A journey of a lifetime for me, would be going to china’s most exotic tea room at Mt. Huashan and having a cup of tea sitting in tranquility – almost among the clouds.
As delightful as the Chinese tea is, it is definitely not something you would closely associate with exhilaration, adrenaline and the fear of death. Mt. Huashan in China, however, manages to bring all of these emotions together by featuring a death-defying and vertigo-inducing cliff-side mountain climb. Famous as the world’s most dangerous hiking trail, Hua Shan plank path, leads to a tea house, that used to be a Taoist temple. Situated at 2,160 m (7,087 ft) on the mountain’s southern peak, the climb challenges people all over the world to get to the Huashan Teahouse to savor the world’s scariest cup of tea.
The trip up the mountain is long, grueling and could quite honestly get you killed! Many tourists trek thousands of miles up the mountain along the wooden boards that were nailed together about 700 years ago.
Looking at the mind-blowing yet daunting images, I wonder, would I go that far for a cup of tea? At first I think it’s close to impossible, but then it’s also a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The views would be breathtaking (and possibly life-taking 🙂 ) and I’m sure the sense of accomplishment would be second to none.