Trekking Sichuan – Siguniang Trek & Peak Ascents
Fall, 2010. Promotional Rate:$1950.00
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Trekking Sichuan will take you to the Siguniang mountain range, which has attracted climbers and trekkers with its magnificent granite peaks, beautiful alpine meadows and colorful wild flowers. Siguniang, which means â€œfour sistersâ€ is made up of four pyramid-like peaks standing side-by-side with elevations of 5,355 meters, 5,454 meters, 5,664 meters, and 6,250 meters. Of course the â€œlittleâ€ sister, Yaomei peak, is the highest and the most technical one, and has the reputation of â€œthe queen mountain of Sichuan.â€
The objective of this trek is twofold: First, we will hike along Haizi Valley towards the peaks, passing alpine lakes which reflect a stunning image of the four sisters. From here we will attempt the two most friendly peaks of the four. Big Sister requires mostly fitness while Second Sister requires some basic climbing skills. Second, we will do a trek via two valleys, Changping and Bipeng to ensure that we explore the most untouched scenery, and peer into the cultures of local minorities, including the Tibetan. Between the peak ascents and trek, we will have a chance to regroup ourselves at a little town called Rilong. We will enjoy simple and authentic ethnic food while surrounded by the rare beauty of the Siguniang mountain range. A visit to the endangered pandas and a stroll on the streets of Chengdu will put a perfect ending on this unforgettable adventure.
Inclusions & Exclusions
The promotional rate includes the following: food during the trek & peak ascents, selected meals in Chengdu, all lodging (camping & shared hotel rooms), ground transportation, packhorses and horse packers, group climbing gear & cooking gear, admission to parks, bilingual guide, and Mandarin conversational lessons. The price does not include airfare, checked baggage fees, visa fee, travel insurance, personal gear, immunization, personal snacks, drinks, and gratuity.
Participants should fly to Chengdu International Airport (CTU) at least one day before the adventure starts. US citizens need to apply a visa to enter China.
Special thanks to Dave E. Anderson, who provides us his breathtaking photos. Dave, who has been climbing for 30 years, is a professional climbing guide and adventure photographer.
For More Details
Please download the brochure, leave a comment here, or contact Little Po @ szuting AT gmail DOT com.