Travel Guide to Zhegu Mountains: High-altitude Fairytale-land Snow Resort near Chengdu

Authors: Go Chengdu

2017-03-31

The snow resort at Zhegu Mountains (Partridge Mountains), more than 4, 000 meters above the sea level, offers an elevating option for the fans of ice and snow sports other than the famous Emei Mountain and Xiling Snow Mountains.
The snow resort at Zhegu Mountains (Partridge Mountains), more than 4, 000 meters above the sea level, offers an elevating option for the fans of ice and snow sports other than the famous Emei Mountain and Xiling Snow Mountains.
About 280 kilometers to the northwest of Chengdu, Zhegu Mountains is located in Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture. A journey from Chengdu downtown to the site takes about 5 hours.
Self-drive: drive along Chengdu-Dujiangyan Expressway and then Dujiangyan-Wenchuan Expressway from downtown Chengdu to Wenchuan. Many restaurants serving nice Sichuan dishes can be found all the way to the destination, with reasonable prices.
Travelers are advised to follow an easy 2-day schedule to drive to the destination: on the first day you can have a stopover at Guergou and take a bath in the hot springs, stay for a night and restart the journey on the second day, or you can stop at Miluoya Town for the first day, enjoy the BBQ of mutton, beef and vegetables freshly prepared before you go to Zhegu Mountains, which is not far away from the town.
Restaurants at the scenic spot of Zhegu Mountains provide a variety of foods for you to choose. There are many hotels and lodgings at Guergou and Miyaluo, with the rates generally at RMB150 per night, and the conditions of them are quite good.
Lodging in Lixian County: RMB 80-300 per room (rates for the peak season in autumn may be higher)
Lodging at Miyaluo and Guergou: RMB 150-500/room
Local special BBQ: RMB50/person
Fast food in the ski resort: RMB30/person
The ticket to the scenic spot of Zhegu Mountains is usually RMB180, including the admission and the fare for the bus travel from the mountain gate to the ski resort. The ski runs are very suitable for novices. You can also have fun of snow motors. There are also scenic spots such as the labyrinth of snow houses, snow sculptures and so on. Take care of your health conditions in case of altitude illness resulted from strenuous exercises.
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