Sedan Chair and Porter Service on Yellow Mountain 2024

There is a Chinese saying that after you have been to Yellow Mountain, you don’t need to visit any other mountains in China. The amazing and poetic scenery of Mount Huangshan attracts numerous visitors every year. One thing all visitors should bear in mind is that there is lots of walking and stairs to overcome around each site. Most travelers can accomplish the full hiking trip, or take cable cars and do the rest hiking together, if they are fit enough and have a good tour plan. But for some people, like the older and senior, children and exhausted hikers, there are Sedan Chair Transport service available. Pay the porters, you will be carried by sedan chair, so that you can enjoy the scenery and lovely mountainous views. Or let them carry your bags, then you are able to do the hiking hands free. (Popular Huangshan/Yellow Mountain Hiking Tours >>)

What is a Chinese Sedan Chair?

The Sedan Chair is one kind of traditional transportation vehicle in mountain areas of Southern China, which mainly used to carry people and goods. It is made of bamboos, with two long bamboos tied up as a stretcher and fixed a chair in between. Two local men will carry the Sedan Chair, stops sometimes to catch their breath and rest the weights. Moving up and down as their steps, it’s quite relaxing and interesting by chair. The Huangshan Sedan Chair not only offers convenience for tourists, but also makes a new experience on Huangshan Mountain and creates some incomes for the locals. This transport service is under the unified management by the tourist company, including 4 teams in 4 different (front/back) mountain areas. The service is charged regulated price according to the length and different levels.

Huangshan Sedan Chair Foreigner was Enjoying Huangshan Sedan Chair Transport Service

Where to Find the Transport Service?

Since there are plenty of teams in charge of routes separately, travelers hire the Sedan Chair in main trails, in front and back mountain. For example, this special transport service is available in sections from Yuping Lou (Jade Scree Pailion) 玉屏楼 to Tian Hai (Heavenly Sea) 天海, Up Station of Yungu Cable Car (云谷索道) to Beihai Hotel, Xihai Hotel, Lion Peak, Beginning to Believe Peak, Paiyun Ting (Cloud Dispelling Pavilion 排云亭) and etc.

Once you are too tired, decide to take the chair in regions you don’t want to walk anymore, you need to call for a reservation. After you agree with the price, they will send a team to pick you up. Sometime when you hike along the pathway, you could see uniformed men with sedan chairs ready to carry weary stragglers at signed points.

Useful Links:

>> Huangshan Mountain Hiking Map

>> Huangshan Mountain Attractions Map

Huangshan Porter Huangshan Porter Carrying Goods up Huangshan

Fares & Charging Policy of Sedan Chair on Huangshan Mountain

Tourists who don’t want to do hiking in some section can pay to hire Sedan Chair Transport Service on main hiking routes. Since there are lots of steps to go up and down, the hiking itself is quite strenuous, not to mention carrying a person ascend or descend the mountain on lots of steep stone steps. That’s the reason why the Sedan Chair Transport charges a little expensive, like 300 Yuan plus. The rates vary from distances visitor plan to use the service.

The following one way costs are updated for your reference. Tips are not included. Feel free to contact us to get more details. Why Huangshan Mountain Tour is Expensive >>

Sedan Chair Costs and Routes

Starting Point Destination Distance Price (per chair) Notes
White Goose Peak
(Yungu Cableway up)
Beihai Hotel about 1km 300 RMB Plus 100 RMB to Beginning to Believe Peak
Plus 100 RMB to Lion Peak
Xihai Hotel about 2km 500 RMB
Beihai Hotel Beihai Hotel / 600 RMB Beihai Hotel→Xihai Hotel→Cloud Dispelling Pavilion→Beihai Hotel
Beihai/Xihai Hotel Beihai/Xihai Hotel / 800 RMB Beihai/Xihai Hotel→Bright Summit→Flying-over Rock→Beihai/Xihai Hotel
Xihai Hotel Danxia Station
(Taiping Cableway up)
about 0.5km 300 RMB Plus 100 RMB to Cloud Dispelling Pavilion
Plus 100 RMB to North Entrance of West Sea Grand Canyon
Xihai Hotel Xihai Hotel / 600 RMB Xihai Hotel→North Entrance of Xihai Grand Canyon→Xihai Hotel


Fares & Charging Policy of Porter Service on Huangshan Mountain

When you feel exhausted hiking and very lumbersome move around with your bags, you can also choose porter service for people to carry your bags at some points. It’s a common practice to firstly leave your bags at your hotel, after taking the cable car up the mountain. Then you can enjoy the hiking and see amazing scenery hands free. The porter price depends on the hiking length, weight and number of your bags. Below are the major fares of porter service (for bags) from cable car station to hotels on Huangshan Mountain.

Porter Service Costs and Routes

Starting Point Destination Distance Small Bag (per piece) Big Bag (per piece)
White Goose Peak Station (Yungu Cableway up) Beihai Hotel about 1km 30 ~ 40 RMB 60 ~ 80 RMB
White Goose Peak Station (Yungu Cableway up) Xihai Hotel about 3.5km 40 ~ 50 RMB 80 ~ 100 RMB
Danxia Station (Taiping Cableway up) Xihai Hotel about 0.5km 30 ~ 40 RMB 60 ~ 80 RMB
Danxia Station (Taiping Cableway up) Beihai Hotel about 1.5km 40 ~ 50 RMB 80 ~ 100 RMB


How to Plan a Huangshan Yellow Mountain Tour

You can easily plan your Yellow Mountain trip to 1 day, 1.5 days, 2 days, 3 days or more according to your days, energy condition and interest. If you just want to explore Huangshan in an easier way, 3 Days Huangshan Highlights Tour will be the best choince. 3 Days Huangshan Classic Hiking Tour is a little more physical demanding than the previous one, but you will be rewarded with the stunning scenery of both back and front mountain. If you are also interested in the local lives and cultures, then you can check this 4 Days Best Huangshan Tour with Hongcun & Xidi Ancient Villages. Hongcun and Xidi Ancient Village are together listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Huangshan can be traveled with other popular China destinations easily especially those in the nearby regions, such as Shanghai, Suzhou, Hangzhou, Jingdezhen, Wangxian Valley, etc. You can even connect Huangshan with Beijing, Xian, Guilin, Zhangjiajie, Chengdu, etc.

We have helped many global travelers enjoy their memorable trips to Huangshan for the past few years. Among them, a couple from Canada enjoyed their romantic 14-day Nature & Culture China trip covering Huangshan highlights with our cutomized tour package. Besides, Mr. Ban's group from USA who have been traveling with us for more than 3 years also savored the sightseeing and culture of Huangshan.

All of our Huangshan tours can be tailor-made to fit your needs and likes. You will also be well taken care of by our local knowledgeable and helpful tour guide and experienced private drivers, and enjoy well-selected quality accommodation and food. Please feel free to contact us with your requirements or questions and our professional travel consultant will reply to you as soon as possible.

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