Tourists can take shuttle bus from Tangkou to get to either the Mercy Light Pavilion to the Western Steps, or Yungu to the Eastern Steps before taking cable car or trekking up Huangshan Mountains. Currently, there are 4 different cableways in operation up mountain. See their locations on the map.
There are more than 30 touring paths in total in Huangshan mountains, which are 50 km in total length and 1-2 meters wide generally. The trails in the mountains are stone paved roads, some of them are paved with granite slabs while some are excavated through mountain stones. The steps have quite level and corse surface and even equipped with protecting handrails to ensure tourists' safety. Along the paths, there are also some sightseeing palces, bridges and scenic-view pavilions which offer tourists convenience to enjoy the sceneries and take a rest or shelter from rain.
|Yungu Cable Car
||Taiping Cable Car
||Grand Canyon Cable Car|
Yungu Cableway ( from the Cloud Valley Temple to White Goose Mountain ), also called Cableway 1. It is 2,804 meters in total length and its height difference is 772.8 meters. It is of the same type with Taiping Cableway except that it is smaller (60 persons).
Yuping Cableway ( from the Mercy Light Temple to Jade Screen Pavilion ), also called Cableway 3. It is 2,012.1 meters long and its height difference is 745.4 meters. It is of single-line automatic reciprocating type, 31 gondolas in total. Each gondola can hold 6 persons (one way trip lasts 8 minutes ).
Taiping Cableway ( from Pine Valley Nunnery to Pine Forest Peak ), also called Cableway 2. It is 3,561.9 meters long and its height difference is 1,004 meters. It is of four-line reciprocating type, with one pair of cable cars, carrying capacity of 100 + 1 persons for each car (one way trip lasts 11.6 minutes ).
Grand Canyon Track Rail Cable Car (from near Baiyun Hotel to the bottom of Grand Canyon). It is 892.6 meters long and its height difference is 500 meters. Each car holds 60 people and covers the distance in 5 minutes. For more information, please read here.
Since it is about 93 kilometers from Tunxi to the foothill of Huangshan Mountains, and all the cable cars stop operation at 16:30, those who arrive at the local airport or downtown in the later afternoon would be unable to go up mountain by cable car the same day. They will have to overnight in the downtown (Tunxi) for the day.