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We, based in Sichuan, proudly announce that we have created some valuable hiking adventures quite different from those mediocre trails which put yourself into crowding of tourists, or some places where you can hardly find something to eat and stay. We emphasize offering hiking on which you will enjoy your hiking from landscape, activities, cultural experience to food, transfer and accommodation. So it is time to join us to explore the diversity of the abundant land Sichuan with your feet!
Enjoyable walking trip to explore the breathtaking nature and the Buddhist culture. The amazing sunrise and sea of cloud will be a lifetime memory.
Type: World Heritage Sites
Max altitude: 3,576m
Walking in Jiuzhaigou is relaxing and enjoyable. You will have two days to closely explore the best highlights of waterfalls and shapes of lakes by hiking.
Type: National Park
Max altitude: 3,060m
An ideal hiking is not just about walking all the time, but also about immersing you into off-the-beaten-track landscape. In Daocheng Yading, you will get all!
Type: Alpine valleys
Max altitude: 4,600m
Travel conveniently from Chengdu to Mount Siguniang, and spend two full days to hike two most featured and beautiful valleys – Changping and Haizi.
Type: Culture & Nature
Max altitude: 3,800m
Planning a hiking trip is not as easy as a regular vacation to a beach or a famous city. You should put many details into consideration - choosing right hiking trails which fit your physical condition, deciding the best months to hike, getting clear about gears and wearings to pack, arranging dining and accommodation, etc. Don't worry, we have made it easy for you. Following are the most important things you should learn before you having a hiking in Sichuan.
Easy walking trails
If you want to find some easy and leisure hiking experience as a part of your itinerary, Mount Emei and Jiuzhaigou Valley are most recommended.
Moderate hiking trails in Sichuan
There are many places in Sichuan ideal to experience the endless fun of hiking while without challenging your energy seriously. Mount Siguniang and Daocheng Yading are bests among them.
Serious trekking trails in Sichuan
There are also great destinations for serious hikers, such as Mount Gongga, Mount Yala, Mount Genie, involving mountaineering and camping in high-elevation areas about 5,000 meters above sea level. One need to be well-trained for doing these challenging trekking.
Best time for hiking in Sichuan
- March, April, May, June, September, October, November and December.
Weather and climate matter very much if you hike in Sichuan. So you have to choose the right and pleasant season and months to ensure your safety, better landscape and transportation.
Spring, Autumn and early Winter are suitable for hiking because the climate conditions in most areas in Sichuan are generally steady, temperatures are comfortable, traffic is expedite. You can go to enjoy the booming flowers in Mount Emei in Spring, go to Daocheng Yading, prairies in northern Aba and Mount Siguniang in summer, travel Jiuzhaigou in autumn. January and February usually have strong and frequent snow, which may cause the close of many trails. July and August are raining seasons when landslide and debris flow possibly threaten your safety and destroy the road.
Accommodation and dinning
If you are planning to do the easy or moderate hiking, such as Mount Emei, Jiuzhaigou, Mount Siguniang and Daocheng Yading, there are many hotels usually economic and comfortable class you can accommodate in. You will generally hike one full day, and then return to hotel, then hike to another place. If you are interested in trekking or mountain climbing to high-elevation snow mountains, such as Dafeng, Erfeng of Mount Siguniang, Mount Gongga, Yading Kora, then you need to camp outdoor.
As for dinning, you usually have breakfast in your hotel, have lunch along the hiking trails (snacks and fruits), have dinner in restaurants in or near your hotel. You’d better pack some snacks and drinks on your own even if your tour operator will bring some foods for lunch.
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