6 days Mt. Siguniang Dafeng Peak Climbing (5,025m high/16,486ft.)
Lunch at the ranger's post Dajianbao, slightly over 10km from Haizi Gou valley entrance. Then followed by an ascent to Jipengzi, which reveals a breathtaking, up-close view of the mountains as the terrain opens up once more. The trail grows rockier towards the base camp.
The base camp acclimatization day involves a short trek to explore a section of the summit trail. The summit trek kicks off pre-dawn. The 6km rocky path from the base camp to the summit heads north, zigzagging vertically upward and growing steeper and narrower, with safety railings in place. After summiting, return to base camp to refuel, pack, and descend the same trail back to Rilong.
Altitude Change of Siguniang Dafeng climbing adventure
Day 1: Chengdu (540m) – Rilong Town (3200m)
Day 2: Acclimatization Day, Hike to Shuangqiao Valley or Changping Valley
Day 3: Rilong Town (3200m) – Dafeng Base Camp (4280m)
Day 4: Acclimatization Day at Dafeng Base Camp (4280m)
Day 5: Dafeng Base Camp (4280m) – Mountain Pass（4900 m) – Summit (5025m) – Dafeng Base Camp (4280m) – Rilong (3200m)
Day 6: Rilong Town (3200m) – Chengdu (540m)
Begin your journey with a 4-hour drive from Chengdu to Rilong Town, the main base for Mount Siguniang expeditions. Solo travelers can opt for a public bus from Chengdu Chadianzi Bus Station to Riling Town. You will be met with your local trekking guide who will provide an expedition overview, share the schedule, and offer packing advice. Rest and take time to acclimate to the high altitude at your hotel.
This is an easy day for you to enjoy the beautiful nature of Mt Siguniang and help you acclimatize.
In the morning, take the sightseeing bus to visit Shuangqiao Valley, one of the three famous valleys at Mount Siguniang National Park. This valley offers great views of over 10 snow mountains, each over 4,000m high, with peaks, trees, grasslands, streams, and water drops in their pristine natural state, untouched by man. Return to your guest house in Rilong in the afternoon for rest.
For a more adventurous trekker, you may consider to embark on a 6-7 hour trek through Changping Valley to experience the awe-inspiring beauty of Mount Siguniang with panoramic views of its four peaks. Traverse the valley's stream, marvel at the imposing mountain ridges, and learn about local customs and monasteries. Horse riding is available to explore Changping valley, but we strongly suggest that you do some trekking to prepare for the next days expedition tour.
In the evening pack up non-essential items in the evening and prepare for the next day's expedition, including a smaller backpack for personal use and another for the upcoming horse-assisted expedition.
Meet your trekking guide in the morning and complete necessary check-in procedures at the park office. Embark on a 6-7 hour hike through the picturesque Haizigou Valley to Dafeng Base Camp, along the way, you will encounter vast alpine meadows and shrub forests, experiencing changing landscapes with altitude. Firstly sscend through a medium-steep boardwalk to Zhaijieping, where the trail gradually eases. Traverse the forested terrain, enjoy breathtaking mountain vistas, and take a break at Dajianbao ranger post. Continuing through Jipengzi and Niupengzi, you’ll reach the base camp. From the base camp site, the summit route will be clearly visible.
Acclimatization at the basecamp and get ready for the summit of Dafeng the next day. Your guide will take you walking around the basecamp.
Early departure roughly about 4am is required and it is uphill right from the beginning so go slow and tackle the climb one step at a time. Navigate challenging terrain using headlamps, walking poles, and careful steps. Ascend gradual sections and tackle steep parts, reaching the summit at 5025m after about 4 hours hiking. Enjoy panoramic views and a brief respite before descending to Base Camp. Descend back down to basecamp with 2-3 hours, have a quick lunch before collecting your remaining equipment and hiking back to the Rilong guesthouse. It will be a long walk back to the guest house. If you have run out of energy, you can choose to ride a horse back to Rilong (at your own expense).
*If you could not make it to the summit before 11:00, you will have to descend as a safety precaution.
Early morning after breakfast drive back to Chengdu, end your expedition of Mt Siguniang upon arrival at your hotel in Chengdu.