Welcome to Shennongjia
Húběi's natural beauty is on show in the northeast of the province, especially around the Yāzikǒu National Park in the region known as Shénnóngjià (神农架). Reached via a dramatic climbing road best left to the bus driver, here the ape-like yěrén (wild-man; 野人) roams wild among the hikers, in between a 3000-step trail, brooks, ravines and thickly forested peaks. Below winds the Yangzi River, wearing away the sheer rock faces and rejuvenating the snub-nosed monkeys and salamanders which scamper about the forest floor.
The village of Mùyú (木鱼) is the main jumping-off point, where you can find a few hotels, restaurants and basic provisions.