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5 Days Changbaishan Winter Holiday with Skiing Experience

Best Snowscape and Snow Sports

There are many places for travelers to spend a high quality winter holiday in China, but no place delights you like Changbai Mountain if you are interested in both winter landscapes and winter activities. This 5-day Changbai Mountain tour takes you to Changbaishan which is attractive with a majestic mountain with breathtaking scenic beauty - lakes, forests, gorges, waterfalls, etc., as well as China’s top-class ski resort covered in deep natural powder and equipped with a variety of international & domestic brand hotels at the base of the mountain. You will not only savor the natural view of the beautiful volcanic landform, but also join in many thrilling winter activities - skiing at one of China’s best ski resorts with forests surrounding, winter rafting on a hot spring river, winter fishing in a natural forest, and riding a traditional tractor-drawn sled, hot spring bathing, etc. It can be visual-feasting, exhilarating and also tiredness-removing.

China Discovery is experienced in organizing all-inclusive winter holidays and our experts have an in-depth knowledge of the best winter itineraries. Just take this tour to start your 2023/2024 experience in Changbaishan for a worry-free winter holiday. Or be free to contact us to customize a unique tour according to your own needs.

  • Type : Private Tour
  • Tour Code : CD-CMWT-05
  • Price : from Request
    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.
  • Theme : Nature / Winter
  • Physical Demands :


  • Reach the summit of Changbai Mountain via North Slope and get amazed by the sublime splendor of Heavenly Lake;
  • Marvel at the magic Jilin rime - one of China’s four natural wonders and take some amazing nice shots with your camera;
  • Feel the pleasure and speed of various wonderful snow activities at Changbaishan Ski Resort and enjoy yourself to the utmost;
  • Encounter with a special winter in Changbaishan by taking part in some local winter activities like winter fishing, winter rafting…
Itinerary Day by Day (Can Be Customized)
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Day 1 Changbaishan Arrival

Pick-up in Changbaishan Airport or Dunhua Train Station

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 Changbaishan Airport

Day 2 Changbai Mountain North Slope Sightseeing (B)

Today's highlights: Heavenly Lake, Changbai Waterfall, Green Deep Pool, Valley Forest

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 winter 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 and enjoy a hot spring experience to relax your body.

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.

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 Panoramic View in Winter Changbai Mountain Panoramic View in Winter
  • Changbai Mountain Winter Hiking Changbai Mountain Winter Hiking
  • Hot Spring on Changbai Mountain Hot Spring on Changbai Mountain

Day 3 Changbaishan Winter Activities (B)

Today's highlights: Mojie Scenic Area, Winter Rafting, Winter Fishing

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, the dead trunks struggling to stand upright and the beautiful rime hanging on the trees, 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. After sightseeing, you will enjoy rafting on the hot spring water and passing through these mysterious forests, which is quite a special experience in Changbaishan.

Next, you will drive about 40 minutes to Naitoushan Village, the No.1 Village of Changbai Mountain, to enjoy the interesting winter activities. For travelers seeking for excitement, just take a Tractor-drawn Sled ride. Tractor-drawn Sled is a traditional means of transportation in the Changbaishan area. As the sled speeds up, you can hear the tractor rumbling and the wind roaring in your ears. Then, go to a river course in the forest to enjoy winter fishing. You will use some farm tools like spades, picks and axes to dig the ice, cast nets and catch the fish. It is also available to cook fish soups in the snow kitchen of the local village.

After the winter activities, you will drive about 2.5 hours to Wanda Changbaishan International Resort. Stay overnight there.

  • Mojie Scenic Area Winter Mojie Scenic Area Winter
  • Naitoushan Village Naitoushan Village

Day 4 Changbaishan International Ski Resort Skiing (B)

Today's highlight: Skiing a full day

After breakfast, you will enjoy a full day's skiing time in Wanda Changbaishan International Ski Resort - one of the training bases for China’s national alpine ski team at the world's golden latitude of 42 ° - 46 ° for skiing. It perfectly combines the unique resource advantages of Changbai Mountain scenery and natural snow with the resort construction. For expert skiers, you can look for a challenge in the mogul fields with international standards. Don’t worry if you are a beginner or low intermediate, because there are excellent gentle terrains and plenty of open space. There are a total of 43 ski tails to meet different skiers’ requirements. Just put on your skiing clothes and boots, and bring your ski equipment. The white snow wonderland with captivating landscapes and happy atmospheres will deliver you a memorable winter holiday.

Optional Activities: Besides skiing, you can also take part in other exciting snow activities, such as snow house, snow circle, snow motorcycle, etc. It is also recommended to go to Hannah mountain hot spring if you want to relax your body.

Notes: 1) Best Snow Period is from mid-November to mid-April of the next year. 2) If you are a novice, we suggest you hire a coach to help you get started efficiently. 3) Snowboards and helmets are included in the package, but you need to purchase or bring your own ski clothes, gloves, ski glasses, knee-pad and masks (some can be rented). 4) Provided equipment includes snowboards, helmets, cablecar and Magic Carpet lifts, other advanced equipment like horse sledge, snow tubing, snowmobiling, etc. need extra payment.

  • Wonderful Skiing Experience Wonderful Skiing Experience
  • Wanda Changbai International Ski Resort Wanda Changbai International Ski Resort
  • Wanda Changbai International Ski Resort Wanda Changbai International Ski Resort

Day 5 Changbaishan Departure (B)

Transfer to Changbaishan Airport for flights departure or Dunhua Railway Station for train departure

Today is free until your guide and driver will escort you to catch your flight/train to your next destination or home. Tour ends!

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The quotation for this trip is from Request Per Person

1. This price is for one person, based on a group of 2 adults sharing one standard double-bed room in a 4-star hotel and traveling with our private tour in low seasons.
2. This price is subject to change according to your traveling season, group size, hotel class, change of activities in your itinerary and possible fluctuation of currency exchange rate. If you want a lower price, you can get more people to join you, or use economy class hotels.
3. This price is only valid to March 31, 2023.
4. Reference exchange rate of USD 1= RMB 6.45. The final quote is based on current exchange rate. It may change according to the currency fluctuation, while the RMB quotation will be remained the same.

What's included?

  • Professional licensed English-speaking guide;
  • Admission tickets for all attractions listed in the itinerary;
  • Necessary ski equipments in Wanda Changbaishan Ski Resort including snowboards, helmets, cable car and Magic Carpet lifts;
  • Accommodation as listed in the itinerary;
  • Necessary vehicle and sightseeing bus transfers as listed in the itinerary;
  • Airport / train station / hotels pick up and drop off;
  • Luggage Transfers: between airports (railway station) and hotels;
  • All meals as listed ( “B” for Chinese and Western breakfast buffet in your hotel; “L” for Chinese Lunch in local restaurant; “D” for Chinese dinner in local restaurant.);
  • Accident insurance;
  • Our service charge, including tour planning, handling, operational and communication charges.

What's excluded?

  • China visa;
  • Accommodation not listed in the itinerary;
  • Single Room Supplement;
  • Sightseeing not listed in the itinerary;
  • Recommended optional activities, sports or lessons;
  • Recommended ski equipment like ski clothes, gloves, ski glasses, knee-pad, etc., and advanced ski equipment like horse sledge, snow tubing, snowmobiling, etc.;
  • Flights or trains to/off Changbai Mountain/Dunhua County (we can book for you);
  • Ski equipment like ski clothes, gloves, ski glasses, knee-pad, horse sledge, snow tubing, snowmobiling, etc.
  • Optional tips to guides, drivers, etc;
  • Personal expenses.

Check What our Customers Say...

Hi Rita,

Today is wonderful! Thanks. We really enjoyed. I have to collect the photos from a few different phones, but I will send you some and write a review. We were so happy to have Amy guiding us. And she was very patient with our kids. If we are able to take another trip, we will definitely contact you.


Autumn - 2022.12.30‚ Canada, December 30, 2022

Hi Rita,

Sure we had a great day with Kai so I’d be more than happy to write a review.


Emma - 2022.12.27‚ Canada, December 26 2022

Dear Leo,

thank you so much for asking.

I can only say that we had a fabulous time. The driver was the best driver we had in a long time and the guide was knowledgeable, helpful and always spot on.

In a difficult situation (the police found us interesting and inquired after our travel itinerary etc.) he handled it very well.

I will definitely recommend you and might ask you for information on another tour in Sichuan, soon.

Kind regards,


Silke - 2022.12.23‚ Germany, December 23, 2022

Hi Tracy,

I have had a fantastic trip. This guide is amazing really knowledgeable.


Sean - 2022.12.20‚ UK, December 20, 2022

Hi Rita,

Yesterday was great. Ellen is a perfect tour guide. Sure we enjoyed very much.


Eslam - 2022.11.9‚ Egypt, November 9, 2022
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  • Changbaishan Airport Changbaishan Airport
  • Changbai Mountain Panoramic View in Winter Changbai Mountain Panoramic View in Winter
  • Changbai Mountain Winter Hiking Changbai Mountain Winter Hiking
  • Hot Spring on Changbai Mountain Hot Spring on Changbai Mountain
  • Mojie Scenic Area Winter Mojie Scenic Area Winter
  • Naitoushan Village Naitoushan Village
  • Wonderful Skiing Experience Wonderful Skiing Experience
  • Wanda Changbai International Ski Resort Wanda Changbai International Ski Resort
  • Wanda Changbai International Ski Resort Wanda Changbai International Ski Resort

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