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It's a gorgeous pace to visit in the winter, the yellow and blue contrast perfectly with the dark forest and white snow!
But, at the moment there is no bus there from Songpan because of a landslide just past the park. You have to pay...More
On a 2nd day we climbed on jeeps to Xueshan Ridge (Snow Mountain Ridge), the highest point on the road to Huanglong National Reserve. After one hour, we reached the altitude of 4007m and enjoyed incredible views of mountains and clouds resting on them. Having...More
I can't believe this is China. Beautiful scenery and fresh air. The mountains have snow on the tops and green trees covering the areas further down. There are even birds and squirrels running around if you keep an eye out. The beautiful coloured waters and...More
We were there at the end of the dry season but it was still beautiful. There are pictures around that show you what a particular area is like with more water. As well as the pools, there is a large temple and caves. Our flight...More
I visited the valley in the middle of May, my fault for sure. Unfortunately it's still dried up, hardly any water in the rivers and lakes. It kind of makes you sadder because you get a glimpse of how it could look like in it's...More
We went to Huanglong in early May, and it was not so spectacular. It was the dry season, few ponds, no waterfalls, no reduced ticket price. But the taxi to Jiuzhaiguo made the experience for us, snow-capped mountains, yaks, gold plated temples, furry horses. We...More
I was in Huanglong with a group of seniors in their 60's to late 70's and am very proud of them for conquering Huanglong.
I think staying a couple of nights in Jiuzaigou and a night in Huanglong before the climb was helpful for them...More
This is a high altitude (average 3,500m ) nature attraction with mountain ridges and snow capped peaks, deep valleys, rivers and waterfalls and ponds and lakes .One could readily imagine a celestial golden dragon wading in water .We visited in early May and one day...More
Hi Yuval, personally I won't bring 2-3 year old kids. They cannot express themselves clearly if something is bothering them. Altitude sickness can effect anyone regardless what your background is and it is very dangerous for... More
Hi Yuval, personally I won't bring 2-3 year old kids. They cannot express themselves clearly if something is bothering them. Altitude sickness can effect anyone regardless what your background is and it is very dangerous for kids and older people. If you fly in, the airport is already around 3,500 high. Then you have to drive thru a winding road and over the mountain, which is over 4,500m high before winding down to the valley of Huanglong. The viewpoints are at 3,500-4,000m high. I was there last April. Although it wasn't terribly cold, it was snowing at times. Please consult with your family phycisian. The Dr. can also prescribe a medication for you. Take care!
Response from chinapolarbear | Reviewed this property |
You can rent private cars, which can give you more leisure with your times, because if you take the public buses, you are timebound, which means you will be rushed. If you are not a hiker like me, this is not the best... More
You can rent private cars, which can give you more leisure with your times, because if you take the public buses, you are timebound, which means you will be rushed. If you are not a hiker like me, this is not the best option.
We flew from Shanghai to Chengdu for the Panda Research Base, then hired private cars to drive from Chengdu to JiuZhaiGou for 8hrs. We left at 5AM to reach JZG around 4-5pm. If you want to do HuangLong on drive day, if you leave at 5AM you can reach HuangLong around 1PM then ride the cable car up, walk/hike 45mins to the middle of the first pool and the 2nd pool, then walk/hike down to the main entrance.
We also took a private car from JZG to HuangLong (2.5hrs drive) and stayed there the whole day so we are not in a rush getting down the mountain. I would suggest to start HuangLong in the morning, as it is very high and a lot of people get altitude sickness from lack of oxygen and get light headed. I've done this 2x, did it the afternoon, and the morning (whole day trip) and both times got sick on the drive back to JZG so I guess, I'm not up for high altitudes, but the whole day trip was a more relaxed hike down the mountain.
Response from ghkulkarni | Reviewed this property |
Unless you have known problem for altitude you should not worry. The cost of O2 can varies from RMB60 to 120. Also they have Oxigen bars at few places in Huanglong, cost of which is also not very high.