Mt. Siguniang Travel Guide and Tour Packages
Mount Siguniang is a massif of mountains very close to a big city Chengdu. Within half day’s drive you can get there. Mount Siguniang is named “The Oriental Alps” due to its close resembles of the real Alps. It was used by local people to try to drive more visitors. Mount Siguniang is a very beautiful and awe-inspiring place. It is one of the most popular adventure travel destinations in China and loved by many active travelers. A trek to Dafeng Summit or a hiking through Changping valley or a visit to Shuangqiao are the ways of traveling included here. Read below the detailed travel guide along with best-selected tours about Mount Siguniang.
Mount Siguniang Hiking
Mount Siguniang consists of several valleys, Shuangqiao valley locates in the west and Bipeng Valley locates in the north, both can be accessed by bus. Changping valley and Haizi Valley locate in the east and there is walking involved to visit these two valleys. When we talk about visits to Mount Siguniang, we usually talk about visits to these valleys.
Shuangqiaogou Valley is a zigzagged, deep and quiet valley stretching over 35km in which there are more than 70 small attractions. Far away from your sight are the bright snow mountains, while surrounding you may be blooming flowers, flourish and colorful trees, or pure streams flowing from unknown place.
Along this 29-kilometer-long green corridor, there are 21 amazing attraction for you to explore. Once entering the valley, you will be met by a peaceful Tibetan village with unique Tibetan decoration style. Exploring deeper, you will see Tibetan monastery, ancient path, wild forest, red stones, etc.
Haizi refers lake in Chinese. And Haizigou, as the name implies, is the valley of lakes. The most beautiful one is Dahaizi Lake which is located at the elevation of 3800 meters. Covering more than 20 hectares, Dahaizi Lake is surrounded by mountains, including the Siguniang Mountain. The clean water reflects the blue sky and floating clouds. Another highlight is the Guozhuangping which is a huge lawn at the southern edge of the main peaks of the Siguniang Mountain. It is also the place where the locals dance the Guozhuang.
Recommended length of visiting: 2-3 hours to 2-3 days;
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Mt. Siguniang – Yaomei Feng
Highest mountain of Siguniang Massif, 6250 meters. Youngest of the four sisters, symbol of Mount Siguniang. Visible from Haizi Valley, Changping Valley and the way to Rilong.
Trek to Dafeng
It is 2-3 Days of a hard walking to a 5038-meter mountain from Rilong. Dafeng is the oldest sister of the four sisters. You will have splendid views from its summit. Continue to read more about a Trek to Dafeng Summit.
Walking and Hiking
Mount Siguniang is in total mountain area where you can plan a 2-3 hours of walking in one of the valleys or do a serious trek to Dafeng Summit or Erfeng Summit.
Ice-climbing in Mount Siguniang is available. You can find good and solid ice in Shuangqiao Valley. Recommended to do it in winter when there are lots of good ice.
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Useful Mt. Siguniang Travel Tips
Gathered below is the most useful travel guide to Mount Siguniang (Four Sisters Mountain). Important travel information of Mt. Siguniang includes travel season and climate, detailed and useful Mt. Siguniang travelers’ maps, tips for hiking at Mount Siguniang, accommodation and food issues about traveling to Mount Siguniang.
Due to its high elevation, summer is cool and winter is cold. Raining season comes from May to Sep with the most rain in May and June. Oct to the next Jan, the weather is good but cold. Good seasons to travel to Mount Siguniang include May to the next January. more>>
A Trek to Dafeng will need a climbing permit from Sichuan Mountaineering Association. It costs 300 yuan and a week to acquire such paper. It is obligatory to have a climbing permit to Dafeng. This applies to any mountaineering activity in Sichuan including Erfeng of Mount Siguniang. more>>
Useful Travel Maps
Mount Siguniang travel maps including detailed hiking maps of Changping Valley, Haizi Valley, Dafeng Summit, Bipenggou and transfer map around Mt. Siguniang. Read more to learn and plan your Mount Siguniang travel and hiking. more>>
Accommodation and Food
Plenty of good hotels have reopened after the new road from Chengdu was completed in October 2016. There are good hotels with 3-star standard available in the town of Rilong. More hotels are more like 2-star standard. There are also plenty of local Tibetan guesthouses, clean and cost-effective.more>>