The Four Sisters Mountain in Sichuan Province China is arguably the most beautiful mountain scenery in all of China. A traverse trek of the mountain takes you into the heart of its magnificent scenery with up close and personal encounters with its mountains, forests, and streams. Additionally, the trek takes you into the Tibetan style lifestyle of the local people who still practice traditional customs and live a traditional lifestyle. It is a once in a lifetime and truly unforgettable experience. The trek is truly an experience with wild and unexplored, culture and unknown all wrapped into one.
The trek is challenging as two passes above 4,600 meters are traversed during the route. Nonetheless, the long days are worth the while as the scenery is truly second to none. As well, our comfortable campsites make life easier during the trek. In the end, a traverse of the Magnificent Four Sisters Mountain is akin to an enlivening experience that leaves trekkers rejuvenated and transformed.
D1：Arrival in Beijing, China
Check in to our hotel and get settled in. Gear check. If time permits, visit a local sight of interest. Prepare for the next day’s travel.
D2：Travel from Beijing to Siguniang town (altitude 3,100 meters)
Fly from Beijing to Chengdu (2.5 hours) and then take a private vehicle 4 hours to Siguniang town where we will stay for the evening in local Tibetan style lodging.
D3：Siguniang town to Luer Chong Camp (altitude 4,200 meters)
After a hearty breakfast, we drive to the trailhead from where we will begin our hike in the picturesque forests and valleys of the region. Today’s hike will not be especially strenuous as we will hike about 5 hours covering slightly more than 12 kilometers. Our first campsite is in a beautiful location situated at Luer Chong.
D4：Luer Chong Camp to Bipeng Valley Camp (altitude 3,800 meters)
Today’s hike is more strenuous than the previous day as will hike close to 20 kilometers and go over a pass of 4,700 meters in 8 to 10 hours. The extra work is definitely worth the while as the views from the mountain pass are especially spectacular. We will descend into the Bipeng Valley to make our camp.
D5：Bipeng Valley Camp to Changping Valley Camp (altitude 3,800 meters)
Another physically demanding day of hiking through spectacular scenery as we approach the world famous Changping Valley. We will traverse another mountain pass at 4,600 meters before descending into the valley. Today’s hike will be about 6 to 8 hours covering about 15 kilometers.
D6：Changping Valley Camp to Muzizi Camp (altitude 3,200 meters)
Today is a light day after walking back to back more strenuous days. We will only walk about 5 hours covering around 12 kilometers. The trail is very easy and mostly with a downhill gradient. As we gradually lower down the valley we will make camp at the beautiful Muzizi Camp.
D7：Muzizi Camp to Siguniang town (altitude 3,100 meters)
The best scenery is saved for last as we descend back to our starting point at Siguniang town. Today we will trek through virgin hardwood forests and cross crystal clear streams. On today’s trek we will hike about 5 hours and 12 kilometers and the walk is principally down hill. After arrival back in Siguniang town we will stay in a local Tibetan guesthouse where we will enjoy a celebratory feast.
D8：Siguniang town to Chengdu (altitude 500 meters)
After a restful nights’ sleep and a hearty breakfast at our Tibetan style inn, we will drive about 4 hours from Siguniang town back to Chengdu. On the way back we will stop and see the famous pandas of China! In the evening we will have a dinner together and a celebratory night in the hotel eating the famous Chengdu hotpot.
D9：Chengdu to Beijing
Today we will fly 2.5 hours from Chengdu to Beijing where we can get settled into our hotel. If time permits we will visit a site of local interest. In the evening, we will enjoy our last meal together.
In the case of inclement weather or other reasons, we will reserve one contingency day.
D11：Departure from Beijing
You are free to head back to your respective destinations at any time on this day.
The cost of an 11 day trek of Four Sisters Mountain Peak One and Peak Two is 3,000 USD per person for a group of 4 or more.
The price includes:
- a professional English speaking guide
- an assistant guide, all necessary porters and support crew
- all necessary group equipment (tents, radios, satellite phone, etc.)
- all necessary permits
- accommodation at a 4 star hotel in Beijing and Chengdu
- all accommodation and transportation after arrival in Beijing
- 3 meals per day and all necessary non-alcoholic beverages after arrival in Beijing
The price does not include:
- China visa fees
- transport to and from Beijing
- food and beverages outside of the 3 meals per day
- personal climbing gear (including sleeping bag and sleeping pad ~ technical climbing gear is not necessary)
- personal climbing insurance
NB: A minimum number of 4 clients is necessary to carry-out the trip. We look forward to our expedition together to Four Sisters Mountain Peak One and Peak Two!