Hike Mt "Avatar" 中国张家界, 徒步“阿凡达”悬浮山

Known for its magnificent natural beauty and famous for its sandstone pillars, flowing streams, dense forest, and large karsts caves; Zhangjiajie became China’s first national forest park in 1982 and it has been enlisted as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a UNESCO Global  Geopark. The main attraction Zhangjiajie Scenic area with its magical floating peak became the inspiration for the movie Avatar and have been getting a lot of attention as a result. Because of the movie, the previously known  “Southern Sky Column” in China is renamed  to “Hallelujah Mountain”.  Discover and see the real world of Pandora through your own eyes.

Check out the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIk9zTd919w


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An Acient Village in the Sky
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Zhangjiajie Natiional Park pillar
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Winding road into the mountain

Pullman Hotel Zhangjiajie is a High-end international brand hotel with world class standard and is located in the center of Wulingyuan Scenic Area, surrounded by incredible natural beauty by the Zhangjiaie National Forest Park. The hotel offers easy access to various scenic attractions that reflect the Zhanjiajie culture.

The 456 well appointed spacious rooms features mountain view or pool view include minibars and safes. The bathrooms come with both bathtub and shower facilities. Pullman Zhangjiajie features a spa, swimming pools, a nightclub, bars, restaurants and excellent conference facilities.

The hotel is conveniently located within a 30-min drive  from Zhangjiajie City, airport and railway station, and a few minute drive from famous attractions.

3D2N Package Inclusions:

Round trip flights from Shanghai to Zhangjiajie

Airport tax and fuel surcharges

2 nights accommodation in Pullman Hotel

Breakfast daily

English-speaking guide

Entrance fees listed on itinerary

One way up by cable car and one way down by Bailong Sightseeing elevator in Mt.Tianzishan

All necessary airport transfers and transportation during the trip






  • 1、上海——张家界的双飞
  • 2、机场税和燃料附加费
  • 3、铂尔曼酒店两天的住宿
  • 4、每天的早餐
  • 5、英语导游
  • 6、行程路线里列出的所有景点的门票
  • 7、天子山上山的缆车费和下山时的百龙天梯费
  • 8、所有必须的机场接送和旅程中的车费

Day 1 Shanghai – Zhangjiajie PVG (Pudong) To CSX (Changsha) 4:20pm – 6:10pm (1h 50m) Take the flight to Zhangjiajie, upon arrival, meet the guide at the airport and transfer to the hotel. Accommodation at: Pullman Hotel 



Day 2 Zhangjiajie Today, the guide will take you to visit Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, In 2004, Zhangjiajie was listed as a UNESCO Global Geopark. The most notable geographic features of the park are the pillar-like forma-tions that are seen throughout the park. As the essence of Zhangjiajie National Forest Park Scenic Area, Huangshizhai (Yellow Stone Village) possesses quite concentrated attractions, well worth visiting. Proceed to visiting Golden Whip Stream, it is famous for its pristine water, its verdant mountains, its steep cliffs and its serene valley. Afterwards, transfer to the hotel. Accommodation at: Pullman Hotel (5*)



Day 3 Zhangjiajie – Shanghai CSX (Changsha) To PVG (Pudong) 6:55pm – 9:00pm (2h 05m) Today, the guide will take you to visit Tianzi Mount Nature Reserve, it boasts rocky peaks in grotesque shapes and shrouded in drifting mist, it’s the best lookout and very core of the scenic area, to enjoy the beautiful scenery. Then take a tourism tour to Ten-miles-Gallery (Shilihualang) for sightseeing of Herb Picking Old Man and Three Sisters peak etc, it just like a huge Chinese landscape painting.






  • 1、上海——张家界的双飞
  • 2、机场税和燃料附加费
  • 3、铂尔曼酒店两天的住宿
  • 4、每天的早餐
  • 5、英语导游
  • 6、行程路线里列出的所有景点的门票
  • 7、天子山上山的缆车费和下山时的百龙天梯费
  • 8、所有必须的机场接送和旅程中的车费


Afterwards, transfer to the airport for flight back to Shanghai. Package Inclusions: Round trip flights from Shanghai to Zhangjiajie Airport tax and fuel surcharges 2 nights accommodation in Pullman Hotel Breakfast daily English-speaking guide Entrance fees listed on itinerary One way up by cable car and one way down by Bailong Sightseeing elevator in Mt.Tianzishan All necessary airport transfers and transportation during the trip

If you add two extra days, you can also visit Fenghuang Ancient Town(about 5 hours away from Pullman Hotel) - is at the western border of Hunan and by the riverside of beautiful Tuo River. Fenghuang is a place that shares the name with the holy bird in ancient times. It is ancient, quiet, and secluded. It is an ancient city drenched in incalculable legends.

Zhangjiajie is known for its four 4 natural spectacles: the clouds of mist that circle the peaks of the mountain, the amazing views of the rising sun, the moonlit nights, and snowcapped winter peaks. Experience all of these wonders as they were meant to be enjoyed, without the crowds and noise. Our experienced guides will take you through the less travelled parts of the region so you can enjoy this breathtaking scenery in solitude with the ones you love most. But don’t fret, our package also includes guided tours of all of the world-famous parts of the area, such as the world’s longest cable car, the Ten-Mile-Gallery, and Tianzi mountain. Experience first hand what inspired James Cameron to create his mythical world “Pandora” in “AVATAR.” 


张家界以四大自然奇观名扬天下:萦绕山间的云雾、绮丽壮观的日出、月光挥洒的夜晚、积雪覆盖的山峰。这些奇观就要在远离人群、没有喧嚣的时候,用心灵去欣赏。经验丰富的导游将带您穿越人迹罕至的路段,以便您能欣赏到您最深爱的地处偏远、孤芳自赏却惊艳无比的风景。您不必担心,套餐里也包含着张家界所有大名鼎鼎的景点,比如世界上最长的索道、十里画廊、天子山等等,欣赏了这一切,也许您将体会到底是什么激发了James Cameron的灵感,创造了《阿凡达》里的神话世界“潘多拉”。

Day 1 arrival Zhangjiajie

Once you arrive in Zhangjiajie, you will get a warm welcome from your guide and driver. You will then transfer to the hotel for your check-in.

Accommodation: Pullman Hotel



Day 2 Zhangjiajie National Forest Park

Golden Whip Stream: Located in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, The Golden Whip Stream covers a distance of 7.5 km from north to south, winding across mountains and valleys. The brook is crystal clear through the year, with many scenic spots along the way. Here, you can indulge yourself in the fresh air and the magnificent landscapes of rural China.

Yuanjiajie: You will then travel to Yuanjiajie, also called “AVATAR” Mountain because of the role it played in the creation of James Cameron’s world “Pandora” in the Blockbuster movie “AVATAR”. Located in the northwest part of the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, Yuanjiajie is a naturally formed platform mountain surrounded by high summits and divided by cavernous valleys. History buffs will enjoy Hallelujah Mountain, as locals say it features the 1st bridge created in the world. 

Accommodation: Dingxiangrong Downtown.



袁家界:因为在James Cameron执导、风靡一时的大片《阿凡达》里,承担的神话世界“潘多拉”的角色,又被称为“阿凡达山”,位于张家界森林公园的西北部。袁家界是自然形成的平台山,周围奇峰林立,如众星捧月,被多孔的山谷分裂后,更显惊艳。历史爱好者更愿意欣赏“潘多拉”胜景哈利路亚山,天然形成的旷世奇观天下第一桥。


Day 3  Zhangjiajie National Forest Park

Today, you need to get up early; a full day of sightseeing is ahead! Start your day watching the sunrise on the Grand Sightseeing Platform, You will be amazed that one of the four natural spectacles of Zhangljiajie is only a short 10 minute ride from your hotel. 

Tianzi Mountain: Travel to Tianzi Mountain and go on top of the world to fully experience the more than 80 natural platforms that make up this enchanting landscape.

Ten-mile-Gallery: Try to identify rock formations like “the little boy” as you take a train ride through the Ten-mile-Gallery, a beautiful valley with luscious green fields covered in ancient rock formations. After this, you will have the opportunity to go herb picking in the wilderness with Herb Picking Old M an and Three. Finish your day from a new perspective on the scenic Sisters Peak. 

Accommodation: Pullman Hotel 


今天, 您要早些起床,进行一整天的观光游览。从宾馆出发,大约乘车只需10分钟,就可以到大观台看日出,届时您将被称为张家界四大奇观之一的日出美景所震撼。




Day 4 Tianmen Mountain 

After breakfast, pay a visit to Tianmen Mountain National Forest Park. With the longest cable-car in the world, this attraction is a must visit when you are in Zhangjiajie. Finally, before you leave Zhangjiajie, be sure to check out the Glass road on the cliff, Tianmen temple, and Tianmen Natural Cave. 




Your Comments
A Belgium family //"Home of Avatar" in Hunan Province//July trip 2014
Dear Julie, just wanted to let you know we had a great trip to zhangjiajie("home of Avatar"). Frank is a very good guide. He understood we liked to hike and walk, not stand in line for hours waiting to take a cable car. The whole area was very crowded with local tourist, but we understand it's peak season… We would recommend friends however to go in September or October (not during golden week of course) when there are less people and prices for food etc are lower but the weather is still nice. If you have other clients who like to go there and like to go hiking, I would definitly recommend Frank as a guide. He is local and knows the small trails and nice, less crowded area's. Thanks for all your work in organizing the trip ! rgds, Nathalie and Bert. I don't think we will travel during the October Holiday, we just came back from Europe. Thanks anyway Best regards, Bert en N.