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3 Days Classic Hailuogou Tour from Chengdu

Best Exploration of National Only One Glacier Forest Park

Good News: Hailuogou Glacier Park has reopened with a new look after one year's reconstruction. Come and book an unforgettable Hailuogou tour package now!

Hailuogou Glacier Park enjoys the largest scaled and most beautiful modern marine time glacier at low altitude is extremely favored for a special ice glacier discovery! This 3 day Hailuogou tour takes you to have the most classic exploration of the essential Hailuogou Glacier Park from the provincial capital - Chengdu! You will be well greeted by the famous appealing virgin forest with more than 4,880 kinds of wild plants from subtropical to frigid zone to feel travel around various forests in the world by the sightseeing bus. Also, you will take the cable car to have the best panorama of the magnificent 31 square kilometers wide ancient ice glacier site with the 1,100 meters long enormous Large Icefall in translucent blue and green and some grey in different light of ray! Besides, you will spend very memorable hours in Mugecuo Scenic Area to savor the splendid landscape similar to Jiuzhai Valley with stunning water, forest, grassland, and so on to draw a perfect end. Take this trip to start your exploration of the precious amazing Hailuogou Glacier Forest Park!

  • Type : Private Tour
  • Tour Code : CD-HLGT-03
  • Price : $585
  • Theme : Nature
  • Physical Demands :

HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS TOUR

  • Discover popular Hailuogou Glacier Park in the most classic way with sightseeing bus via verdant primitive forest at No.1 Camp and No.2 Camp and cableway to No.4 Camp with impressive ancient ice glacier sightseeing;
  • Have a nice scenic visit to Mugecuo Scenic Area to enjoy the “Little Jiuzhai Valley” sightseeing of colorful lakes, flowery gorge, flourish plateau, multicolored verdant forest, etc.
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Day 1 Chengdu Pick-up & Arrival at Hailuogou (L)

Pick Up in Chengdu & drive to Moxi Town

Good morning! Today, your guide and driver will meet you at your hotel and then escort you to Hailuogou after 4.5 hours’ driving. They will help you check in at the hotel at Moxi Town near the entrance of Hailuogou Glacier Park. The rest of the day is on your own to discover Moxi Town (1,600m) with old streets and some nice historical relics in Chinese and Western styles!

  • Moxi Old Town Moxi Old Town

Day 2 Hailuogou Tour & Hailuogou to Kangding (B)

Visit Hailuogou Glacier Park and drive to Kangding

After breakfast, you will be escorted to Hailuogou Glacier Park to have a classic exploration of this national only one glacier forest park, plus the largest scaled and most beautiful among those at the same latitude.

Take the sightseeing bus from the tourist center to No.3 Camp. During your riding passing No.1 Camp (1,940m) and No.2 Camp (2,580m), you will encounter the enchanting primitive forest at alpine gorge area with over 2,500 kinds of wide plants from subtropical to frigid zone, which is a riot of colors from the lower valley to the more than 3,000 meters high level. Ice glacier begins to show at No.3 Camp (2,940m) for your exciting appreciation, where is the best place to see the “Golden Snow Mountain” in the early morning.

Then, take the cableway from Ganheba to No.4 Camp (3,600m) to admire the must-see awesome Large Icefall with a height difference of 1,100 meters, like abundant liquid silver pouring from the sky or a dazzling white silk scarf hanging on the forest peak. You will not miss the oceanic glacier of various shapes, like lake, tower, bridge, cave, crack, palace, etc. at No.1 Glacier, No.2 Glacier and No.3 Glacier in transparent light green and mysterious grey. You can admire the main peak of Mount Gongga in clear days. Also, you can choose to hike from Ganheba for about 40 minutes to No.1 Glacier viewing deck to enjoy standing on the glacier after a trekking in the lush alpine forest.

After the visiting, take the sightseeing bus back to the entrance. Our guide and driver will escort you for about 2 hours to Kangding City for accommodation and help you check in. Have a good rest!

Wearing Tips: Temperature in Hailuogou is usually lower and changes frequently. In spring, autumn and winter, wear thick sweaters, thick coats, waterproof clothes, scarves, gloves and antiskid hiking shoes. In summer, Long-sleeves coats are suggested for the cold night. Sun block, sunglasses, hat and lip balm are recommended around the year. Rain gear is suggested for there are sometimes rains.

  • Hailuogou Glacier Forest Park Hailuogou Glacier Forest Park
  • Hailuogou Glacier Park Large Icefall Hailuogou Glacier Park Large Icefall

Day 3 Kangding Tour & Kangding to Chengdu (B, L)

Visit Mugecuo Scenic Area and drive back to Chengdu

After breakfast, go to Mugecuo Scenic Area complimented as the “Little Jiuzhai Valley” at the 26 km northeast from Kangding.

Take the sightseeing bus to pass Fangcao Plateau with stunning flowers, grass and horses. Visit Seven Color Lake that is the best view of whole Mugecuo Scenic Area to admire the multicolored crescent lake like a shining colorful diamond changing its rays in red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple in the dense forest and meadow. With sometimes chirping of birds, this lake is quite dreamy to calm down your mind. Next, go to Azalea Gorge reputed as the gorgeous belt of Mugecuo to marvel at the primitive natural landscape with always verdant forest, lake, meadow, hot spring, ravine, etc. From mid-April to July, you will be greeted by the 68 species of big and small azalea blossoms that dress the gorge into a beautiful lady. You will not miss the advantageous location to watch the sacred Yala Snow Mountain and Lotus Snow Mountain from a distance. Then, go to Mugecuo Lake (3,700m) which is a praised place to enjoy the peaceful large blue alpine lake mirroring sapphire sky, white snow mountain, green, orange and red forest, etc.

After the visiting, your guide and drive will drive you for about 4.5 hours back to your hotel in Chengdu or the airport/train station for your flights/train home or to the next destination! Tour ends!

  • Beautiful Mugecuo Lake in October Beautiful Mugecuo Lake in October
  • Mugecuo Lake Winter View Mugecuo Lake Winter View

The quotation for this trip is from $585 Per Person

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, 2025.
4. Reference exchange rate of USD 1=RMB 7.00. 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.

What's included?

  • Professional licensed English-speaking guide;
  • Admission tickets for all attractions listed in the itinerary;
  • Accommodation as listed in the itinerary (4-star standard);
  • Necessary vehicle transfers as listed in the itinerary;
  • All meals as listed(“B” for Chinese and Western breakfast buffet in your hotel; “L” for Chinese Lunch in local restaurant; “D” for Chinese dinner in local restaurant.);
  • Accident insurance;
  • Our service charge, including tour planning, handling, operational and communication charges.

What's excluded?

  • China visa;
  • Personal expenses;
  • Accommodation not listed in the itinerary;
  • Single Room Supplement;
  • Tourist sites which are not listed in the itinerary;
  • Recommended optional activities;
  • Excess Baggage Charges;
  • Optional tips to guides, drivers, etc.

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Dear Rita,

We have just arrived at our next destination in Thailand, and our Malaysian friends have arrived back home in Penang.

Thank you so much for all the arrangements, which was initiated over 4 years ago and disrupted by the outbreak of Covid 19. I am especially thankful that you have accepted my frequent request to add additional participants which eventually increased from 2 to 4 to 6 and finally to 7.

The tour itinerary was very comprehensive covering not just Tibet itself but also the two cities where Tibetans have strong influence, namely Xining and Shangri-La.

The only regret we have is not being able to take the train from Xining to Lhasa as this was to be one of the highlights of this trip, but the flight between these two cities was an excellent one with a beautiful view of the snow capped mountains.

I would certainly recommend China Discovery to anyone who would wish to visit China, especially the Tibetan region.

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Aki‚ Japanese, May 31, 2024

Hi Rita,

Thank you for the arrangement last time, my family had great times.

Susi

Susi‚ Indonesia, May 31, 2024

Hi Rita,

Apologies for my delay in responding. We only came home last week and have been busy with work getting back up to date.

We had a fantastic tour. David was an excellent guide. He was very knowledgeable about the area and responsive to our needs. He helped us with recommendations for food and shopping and we really enjoyed his company for the 8 days. He knew when to give us information about the area and also when to give us some space and quiet to enjoy the views.

The itinerary suited everything we were looking for. David also adapted it to the weather for the best views and experiences and arranged extra stops, at our request. We couldn't have asked for a better tour or guide. The driver and car was also excellent, very clean and comfortable. The hotels met our expectations and were really well located. Overall the tour exceeded our expectations and I would be happy to share my experiences anywhere you would like me to. I'll send on some photos separately this weekend that you can use as you wish.

In terms of any suggestions, it is just to give some extra information before your guests travel, as many things are quite different in China than in Europe or the USA. I suggest giving the following advices to clients when they book the tour:

• Bring a small backpack to carry snacks and water each day.

• There are limited food options within the national park, so you may wish to bring some favourite snacks from home. You can purchase snacks in the local town, however they may not suit your taste so it is good to have some familiar snacks to hand. Some fruit, chocolate, crisps and nuts are available locally.

• You will walk quite a bit during the trip (including steps), so make sure you have good walking shoes with you.

• Hotel rooms typically do not have travel safes in them, so be prepared to carry your cash/ valuables with you each day.

• Coffee is not popular in this region of China. There may be days that coffee is not available. We suggest bringing some coffee sachets with you if this poses a difficulty for you.

• We suggest to download the 'WeChat' app before travelling to China to communicate with your guide. WhatsApp, Google, Instagram, Facebook and many other apps and websites do not work in China.

• We recommend having some local currency with you for purchases in rural villages, as not all accept card payments or your card may not work as it does at home.

The final recommendation I would give is to include the fox fairy show and Huanglong cave in itineraries. Both were amazing and unlike anything we had seen before. Also on the coffee piece, Europeans drink a lot of coffee. In Furong there was nowhere in the old or new town to get coffee in the morning. It might be an idea for the guide to have some coffee that they could give to the tourists to make their own.

I hope that has been helpful and thank you again for making this trip one that we will never forget. I'll send the photos in a few days.

Regards,

Fiona

Fiona‚ Irish, May 30, 2024

Hi Leo.

We have ended our private tour today with you. Thank you so much for the wonderful arrangement.

All the 3 drivers and guide are very experienced and knowledgeable. We really get a deep understanding of Xi’an, Chengdu and Chongqing.

Vincent

Vinent ‚ Singapore, May 30, 2024

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Leo was the fastest to reply. Efficient, patient and very responsive. He is very hard working!

Tour arrangements went smoothly. We appreciate the suggestions and the itinerary.

Definityly! 100% would recommend your service to our people.

The reviews online were exactly what we had experienced. If I were to travel China (Yunnan), I would like move off the beaten tours not major tourist attractions.

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Amanda‚ Singapore, May 29, 2024
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Photo gallery of this trip

  • Moxi Old Town Moxi Old Town
  • Hailuogou Glacier Forest Park Hailuogou Glacier Forest Park
  • Hailuogou Glacier Park Large Icefall Hailuogou Glacier Park Large Icefall
  • Beautiful Mugecuo Lake in October Beautiful Mugecuo Lake in October
  • Mugecuo Lake Winter View Mugecuo Lake Winter View

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