Hi guys- just wondering how everyone got here- flight, train car etc. Any tips would be appreciated. Thanks
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.
We got to Huanglong Scenic Valley by tour bus as we had been staying in the Jiuzhaigou area for quite a few days. In fact our visit to the Huanglong Scenic Valley was the last stop of our trip - after the visit we went direct to the airport for our flight to Chongqing. It seems foreign tourists tend to fly to the Jiuzhaigou-Huanglong Airport from Chengdu or Chongqing or some other Chinese cities, although many Mainland tourists take long-distance tourist buses or drive from Chengdu.
We took a domestic flight from chengdu to jiuzhaigou airport, about an hours' flight. We had a pre-arranged tour which included airport pick-up and traveled about 1 1/2 hours to Huanglong National Park. You may also hire a car or drive from chengdu to huanglong which takes about 7 to 8 hours but be mindful that the road is quite winding.
I flew there from Chengdu, arriving at Jiuzhaigou airport in the morning and then taking for a pre-arranged 1-day guided tour of Huanglong upon touch-down, together with fetching us to our hotel in Jiuzhaigou that night. From then on, we were on our own as we could either take a cab or slow walk to Jiuzhaigou from our hotel.
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