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Having left Juizhai national park we were really looking forward to visiting huanglong a few days later. Having lived in China in 2008 I had seen so many photos of the park lakes and waterfalls it was a photo opportunity not to be missed. On...More
We arrived at Jiuzhaihuan airport and immediately went off to Huanglong. We took the cable car up the mountain having had to wait in line for approximately 45 minutes. Each car takes only eight people but the turn-around is very quick. Once again, despite the...More
Our hotel (Sheraton Jiuzhaigou) organized a taxi to take us to Huanglong and then onto the airport (500RMB). As the driver didn’t speak English, we ensured that the price was agreed before we left the hotel. We left the hotel at 8.30 and our flight...More
Beautiful but tiring if not using the cable car, if you follow guided tour, please convince the tour guide to give you more time. If tour guide advise you to walk up slowly and only give you two hours, it will be very tiring.
Visited Oct 2010. Allow 2.5 hours to get there by car if travelling from Sheraton Jiuzhagou. The road has been completely relaid and is in superb condition. Excellent route through the mountains. On arrival take the cable car to the top and dress in layers....More
went from Juizhigou up to Huanglong(coloured pools) middle of May, roads were shocking and hardly any water in the pools, certainly not worth the effort, so disappointing. maybe different time of year would be better, but then what condition the road
One must prepare well enough to find out the source of the river. The starting point is around 3200m above sea level and the end is around 3800m above. It may spends over 3 hours to go to the top and return to the base....More
The first review gives a good overview of the site but, to my mind, overstates the effects of oxygen deprivation. We visited the park with a party with an average age of around 60. Three or four women elected not to even attempt to walk...More
We arrived at Huanglong Park and were surprised how few people were there. Our taxi driver Mr. Liu later told us that since the Szechuan Earthquake, business has been badly affected. Many businesses have closed down in the area. Some hotels and restaurants decided to...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.