The journey to the Yellow Moutains started at the bottom bus stop from Huangshan, early in the morning. As this mountain is quite famous for its scenery, all the websites recommended to climb the mountain on foot in order to take a glimpse of every stone and peak that will rise in your way. The climbing took about 3.5 hours , with many stops due to the heavy stairs that you have to climb.
But the road was full of young and old people, everyone of them trying to do their best to climb up as fast as possible.
What amazed me the most was to see men carrying heavy burdens on their shoulders. They were carrying sodas, water, fruits and food to bring them to the upper restaurants where most of the people would stop to eat. I was feeling so sorry to see them climb like this, especially when it was so hard to carry only a small backpack on your back. They had very muscled legs and were used to this road apparently once every 2 days. This way how they would earn money to feed their families. (photos on blog)
But once you approach the final point of the climbing you start to see beautiful peaks and unusual trees which create a special scenery. That day we were so lucky as the rain felled down only after we reached our hotel up in the mountains. I stayed in a 6 bed women room, as the prices up in the mountains are quite expensive for a double bedroom.
Later on, after the rain stopped i was impressed to see the red sunset from up above! The colours were absolutely stunning, the clouds were almost gone and the air was so fresh, smelling like pine.
The next day was about to be a hard day as we had to wake up very early in the morning (4 AM) in order to go and see the sunrise from the peak: "The monkey watching the sea of the rising sun". But the scenery and the views were breathtaking! As in August everybody was on their summer holidays, the place was very crowded so you had to fight to get a good spot for taking pictures
But it was worth the effort as this memory will rest forever with me.
The day continued with climbing to the highest point of the Yellow Moutains - 1864 meters, from where one could see all the rocky peaks. The road to get there was abrupt and very rocky. You had to pass through tiny cracks in the rocks, climb a lot of stairs, and make many stops! The scenery once again didn't disappoint me and I was so glad I did this trip.
I will let the photos speak from themselves.
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