Many refer to the Hua Shan plank path as the world’s most dangerous trail. It’s located in China and can be accessed by a gigantic set of stone stairs called the Heavenly Stairs on Mt. Hua Shan.
The trail itself is incredibly dangerous, but where it leads is completely unbelievable.
These are the stairs at the start of the path.
The stairs lead to this gondola, which takes hikers to the start of the Hua Shan plank path.
This is why the Hua Shan plank trail is called the most dangerous in the world. A few pieces of wood to stand on and a chain to hang on to are all that are there to keep people from falling.
At some points in the path, vertical ascents are required, with nothing but toe holes and the chain to help you stay on the mountain.
Finally, at the very top is a Taoist temple that was converted into a teahouse.
It’s unbelievable that people risk their lives for a cup of tea, but thousands of people do every year.