Day 1: Jiuzhai Huanglong Airport - Huanglong Scenic Area
Take the early morning flight from Chengdu City to the Jiuzhai Huanglong Airport.
Huanglong Scenic Area, about 60km east of Jiuzhai Huanglong Airport, is nestled at the foot of the Jade Peak of Xuebaoding, the main peak of Minshan Mountain Range. Located in the northwest of Sichuan Province, Huanglong Scenic Resort is renowned for its colorful lakes, snow-clad mountains, valleys and virgin forests. The well-known attraction features more than 3,000 colorful ponds, sizes of which vary from a few to thousands of square meters. The water in these ponds is azure blue, pure and clear, ranging from inky to shimmering. In winter, the beautiful ponds are blanketed with a white, thin veil, resembling an even purer and more charming wonderland.
There are three ways of touring the Huanglong Valley:
1. Walk 5km on the boardwalks up to the upmost tip - Five-colour Lake and then walk 5km down the boardwalks to the entrance.
2. First take the 5-8 minute cable car up to the platform called "Wanlong Ping", from which you walk 2km on the boardwalks to Five-color Lake. Then walk 5km down the boardwalks to the entrance.
3. Walk 5km on the boardwalks up to the upmost tip Five-colour Lake, then walk 2km on the boarddwalks to the cable car station at "Wanlong Ping," take 5-8 minute cable car down to the ground.
After 4-5 hour tour in Huanglong Scenic Area, have another 3-hour drive and get to Jiuzhaigou Scenic Area, 90km northwest of Huanglong.
Day 2: Tour in Jiuzhaigou
The three valleys in Jiuzhaigou Scenic Area--17km-long Rize Valley,18km-long Zechawa Valley and15km-long Shuzheng Valley--form a natural "Y" shape. All of the three valleys are accessible both by shuttle bus and boardwalks.
Day 3: Leave Jiuzhaigou
After breakfast, go to Jiuzhai Huanglong Airport and take the morning flight for Chengdu connecting your travel for next destination.