How To Get To Hyjal Summit

Hyjal Summit is located in the Caverns of Time, it is a 25-man raid encounter. The optional attunment quest begins when you talk to Soridormi in the Caverns of Time, you then must get Two vials that drop from Kael'Thas from the Eye and Lady Vashj in the Serpentine Caverns.

How do I get to Hyjal?

The most convenient way to reach Hyjal is via a flying mount (you may fly in Azeroth once you get the Flight Master's License) if portals within Stormwind City (Eastern Earthshrine) or Orgrimmar (Valley of Wisdom) are unavailable, i.e. the player has not completed the introductory quest to Mount Hyjal.

Where is the Mount Hyjal?

Northern Kalimdor.
Mount Hyjal.
Mount Hyjal is a level 80-82 zone in the expansion, World of Warcraft: Cataclysm. Hyjal is under heavy siege by Ragnaros, who is trying to destroy the World Tree.

Where is Hyjal raid?

Hyjal Summit is located in the Caverns of Time, it is a 25-man raid encounter. The optional attunment quest begins when you talk to Soridormi in the Caverns of Time, you then must get Two vials that drop from Kael'Thas from the Eye and Lady Vashj in the Serpentine Caverns.

Hyjal Summit

Hyjal is the site of Nordrassil, the first World Tree. It's brought back through the Caverns of Time so that players can relive the major event of Warcraft history, fighting with famous figures such as Jaina and Thrall.

The battle of Mount Hyjal takes place at the denouement of Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, the seventh chapter of the Night Elf campaign, Twilight of the Gods. Archimonde advances the mountain just as he will in the raid instance, along with his lieutenants, Kaz'rogal the Doom Lord, Azgalor the Pit Lord, Rage Winterchill the Lich, and Anetheron the Dreadlord. Kaz'rogal is not present in the Warcraft III campaign mission.

Players can obtain Tier 6 glove and helm tokens from this instance. With many waves of trash, this instance is also convenient to farm at max level for The Scale of the Sands reputation.

Quick Facts
  • Level: 70
  • Territory: Contested
  • Instance type: Raid
  • Number of players: 25
  • Zone ID: 3606
  • Location: Tanaris
  • Raid faction: The Scale of the Sands
  • Final boss: Archimonde

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Optional Attunement

While there is no longer attunement to Hyjal Summit, the questline is still in-game so we've documented it here in case players would like to try it.
  • Pick up  The Vials of Eternity from Soridormi walking around the Caverns of Time. You will then need to kill the end bosses in Tier 5, Vashj and Kael, and loot their respective Vial Remnants. Turning in the quest will allow you access to an epic ring that is upgraded as your reputation level increases.


  • Rage Winterchill
  • Anetheron
  • Kaz'rogal
  • Azgalor
  • Archimonde



The massive summit of Mount Hyjal is one of the most impressive places in Kalimdor. Here, the World Tree known as Nordrassil regrows, with the second Well of Eternity below. The site of the final battle of the Third War, the land here is now as well protected as anywhere in the world — protected by the power and majesty of dragons. The blue, red and bronze dragonflights keep a constant vigil over the recovering World Tree here, seeking to prevent the Burning Legion from ever again reaching the shores of the Well of Eternity and the branches of the sacred tree. From the lofty peak, one can see much of Ashenvale, Winterspring and Felwood far below.

Three important groups form the bulk of the people at Mount Hyjal. The first are the night elves, humans and others who steadfastly guard the World Tree against future attacks. These demon hunters are some of the most experienced and powerful adventurers in the world, and rightly so; most of them either fought in the Battle of Hyjal in the Third War or otherwise have considerable experience tracking down and destroying demons. These demon hunters are assisted by dryads and keepers of the grove, who have an even greater investment in Mount Hyjal’s safety. Hyjal’s summit is sacred to the dryads and keepers, just as it is to the night elves, but it is also their home — in some cases, for many thousands of years.

Finally, three dragonflights carefully watch over the massive tree, their high numbers perhaps a form of compensation for their noted absence during the Third War. The blue dragonflight is particularly devoted to this cause, and while their numbers here are not large, they guard the tree from lower on the mountainside in their caverns of Mazthoril

Few elves live at the peak of Mount Hyjal, but the mountain and the World Tree shelter the night elves in the forests and shores at the foot of the mountain. The forests and rocky mountain slopes harbor many dangerous beasts. With the magic of the Well of Eternity and the World Tree saturating the air and infusing the groundwater, the creatures of the forests are stronger and smarter than those anywhere else on Kalimdor. Deadly black tigers and bears prowl the forests, as do powerful stags. These creatures do not fear fights; they even seek them if the prey looks weak enough. Even smarter and deadlier beasts inhabit the forests. Hippogryphs and chimaera are a common enough sight among the forested peaks of the Summit. Hippogryphs, magical beasts that look like a stag crossed with a raven, patrol the skies and attack anyone they deem a threat to the forests. Although friendly to night elves, they do not show kindness to strangers or to those they consider a menace. Wild dire wolves also lurk on the mountain slopes. They have no natural enemy and are fearless even when met with several armed hunters. The forests of Hyjal are also known to be home to the occasional treant and stray ancient. These sentient, mobile trees protect the night elves' towns and the surrounding forests


The geography of Hyjal Summit is dominated by temperate rugged and forbidding mountains. Hyjal Summit rises high above northern Kalimdor, surrounded by Winterspring, the Moonglade, and Felwood. The mountain's twin peaks are the highest points on Kalimdor and home to Nordrassil, the massive World Tree. The climb to the peak takes travelers past everything from dense forests at the foot to rocky meadows with sparse growth as the grade gets steeper. Nordrassil's sheer enormity strikes awe into any who have the rare honor of approaching it. The root system spreads over the entirety of Hyjal's peak, and its vast, charged branches seem to touch the sky. Damaged in the recent war, it now heals itself at a rapid rate. Although the World Tree rests upon a high mountain peak, its magic keeps the weather pleasant and warm year round - until the year after Battle of Mount Hyjal, when Hyjal saw its first winter. Otherwise, the air remains warm and crisp and the sky is always a dark blue peppered with a blanket of stars. The night elves hope the regenerating tree will begin to regulate the weather again soon. (WRPG 202)

The top of Mount Hyjal shares the plight of Ashenvale: it is mostly uncorrupted, but bears scars and gashes from the battles of the Third War. In the center of the summit is the World Tree, stretching far above the mountaintop even in its damaged state. The forests are inhabited by the usual untainted beasts, which the dryads and keepers of the grove care for. The dryads and keepers are friendly, having worked alongside mortals in the Third War, and are much less shy and worried than those encountered in Ashenvale. Night elves control the majority of the area, but a number of small camps and ruins are spread over Hyjal Summit. (LoM 17)

Maps and subregions

  • Darkwhisper Gorge (RPG)
  • Eternity Bridge (RPG)
  • Well of Eternity
  • World Tree Nordrassil