High speed rail station at Huashan north. The should be a free shuttle bus to Huashan National Park entrance, but we end up paying RMB 20 to a hotel near the entrance.

到了华山站,搞不清区间免费车。在旅客服务中心打听了一下,决定打车20元一辆去她介绍的四合院。

An old style court yard accommodation, looks pretty interesting from the outside, the room is okay. Downside is hot water is only available from 6pm onwards.

We book our room for the next day, leaving some luggage here before walking to YuQuanYuan (20 mins) to begin our hike up HuaShan.

四合院位在华山游客中心和玉泉院中间,去哪方都要步行20分钟。

这里环境不错,房间还可以,热水六点晚上过后才有。

Hiking up Huashan from 玉泉院. The hike takes about 7h and it's fairly challenging. The food and water sold along the way also increase in prices along the way.

The path is pretty steep near the top, which is both challenging and memorable. The view at the North Peak is pretty amazing, and the path from North to the other peaks are breathtaking as well.

Huashan is a very beautiful mountain with unique smooth yellow stone formation.

徒步上华山从玉泉院开始,大概七小时。幸好天气不错,没下雨,又没超级热,不然可惨了。

一路风景还可以,接近山顶就非常壮观。一路上都有小吃。山脚的矿泉水10元三瓶,途中10元两瓶,山顶就是10元一瓶了。

半路有差不多90度拉铁链上山的梯级。

Day 2 hiking from our hotel to Eastern Peak to watch the sunrise at 6.30pm, and the observation deck is too crowded. The view at Eastern Peak is very beautiful.

Southern side have the cliff hanging deck which is quite an amazing experience (we queue for about 30 mins).

We took the cable car (RMB 140) down via Western Peak and the experience is pretty surreal. The car came out from a man-made mountain cave with extremely high and flat cliff, passing through another peak before reaching the ground. We took a bus (RMB 40) to reach the main Huashan station.

在长空栈道排队大概30分钟,付了30元,可以有惊无险(有安全措施)走过险壁,沿路再回来。