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Hailuogou Tour 2 Days

This is a 2-day trip to mount gongga by its eastern side in hailuogou glacier park. you have the chance to see the highest mountain in sichuan province and the lowest glacier at below 3000m inside the park. hailuogou glacier park is a place of snow-capped mountains, primitive forests, glaciers and quiet valleys, a place of nature and wilderness..

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-Hailuogou Glacier Park

-Great Icefall by Camp 4,

-Cresent Lake and Glacier by Camp 3,

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1 Chengdu – Hailuogou Drive from Chengdu from your hotel for around 4-5 hours en route stop for around 2 hours by a tea plantation in Ya’an to learn the tea history and culture of the ancient Tea-Horse Road. Ya’an has long been an important place for tea business and it’s the earliest place in China that ever planted tea. Afterwards continue drive on to Hailuoguo by the base at Moxi Town, where you will relax after arrival. Optional hot spring by the evening.

Day 2 Hailuogou - Chengdu In the morning by 8:00 am go into the park first by park bus that takes around 1 hour to the top and then use a cable car to Camp 4, the actual top of the park, to see the great views of mountains, valleys and glaciers including the Great Icefall of Minya Konka, Mt. Sanlian, Mt. Jinyin, etc. After touring by Camp 4 come down to Camp 3 and go to see the Glacier in a close range by the Crescent Lake, there you will get quite close to one of the lowest glaciers in China. Optional walking inside the forest on the quiet trails of Hailuogou before catch the bus down to the base. Drive for 4-5 hours back to Chengdu. Tour ends.

Travel Tips:

1.Long hours of driving involved. 2.Be aware of the high altitude in Hailuogou Park by Camp 4.  

Availability: Every Day

Price details:.

A. Price Inclusions: Private Transfer; Private English-speaking Guide; Entrance Fees  (including tourist bus ticket inside);

Accommodation, double occupancy; Service Charge and Tax;

B. Price is based on 3 people.

No Hidden Fees. 

Food is not included;

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Importance News - Hailuogou National Park has been closed since the strong earthquake in 2022. We will keep you updated if we receive further notices. It is estimated to open in 2-3 years time.

Hailuogou is a glacier national park located southeast of Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Sichuan Province. It is by the east face of Mount Gongga(Miya Konka) at the east boundary of Eastern Tibetan Plateau. Inside this park there are hanging glaciers, hundreds of ice caves, giant icefalls and quiet forest. Among them the Great Icefall is 1000 meters’ long and 1100 meters’ wide. The glaciers locate by the elevation of around 2800 meters above sea level. The difference of plantations is massive between the base at Moxi and Camp 4 at the highest location of the park.

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Snow-capped Mountains

Hailuogou Glacier Park is in the core area of Hengduan Mountain Range. The place where the glacier parks lies is called Daxue Mountain Range. This range is also known as Minya Konka, or Mount Gongga, among which mount Gongga is the highest mountain soaring up to 7556 meters. There are 45 6000+ meters’ peaks and over 100 5000+ meters’ peaks as well. It is one of the biggest mountain ranges that are close to a 10 million people city. And one of its most boasted features is the golden glows on the mountain in the morning when the sun light hits the tip of the peak.

Fog is also considered one of the essences that made Hailuogou Glacier Park a wonderland. There is always fog everywhere in the mountain. Especially in the morning when the sun comes out and there are still fog stay by the side of the mountain peaks. Also in China, foggy places are believed to be the places where deities live.

There are a few hundreds of glaciers in this park with a coverage of over 300 sqkm. The No. 1 glacier is 15km’s long and 16 sqkm’s big. Its end stretches 6km into the forest. It is one of the lowest glaciers at the same longitude in the world. Visitors can walk from Camp 3 to get really close to this glacier. In the glacier, there are lots of hidden ice ponds, ice caves, ice arches, etc. And the Great Icefall is very stunning. It is 1000 meters’ long and 1100 meters’ wide.

The Pristine Forest

The forests are well protected in this park. The number of trees is up to a million. It is a necessary part of this park and its diversity is big: from bamboo forest at around 2000 metes to rhododendron at around 3000 meters to pine trees at 4000 meters. It is a very lush place and home to Giant Pandas and Tibetan Macaques.

Red Rock Slide

The red rock slides are another wonders of Hailuogou Glacier Park. In the neighboring valleys like Yanzi Valley and Nanmenguan Valley, there are big slides of red rocks have been found especially the one on the way to the pass of Yajiageng. Looking from the far away, the slide looks like blood flowing from the hard rock and through the green forest and then into the riverbed.

Hailuogou Park Service Line: 0836-3266550;

Opening Time : 07:30~14:00 in fall and winter and 07:30~14:00 in spring and summer;

Entrance Charge : 92 Chinese yuan;

Tourist Bus : 70 yuan per ticket round way;

Cable Car : 150 yuan per ticket round way.

Tickets stop selling at : 13.50

Last bus from Camp 3 : 17:40

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Walking Hailuogou Glacier Park

The walk from Camp 3 to the glacier is about 2 hours' walk in the thick forest and you will get the chance to touch the giant glaciers by yourself by the end of the walk. You can even walk to explore the glaciers. More Details >>

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Yajiageng is not part of Hailuogou Glacier. Yajiageng refers to the area of the mountain pass between Kangding and Hailuogou (Moxi). On the west side of the pass is the Kham Kangding and it is highland climate and east to the pass is Luding and a warmer and wetter climate. More Details >>

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Yangzigou Park

The neighboring valley is called Yangzigou Valley located at the north to Hailuogou Valley. It is also an every beautiful glacier park that is more wild and deeper. It also requires a full day's visit to this park. More Details >>

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It is called Moxi Zhen, the small town by the entrance of the park at the base. It is a tourist small place used to be a small village. A cathlic church and a former Red Army residence are something interesting to see. More Details >>

Getting There and Around

There are two options to travel to Hailuogou. The first one isto take a bus. There are two scheduled buses depart from Chengdu Xinnanmen Bus Station by 09:30 and 09:50. It takes about 7 hours from Chengdu to Hailuogou. Bus ticket costs 116 yuan per person. The bus arrives in Moxi, or Hailuogou in the afternoon. The other way is to take a flight from Chengdu to Kangding and rent a car from Kangding taking about 3 hours to Hailuogou. Moxi is the place that generally referred as Hailuogou, which is the same name of the Glacier Park.

Inside this park, you will need to take the tourist site bus to go to Camp 3 from the entrance of the park for 30km. The bus takes over 40 minutes before it arrives at Camp 3 where you are supposed to walk to the Glaciers or take the bus further to the cable car terminal to use the cable car to Camp 4 where you can see the peak of Mount Gongga. The bus costs 70 yuan per person. Cable car costs 150 yuan per person and the entrance ticket costs 92 yuan per person.

Useful Hailuogou Travel Tips

Gathered below is the most useful travel guide to Hailuogou. Important travel information of Hailuogou includes travel season and climate, detailed and useful Hailuogou travelers’ maps, tips for traveling in Hailuogou, accommodation and food issues about traveling to Hailuogou.

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The best season to travel to Hailuogou is from October to the next February when weather is generally good and you have a better chance to the peak of Moung Gongga and the Great Icefall. In October and November, the mountain is very colorful when the leaves of the trees start to change color. It is a four-season park. More Details >>

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It's a weekend tour from Chengdu after the new highway from Chengdu to Luding is completed. It should take only 5 hours to get there by driving from Chengdu. Although anther popular way to do it is to combine other visits to Kangding, Tagong or even Daocheng Yading, etc together to have a multi-day trip in western Sichuan. More Details >>

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There are good hotels in Moxi while inside the park the hotel option is limited and expensive. More Details >>

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Hailuogou Tour - 2 Days

To visit Hailuogou in 2 days time from Chengdu. Hailuogou has one of the most stunning glaciers in China and is home to many snow-capped mountains in Garze of western Sichuan. The tour covers the main sites inside the glacier park.

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Western Sichuan Adventure Hiking Tour - 9 Days

In this week-long Small Circle in western Sichuan, you have the chance to experience real Tibetan culture and beautiful Tibetan landscapes. Highlights include Hailuogou Glacier Park, Kangding, Tagong Tibetan town, Danba Tibetan Village and the snow-capped Mount Siguniang.

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Wild Sichuan Highlights Group Tour – 5 days

Panda is not the only thing to look in Sichuan. We also have big mountains, stunning glaciers and rich Tibetan culture to present you. In this 5-day Wild Sichuan Highlight Tour, you have the chance to experience real Tibetan culture and beautiful Tibetan landscapes. Highlights of this adventure include Hailuogou Glacier Park, Tagong Tibetan town, Danba Tibetan Village and the snow-capped Mount Siguniang.


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Mount Siguniang has four magnificent peaks to climb and three beautiful valleys to visit.

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Hailuogou: Low-Latitude Glaciers and Primeval Forests

Nestled in western Sichuan Province, Hailuogou is known for its low-latitude glaciers, dense ancient forests, and hot springs flowing from the foot of the highest mountain in Sichuan.  

A view of the landscape in Hailuogou Scenic Area in Sichuan.  

H ailuogou Glacier Forest Park sits on the eastern slope of the famous Mount Gongga, the “King of Sichuan Mountains,” which is located on the southeastern edge of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau in the southeastern part of Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Sichuan Province. It is about 280 kilometers from Chengdu, the capital city of the province. Hailuogou covers an area of 906.13 square kilometers and consists of six scenic areas. With such stunning natural scenery as natural glaciers, alpine peaks, hot springs, primitive forests, and wild flora and fauna, it has garnered the titles of National 5A Tourist Atraction, National Nature Reserve, National Geological Park and National Forest Park, and more than these titles, it is the only Glacier Forest Park in China.

The magnificent view of the golden mountain shining in the sun is one of the most well-known scenes in Hailuogou.

Great Ice Falls

The area around Mount Gongga has the biggest concentration of marine glaciers in China, with hundreds of glaciers spanning more than 300 square kilometers. Among them, Hailuogou No.1 glacier is 14.7 kilometers long and covers an area of 16 square kilometers. It has been recognized as the largest modern glacier at the lowest latitude in the world.

Located near 29 degrees north latitude, the formation of Hailuogou’s glacier is closely connected to its unique geographical location. The region sits on the Hengduan Mountain Range, which runs in a north-south direction, providing favorable conditions for water vapor to drift in. The glacier is located on the windward slope of Mount Gongga where an abundance of precipitation and large snowfall form from the warm and humid airflow that flows in from the Indian Ocean and is blocked at Gongga Peak. Besides, as the temperature of the ice body is relatively high due to its low latitude, and the terrain is steep, the glacier moves rapidly toward the lower regions, distributing the glacier at a low altitude, and the ice tongue can sometimes extend into the forest.

At an altitude of 3,600 meters, Camp Four boasts the most iconic glacier landscapes in the Hailuogou Scenic Area. At the entrance of the scenic area, tourists can first take a cable car to the observation deck of Camp Four, where they can view the spectacular big icefall or have a close-up view at the bottom of the glacier. A number of glacier landscapes can also be seen such as an ice lake, ice tower, ice bridge, and ice cave. Especially with the width and height of the big icefall reaching over 1,000 meters, it is like a shattered giant diamond sliding down from the top of Mount Gongga. On the alpine cable car, tourists can get a bird's-eye view of this ice waterfall, and if the weather is clear, they can also see the summit of Gongga which is around 7,000 meters above sea level.

Reclining in the arms of the primitive forest and snow-capped mountains, the Hailuogou Camp Three, which is 2,960 meters above sea level, serves as an ideal spot for viewing the golden mountain. The golden mountain here refers to the mountain peaks which in the sunlight have the appearance of being covered in a sheet of gold. There are 45 peaks in Hailuogou at an altitude of above 6,000 meters, of which the Gold and Silver Peak, with an elevation of 6,410 meters, is the most famous for its spectacular appearance. One part catches the golden rays and the other the sunlight, but they cannot reach each other, thus creating a strong contrast between light and shadows.

A stunning view of a sea of clouds flowing through the valley in Hailuogou.

Primeval Forest

Cable car services are available in the scenic area, but a hike is also highly advisable for visitors who are physically fit enough, so they can explore the various ecological environments of Hailuogou and enjoy an immersive trip in nature. From Camp Three, tourists can choose to hike on the forest trail to the Grass Sea. Walking along the trail they can allow their bodies and minds to relax while feeling the fresh breeze in the dense woods and admiring the lofty snow-capped mountains in the distance.

Grass Sea is located at the entrance of the glacier rainforest hiking trail which mostly consists of primitive forests. The forest area in Hailuogou covers more than 70 square kilometers, the vast majority of which is primitive forest, and is regarded as one of the areas with the most ancient species in China. There are more than 400 kinds of wild animals living in the primeval forest of Hailuogou and 28 kinds of them are rare animals under state level protection. If you are lucky enough, you might come across wild macaques in the forest, which do not seem to be afraid of tourists. Occasionally, they even come straight up to tourists for food.

Grass Sea is an ancient lake formed during the the Ice Age. Its height reaches 2,850 meters above sea level and its size nearly 5,000 square meters. The surface of the Grass Sea resembles a bright mirror set in an emerald frame, dotted with shrubs, rimmed with a variety of plants on the shore, and surrounded by ancient trees. The color of forest leaves changes with each season.

The primitive forest of Hailuogou is a paradise for hiking junkies, as they can not only view landscapes such as glaciers and mountains, but also see an array of ancient and rare plants. For example, at Camp One, when spring is in full swing, visitors can see katsura, a rare tall tree whose fiery leaves stand out from a sea of lush vegetation. The forest of Hailuogou is also home to an “air quality expert” usnea, which is a lichen anchored on some large trees, and can only grow in an environment with clean air. Its presence indicates that Hailuogou is free from polution, where visitors can enjoy a nature-immersive “primitive” hike.

In addition to the primeval forest, an iconic vegetation of Hailuogou is the Rhododendron. Hailuogou is widely recognized as a zone where the Rhododendron originated and in which there is a high concentration, being home to about 68 species of wild rhododendrons, 63 of which are native to China while 24 are endemic to the Mount Gongga range.

A few tourists enjoy a walk around the Red Rock Bank in  Hailuogou.

At Camp Four, there is a large strech of rocks covered by a special alga  t rentepohlia jolithus. Because this alga displays a shade of bright red, it has been called “Red Rock Bank.” Set against the backdrop of the blue sky, white clouds, and snow-capped mountains, the rocks look as if they are on fire, making the area a popular attraction.

The alga is really demanding on the surrounding living conditions. Firstly, moisture is an essential element for its growth and the abundant rainfall in Hailuogou meets this requirement; secondly, the glaciers adjacent to the red stone bank contain a lot of manganese and other mineral elements, so the glacier rivers provide sufficient nutrients for the alga; there are springs with temperatures up to 92 degrees Celsius near the red rocks, and the hot spring water flowing by is still warm. Since the stone conducts heat, despite sitting near the glacier and being covered by ice and snow, the rocks there are always warm. For these reasons, the red algae can survive with the glacier, ice, and snow.

This peculiar alga cannot survive in areas where the sun cannot reach, areas away from the main river, or locations at a lower elevation. Besides, the algae will die and turn black soon after it is taken out of Hailuogou. So, anyone visiting the scenic area will not want to miss this rare natural phenomenon.

Hot Springs

Visitors who wish to take a break from the cool air in Hailuo-gou can choose to enjoy a dip in the hot springs. Hot springs in Sichuan are often found along the side of mountains and glaciers. There are a number of hot springs of varied sizes scattered throughout Hailuogou.The hottest has a maximum temperature of 92 degrees Celsius, which exceeds the local boiling point. It is thus called the “boiling spring.” The water is transparent, clean, colorless, tasteless, drinkable, and bathable, and contains dozens of trace elements beneficial to the human body.

The renowned Gongga Divine Spring is located near Camp One. This place is located 1,580 meters above sea level and has an average temperature of around 18 degrees throughout the year. The divine spring emerges from the foot of a large old cedar tree that is several hundred years old, with a flow rate of up to 8,900 tonnes per day.

There are a number of fine facilities for tourists to enjoy a soothing hot spring bath in Hailuogou, and the natural langscapes that surround the hot spring create unforgettable memories to an enjoyabal bath. If tourists come to Hailuogou on an icy winter day, they can bathe in a hot spring that gushes out from the ground and embrace the energy and magic of mother nature, while watching the steam of the open-air hot spring pool swirling up into the air and drift off to the surrounding primeval forest and snow-capped peaks.

The unique geographical features of Hailuogou makes this place one of a kind glacier fairyland, with big icefalls, red rocks, primitive forests, snow-capped mountains, and hot springs that visitors can immerse themselves in and enjoy experiences that they will never forget.

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 Hailuogou Scenic Area

Hailuogou Scenic Area

Hailuogou is one of the spectacular attractions in Gongga Mountain Scenic Area. As a national-level nature reserve, it is the only glacier and forest park in China .

At the same time, it is a state AAAA-class tourist area and a national geological park.

Hailuogou Scenic Area Intro

The scenic spot is located on the east slope of Gongga Shan Mountain, in southeast Ganzi Prefecture in Sichuan Province.

Tourists come to see hanging glaciers, ice caves, and experience cool conditions in the forest.

  • Chinese : 海螺沟 Hǎiluógōu /hi-lor-go/ 'sea conch ravine'
  • Elevation : Maximum altitude 6,750 meters (22,000 feet), lowest altitude 2,850 meters (9,300 feet)
  • Size : length 14.7 kilometers (9 miles) and an area of 16 square kilometers (6 square miles)
  • Popular activities : camping, vacation, and sightseeing
  • Suited to : Everyone who likes glacial fun and adventure, and who is not too adversely affected by altitude sickness
  • Open : 07:00 - 14:00 (Tickets sold till 13.50; last bus from Camp 3: 17:40)

The Highlights of Hailuogou You Should Not Miss

Hailuogou scenic spot has a rather unique climate that attracts many visitors. The weather and climate in Hailuogou is suitable for an outdoor vacation mainly in the summer months.

This scenic spot is ideal for photography, outdoor relaxation, resorts, mountain climbing, expeditions, and adventure.

Hailuogou Glacier Park

Hailuogou glacier, in Gongga Mountain, is one of very few glaciers that lie in the low latitudes which are visited throughout the year. In China, Hailuogou Glacier is the one closest to a big city (it's 282 kilometers (175 miles) from Chengdu), and is fairly easily accessible.

Today people appreciate and understand glaciers as one of the wonders of nature. Hailuogou glacier, also known as the First Glacier, is the longest among 71 glaciers on Gongga Mountain. Seen vertically it has several layers. The glacial amphitheater and the grand ice falls are 500-1,100 meters wide and 1,080 meters tall. The tallest and most spectacular glacial waterfall so far discovered in China is eight times the size of the famous Huangguoshu Waterfall on the Yellow River.

Hot Springs and Beautiful Forest

In the valley, there are a number of hot and cold mineral springs, a large area of virgin forests, special high-glacial peaks, and many rare species of animals. The front-end of the glacier is only 2,850 meters above sea level, stretching to the virgin forest up to 6 km, and creating a rare scene of the coexistence between the glacier and the forest. In addition, Hailuogou glacier has active movement that forms different crystal structures such as arches, ice caves, ice ladders, ice doors, glacial lakes, and ice peaks.

How to Get to Hailuogou Scenic Spot

Hailuogou Glacier and Forest Park is the main scenic spot in the Gongga Mountain Scenic Area, and is located in the glacial valley on the eastern slope of Gonggashan Mountain within Luding County.

The glacier covers a total area of 197 square kilometers and is 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Luding County Town and 72 km (45 miles) from Kangding County Town.

There are two alternatives tourists use to travel to Hailuogou.

Bus from Chengdu : There are two scheduled morning buses that depart from Chengdu Xinnanmen Bus Station. It takes about 7 hours from Chengdu to Hailuogou. Bus tickets cost approximately 116 yuan per person. Buses arrive in Moxi or Hailuogou in the afternoon.

First travel to Kangding. You could take a plane or bus from Chengdu to Kangding. Once in Kangding, you can rent a car to Hailuogou. It takes approximately 3 hours. There are also buses.

From the Hailuogou entrance... Take the cable car (costing approximately 150 yuan per person) to Camp 4, where you can see the peak of Mount Gongga. Inside this park, you can take the tourist site bus that travels 30 km (40 minutes drive) to Camp 3. You can walk or take a bus to the Glaciers. The bus costs 70 yuan per person and takes you to a cable car terminal.

Weather and When to Go

Daytime temperatures reach 30°C (86°F) in June/July and 9°C (48°F) in January to mid-February. Also, Hailuogou experiences an annual precipitation of 2,000 mm, which is low to moderate.

The best times to visit Hailuogou will all depend on what you want to experience. During spring and winter, the scenic spot still has many visitors.

In Spring, the road is surrounded by pink alpine azaleas. Tourists can stay in Gongga Village for one or two nights. The park is dotted with blossoming flowers.

In winter, the weather is rather cold but you can enjoy views of the glacier, ice ponds, caves, and arches.

We recommend visiting Hailuogou during the holidays when it is full of life.

Travel Essentials for Planning a Trip

  • Hailuogou Park Service Line : 0836-3266550
  • Opening Time : 07:00 - 14:00 (Tickets sold till 13.50; last bus from Camp 3: 17:40)
  • Entrance fee : 92 yuan
  • Tourist Bus : 70 yuan per ticket
  • Cable Car : 150 Yuan per ticket

Nearby Attractions

  • Bawang Lake
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Hailuogou is the glacier with the lowest elevation in eastern Asia. It has an ecological treasure of ancient forests. Also, hot, warm, and cold springs are an integral characteristic of this tourist spot. We are more than happy to offer a guide service and to tailor-make a tour for you.

A Suggested 3-Day Hailuogou Tour:

Day 1: Chengdu - Moxi. Travelers will view the special scenery of Qingyi Jiang River, Erlangshan Mountain, Dadu He River, and Moxi valley. Day 2: A full day for Hailuogou touring. Travelers will enjoy the sunshine on Jinshan Mountain and the grand ice waterfall, stroll through the ancient forest, and adventure among glaciers. After these excursions, the hot spring spa will offer a refreshing rest. Day 3: Moxi Town - Chengdu. Travelers will take in the charm of Moxi ancient town along the return trip.

See our suggested 9-day Western Sichuan tour plan for further inspiration.

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Hailuogou Glacier Park - The “Only” Glacier Forest Park in China

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About Hailuogou Glacier Park

Important Notice - Hailuogou has been closed for recovery and reconstruction since the big earthquake in July, 2022. Please plan your itinerary accordingly.

It is the popular National Geo-park featured with translucent glaciers, verdant virgin forest, comfortable glacier hot springs, golden snow mountains, changing sea of clouds, etc. beautiful throughout the year and reputed as “half in paradise, half on earth” for the impressive spectacular sceneries.

Type: National Nature Preserve, National Geo-park, National Forest Park, National AAAAA Tourist Attraction

Best Seasons: All seasons, especially September - next April

Altitude: 1,600m (Moxi Town) - 3,600m (No.4 Campsite)

Recommended Visiting Time: 1-2 days

Time for Entry: 07:30-12:30 in Summer and Autumn; 8:30-12:30 in Spring and Winter;

Ticket: CNY 90/person

Address: Moxi Town, Luding County, Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China

Why Visit Hailuogou Glacier Park

Hailuogou Glacier Park (海螺沟) in Hailuogou Scenic Area in Luding County of Sichuan Province in China is the only one glacier forest park within the country . Preserving the precious modern marine time glacier at low altitude, being the largest scaled and most beautiful among those at the same latitude, it is very popular to admire nature and listed as National Nature Reserve , National Geo-park , National Forest Park , and announced many other praised titles. Besides, covering 350 hectares at the east slope of Mount Gongga (7,556m, the highest mountain in Sichuan Province ), Hailuogou Glacier Park is one of the best place to admire the highest peak’s holy appearance and also regarded as the “Gate to Shambhala”. It is highly favored by visitors to see closely its characteristic glacier icefall drifting vertically, multilayered primitive forest of diverse verdant trees, gorgeous snow mountain peaks under sunshine, healthy warm glacier hot springs amongst the ice and snow, bright red rocks, alpine lakes, sea of clouds, rare animals, and so on to catch the charm of nature! Furthermore, located at the transitional zone from Qinghai Tibet Plateau to Sichuan basin, Hailuogou enjoys advantageous natural and tourist resources to be complimented as “ beautiful throughout the year ”!

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>> 3 Days Classic Hailuogou Tour from Chengdu

What to See at Hailuogou Glacier Park

Hailuogou Glacier Park as the national rare glacier and forest park not only keeps the ancient glacier sites and dense forest for your seeking of primitive times, but also boasts a rich series of beautiful sceneries for your exploration, including cloud-kissing snow mountains, amazing red rocks, mysterious sea of clouds, enjoyable hot springs, and so on! Do not miss them during your Hailuogou Glacier Park discovery!

Hailuogou Glacier

Hailuogou Glacier at such a low altitude can be called a miracle in the world. Seen from the lower place in the valley, the ice glacier pours down from the high precipitous gorge, which is really magnificent. And the world only enormous Large Icefall (大冰瀑) of more than 1,000 meters tall and about 1,100 meters wide seems a silver river hanging from the blue sky, looking impressing and particularly charming with countless shining spots illuminated by sunny glory. That is even more than 10 times larger than the well-known Huangguoshu Waterfall in Guiyang Province. Therefore, it is often said “a Hailuogou trip is never complete without a visit of the Large Icefall”. On the 5,700 meters long glacier tongue of 2,850 meters high altitude, ice lakes, ice rivers, ice gulfs, ice mushrooms, ice holes, ice bridges, ice arches, etc. that are clear in blue and green can be discovered to marvel at the power of nature!

Four Faces Buddha (四面佛) is one of the best places to admire the Large Icefall and Mount Gongga main peak, which is also the must go place to Red Rock Shoal.

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Primitive Forest

The unbelievable Hailuogou Glacier Park has a quite large altitude difference of over 6,000 meters; thus, it holds the 70 hectare wide forest kingdom of 7 vegetation zones and 7 soil zones, unique worldly and with more than 4,880 plant species from subtropical to frigid zones. Along your sightseeing bus access up, the thick spirited trees, plants and flowers of different kinds greet on both sides, including birches, cedars, mognolia trees, etc., which is your pure dream to seek another amazing wonderland and also a pleasant welcome ceremony for your following discovery of the ice glacier on the higher levels. The primitive forest zone is particularly charming covered by winter snow! Moreover, the park is a theme park for rich types of adorable animals, and I wonder if you would luckily encounter a macaque, squirrel, etc. during your trip?

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Golden Snow Mountain

Sitting at the mountain foot area, Hailuogou Glacier Park is surrounded by 45 snow-covered peaks rising over 6,000 meters. On every sunny morning, the several snow mountains will be dressed by the first wisp sunlight with a piece of golden robe like the guardians guarding Hailuogou and the entire valuable nature reserve. However, the Mount Jinyin (Gold and Silver Peak) (金银峰) of 6,410 meters above sea in front of the No.3 Camp is very fascinating changing its coat from light grey to pink rose and to golden yellow, and that is the famous scenery of “Golden Snow Mountain” (日照金山) expected by visitors. With the brilliant floating clouds in various beautiful colors, the snow peak looks extremely elegant like a holy goddess.

Time to see Golden Snow Mountain scenery: Around 06:40 in Spring, around 06:20 in Summer, around 0630 in Autumn, and around 07:00 in Winter.

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Hailuogou Hot Spring

Hailougou Glacier Park has multiple great hot springs. Step into one of the healthy hot springs with the really warm temperature from the deep of Hailuogou to release your body. Just enjoy the relaxing time with the surrounding primitive trees and flowers decorated in silver and white showing and appearing in the mists, and the flying snow to feel the nice distinct experience of “warm and cold”!

The red rock is one of the rarest treasures to Hailuogou Glacier Park. At the Red Rock Shoal (红石滩) at the No.4 Camp, every rock is wrapped by a kind of orange algae into bright orange red and seems the red agates placed by god along the river bed. That large spread of red looks quite eye-catching against the blue sky and white snow mountains.

Sea of Clouds

The Sea of Clouds is another wonderful splendor of Hailuogou. When the east part is lit up, the changing deep clouds roll among the snow peaks, sometimes floating gently, sometimes running fast to the end of the world. With the morning sunlight spreading to the surface of this mysterious sea, the scenery makes you confuse to be the paradise. However, when the tips of the alpine tree show indistinctly in the clouds, it takes you back into the real world and stimulates your praise of the natural wonders again!

Hailuogou Glacier Park

Besides the above, Hailuogou Glacier Park also has many other interesting and beautiful highlights for your admiration, including the Wolf Totem (狼图腾) looking really like a powerful wolf between No.1 Glacier and No.2 Glacier, Chengmendong (城门洞) to see various ice glaciers in its palace-like crystal world and the only glacier lake called Moon Lake, Caohaizi Lake with colorful blossoms and grasses, and so forth. Discover more according to your time to catch more beauty of Hailuogou Glacier Park!

What to See at each Camp at Hailuogou:

Recommended route to visit hailuogou glacier park.

● 1 Day Classic Route:

Entrance - Sightseeing bus (via primitive forest, No.1 Camp and No.2 Camp) - No.3 Camp - Cableway - No.4 Camp - Cableway & sightseeing bus - Moxi Town;

● 1 Day Classic Hiking Route:

Entrance - Sightseeing bus (via primitive forest, No.1 Camp and No.2 Camp) - No.3 Camp –walk 1.5 hours through primitive forest - viewing platform - sightseeing bus - Moxi Town;

● 2 Days In-depth Hiking Route:

Day 1: Entrance - No.1 Camp - Walk 2 hours - No.2 Camp - Walk 3 hours - No.3 Camp - sightseeing bus - Stay in Moxi Town;

Day 2: No.1 Camp - Sightseeing bus 30 minutes - Cableway Station - Walk 1 hour - ice glacier - Cableway - No.4 Camp - Cableway & sightseeing bus - Moxi Town.

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Attractions Nearby Hailuogou Glacier Park

Moxi Old Town (磨西古镇) 10 minutes’ walking distance to the entrance of Hailuogou Glacier Park is nice to seek the historical feature around that area. Architectures from Ming and Qing dynasties standing on both sides of the rock paved road tell the old history there. And the typical Gothic church built by a French missionary still stands to demonstrate the cultural communication between China and the Western world during last century. That church is also where Chairman Mao held the famous meeting during the war period!

Gongga Mountain

Mount gongga (贡嘎山) or Minya Kongka is reputed as the King of Mountains in Sichuan Province with its provincial highest altitude of 7,556 meters. Often rising above the floating clouds, Mount Gongga is super magnificent with the golden dressing put up by the first morning glow! With particularly hard terrain, this mountain is even worldly famous for alpine expedition and mountain climbing, however, very few people have succeeded.

Yanzi Valley

Being the sister valley of Hailuogou Valley, Yanzi Valley (Swallow Valley燕子沟) is popular among visitors and photographers with its fabulous glacier, azalea flowers, snow peaks, colorful autumn forest, and particularly its nearly 20km long river belt of red rocks to dazzle your eyes and mind!

Hailuogou Glacier Park - Moxi Old Town

Where is Hailuogou Glacier Park & How to Get There

Hailuogou Glacier Park is situated in Luding County, Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture , Sichuan Province, China, which is about 290 kilometers driving distance from Chengdu City and about 49 kilometers to Kangding City (the capital city of Garze Prefecture). Most travelers visit Hailuogou from Chengdu , since that provincial capital city is well linked by flights and bullet trains from most cities in China. So far, visitors can get to Hailuogou Glacier Park by private car or long-distance coach form Chengdu, and it usually takes 5 hours by car . Road condition from Chengdu to Hailuogou is good, but you still need to get prepared for icy road sometimes in winter.

Chengdu to Hailuogou

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To help you enjoy a comfortable and worry-free travel experience at Hailuogou Glacier Park, we highly recommend you travel with us China Discovery, based in Chengdu, Sichuan and professional about the transportation and road condition. Our local guide and driver will escort you from the airport, trains station or your hotel in Chengdu to Hailuogou Glacier Park directly by the comfortable licensed private car of China Discovery with speed and safety. Besides, our guide will introduce all the highlights to enrich your trip, so you can pay all your effort on the sceneries and have a good rest on the way! If you are interested, please feel free to contact us for help!

● By Long-distance Coach

A lot of independent visitors choose long-distance coaches to arrive at Hailuogou Glacier Park from Chengdu. At present, Chengdu Xinnanmen Bus Station offers about 1-2 coaches in the morning to Moxi Town (entrance of Hailuogou Scenic Area), which takes usually 7 hours. Besides, Chengdu Xinnanmen Bus Station and Chengdu Shiyangchang Bus Station have a few coaches to Luding County, which needs a transfer to Hailuogou by hiring a car in Luding.

Kangding to Hailuogou

So far there is not coach or bus from Kangding to Hailuogou or Moxi Town. Visitors can only choose to go by hiring a private car. It usually takes 2 hours covering about 75 km by car.

Hailuogou Map

Hailuogou Glacier Park Weather & Best Time to Visit

Since Hailuogou Glacier Park has a very large difference of altitude, climate there is very special. From the entrance of the park valley to the top, there appears subtropical zone, warm temperature zone, cold temperature zone, subfrigid zone, frigid zone, and polar zone gradually. Foot of the mountain area usually has long spring and no summer, with an annual average temperature around 15°C. But the peak area is very cold with snow covered all year round, annual average temperature around -9°C. People want to see the modern glacier above 2,850m shall prepare thick clothes to keep warm.

Hailuogou Glacier Park is suitable to visit all year round for holiday, expedition, appreciation of the ice glacier, etc. And the best time to visit is during November to April of the next year, when there are more sunny days after snowing, air is fresher and the pure snow white ice glacier far away can be admired clearly! Besides, Autumn during October to middle November is also very popular to see the colorful primitive forest full of wonderful autumn leaves in red, orange and golden, when is also great to enjoy clear blue sky with comfortable temperature! Apart from that, you can also visit during middle April to middle June to admire the lovely azalea blossoms. June to September is favored to spend a cool summer, but July to August is the rainy season not suggested due to some dangerous landslide.

Hailuogou Glacier Park

Hailuogou Glacier Park Tickets & Fees

● Entrance Fee: CNY 90/person

● Cableway (between No.3 Camp and No.4 Camp): CNY 135/person (round trip)

● Sightseeing Bus: CNY 70/person (round trip) (necessary)

1. For second entry to Hailuogou Glacier Park, please register with your ticket of that day and ID (or passport) at the No.1 Camp before your exit on day 1. On day 2, you just need to pay the sightseeing bus fee again and show the certificate. (If you travel with China Discovery, our guide will deal with that for you!)

2. It usually takes about 1.5 hours from Tourist Center up to Ganheba and about 1 hour from Ganheba down to Tourist Center by sightseeing bus.

Hailuogou Glacier Park Accommodation

Most visitors choose to stay at Moxi Town where offers rich types of accommodations from comfort 4 stars to budget hotels and exquisite inns and homestays. Although facilities and services in those accommodations cannot match that in big cities, most hotels can meet your basic needs such as hot water, etc. And staying at Moxi Town, you can take some nice stroll along the old streets and enjoy some drinks in the pubs during your night hours. Hailuogou Gongga Shentang Hot Spring Hotel of 5-star only 15 minutes' drive from the Tourist Center is your nice choice to enjoy the better facilities and services, plus the relaxing hot spring service.

Hailuogou Glacier Park Useful Travel Tips

● Altitude Sickness: Hailuogou Glacier Park in Sichuan belongs to the high altitude localities and the visiting area is between 1,940-3,600 meters above sea level, so to avoid or relieve altitude sickness, you need to sleep well, drink enough water, have enough fruits and vegetables, and keep a calm mood to release your body, which is also helpful. Strenuous exercise and alcoholic drinks are better to avoid.

● Safety: Do not shout on ice glacier. Watch your steps before entering the ice glacier area. Follow your guide to visit Chengmendong.

● What to Wear: Temperature in Hailuogou Glacier Pak is usually lower than most cities in Mainland China, so you are highly suggested to pack you thick sweaters, thick coats, waterproof clothes, scarves, gloves and antiskid hiking shoes in spring, autumn and winter season. Long-sleeves coats are also suggested in summer for the cold night. Sun block, sunglasses, hats, lip balm, etc. are recommended for protect your skin from UV rays. And rain gear is suggested for there are sometimes rains.

How to Plan a Hailuogou Glacier Park Tour

Interested in appreciate Hailuogou Glacier Park? 1-2 days is most planned to visit the ice glacier, primitive forest, four camps, golden snow mountain view and more sightseeing in this scenic area! And visitors usually travel from Chengdu that is well linked by convenient flights and bullet trains and also is worldly popular to get close to the chubby giant pandas and leisure life style, which is worth to enjoy for 1-2 days.

Besides, for travelers who can bear long journey, see and explore along the way, it would be a nice idea to travel together with Luding, Mount Gongga, Kangding, Xinduqiao, Daocheng Yading , Danba, Mount Siguniang , etc. to have an in-depth admiration of the awesome Western Sichuan region. We China Discovery based in Chengdu, Sichuan is specialized in customizing trips to Hailuogou and various destinations in Sichuan and China, please contact us and let us customize a tour for you!

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Hailuogou Glacier Tour

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  • Hailuogou Glacier entrance ticket and the local sightseeing bus
  • Car/ Minivan depends on number of tourists
  • private English-speaking guide
  • Accommodation ( 4 star hotel twin room)(children without bed)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Entry/Admission - Luding County
  • Entry/Admission - Hailuogou Scenic Resort
  • lunches and dinners, visitors can order food at local restaurants with the help of tour guide
  • Hot-spring fee(At private tour the hot-spring fee is included in the price
  • Cable car cost(around 150RMB/person)
  • Personal expenses such as shopping, laundry etc.
  • Tips to the guide and driver
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Free pick-up service provided for tourists staying in the hotel inside the Chengdu city
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
  • Chengdu, Sichuan, China
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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