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Tour description


Trek SiGuNiang (Four Sisters Mountain)

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8-10days

Trek


Description

 

Mount SiGuNiang, also known as the Four Sisters Mountains, are said to be the goddess of the mountains. The highest peak in this area is Peak 4 (YaoMei) which is 6,250m high.SiGuNiang is located in SiChuan, XiaoJin county, RiLong town, approximately 240km away from Chengdu.Peak 1 5025m (DaFeng) is considered the easiest among the four and is considered a pure trekking trek. Peak 2 5276m (ErFeng) is more challenging as it involves basic climbing equipment. We also organise guided treks to ChangPing valley and traverse trek out to BiPeng valley, as well as SiChuan LongYan (Dragon Eye), an-off-the-beaten trekking trail that goes through a series of beautiful waterfalls

We are a professional local operator for Mount SiGuNiang climbing trips. Along with our own trip leader from ChengDu, local guide, we also bring with us many years of experience operating in these areas.

Climbing DaFeng or ErFeng (1st or 2nd  peak) 5038m or 5276m, recommended 8days

Climbing DaFeng + ErFeng (1st + 2nd peak), recommended 10days

Climbing SanFeng (3rd peak) 5355m, recommended 9days

or simply a hike along ChangPing & HaiZi valley

 

For SiGuNiang climbing expeditions, we include the official climbing permits, and operate the climb with proper outdoor & travel license China, not just simply passing you to the local contacts/guides at RiLong.   This is our key differentiator.  We include end-to-end service from the moment you arrive ChengDu, a fully-guidedd & supported package , including a mobile kitchen with our own equipment to cook meals for our climbers.

We run on average between 4-6 fully-guided SiGuNiang trips yearly.

» read more details of climb on our facebook page notes

our climbers on our latest successful summit on SiGuNiang DaFeng 5038m.

 


Highlights

Mount SiGuNiang, ChangPing, ShuangQiao & HaiZi valley


Information

Includes:
01. Chartered transport ChengDu/RiLong/ChengDu; Airport transfers
02. All Accommodation (hotels; guesthouses; tents during climb)
03. Meals during climb as stated in itinerary
04. Porters/horses fees for logistic support
05. Experienced local climbing guides (guide to climber ratio of 1:4 or 1:3 depending on group size)
06. Climbing equipment: tents, stoves, ice-axe, crampons, ropes
07. Entrance to HaiZiGou, permits & park conservation fees, climbing permits and liason officer as dictated by SiChuan Mountaineering Association (SMA)
08. Vehicle insurance and repair etc
09. Pre-Departure briefing


Detailed itinerary

* note: the below itinerary can be customised to suit each group climbing’s capabilities.  For DaFeng (1st peak) alone, min. is 8days.

Day01: Arrive ChengDu 
Airport pickup and transfer to your accommodation in ChengDu (hotel)

Day02: ChengDu / RiLong village (drive 7-8hr)
Drive to RiLong village, pass BaLang mountain pass (hotel)

Day03: RiLong – Acclimatization (tour to ShuangQiao or trek to ChangPIng valley)
RiLong (hotel)

Day04: RiLong / DaFeng base camp 4200m (trek 5-6hr) (B,D)

Trek to base camp along the same trail that goes into HaiZiGou (HaiZi gully). It is a gentle ascent from 3250m to reach the first plateau, ZhaiJiePing at 3440m. Take the left path at the split-junction after ChaoShanPing to continue the steep ascent up to base camp.  The base camp is situated at 4300m on a flat ground next to a small stream. From here, you can see the rocky face of DaFeng (camping tents)

* option to add extra day for beter acclimatisation or used a spare day for 2nd summit attempt

Day05: DaFeng base camp / summit of DaFeng (trek 5-6hr round trip) / base camp
Trek up the steppes toward the high-pass directly north of the base camp.
Some parts of the summit route are rocky with slabs of granite. At the high-pass, the trail goes to the reverse slopes, curls right & up to the summit of DaFeng.
Vertical ascend: about 700m

If you are attempting ErFeng, after descending back to DaFeng base camp, you will trek another 4-5km (about 2hr) to ErFeng base camp.
This part of the trek is gentle uphill as you trek along the contour of the 2 mountains.
ErFeng base camp is situated on an open flat ground with several streams running through it. From here, you can see the summit of ErFeng directly north from the base camp.
You may want to have an additional rest day before proceeding to attempt ErFeng.

Add Day: ErFeng base camp / summit of ErFeng (trek 6-7hr round trip) / base camp
The summit route is mostly made-up of rocky slabs & goes from gentle slope to a steep ascend of about 40-45deg. Some sections may require you to climb up on all fours. You will arrive at an open flat area after about 2hr. At this flat area, trek along the base of the rock wall on your left, which curls leftward & continue the climb up to the high-pass. You can see the summit of ErFeng on your slight left. Ropes may be required from this point, depending on the ground conditions & time of the year.

 

Day06: DaFeng base camp / RiLong (trek 4-5hr)
Take your time and enjoy the morning up with the cool mountain air. After breakfast, start descend all the way back down to RiLong town.

Day07: RiLong / ChengDu (drive 7-8hr)
Drive back to ChengDu (hotel)

Day08: Depart ChengDu
Transfer to the airport for your departure

 


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