visited by Taoist pilgrims since the 2nd century.


In the morning, our English-speaking guide will meet you at your downtown hotel and escort you to Xian North Railway Station by metro and take a bullet train to Mt. Huashan (28 minutes). Upon arrival at Huashanbei Railway Station, you will take a taxi to get to the foot of Mt. Huashan.

Important Note: The tour price excludes the entrance fee to Mt. Huashan and cable car charges, payable in cash on-site. For your information, the entrance fee varies, being CNY180 per person from March to November and CNY100 per person from December to February. The North Peak cable car rates are CNY80 per person one way and CNY150 per person round trip from March to November. From December to February, the rates are CNY45 per person one way and CNY80 per person round trip. The West Peak cable car fares are RMB140 per person one way and RMB280 round trip from March to November. From December to February, the one-way fee is RMB120 per person and the round-trip fee is RMB240 per person. Ensure you have the necessary funds for these additional fees during the tour.

Mount Huashan Xian
Mount Huashan in January 2023

Towering as the loftiest of China’s revered quintet of sacred mountains, Mount Huashan is renowned for its breathtaking sheer cliffs and dramatic ravines. This majestic mountain features five peaks resembling the delicate petals of a flower. Among them, the North Peak stands as the initial point of exploration, and a cable car offers a convenient ascent. At the summit, a wealth of attractions awaits, including Taoist temples, intricately carved sculptures, and ancient engravings, providing a rich tapestry of cultural and spiritual significance. The panoramic views from the mountaintop are awe-inspiring, allowing visitors to immerse themselves in the natural grandeur that surrounds them. A visit to Mount Huashan promises not only the thrill of conquering challenging landscapes but also an opportunity to absorb the spiritual essence embedded in the mountain’s history and cultural heritage, ensuring an unforgettable and enriching experience for all who venture to its peaks.

Noon: We suggest you prepare some food for the whole climb, there is no restaurant on the mountaintop.

Enjoy your free time. At about 17:00, the guide will accompany you to Huashan Railway Station and you will take the high-speed train back to Xian. At last, take the metro back to your hotel and rest well.

Sea of Clouds in Huashan
Sea of Clouds in Huashan


Tour Price ($=USD)

From $104 P.P, which is based on a private tour for 2 people. The price varies depending on the activity, number of people, travel date, and selected hotel.

Price includes

  • Second-class high-speed train between Xian and Huashan
  • Excellent English-speaking tour guide
  • This tour is only for you and your party. No other travelers will join your group

Price excludes

  • Admission ticket to Mt. Huashan and the fee for cable cars
  • Cost for metro, taxi, or bus in Xi’an and Huashan
  • Meals
  • Personal expense
  • Gratuities (recommended)
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