We are a family of 4 planning on visiting Huangshan on 9/2-9/3. I understand it's very crowded on weekends. Unfortunately, we'll be ascending on a Sunday. Here is the plan, and wonder if it is workable:
Day 0. Arrive Tangkou from Hangzhou, stay at Tangkou.
Day 1. Morning ascend from Yungu cable. Visit North Sea area, and hike West Sea Grand canyon. Stay at either Xihai or Paiyunlou.
Day 2. Descend western steps.
- How bad is the crowd on a Sunday morning? Will we be waiting on line for several hours? If so, will we still have enough time to hike West Sea canyon? Does the West Sea canyon close at a certain time?
- How to make hotel reservations? I am assuming we need advanced reservations. Will this have to be done through a Chinese website like Ctrip or Elong?