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 2022/2023 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.
Day 1 Changbaishan ArrivalPick-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 take a high speed train to Dunhua Railway Station from Beijing (7h), Yanji (44m), Changchun (2h), Harbin (3h)…
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)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 Winter Hiking
- 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
- 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
- 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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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.
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