Being a raw trekker is never easy – discovering the unexplored places. Yellow Mountains has been one such discovery with the help of China Private Tours and chinatourstailor.com. Yellow mountains is the most famous mountains in south of Anhui province. Its original name is Huangshan which literally translates into Yellow Mountain in English.
The Yellow mountain is famous for its four wonders: -
· the wind-carved pines
· spectacular granite peaks
· sea of clouds
· hot springs
Having explored the entire day to and fro on these mountains, we discovered a great variety of zoological species. The yellow mountain has been listed as the World Natural and Cultural Heritage Site for these species. These mountains have been trekked by millions of Chinese people for thousands of years so the paths are surfaced in stone and have stone footsteps. Trekking at Yellow Mountain is an overnight trip and being summer, we started out at 1am at the night just to catch one of the earliest sunrises in the world. At around 4.40am we were experiencing it – the big orange ball of breathing fire. However, more than the sunrise, what was more enchanting to see was the pre-sunrise and post-sunrise ‘sunglow’. Around the 9am it was a bright morning. We had seen the sunglow but we wanted more from the nature. So we scaled ourselves at higher location. At the next checkpoint, we are awestruck at what we saw – a sea of clouds, a pure white cotton blanket of clouds in front of us. The 3600ft. scaled by us seemed like somewhat 6ft. away from the clouds. As we turned our heads towards the peak, we noticed the yellow mountains had granite peak – rock solid silver. These granite peaks have been formed due to Quaternary Glaciation approximately 100 million years ago. For those who seemed to be exhausted after 4 hours uphill task, they were being offered cable car transport. Around midday, under the bright sun we caught our glimpse at the hot springs – natural geysers. Even though, the temperature was above 27C, but was is freezing at the top. So we took a quick dip in the hot springs at 630 meters above sea level. After a short hike, we were blessed to visit the Mercy Light Temple crossing through serene bamboo groves and the Dragon Turning Back Bridge.