Known as “the Queen of Sichuan Mountains”, Mount Siguniang is the highest mountain of Qianglai Mountains in Western China, renowned for its beauty. Mount Siguniang National Park comprises Four Sisters Mountain and the surrounding three valleys - Shuangqiao Valley, Changping Valley and Haizi Valley.
Then, what’s the best way to explore Mount Siguniang with a full savory of all the beauties? If you expect a leisure-paced way without reaching the dangerous altitude over 5000 meters, then, this tour will be perfect for you. In short 3 days, you can free yourselves by hiking in Shuangqiao Valley (the most beautiful valley with changing scenery) and Changping Valley or Haizi Valley (primitive valley offering best angel to capture Mount Siguniang peaks), getting back to true nature and fully enjoy the gorgeous appearance of Mount Siguniang peaks. Moreover, don’t miss the chance to get panoramic view of the snow-capped peaks in a row above the sea of clouds! How amazing it is!
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Day 1 Chengdu - Shuangqiao Valley - Siguniangshan Town (L)Transfer to Siguniangshan Town from Chengdu by Driving, and Visit Shuangqiao Valley
After breakfast, your driver and guide will pick you up at your hotel in Chengdu downtown. The following journey will be 4-hour scenic driving from Chengdu to Mount Siguniang, about 205 kilometers away. You’ll leave the flat Chengdu Plain and travel onwards and upwards through the sea of clouds of Balang Mountain (altitude: 4,532 meters) where you can also enjoy breathtaking view of the snow-capped Mount Siguniang in distance. After that, you’ll arrive in Siguniangshan Town (altitude: 3,200 meters).
In this afternoon, you’ll be transferred to Shuangqiao Valley, the left one of the three valleys about 7 kilometers from Siguniangshan Town. With a full length of 34.8 kilometers, Shuangqiao Valley is regarded as the most beautiful valley in Mount Siguniang National Park. Take the sightseeing bus directly up to the end of the valley and visit Larch Forest (altitude: 3,850 meters) surrounded by snow-capped peaks in three sides. Then, take sightseeing bus down the valley passing vast grassland, white pagoda, prayer flags, lush meadow with flowers, and make stops to hike and explore along the way. Have some leisure time at Fishing Bay, Bonsai Beach, Ten-mile Poplar Trees...In this valley, you’ll travel through the varying alpine scenery belt with breathtaking landscape. After the tour, drive back to Siguniangshan Town and have a good rest today.
- Balang Mountain Sea of Clouds
- Shuangqiao Valley Alpine Forest in Autumn
Day 2 Siguniangshan Town - Changping or Haizi Valley - Siguniangshan Town (B)Enjoy Full-day Hiking trip in Changping Valley or Haizi Valley
After breakfast, you’ll begin your hiking journey in either Changping Valley or Haizi Valley. Changping Valley is a mature valley designed with sightseeing bus, plank road, hiking trail and horse riding and it is also the nearest valley to catch the beauty of Mount Siguniang. While Haizi Valley is wilder and more primitive than Changping Valley, offering best location to shoot Mount Siguniang. (Note: Each valley takes about one full day which means you can only choose one to do on this day, and you’d better tell your likes to us beforehand.)
Hiking experience in Changping Valley: first take a sightseeing bus to Lama Temple (5km) which is the starting point of your hiking. The following hiking is composed of two parts - hiking on the plank road and hiking from the ending of the plank road to Muluozi. In the first part, you will see solemn monastery, waterfalls, deep valleys, ancient withered trees standing in lakes; and in the second part, you’ll walk through wild forests, follow the walking trails along the clear streams to chase some landscape you have never seen - sea buckthorn forest, red stones arrayed by nature, peaks like camel, mushrooms, pure plateau lakes reflecting the giant peaks, flocks and herds leisurely wandering, snow-capped Four Girls Mountains, magnificent glacier…you will return to Lama Temple after reaching Muluozi. The whole hiking needs about 8 hours. Last, take a sightseeing bus to go out.
Hiking experience in Haizi Valley: Your hiking is composed of two sections. The first half of Haizi Valley hiking features in walking on plateau meadows and having the most magnificent views of Mount Siguniang - dominating snow peaks under clear blue sky, cloud sea, flag clouds... Stop for a while at Chaoshanping which is the best location to photograph Mount Siguniang. The second half of Haizi Valley hiking lets you revel in the best photographic works shot by best photographers in the world - lakes which mostly are wide and large, and surrounded by high mountains with diverse sceneries of different colors. The pure water reflects all the scenery clearly in the lake like mirrors... You will stop at Dahaizi Lake and return back to Siguniangshan Town. The whole hiking today takes about 8-9 hours.
Important Travel Tips: 1) The scenic area also provides horse for transferring luggage and riding in case you get tired of walking; 2) You can decide how long you want to hike based on your physical condition at that time; 3) Altitude changing: the altitudes range from 3200 meters to 3670/3800 meters along the way. Try to avoid strenuous activity to prevent from possible high altitude sickness. 4) You’d better bring sun cream, sun glasses to protect yourself from strong sunlight; 5) There is no any restaurant in the valley, so you have to bring some food and drinks with you.
- Lama Monastery at Changping Valley
- Changping Valley in Autumn
- Haizi Valley in Autumn
- Dahaizi Lake at Haizi Valley
Day 3 Siguniangshan Town - Chengdu (B)Drive back to Chengdu and Get Panorama of Mount Siguniang at Maobiliang Ridge
Walk up in the peaceful morning in Siguniangshan Town. After breakfast, you will be transferred back to Chengdu. On route, stop at Maobiliang Ridge (Bridge of Cat’ Nose) which is about 7 kilometers from Siguniangshan Town.
Stand at the top best location to enjoy the panorama of Mount Siguniang. Say goodbye to the Queen Mountain and keep driving to Chengdu. After arrival, you’ll be escorted to your hotel in Chengdu downtown area or be taken to the airport / railway station to catch your flight or train to next destination.
(Travel Inspiration: Wolong Panda Base is located on the way between Mount Siguniang and Chengdu. If you want to see the adorable Giant Pandas, you can make a stop to visit Wolong Shenshuping Panda Base, the most primitive base located in the UNESCO World Heritage of Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries. If you want to add this site into the itinerary, please tell it to our travel consultants.)
- Mount Siguniang Appearance from Maobiliang
Chengdu is famous for Giant Pandas and its idyllic slow pace of daily living.
During this trip, your tour guide will company you to explore the top recommended attractions in Chengdu one by one to experience its authentic culture and history. First of all, take an exciting visit to Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. Then move to Renmin Park to enjoy a cup of traditional Chinese tea in the Renmin Park; Learn about Buddhism culture in Wenshu Temple; Experience traditional Chengdu life in Jinli Old Street...
1. This price is for one person, based on a group of 2 adults sharing one standard double-bed room in 4-star hotel and traveling with our private tour in low seasons.
2. This price is subject to change according your traveling season, group size, hotel class, change of activities in your itinerary and possible fluctuation of currency exchange rate. If you want a lower price, you can get more people to join you, or use economy class hotels.
3. This price is only valid to March 31, 2023.
4. Reference exchange rate of USD 1= RMB 6.45. The final quote is based on current exchange rate. It may change according to the currency fluctuation, while the RMB quotation will be remained the same.
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Mount Siguniang can be visited all the year round. While, the best and most recommended period is from Late May to July (June is the best), and from September to November (October to early November is the best). In May and June, Mount Siguniang is going to wake up from the cold, long winter. Wild flowers are going to blossom into the valleys at different altitudes. It looks very fantastic during this time. The temperature is around 10 ℃-20 ℃ which is very comfortable to hike in the valleys. From September to November, the leaves and grasses are going to change their colors - red, golden, green, white, gray adding radiance and beauty to each other. The scenery is indeed charming. The temperature during this time is around 5℃-15 ℃. It is very suitable for hiking, photography and other activities. However, it is better to avoid traveling during the National Holiday (usually October 1st-7th) to avoid too many visitors.
There are about 3 ways from Chengdu to Siguniangshan Town, and most people choose to go via Dujiangyan, Yinxiu, Wolong, Balang Mountain, etc. Road condition varies from different parts. The section from Dujiangyan to Yinxiu has narrow curving and some steep road with not very good condition, and traffic jams occur sometimes but usually within 1 hour. From Yinxiu to Balangshan, it is cement road with fewer cars. Altitude rises from 1,000m to 2,000m with nice views. And from Balangshan to Sigunaingshan Town, altitude can rise to 4532m and people may have altitude sickness. Besides, there are a few twisty paths, slopes with fog, which needs careful driving. But the special view of sea of clouds, meadows, snow peaks, and yaks will release your uncomfortable.
|Shuangqiao Valley||left one||34.8 km||sightseeing bus; easy to explore the whole valley||most beautiful landscape with three forest belts. Can not see Mount Siguniang peaks directly||Half day or 1 day|
|Changping Valley||middle one||29 km||hiking, horse riding; paradise for regular hikers; finish two-thirds of the valley||can catch Mount Siguniang view clearly; typical highland scenery||1 day|
|Haizi Valley||right one||19.2 km||horse riding; tough hiking experience||offers the best location to shoot Mount Siguniang scenery||1 day|
If you are interested in hiking, Changping Valley and Haizi Valley are the best choices. If you want to appreciate natural beauty of Mount Siguniang in leisure pace, then Shuangqiao Valley and Changping Valley are the choices.
Don’t Do Hiking in Following Condition: The altitudes for the exploration range from 3200 meters to 4000 meters. Travelers who are lack of physical strength, have hypertension, coronary heart disease, heart disease, are not suggested to visit Mount Siguniang and Shuangqiao Valley. It is recommended to do relaxing activities in Chengdu downtown and around.
Packing List: For travelers who will spend one or two days in the valleys, you can prepare the following items. Comfortable walking boots, middle-sized backpack, trekking pole, outdoor jacket, fleece jackets, underwear, sun glasses, bataclave, sun-blocking cream, rainproof, enough snacks and food, some cash, vacuum cup, warm water, camera, backup battery, cellphone, power bank, anti high altitude drugs, etc.
Mount Siguniang Climbing: It will be dangerous and a big challenge for travelers who try to climb Dafeng, Erfeng, Sanfeng or Yaomei Peak. It requires professional guides, equipment and very good physical condition. For regular travelers, you are suggested not to do so.
Mount Siguniang is on the Western Sichuan Small Tourist Loop. It is a good idea to cover Mount Siguang and other stunning destinations on the loop, such as Dujiangyan (1 day visiting), Wolong (half day visiting), Danba (1 day visiting), Bamei (half day visiting), Tagong (half day visiting), Xinduqiao (less than half day visiting), Kangding (1 or 2 days visiting). The whole loop tour usually takes about 7 days. If you want to extend your Mount Siguniang tour, you are highly recommended to do the tour.
We China Discovery based in Chengdu, Sichuan have rich experience for providing Mount Siguniang tour arrangement and customization service for global visitors. Our professional travel expert will also help you sincerely to design your Mount Siguniang tour if you are interested in extending to more stunning destinations in Sichuan or other domestic destinations in China. We will show you the terrific sightseeing, culture, history and more highlights of the whole Sichuan and all places during your memorable trip!
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