Mount Siguniang
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asiagirl00
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Friends
I visited Siguniang at the end of April, and found our climb of DaFeng to be exceptional. We took the bus from ChaDianZi station in Chengdu, which does go through DuJiangYan now. The road is "passable," but far from finished. It is supposed to be done summer 2016, but who knows. It was quite damaged in the 2008 quake (as was the town of Rilong, which was almost totally destroyed and has been rebuilt)

We stayed at A Lee Ben hostel (excellent!), and spent our first day hiking in ChangPing valley to acclimate to the altitude. The scenery, particularly after you reach the end of the boardwalk, is wonderful.

Day two, we started out with our local Tibetan guides (recommended by our hostel) and did the 12k hike up to base camp. The hike is quite challenging, but amazingly beautiful. We did not regret the decision to hire a horse to carry our big packs. We stayed in the mountain huts, which was relatively nice in the -5C snowy weather. (think stone building with no electricity and a plywood platform for sleeping).

Day three, we left at 5am to attempt the summit. The mountain currently (as of April 2016) has the biggest snow it has seen in 6 years, so climbing was incredibly challenging. Close to the summit, we encountered more than a foot of powder at times. We made it after about 3.25 hours to the summit before descending. The descent was so steep, and the snow so plentiful that we slid down most of the steep parts. So fun! Our guide, who was fond of singing traditional songs, sang and ran down all the way with us.

After a brief stop in base camp to eat and pack up our gear, we hiked back to Rilong where we stayed the night before heading back to Chengdu in a SUV (about 5 hours vs 6 on the bus).

I recommend contacting the local hostels via we chat beforehand if you have any questions about hiking the mountain. Ours was super helpful in preparing and getting all we needed, as well as offering advice on current conditions. Even though it is becoming a hugely popular tourist destination, the mountain is breathtakingly beautiful and worth a visit!
Written May 2, 2016
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CWYe
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia191 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Couples
Sichuan has so many scenic places Mount Siguniang (四姑娘山) probably get overlooked by many. Too bad. These people don't know what they were missing. The scenery at these valleys are absolutely awesome. It is about three plus hours away from Chengdu by public buses. We spent three nights at an AirBnb with the views overlooking directly at Mount Siguniang, and wish we had spent more.

There are three valleys at Mount Siguniang, Changping Valley (长坪沟), Haizi Valley (海子沟) and Shuangqiao Valley (双桥沟). With the time that we had, we managed to visit only Shuangqiao and Changping valley. Both required separate entrance tickets and need at least one full day each to be fully appreciated in my opinion.

1. Shuangqiao Valley (双桥沟) - To me Shuangqiao valley is the easier one to explore, and the more scenic of the two. The park dedicated bus will take you deep into the valley (around 20km), and you just hop on and off the buses between many of the scenic viewpoints. The best way is probably taking the bus to the last stopping point and move your way outwards. You can walk some of the boardwalk type of trails in between the viewpoints (good idea to check with bus driver to know the length of the trails for you to adjust your time). When you are tire just walk to the main road and flag down any dedicated buses that run along the route every fifteen to twenty minutes or so. It is quite a relaxing pace. The scenery of the whole was just breathtaking. Even if you decide to walk the whole trail, it is quite flat, not really that tough. The view in Shuangqiao valley in my opinion rivals that of Yosemite valley in the US. It is that beautiful.

2. Changping Valley (长坪沟) - On the second day, we went to Changping valley. This park on the other hand you will have to do all the walking. The dedicated park buses only take you to the beginning of the trail next to a temple, and you have to walk your way into the valley. There is no bus taking you back down at the end of the trail. So adjust yourself to allow time for coming out the same way. The whole trail is also around 20+km. The beginning part, around 7km (from what I gathered), is a boardwalk type of trails, and after that mud trails. At an altitude of 3000m+ above sea level, even though the trail is only slightly uphill, hiking was not an easy task. Taking it slow is the way to go. I walked all the way till the end of boardwalk, and decided to head back. And that's not even the half way point yet. However, for a more relaxing pace, you can hire a horse and ride part or the whole trail. The first hour or so of walking was all forested, not much open views. Only after that the view opens up and becomes spectacular. For serious hikers intending to walk the whole trail, start early and be prepared for a grueling day.

If you are in Chengdu with a few days to spare, and decided to head out to the mountains, make Mount Siguniang your choice. You would not regret it.
Written November 26, 2018
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ashrafazrol
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia140 contributions
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Mar 2019 • Friends
It was my first time hiking during a heavy winter with temperature ranging from -10 deg Celsius to -30 deg Celsius. The cold is unbearable. But the view is stunning. Beautiful beyond I could have ever expected.

Tips:
1. The hike is shot but the elevation gain is steep. Therefore, recommend to acclimatize sufficiently at Changping Valley for one day, another day at the tea house, and another day at the base camp.
2. Bring wool socks and glove with tough and breathable gloves.
3. Use crampon since the snow is knee deep.
4. Bring simple food like nuts and power bars because you may not be comfortable enough to cook anything due to the cold weather.
5. Inform your guide early in case you need a horse ride up to down the mountain.
6. Your mobile phone battery will drain - limit internet and use airplane mode at all times.
7. During cold weather, opt for a cabin at the base camp instead of erecting tents outside the base camp.
Written March 24, 2019
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Hazzz M
Burringbar, Australia161 contributions
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Jun 2015 • Friends
Becoming popular with the Chinese tourists, this is still awe inspiring country and a very relaxed place to stay. We travelled here by bus, a mistake, as the journey is expensive and a good 10 hours. The hotels in Changping, the tourist area of Rilong will pick people up in Chengdu and carry them over the Woolong Pass ( no buses ) in around 5 hours for the same price as the bus ticket. Book a hotel in Changping and ring them from your hotel in Chengdu, and they will pick you up. Then hope Yaomaifeng pokes her dramatic spire through the clouds, breathtaking.
Written June 22, 2015
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ashn2k
Tel Aviv, Israel26 contributions
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Oct 2012 • Friends
I visited there after spending time in 4 other mountains so at first I thought, meh, this last one would only be for passing time because we saw way too much mountainous sceneries already. And that was when I was so wrong.

First experience on the way there is you will have a chance to see the aftermath of Sichuan earthquake in 2008. You see after the tragedy which killed tens of thousands people, the whole area was changed forever, the terraform was just unbelievable, one of the most shocking sight is when I saw the highway was blown to the bottom of the dry riverbed, from the earthquake had made the flow of the river completely changed to another direction. I was haunted with the upside down houses and tons and tons of rubble and wasted land without its former citizens. It just made everyone become filled with extreme sorrow emotion just by passing by the area.

It was one of the saddest experience I ever had, but thankfully, it wasn't the most memorable moment there in Siguniang. It took more than 8 hours to get there from Jiuzhaigou, so because we left Jiuzhaigou at 3pm, we reached Siguniang quite late. The trip there was so dangerous when we drove sometimes in the mist, we barely saw a few meters ahead of us, but thanks to the driver, we reached the destination in one piece.

The "heaven on earth" sight was there on the way to the Siguniang. Siguniang is composed of many peaks over 6000 meter high. That's why when we passed the mist below 4000 meters, under the moon light, there it was: the best scene I ever saw: mountains and mountains rose their peaks over the "mist sea", it made it look like you actually are flying in the sky high. I loved lookind up the sky and enjoying blue cloud flying by, however, at that time, I actually looked down to the cloud (actually the mist). Because we didn't have the equipement to capture this, I just looked at it as hard and long as I could and absorb all the beauty, magnificence and absolute perfection to my mind. I hope that one day I will relive my experience, and I hope it will become true soon.
So if you hope to have the same experience as me, try to plan your trip so that you will be there at night's time, only that you will be able to truly experience what I had seen: truely heaven on earth.
Written August 30, 2013
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Liza A
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Solo
I came to Rilong to climb two peaks of Mt SiGuniang or the Four Girls Mountain. Sightseeing over the two valleys was as scenic as climbing the 5000+ meters peaks. People were polite and friendly. I was lucky to found a guide who can speak basic English. I came back with fond memories and hundreds of photos of the big mountains -the Chinese Alps,so vividly green and full of life. Not to be missed when one visiting Sichuan, China.
Written August 8, 2018
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C.W. Wan
Singapore, Singapore803 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Couples
This mountainous region is recommended for nature lovers, hikers, outdoor adventurers, etc. We booked a 2D1N tour with a suv vehicle and driver for comfort and flexibility. It is famous for the four peaks named four sisters, the highest peak is 6,250 m (20,500 ft). I had to cut short my stay up the mountain because of altitude sickness even though I took anti-altitude sickness medicine. The hotel we stayed, Holy Land Image Hotel, is new and very comfortable. The floor of the room is heated up during the night. But breakfast is local.
Written September 8, 2017
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NerdyTraveler
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia193 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Solo
Beautiful view over the top of Dafeng, Mt Siguniang.

A porpular short summit hike over 5,000m in Sichuan!
Written July 25, 2017
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Linda K
128 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Friends
We spent 8 days in rilong town and the mountains. Changping Valley and shuangqiao valley are so beautiful.
The climb to Dafeng is not too difficult as long as you have acclimatized to high altitude.

Beautiful views at the peak of Dafeng.
Need a guide to bring you up.
Written September 25, 2018
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Aslow
Penang Island, Malaysia12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Couples
the scene at shuangqiao valley is stunningly beautiful. Unspoiled. pristine. The whole valley is like a art painting.
Written December 7, 2016
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