Asked by Olga from Poland | Nov. 04, 2014 15:21
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Yellow Mountains for 2 days from/back to shanghai (night stop at XiHai Hotel) - possible?

Hi, we are hoping to visit Huangshan mountaintop, with 1 night at XiHai hotel, on 24-25 december (it is sadly short however we cannot extend this side trip above 2 days at this point). My questions are, if you have a chnce to know the answers:
1) is it possible to get an early bus from Shanghai straight to Scenic Area, then walk/take a ride to the cable car and still be able to take a ride and hike to XiHai hotel before dark (in fairly reasonable pace)?
2) which cable cars will be open at this time of the year (if any?); what time approximatley is the first/last ride up/down?
3) even if scenario 1) id doable, will we have a chance (again, at reasonable pace) to hike a bit on our way down on the 2nd day, perhaps combined with a cable car down, and catch the last bus to Shanghai (around 5 pm as far as I remember)?
The idea is to see a bit of Yellow Mountains this time, even if not by extensive hike, however not in a super-rush or to find out that the infrastructure is closed at these dates. Thankx in advance for any advice! Olga

Answers (1)
Answered by Alisa from Canada | Nov. 05, 2014 01:05
1. Yes, you can take an early bus (the best ones are at 06:37 or 07:57) at Shanghai South Long-distance Bus Station to the scenic area (Tangkou) directly. It takes around 5h by highway. To Xihai Hotel, you are recommended to take the Yungu Cable Car. To take that, you need to take a bus at Tangkou.
2. In this Dec. the Yungu Cable Car and Taiping Cable Car will open.
Yungu: 07:00 - 17:00 from Mon. to Fri. ; 06:30 - 17:00 on weekends
Taiping: 07:00 - 16:30 from Mon. to Fri. ; 06:30 - 17:00 on weekends
3. Yes, you should have some time to see some scenic spots. Just make full use of your time. And yes, the last bus back to Shanghai leaves at 17:00.
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