China’s Huashan Trail is one of the most dangerous hikes in the world. Located in Huayin City in northeastern China, this trail is surround by steep cliffs and jagged mountains. Anyone looking a for an adrenaline rush can complete the trail without any safety equipment, although that would be a bad idea since one wrong step could lead to serious injury or death. There’s also a cable car that leads to the top of the trail. And what do you get when you finally make it to the top? Well, you’re in for a big surprise.
The journey to the top of the mountain starts at the “Heavenly Stairs”.
The stairs are the easiest part of the climb.
The trail is carved directly into the surface of the mountain.
There are several villages and houses scattered across the mountain’s surface.
Then, once you get high enough, you can take a gondola to the southern peak, where the plank path awaits.
This is where the path turns truly dangerous, with nothing but planks to walk on and a rail of chains to hold.
There's almost nothing from keeping you from falling.
There are parts you must climb, as well, with toe holes cut out.
Our palms are sweating just looking at this path.
But, if you're brave enough to keep climbing...
You'll find something pretty interesting at the end of your journey.
At the very top of the southern peak is a Taoist temple that was converted into a teahouse.
Thousands of people climb the world's most dangerous path to end up at a teahouse.