4 Days Enjoyable Jiuzhaigou Walking Tour

Stepping into the Dream Land

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Jiuzhaigou National is open now: 1) Opening areas include Shuzheng Valley(except Flaming Lake), Zechawa Valley and part of Rize Valley (from Nuorilang to Five-flower Lake). Most of the highlighting attractions of Jiuzhaigou are located in the opening areas, such as Long Lake (长海), Five-Color Pond (五彩池), Nuorilang Waterfall (诺日朗瀑布), Mirror Lake (镜海), Shuzheng Lakes (树正群海), Double Dragon Lakes (双龙海), etc. 2) Travelers can not visit Jiuzhaigou independently, and have to travel with a licensed travel agency who will help you book tickekts with your real name and identity in advance. 3) Only 5000 travelers are allowed to enter Jiuzhaigou National each day; 4) The ticket can only be booked on offical website of Jiuzhaigou National Park. Travellers can book tickets up to 90 days in advance. One passport can only book one ticket.

Jiuzhaigou hiking is the leisure walking from one attraction to another in three valleys, which is a top-class experience for both your eyes and energy. The walking pace is slow and enjoyable, because your eyes and minds always stop your steps for the breathtaking and diverse landscape. You will have two days to closely explore the best highlights of waterfalls, lakes and colorful forests by hiking. Also have a extra day to hike the famous Huanglong National Park.

Currently a tourist can only visit Jiuzhaigou National Park once in 45 days, so the sightseeings on Day 3 will be combined into Day 2.

Highlights of this tour

  • Relaxing and enjoyable walking experience;
  • Enjoyable marvelous mountain and water scenery in different season;
  • Hiking the most highlighting routes and transferring by park bus as Plan B.

Basic Trip Information

Price:
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  1. 1. This price is for one person, based on a group of 2 adults sharing one double-bed room in 4-star hotel and traveling in low seasons;
  2. 2. This price is subject to change according your traveling season, group size, hotel class, change of activities and possible fluctuation of currency exchange rate.
Travel Route:
Chengdu - Huanglong - Jiuzhaigou
Travel Length:
4 Days and 3 Nights
Tour Code:
CD-JZG-04F
Group Size:
You, your family, friends or group
Experience:
CultureEcologicalHikingPhotograph
Departure:
Any day you want

Full Itinerary Day by day

Day 1 Chengdu - Huanglong - Jiuzhaigou Valley

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Today after breakfast, your tour guide will escort you to Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport to catch your flight to Jiuzhai Huanglong Airport. Upon your arrival the airport, the local guide will meet you at Jiuhuang Airport and escort you to visit Huanglong National Park.

Famous for incredible calcified scenery, Huanglong is a 7.5 kilometers long, 1.5 kilometers wide gentle-slope valley on the Xuebao Peak (Xuebao Snow Mountain). Vast yellow travertine landforms exist in the valley, and look like a yellow dragon. This is how the valley gained the name as Huanglong (Yellow Dragon). The travertine scenery was created by the thousands years of geological evolution, including glacial revolution, terrane movement, chemical reaction, climate changing, etc. It covers a total length of 3.6 kilometers. At the top(3990m) of the valley lies the best highlight - Five-Color Ponds consisting of 693 ponds of different sizes, shapes, colors, just looking like beautiful emeralds.

To save your energy and time, you will take a quick and convenient cable car directly to the top, and then walk down the valley to enjoy the scenery. After about 4-hour sightseeing in Huanglong National Park, you will drive about two hours to Jiuzhaigou. Stay overnight in Jiuzhaigou.

High Altitude Tips: since the attractions of Huanglong National Park are located more than 3,000 meters above the sea level, travelers should prepare well for the high altitude sickness. Keep a good healthy condition before your tour and rest well especially the first night of arrival. When walking in the valley, don’t go too rush. If you feel hard to breathe, you can stop in the tourist service center to rest and get oxygen supply.

Huanglong Five-Color PondsHuanglong National Park Landscape
Day 2 Jiuzhaigou Valley ( B )

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After breakfast, you will take sightseeing bus from Jiuzhaigou Gate to the top of Zechawa Valley to visit  Long Lake, Five-color Lake, then travel downhill by bus, and rest, have lunch at Nuorilang Tourist Center.

In the afternoon, after seeing the magnificent Nuorilang Waterfall,  you will hike the Shuzheng Valley(14km) from Nuorilang to the entrance of Jiuzhaigou.  There are more than 40 lakes and waterfalls of different sizes lying in the valley, most famous ones including the Reed Lake, Flaming Sea, Shuzheng Lakes Group, Shuzheng Waterfall, Tiger Lake, Rhinoceros Lake, etc. You can get on the park bus which will transfer travelers from one attraction to another whenever you want to take a rest. 

Leave Jiuzhaigou National Park, and have a good rest in your hotel tonight.

Jiuzhaigou Walking Tour
Day 3 Jiuzhaigou Valley ( B )

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Today's highlight is the most beautiful valleys of Jiuzhaigou - Rize Valley. After breakfast, you will take a sightseeing bus to the end of Rize Valley where your walking tour starts. With a total length of 18km, the route links Nuorilang and virgin forests. Here are all colors of the lakes like a kaleidoscope, fairyland tranquil and abstruse, mystic mirror. Waterfalls here have the tallest drop. Beaches look like treasure house. Virgin forest reach to the sky...luckily, you are going to enjoy them all during today's walking. You will hike more than a half day from the top to the Nuorilang. Then take a sighseeing bus to the gate and stay overnight.

Tips: 1) Wear comfortably. Don’t have to wear heavy trekking boots and thick hard jackets; 2) Alpenstock is not necessary; 3) Snacks and drinks are recommended to pack some with.

Rize Valley
Day 4 Jiuzhaigou Departure ( B )

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After breakfast, your guide will pick you up from the hotel to the airport in time for the scheduled flight to Chengdu or other destination. Before that, you can take a rest at the hotel or go for a walk nearby.

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