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3 Days Mount Wutai Trekking Tour

Leisure Walk on Green Mountains


You need good physical condition and perseverance to fulfill this "Dachaotai" trekking trip, so be preparing! Stepping on this promising land with about 3000 meters elevation, you can enjoy sea of mountain clouds, authentic Buddhist temples on the road, sunshine shed its light to the grass, and more await.

Highlights of this tour

  • Visit the World Heritage Mount Wutai and experience authentic Buddhist temples;
  • Take a trekking to Five Peaks and complete your spiritual journey for purest land.

Basic Trip Information

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

Full Itinerary Day by day (Can Be Customized)

Day 1 Wutaishan Arrival

Welcome to Wutaishan, the Buddhist Culture land. Our tour guide will meet you at train/bus station. Later you will be escorted to your hotel in Wutaishan. The rest of day is free for you to tour around some featured temples around Taihuai Town. Here are some recommend spots like Pusa Ding to experience the Tibetan Buddhism of Gelugpa sect; Xiantong Temple, the oldest temple with over one thousand years of history, etc.

Note: Normally, Tourists like to transfer from Taiyuan to Wutaishan by coach or train.

Xiantong Temple
Day 2 Wutaishan Trekking

Today, you need to get up very early to begin with your trekking tour. You will be driven to Hongmen Rock with an hour, then walk to East Peak to see sunrise and have breakfast. Later you’ll head for North Peak by setting feet on winding and twisting road for about 4.5 hours to see the roof of north China with 3058 meters above sea levels. Here you can have a simple lunch and rest for a while.

In the afternoon, continue your way to Central Peak for 3 hours’ walking. Along the way you are not alone not only because of many pilgrims and mountain-lovers before and behind, also you will encounter the breathtaking nature of blue sky and green grass, and some gentle animals wondering around. Within another 2 hours, you arrive at West Peak.

Stay overnight at nearby temple or camp outside.

Note: (1) trekking along big road may be a little of detour, but tourists probably get lost by following the path especially when it’s foggy or rainy; (2) food offered by Mountain temples are vegetarian and simple, so you should prepare some beforehead. Besides, the accommodation is quite basic: sleep in communal bedrooms with several bunk beds, separated from female and male; (3) bring some warm clothes, even in Summer time to deal with the sudden change of weather.

Wutaishan TrekWutaishan Camp
Day 3 Wutaishan Trekking & Wutaishan Departure

Having some vegetarian food at 6:00 am (if you stay overnight at temple), continue your hiking to South Peak for about 7 hours, a separated one from other peaks. Along the way you'll pass by the Shiziwo, known for the thirteen octagonal pagoda, including over eleven thousand glass Buddha statues, quite spectacular. Have Lunch on the way. In the earliy afternoon, you finally come to the last station-South Peak. Taking the fresh air, you feel totally relaxed at the top. At the same time, you will be proud of yourself to overcome this tough hike.

After that, visit Fomu Cave close-by and go down to Taihuai town. Then you will be driven to train or bus station for your next destination. Service ends!

Note: for those, who are sedentary and have less exercise, getting a ride will be easier to finish the whole journey. Fortunately from North to South Peaks, there are private cars passing by with negotiable price.

South PeakShiziwo Pagoda

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