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3 Days Classic Hailuogou Tour from Chengdu

Best Exploration of National Only One Glacier Forest Park

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.
Itinerary Day by Day (Can Be Customized)
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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
  • Mount Gongga Landscape from Hailuogou Glacier Park Mount Gongga Landscape from Hailuogou Glacier Park

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!

  • Mugecuo Lake in Autumn Mugecuo Lake in Autumn
  • Mugecuo Seven Color Lake Autumn View Mugecuo Seven Color Lake Autumn View

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Leshan Giant Buddha in summer
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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, 2022.
4. Reference exchange rate of USD 1= RMB 6.65. 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.

Check What our Customers Say...

Hi Vivian,

In general we were very satisfied with the service as everyone from staff was very kind. 

The scenery was beautiful and we liked specially the Wu gorge. 

Thanks for your support!

Best regards ,

Rafael

Rafael - 2021.04.07‚ Brazil, April 7, 2021

Good morning Riley! It was very good and the driver did a good job.

Jennifer - 2021.04.07‚ Germany, April 7, 2021

Hi Echo 

We had a great holiday in Guilin. A place we would like to revisit before leaving China. 

The hotel in Guilin was quite good. Spacious room with a lovely view and a great bar. The breakfast was mostly Chinese, but we still haven’t found a hotel with great western breakfast yet. It was okay - but not amazing.

The hotel in Yangshuo was more simple but the service was good and the surroundings were amazing. I could imagine that it would not be so good if it was colder since the room wasn’t isolated. There was air conditioning/heating so it was okay for this season. I think it will be great in to sit outside by the river in the summertime. 

The guide was nice and friendly and so was the driver. But my husband couldn’t see out of the windows in the car since he is quite tall. So he missed out on the beautiful scenery when we were driving. 

On the Li River Cruise we sat at a 6 persons table - we would have preferred a 4 persons table - but otherwise it was a great trip.

Best regards,

Sanne

Sanne - 2021.04.07‚ Denmark, April 7, 2021

Hi Rita.

Good morning. The weather is great. It’s sunny. Maria will pick me up at 9 this morning. Thanks for checking.

Good evening. I got back to Chongqing. Thank you. I will send the feedback soon. But until the feedback, please know that I enjoyed the itinerary you prepared and Maria was very professional tour guide.

Thanks, Adrian.

Adrian - 2021.04.05‚ Philippines, April 5, 2021

Hello Rita. All great thank you. star is a great guide.

No worries at all. It’s an adventure hahaha. Star and Mr Zhou are super nice and they are taking well care of us.

Claudia - 2021.04.05‚ Bolivia, April 5, 2021
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Here are recent candid photos of this China 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
  • Mount Gongga Landscape from Hailuogou Glacier Park Mount Gongga Landscape from Hailuogou Glacier Park
  • Mugecuo Lake in Autumn Mugecuo Lake in Autumn
  • Mugecuo Seven Color Lake Autumn View Mugecuo Seven Color Lake Autumn View

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