4 days Jiuzhaigou Zharu Valley eco-tour (by air)

Jiuzhaigou
This Jiuzhaigou tour includes a hiking day in the isolated Zharu Valley, a quiet corner of Jiuzhaigou National park that few tourists ever visit. Along with a scenic visit in the three main valleys and Huanglong National Park..
Type
Private
Duration
4 days
Theme
Family focused, Natural scenery, Trekking
Trip code
WS-400
Price
From ¥ 2,600 per person

Sichuan's Jiuzhaigou is famous for its spectacular scenery and also for the large number of tourists that the three main valleys attract, which at times has resulted in bus loads of tourists and crowded footpaths. However, Jiuzhaigou's more remote Zharu Valley is in a quiet area of the national park that few tourists ever visit, a fantastic spot for eco-tourists to explore.

Day 01 :
Arrive at Jiuzhaigou airport; visit Huanglong National Park in the afternoon.

 

Upon arrival at the Jiu-Huang airport, your local guide and driver will pick you up and drive to Huanglong Park (2 hour drive). Huanglong National Park is well known for its colorful lakes, snow capped mountains, valleys, and virgin forests. Depending on your inclinations and physical adjustment to the altitude, you can choose to see the park on foot or by cable car.

Afterwards, drive to Jiuzhaigou and overnight there.

Note:

1. There are daily flights to Jiuzhaigou from Chengdu, Chongqing, Xi'an, Beijing and Shanghai, but Chengdu, Chongqing, and Xi'an offer the most flight options. Please adjust your tour plans according to the flight schedule.

2. If you arrive at Jiuzhaigou airport in the afternoon, then we will adjust the tour itinerary and arrange you to visit Huanglong National Park at the end of the trip. 

Day 02 :
Jiuzhaighou Main Valleys Tour (B)

You will spend your first full day at Jiuzhaigou National Park's picturesque three main valleys - Shuzheng Valley, Rize Valley, and Zechawa Valley. In order to see as much of the 108 crystal clear lakes, gorgeous waterfalls, lush protected forests, and local Tibetan villages as possible, the tour is partially done via the environmental sightseeing bus and partially on foot.

Highlights on Day 2 include Shuzheng waterfall, the Arrow Bamboo Lake waterfall, Pearl Shoals waterfall, Nuorilang waterfall, spectacular Five Color Pool, the Five Flower Lake, and Peacock Riverbed. In the evening, you will have the chance to see a local Tibetan cultural exhibition (ticket price not included). Overnight at Jiuzhaigou.

Day 03 :
One-day Hiking in Zharu Valley, approximately 15km (9 mi) hiking (B) [With local eco-tour guide]

Hike into Zharu valley and get away from the buses and crowds, into Jiuzhaigou's wilderness!

On Day 3, you will participate in the one-day eco-tour of Zharu valley, a steep limestone and granite valley. Compared to Jiuzhaigou National Park's three main valleys, Zharu Valley covers smaller area and does not boast the spectacular polychromatic lakes, but proudly stands in its tranquil and undisturbed alpine beauty. Along with a rich collection of flora and fauna, Zharu valley is home to a hidden waterfall festooned with Tibetan mantra flags and two now-unoccupied Tibetan villages. The whole area has only visited by a handful of ecotourists since it was opened to eco-tourism in 2009.

The hiking tour is suitable for all levels of fitness and experience. The local guide can adjust the length of the hiking according to your preference.

Day 04 :
Transfer to airport for flight from Jiuzhaigou; conclusion of trip (B)

Your guide and driver will see you off at Jiuzhaigou airport in time for your departure flight, which concludes the tour.

Period
2 Persons
3 Persons
4-6 Persons
Jul. to Aug.
Regular price
¥ 3,820
¥ 3,380
¥ 3,050
Sep.
Regular price
¥ 4,420
¥ 3,920
¥ 3,580
Oct. to mid Nov.
Regular price
¥ 4,960
¥ 4,360
¥ 3,960

Tour notes:

Please note prices are based in CNY.

General inclusions:

2 bottles of mineral water provided daily.
All required government taxes and fees.
4 Stars hotel (shared twin room, private bathroom and daily breakfast)
All entrance tickets as noted in the tour's itinerary.
Guide fluent in English, Chinese or Japanese that is certified by the state tourism build and from the local community. (If your native language is not listed please let us know, we are certain we can assist your needs.)
Transportation will we be provided via a comfortable and clean car, minivan or tourist bus depending upon the groups size.

General exclusions:

Personal expenses such as laundry, drinks, internet access, fax, telephone calls etc.
Tips for your guide and driver.
Optional Attractions that are not specified in the itinerary.
Tibetan cultures show at Jiuzhaigou.
Flight and/or railway ticket(s) to the first city of the tour and departure from the last city of the tour.
Meals not specified in the itinerary.

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Comments

June Chui
June Chui
Tue, 06/21/2016

We're trying to get a grasp of what it is like to do a day trek to Zharu valley in late October.
Are there no lakes or streams or waterfalls at all? What we see on youtube are muddy trails, water crossings through dense jungle.

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Anita Fan
Tue, 06/21/2016

In reply to by June Chui (not verified)

Hi June,

Thanks for your inquiry! This is Anita from WindhorseTour.

I would like to share with you that the day trek is along the Zharu valley where you can see grass land, sika deer, Zharu waterfall, and ancient Tibetan village.

In late October, Jiuzhaigou and Zharu valley are picturesque in autumn when the mountains, valleys, and lakes are shrouded in autumn colors. The grand vistas of yellow, red, and green are mixed with the blue and green hues of the ponds to create wonderful autumn scenes for trekking.

I have also sent you an email with detailed information, please kindly go through it and feel free to get back to me for any questions.

I will look forward to hearing from you.

Best Regards,
Anita

Ben Lepp
Ben Lepp
Sat, 09/05/2015

My wife and I are interested in an overnight camping tour, 2-4 days if possible, in the Zharu Valley at the end of this month or early October. Our dates are flexible within that week. Please respond at your earliest convenience.
Salud,
Ben

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Lycoris Yang
Lycoris Yang
Sun, 09/06/2015

In reply to by Ben Lepp (not verified)

Hi Ben,
Thanks for contacting us! We can certainly arrange this tour for you. I just confirmed with the working staff of Zharu Valley, now the featured product they recommend is 1-day Zharu Valley Eco-Tour. I have just sent you an email with details for your reference. Please check it and kindly let me know your thoughts.
Looking forward to hearing from you soon!
Best Best Regards,
Lycoris

Elise vernay
Elise vernay
Fri, 07/18/2014

Hello,
My boyfriend and I would like to do the one day hiking tour in zharuh valley. Is it possible to do it this week end or on Monday ?
Thanks a lot for a fast reply.

Best regards,
Elise

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Lycoris Yang
Lycoris Yang
Thu, 07/24/2014

In reply to by Elise vernay (not verified)

Hi Elise,
Thanks for contacting us! Yes, we can certainly arrange this tour for you. I have just sent you an email with details for your reference. Please check it and kindly let me know if you have any question. Looking forward to hearing from you soon!
Best Regards,
Lycoris

Lycoris Yang
Lycoris Yang
Fri, 05/09/2014

Hi Rachel,
Thanks for contacting us!
Sorry to tell you that we only do this tour between early April to end of October, due to the cold weather in winter. I have just sent you an email with details for your reference. Please check it and kindly let me know if you have any question. Looking forward to hearing from you soon!
Best Regards,
Lycoris

Rachel
Rachel
Thu, 04/24/2014

Hi, you dont do tour early dec?

Anita
Anita
Mon, 09/23/2013

Can you drop me mail on whether Jiuzhaigou package available for early January 5-9th probably?

Thanks

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Murphy Feng
Murphy Feng
Tue, 09/24/2013

In reply to by Anita (not verified)

Hi Anita,

Thanks for contacting us! Yes, it's definitely possible to visit Jiuzhaigou in January, but we need to make some adjustments about the itinerary due to the cold weather. I just sent you an email with a suggested itinerary for your reference. Please check it and let me know if you have any further question on it!

Looking forward to hearing from you again.

Kind Regards,

Murphy

gea
gea
Tue, 04/23/2013

Hi Folks
can you give me a quote? We will be in Chengdu. We do not want to fly to the park. We would like to travel on land. How much for two adults and 1 child? And is lodging going to be included (and if so - where?)? Thanks -- we would want to leave Chengdu on May 7th or 8th
Gea

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Murphy Feng
Murphy Feng
Tue, 04/23/2013

In reply to by gea (not verified)

Hi Gea,

Thanks for contacting us. We'd love to help you plan this trip, and yes, it is possible to travel to Jiuzhaigou by land. I just sent you an email with some suggestions and details on this tour. Please check it and let me know how do you think about it.

I'm looking forward to hearing from you again! 

Kind Regards,

Murphy

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