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Mt. Siguniangshan Photography

Hailed as A Paradise of Photographers, Mt. Siguniang never disappoints its visitors and camera lenses with its intoxicating natural sceneries. Its precipitous peaks, serene valleys, isolated blue alpine lakes, gorgeous autumn leaves, and cloistered Tibetans' watchtowers and villages, always surprise your eyes especially after a hard journey, and can easily stimulate your potential to create perhaps your most beautiful landscape photos in your life. Every year from February to the middle of November, talented photographers flow deep into the mountain regardless of hard trekking only to freeze-frame the diversified beauties of different seasons; holy snow peaks, the sea of alpine flowers, amazing autumn tints, or spectacular ethnic architecture, you decide your own masterpiece.

7 Days Photo Tour to Mount Siguniang and Danba County of Sichuan Province
(with highland, snow peaks, ancient watchtowers and the Kingdom of Females)

  • Tour Summary
  • Day by Day Itinerary
  • Photos
Tour Dates Destinations Services Provided Accommodations
Day1 Chengdu Arrive in Chengdu, be met and transferred to your hotel. Hotel
Day2 Chengdu/Dujiangyan
/Wolong/Rilong

Drive from Chengdu to Rilong (230km) via Dujiangyan and Wolong. After arrival, depart for Mt. Siguniang for a panorama shot of the mountain.

(Altitude of Rilong: 3200m)
Hotel
Day3 Rilong/Haizi Valley
/Rilong

Early morning hike into Haizi Valley for free photo shoot.
(Altitude: 3200-3400m)

Hotel
Day4

Rilong/Shuangqiao
Valley

Early morning, hike to the mountain foot for a close shot of Mt. Siguniang; after the photographing, depart for Shuangqiao Valley for photo shoot.
Overnight today in local guesthouse in the valley.

(Altitude: 3200-3800m)
Guesthouse
Day5 Rilong/Danba

After breakfast in the morning, depart for Danba County, and photo shoot for Suopo Watchtowers and Jiaju Tibetan Village.
Today overnight in local guesthouse.

(Altitude: around 2000m)
Guesthouse
Day6 Danba/Chengdu

Chengdu, or transfer to your next destination according to your requirement for photo shoot.

Hotel
Day7 Chengdu Transfer back to your own city.  

Best time for the tour: February - October

Day 1 Chengdu Arrival

Transfer via: Flight on your own arrangement

Arriving in Chengdu, you will be met by your local guide and then be transferred to your hotel.

Day 2 Chengdu to Rilong

Transfer via: vehicle arranged by us
Sightseeing: Mt. Siguniang

After breakfast, depart Chengdu for Rilong (230km, the nearest town to Mount Siguniang) via Dujiangyan (a grand ancient irrigation system) and Wolong (the hometown of Chinese panda). After arrival, depart for Mt. Siguniang for a panorama shot of the mountain.

Mt. Siguniang, the Queen of Sichuan's Peaks and a Paradise for Photographers, is the highest mountain of Qionglai Mountain in the Hengduan Mountain range. With graceful sceneries, it comprises four sword-sharp, precipitous snow peaks respectively rise 5025, 5276, 5355 and 6250 meters above the sea level.

Day 3 Rilong to Haizi Valley

Sightseeing: Haizi Valley

Early morning after breakfast hike into Haizi Valley for free photo shoot. Later in the day, return to Rilong Town.

Haizi Valley gets its name from a dozen of blue haizi (alpine lakes) with crystal water and a great many of ancient alepidote fish. It is a stop for mountaineers to reach Da Feng of Mt. Siguniang, and its Guozhuang Lawn is a best location for amazing view of Mount Siguniang as well as an assembly site for local Tibetans to worship the mountain during Pilgrimage Meeting annually on lunar May 4th.

Day 4 Rilong to Shuangqiao Valley

Sightseeing: Shuangqiao Valley

Early morning, hike to the mountain foot for a close shot of Mt. Siguniang; after the photographing, depart for Shuangqiao Valley for free photo shoot.

Shuangqiao Valley, gets its name from its two wooden bridges, is the most charming among all valleys in Mount Siguniang; it features typical pasturing scenery with snowy peaks, meadows, forest and a multi-coloured Wuse Mountain.

Today overnight in a local guesthouse in Shuangqiao Valley.

Day 5 Rilong to Danba

Sightseeing: Danba County, Suopo Watchtowers, Jiaju Tibetan Village

After breakfast in the morning, depart for Danba County, "the most beautiful countryside in China" which characterized by extraordinary natural landscape, magnificent ethnic customs, ancient and mysterious historic culture; after arrival, depart for Suopo Watchtowers and Jiaju Tibetan Village for your photo shoot.

Suopo Watchtowers is a spectacular watchtower group built hundreds years ago by Mongolian herdsmen; it comprises 84 watchtowers including the only pentagonal one in the world.

Jiaju Tibetan Village, covers 5 square kilometers, is inhabited by over 140 households of Jiarong Tibetans who still reserve their unique traditional architecture built in stone-wood structure with primitive techniques.

Today overnight in local guesthouse.

Day 6 Danba to Chengdu

Drive back to Chengdu, or transfer to your next destination according to your requirement for photo shoot.

Day7 Chengdu

Transfer via: on your own arrangement

Transfer to your own city on your own arrangement.