6 Days Harbin, Snow Town to Changbai Mountain

Professional English Speaking Guide

Max Group size of 12 people

All accomodations included

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Price of tour: $949*

* (Price can be 10% lower or higher depending on the season. Please tell us your preferred travel month in the booking form)

Short tour summary

Join us on this tour to North China! Our Yellowbirdtour team welcomes you to the beautiful and special city of Harbin, where snowy landscapes and the icy sculptures will definitely impress you :). The tour includes a trip to the magical China Snow Town, where wooden houses with snow blankets create a fairytale-like atmosphere. We have a special treat in store for you at Jingpo Lake, where you’ll witness the Jingpo Lake Winter Fishing. Of course, this tour also includes the famous Harbin Ice Sculptures. This is why most people come to Harbin! Finally, prepare yourself for some hiking adventures at Changbai Mountain, where you can see beautiful lakes and waterfalls. Overall, this is a very special  6 day tour full of unique experiences. 

Tour highlights: Harbin Ice and Snow World | Saint Sophia Cathedral | Sun Island Park | Siberian Tiger Park | Snow Town | Erdaobaihe | Jingpo Lake | Winter Fishing | Changbai Mountain North Slope

Day by day schedule:

Colourful Ice Sculptures exhibited in Harbin, China.

Day 1: Harbin Arrival

Welcome to Harbin, the largest and most special city in the northern part of China! After landing in Harbin you will meet your driver for a transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day you can take it easy and acclimatise. You can relax or take a short walk near your hotel to get familiar with the area. Also this could be a moment to try out some nice local food somewhere 🙂

A Siberian Tiger walking towards the camera in Harbin, China

Day 2: Siberia Tiger Park, Sun Island and Harbin Ice and Snow World

The day starts with a trip to Siberia Tiger Park to see the conservation efforts for Siberian tigers. In case we didn’t get bitten by the tigers, we will afterwards visit the monumental Stalin Park along the Songhua River. Here we can take a moment so see the beautiful St. Sophia Church and its amazing architecture.

In the afternoon, we will explore the snow sculptures on Sun Island, which are part of an annual exhibit. You will be amazed by what people can create from just snow!

End the day at the famous Harbin Ice and Snow World, where you can walk through the ice structures and enjoy yourself by buying souvenirs, eating local Harbin food, or just meeting strangers along the way.

A town near Harbin called Snow Town, with wooden houses topped with a thick pack snow.

Day 3: Harbin to China Snow Town 280km/6-7hrs

On day 3, we will go on an exciting journey to China Snow Town. Once we arrive, we’ll head to the viewing deck, where you’ll be treated to breathtaking panoramic views of the snow-covered town. After that (and if you still have some breath left ;)) we will walk along Xueyun Avenue, where you will be walking right through the the charming wooden houses. It’s like stepping into a winter paradise film! If you like, you can also hop on one of the commonly used dog sled rides! At night, witness the vibrant float parade, Chinese Yangko dancing, and join the mesmerising bonfire party (subject to weather conditions). Wow! What a day 3 this is…. 🙂

White and brown Horses near Jingpo Lake, China

Day 4: China Snow Town to Erdaobaihe (Changbai Mountain) 370km/6-7hrs

Today we’re off to Erdaobaihe, the gateway town of the magnificent Changbai Mountain. Before we reach our destination, we’ll make a (very important) stop at Jingpo Lake, where you’ll witness a local-style Winter Fishing Watching event. We are sure you’ll be amazed by the skill and precision of the local fishermen as they navigate the frozen lake, showcasing their age-old fishing techniques.
After checking in at the hotel in Erdaobaihe, you can experience a relaxing hot spring (public) provided by the hotel for free.

Heavenly Lake- the highest volcanic lake, near Harbin, China

Day 5: Changbai Mountain Sightseeing

Good morning – This is day 5! Get ready for a day filled with natural wonders as we explore the breathtaking Changbai Mountain. Our first stop is the North Slope, where we’ll discover the beauty of Heavenly Lake- the highest volcanic lake. Next, we will go to Changbai Waterfall, which will can admire from a distance. It looks like a gorgeous milky way falling in the white snow sky. A great Instagram moment ;). Continue to visit nearby Julong Spring. It is the most famous hot spring in Changbai Mountain and the water temperature is usually above 60°C. Later, go to Green Deep Pool Waterfall, it’s formed by two streams of mountain spring water, dropping from a 26-m-high cliff. After that, we return to our hotel to digest all the wonders we’ve seen today.
(oh and by the way: the order of scenic spots might be changed due to the weather conditions – we do our best to give you the best experience!)

Natural scenery covered in snow near Harbin, China

Day 6: Changbai Mountain Departure

Our last day. We will miss you!

It’s time to say farewell to this winter paradise. We’ll provide you with a seamless transfer service to the airport or train station. We do hope to see you next time! Please spread the word about Yellowbird tour for us!

Included in the price

  • Accommodation in local 4-star local hotels, and heated-kang bed in Snow Town. Double occupancy.
  • An experienced, knowledgeable English-speaking tour guide
  • Entrance fees to all sites included on the itinerary
  • Airport pickup and drop-off service
  • Transportation throughout the duration of the tour
  • Daily breakfast
  • One bottle of water per person per day
  • Basic travel insurance

Excluded from the price

  • International and domestic flights
  • Additional meals other than breakfast
  • Optional excursions and activities not included in the base tour package
  • Tips for the guide and driver
  • Single supplement fee. (Solo travelers are welcome to inquire about pairing with another solo traveler to share a room).
  • Please note we cannot guarantee the availability or compatibility of any potential roommate.

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