Huping Mountain ,also called kettle-shaped Mountain, is located in north of Hunan Province's Shimen County.With 2009 meters above sea level, Huping Mountain is paised as" the Roof of Hunan". It is a state-listed nature reserve and one of the 200 global key ecological areas. This nature reserve boasts the highest mountain, the oldest primeval forests, the longest canyon, the highest waterfall and the largest wildlife reserve in Human Province. There are 98 rare tree species, over 1,000 kinds of medicinal herbs and more than 150 rare animals including South China tigers and albino animals.
The canyon here, over 20 kilometers in length, with a relative height of peaks and valleys varying from 800 meters to 1000 meters, exposes a great deal of typical annual sections, including the largest Cambrian Stratum section in the world. The waterfalls, large and precipitous, are the scenery not to miss.
The largest Waterfall of Mount Huping is 400 meters high and 20 meters wide. Also, Rafting in Mount Huping is breathtaking. It has more than 80 dangerous shoals, with 22 kilometers in length and a head drop of over 90 meters.
1 .How to get there ?
There are long-distance buses from Zhangjiajie and Changsha to Shimen County . There are trains going to Shimen County from Beijing,Shanghai,Guangzhou,Kunming,Xi'an,etc.Tourists need to take bus and transfer to Huping Mountain after they get to Shimen County or Zhangjiajie City. At Shimen Western Bus Station, the Buses driving to Jiangping and Nanping can bring you to Huping Mountain.
2. Where to stay?
Hotel:Donghan Hotel is opened to foreigners.
3. When to go?
Best time to go : From April to October. An average annual temperature is 62.6F.