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3 Days Changbai Mountain Classic Tour

World Natural Heritage Savory


Seeking for a unique nature-savory in northwestern China? Don’t miss Changbai Mountain, a dormant volcano recognized as a World Natural Heritage site by UNESCO. It lures numerous visitors with its spellbinding Heavenly Lake, lush forest, magnificent waterfalls, emerald ponds, bubbling hot springs, as well as distinct seasonal sceneries like wild flowers in summer, colorful foliage in autumn and white snow in winter.

This 3-day Changbai Mountain tour takes you to visit Changbai Mountain’s North Slope, which offers many small spots to see and the best perspective of Heavenly Lake to admire. You will spend a full day immersing into the scenic beauty and breathing the fresh air. Our private tour package involving transfer service, hotel booking, professional local guide, comfortable car, skilled driver, etc. ensures you a worry-free experience. The arrangement can be bespoke according to your own preference. Feel free to tell your needs and unveil a memorable trip in your own style.

Highlights of this tour

  • Ascend to Heavenly Lake (Tian Chi) - the deepest alpine lake in China in pursuit of its mystique and fabulous views;
  • Pass through dense deciduous forest and see the landscape dramatically changing birch and pine trees to short grasses;
  • Get amazed by the 68-meter-long Changbai Waterfall which is hanging on the sharp cliff of Changbai Mountain, as well as many other small waterfalls.

Basic Trip Information

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  1. 1. This price is for one person, based on a group of 2 adults sharing one double-bed room in a 4-star hotel and traveling in low seasons;
  2. 2. This price is subject to change according to your traveling season, group size, hotel class, change of activities and possible fluctuation of currency exchange rate.
Travel Route:
Changbai Mountain
Travel Length:
3 Days & 2 Nights
Tour Code:
Group Size:
You, your family, friends or group
Any day you want

Full Itinerary Day by day

Day 1 Changbaishan Arrival

Welcome to Changbai Mountain! Upon arrival, you will be met by your guide and driver at Changbaishan Airport or Dunhua Railway Station, and then be escorted to your hotel in Erdao Baihe Town, a peaceful town located at the foot of Changbai Mountain, with many hotels, restaurants and shops. The rest of today is free for you.

Arrival Ideas: 1) You can take a flight to Changbai Mountain directly from Beijing (2h), Shanghai (2.5h), Xian (3h), Tianjin (2h), Changchun (1h), Harbin (1h)... 2) you can also take a high speed train to Changbaishan Railway Station from Beijing (7.5h), Jilin (1.5h), Changchun (2.5h), Harbin (5h)…

Recommended Activity: It is strongly recommended to take a stroll in Erdao Baihe Town and enjoy the beautiful light show.

Changbaishan Airport
Day 2 Changbai Mountain North Slope Sightseeing (B)

After breakfast, your guide and driver will pick you up at the hotel. Have a short scenic drive to Changbai Mountain. Also known as Ever White Mountain in Chinese and Changbaek-sanjulgi in Korean, Changbai Mountain range forms the border between the Chinese provinces of Liaoning and Jilin and North Korea. It is one of the top ten famous mountains in China, where the top of the mountain is covered with snow all year round. It is a dormant volcano boasting rare animals, lush forests, clear lakes and bubbling hot springs. The most beautiful one among the lakes is Tian Chi (Heavenly Lake), the deepest alpine lake in China. Take the sightseeing bus and vehicle directly reaching Heavenly Lake, which is 2189 meters above the sea level. This lake has been recognized as the highest volcanic lake in the world by the Guinness Book of Records. With white clouds and blue sky, Heavenly Lake surrounded by 16 peaks is like a jade in the sky. Catch the rare time to enjoy an unbelievable panoramic view of this beautiful lake. After that, get down for further sightseeing and enjoy different views. You will head to Changbai Waterfall with its water melted from Heavenly Lake at a height of 68 meters, making the longest volcanic waterfall in the world. Overlook the grand waterfall on the viewing deck where you can see two strands just like two huge flying dragons above the ground. Get back to Small Heavenly Lake hidden in the primitive birch forest where you can enjoy some walking along the river. Move to Green Deep Pool which is reputed as “Little Jiuzhai Valley in Northeast China” with emerald water and small waterfalls falling from the cliff - very elegant. The last spot is Valley Forest. When the volcano erupted, the volcano cone broke and collapsed, forming a valley of 50 meters deep and about 3,000 meters long from north to south. There are tall ancient trees and huge rocks at the bottom of the valley, making it a natural oxygen bar. Take a short walk in the primitive forest. After that, take the sightseeing bus to get down the mountain.

After the tour, you will be taken to the hotel in Erdao Baihe Town.

Weather Condition & What to Wear: The weather is freezing in Changbai Mountain and the temperature is around -15 °C to -30 °C from November to February. Take all your warm gears, like cotton trousers, thermal underwear, down jacket, fleece gloves, wool hat, thermal underwear, etc.

Recommended Activity: Enjoy a hot spring experience to relax your body.

Alternative Itinerary: It is also available to go to West Slope instead of North Slope, or spend 1 more day exploring West Slope. Generally, West Slope is less crowded, and you can enjoy many beautiful wild flowers in summer. However, West Slope offers fewer attractions to visit, and you need to take a snowmobile to reach Heavenly Lake when the road is covered by thick snow in cold winter. Just tell your preference to your travel consultant.

Changbai Mountain Heavenly Lake Winter View Changbai Waterfall Hot Spring on Changbai Mountain Changbai Mountain Heavenly Lake Summer View (West Slope)
Day 3 Changbaishan Departure (B)

Get up early in the morning, and you will drive to Mojie Scenic Area for a distinct view of the original forest of Changbai Mountain. "Mojie", literally meaning demon world, gets its name because of its mysterious landscape - the never-frozen river shrouded with mist and the dead trunks struggling to stand upright, making a reminiscent of the eerie scenes in the Lord of the Rings. In fact, the river formed by the hot spring water from Changbai Mountain. In cold winter when the temperature drops below -20°C, the beautiful rime hanging on the trees and the changeable mist attracts many shutterbugs. For travelers who want to photograph rime, the best time to visit Mojie Scenic Area is between 6:00 ~ 8:00 usually.

After sightseeing, your guide and driver will escort you to catch your flight/train to your next destination or home. Service ends!

Optional Activity: You can enjoy rafting on the hot spring water among these mysterious forests, which is a special experience in Changbaishan

Mojie Scenic Area

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