Hike Asia

Asia has some great hikes.

Mt Mitake and Mt Hinode

Mt Mitake and Mt Hinode are in Chichibu-Tama-Kai National Park, about 50Km west of Tokyo. It take around 2hrs to reach them from Shinjiku, on the Chuo and Ome lines to Mitake Station. I arrived at Mitake station at 2:30pm. Given the short December days, I had just about enough time …

Mount Huangshan

Mount Huangshan, or Yellow Mountain, is around 500Km west of Shanghai. In this report, a 6:30hr high speed train from Beijing South was taken to Huangshan North. A first class ticket cost $139 through https://www.travelchinaguide.com/ . It’s a fascinating train journey with a interesting mixture of city and countryside views. …

Great Wall of China Hike

The journey from Beijing to the Great Wall of China was almost as much of an adventure as the hike itself. The first challenge was buying a bus ticket (bus 980 to Miyun). I was told I could get a ticket on the bus, but the first driver appeared to …

Mount Huashan – Xi’an

Short on time, I’d arranged a driver to collect me from Xi’an Airport and drive to our hotel in Huashan. We stayed in a room behind a shop, about as close to the trailhead as possible – Huashan Fengguan Inn. It was very reasonably priced, but in November the room was …