Private Day Trip to Mount Hua from Xi'an with English Driver Guide

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From $107.06

34 reviews   (4.88)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person


Departs: china, china

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.


Situated in Huayin City, 75 miles (about 120 kilometers) east of Xi'an in Shaanxi Province, Mount Hua (Huashan) is one of the five sacred mountains in China and garnered the name of "The Number One Precipitous Mountain under Heaven." It is also home to several influential Taoist temples where several emperors of the past dynasties made their pilgrimages here, making Mount Hua the holy land of Taoism.

Note: This tour offers different pickup options from Xi'an Hotels, Xi'an Xiangyang Airport or Xi'an Rail Station, please choose the one fits your needs upon booking.

What's Included

Air-conditioned vehicle

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Private English-speaking driver/guide

Transport by private vehicle

What's Not Included

Cable car

Entrance fee to Mt. Hua

Food and drinks


Personal expense

Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 0 - 99

Additional Info

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Please bring food, snacks, and water with you since there are no reliable restaurants in the nearby mountain area.
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved, please wear comfortable hiking shoes
  • If your pick up point is from train station or airport, please provide your detailed train and flight schedule upon booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Specialized infant seats are available

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Mount Huashan
Our English -speaking driver will meet you at xian downtown hotel , and all the way drive you to the Mount Hua , you will appreciate the beautiful landscape at mountain, if the climate permits,you also can enjoy the plank walk .

8 hours • Admission Ticket Not Included

Mountain Huashan Plank Trail
You can enjoy very famous part of the mountain , the plank walk , everyone who come down the plank walk ,will wear the harness . it is compulsory

2 hours • Admission Ticket Not Included


Must book this tour with Bruce
mishdoyle, 15-11-2019
To be clear this isn’t a “guided tour”, but transportation and excellent guidance and conversation by Bruce. Bruce picked me up in a timely manner from my
hotel in the morning with a smile on his face. We had a lovely chat about China, it’s people, customs, history and philosophy. He was very funny and his English was spot on. One of the best English speakers I’ve run into in China! We discussed what I wanted to see and do on the Mt. and when we arrived he bought the tickets for the cable cars and busses that I needed. I decided to go to the plank wall and was grateful it was open. All map signs on the wall have Chinese and English, however when you get to the plank wall “check in” desk there is no written English and the 2 guys checking passports do not speak any English. First I was told I couldn’t do the was because I was over 50. I argued I wasn’t OVER 50, but that I WAS they allowed me on. Then, I discovered that you can only go in pairs..meaning no solo climbers. Disappointed, I started to walk away but a very lively Chinese girl in line who spoke a little English helped me out and paired me with a solo guy in her group. In reality it seems they want groups of 4...not sure why, as you climb as like a group of 12!? Anyway, the wait ended up being about 2 hours and the climb took about 45 to 1 hour (from suit up to finish). It this point it was 4pm and due to the cable car closing I didn’t have time to finish the rest of the hike (but was successful in what I came to do). I went down the mountain the same way I came up (West Peak). When I got off the bus there was Bruce waiting for me at the bottom. He went out of his way to make sure I had a great trip by helping out some friends. By this action alone, I can tell that he is a compassionate, honest man with a good soul. He deserves abundant success. On the way back to Xi’an we had a wonderful conversation and shared favorite music. By far the best tour I’ve taken in China by the most compassionate man with stellar taste in music! Thank you Bruce!
Bruce Almighty
dionb2015, 11-11-2019
Just to be clear, this is not a guide to of the hike through Mount Huashan. It's transportation and organization of the ticket buying process. However, if you're lucky to have Bruce as your guide you will be showered with knowledge about the mountain, the area, the people, the good, and just about anything else you can think of. If you're real damn lucky, he might take you to eat his favorite dish in the Muslim quarter (sorry Bruce, hope people don't start demanding this ;)). Anyways, if you're in Xi'an and your going to Huashan, this is how you should go. More affordable than the other operators, and I can assure you Bruce's operation is to notch. Thanks again for the 羊肉泡馍!!!
So many steps!
Ben A, 24-10-2019
Thanks Bruce for the expert knowledge and guidance with the ticketing and getting me to the mountain. Once you get there you are on your own, but its well signed and easy enough to navigate.
Mountain climbing
RobertLicun, 16-10-2019
It was an amazing trip. Beautiful view of the nature from the top of the mountain. Everything was oragnized wisely
Hassle-free trip to Mount Hua Shan
Sowele, 01-09-2019
We visited Mount Hua Shan during China school holiday period and the place was packed with local. luckily Bruce has prepared all the tickets (total of 5) beforehand and it saved us a lot of time and trouble (each ticket has to be bought at different location). Bruce has also arranged for us to go up by the north peak and come down by the west peak to go against the main crowd. Thanks to his expertise, we managed to catch the last cable car and come back down in time.

Bruce was very informative and engaging during our trip. We had never encountered such a spirited tour guide in our years of travelling. Definitely recommended for anyone looking for a hassle-free trip to Hua Shan.

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