huangshan 黄山 ;
7:00 in the morning after a big night, severely hungover and battling to get ourselves into a taxi and onto the 5 hour bus to get to the yellow mountain.
we spent the night at huangshan old street youth hostel, and prepared our backpacks for the big trek up the next day.
we had no idea what we were getting ourselves into, the first 2km was a real test for all of us, there were moments where we didn’t think we would make it but the views along the way made it so worth while. our anticipated 14km hike up huangshan turned into 16km with a couple of missed turns and lost in translation directions.
but we made it, haggled for tents and pitched them kamikaze style behind a hotel at the top of white goose peak, then we kicked back and watched the most amazing sunset i have ever seen.
24kms and we can officially say we conquered the yellow mountain and it was an awesome experience (totally worth the aching calves). definitely something to add to your bucket list.