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The mountains are all the more attractive because of the endemic Huangshan Pine trees that cover this near 2,000m high mountain, and of course the monkeys are popular !
Huangshan mountain is actually not one mountain but a range, so there are numerous peaks, there are however a few hotels on top you can stay in but note that anywhere you want to go entails walking up/down thousands of steps.
Note the better hotels also serve excellent Western style buffet breakfasts, The cheaper hotels will serve Chinese only. There are maybe 5-6 hotels in total.
You can access it from a number of directions so it's worth researching the different cable car routes - otherwise you will have long, tiring, treks to find your hotel or the shots you've chosen to shoot from.
You can stay the night in a small hotel (if necessary, flights from Shanghai tend to be in the afternoon so you arrive too late to get to and up the mountain) and take one of the 3-4 cable cars up in the morning. You could also drive from Shanghai, it will take about 5 hours to get to Huangshan mountain (not the town, which all the distance markers are directing you to).
Most people will stay in Tangkou or Tanjiaqiao, I prefer the village at the rear of the mountain, Jiaocun. All hotels can arrange a taxi to take you to the cable car ticket offices. Personally I find it best to stay 2-3 or even 4 nights on top after you arrive to make the best of your trip. Check the weather carefully for the conditions you want before flying there !