I need some help to convince my wife that she CAN do the complete Huashan experience!
We will arrive there in about one week.
We are both quite fit - BUT she is a little worried about all the stairs.
I have seen some crazy pictures on the internet, and I want to do ALL the crazy stairs!!
But she is not so sure. So. Can anyone help me to tell her, this is not too bad?
3,000 steps, am I right? Some very steep, with chains?
I would LOVE to know what the climb is like - where are the big, steep stairs, and where is the most difficult parts etc.
Our trip will be:
Arrive in Huashan by bus, from Xi'an. Maybe 12pm?
Climb all those crazy steps!
Stay overnight on the mountain - Lonely Planet tells me West Peak Hostel is cheapest and most frinedly, though I cannot find a website to book a bed.
Next morning - see sunrise - hike to all the peaks - maybe cable car down (I blame the wife for this - but really, I think I will be too tired to climb down!)
Late bus back to Xi'an - I don't care how late!
Any thoughts/advice/encouragement is VERY welcome! We speak no Chinese at all, but we both love an adventure!
Many thanks, in advance!