Four Girls Mountains Travel Tips

On September 5, 2011, in Mountain Areas, Sichuan, Tours, Travel Info, by Jack Li

The three main attractions in Four Girls Mountains are Changping Ditch, Shuangqiao Ditch and Haizi Ditch.  Meanwhile, Changping Ditch has been developed as an attraction for many years.  It contains forests, gorges and Snow Mountain.  Horses are the main transportation in the scene spot.  Compared with general appreciation, visitors prefer the involved trip in Changping […]

The three main attractions in Four Girls Mountains are Changping Ditch, Shuangqiao Ditch and Haizi Ditch.  Meanwhile, Changping Ditch has been developed as an attraction for many years.  It contains forests, gorges and Snow Mountain.  Horses are the main transportation in the scene spot.  Compared with general appreciation, visitors prefer the involved trip in Changping Ditch.  The feeling of passing through the original forest, streams and Snow Mountain by horse and going forward according to your own willing is really cool.  Of course, the expenses of horses will increase as the journey lengthens.

Best time to visit Four Girls Mountains

The best time to visit Four Girls Mountains is from July to October.  When the spring is coming, the whole mountains which are full of wild flowers are quite attractive.  In autumn, the picturesque of Four Girls Mountains is as beautiful as a cup of good wine.

Four Girls Mountains Tickets

Entrance ticket in boom season: Changping Ditch, 70RMB/person; Shuangqiao Ditch, 80RMB/person; Haizi Ditch, 60RMB/person.

Entrance ticket in slack season: ChangpingDitch, 50RMB/person; Shuangqiao Ditch, 50RMB/person; Haizi Ditch, 40RMB/person.

Sightseeing ticket in boom season: Changping Ditch, 20RMB/person; Shuangqiao Ditch, 80RMB/person.

Sightseeing ticket in slack season: Changping Ditch, 20RMB/person; Shuangqiao Ditch, 60RMB/person.

(Note: boom season is from April to November; slack season is from December to March)

Four Girls Mountain Traffic

There are buses departing to Four Girls Mountain everyday from Chadianzi Passenger Transport Center of Chengdu.  The Departure time is 6:30am, 7:30am and 12:00.  It will take you about 5 hours to get there.  And the ticket is 64RMB/person.

Traffic inside the mountains:

1.  By bus: To protect the environment, the non polluted sightseeing buses in this scene spot use natural gas as fuel.  However, because of the road’s condition, the buses yare just available in Shuangqiao Ditch.  The ticket is 80RMB/person.  You can get on or get off the bus wherever you want.

2.  By horse: Visitors can enjoy riding horses in Changping and Haizi Ditch.  If you don’t have any experience of riding a horse, hiring a groom is recommended.

On foot: if you want to savor the beautiful and magnificence natural scenery, the best choice is on foot.

Shuangqiao (Two Bridges) Ditch

On September 5, 2011, in Mountain Areas, Nature Scenery, Popular Provinces, Sichuan, by Jack Li

The Four Girls Mountains are composed of three attractions, including Shuangqiao Ditch, Changping Ditch and Haizi Ditch.  Meanwhile, having an elevation of 3840m, Shuangqiao Ditch is the most intensive and attractive one.  The ditch gets its name because two bridges which intend to facilitate local people’s egress are constructed inside the scene spot.  One of […]

The Four Girls Mountains are composed of three attractions, including Shuangqiao Ditch, Changping Ditch and Haizi Ditch.  Meanwhile, having an elevation of 3840m, Shuangqiao Ditch is the most intensive and attractive one.  The ditch gets its name because two bridges which intend to facilitate local people’s egress are constructed inside the scene spot.  One of the two bridges is made of poplar and willow.  So it is known as Poplar and Willow Bridge.  Another bridge is made of larch and commonly known as Bian Bridge.  The whole spot is an international exhibition of peaks and a pavilion of ravines.  The cable car helps you finish the whole journey conveniently, comfortably and quickly.  According to initial search, there are 54 attractions in this scene spot.  Here is an altogether different world inside the ditch.  Baojing (Precious Mirror) Mountain, Wuse (Five Colors) Mountain and Lieren (Hunter) Peak are well—spaced; ginseng ground, bonsai beach and larch forest enhance the spot’s beauty and make visitors linger for them.  Relying among mountains, rivers, trees, grass, cloud and mist, the Shuangqiao Ditch is as fantastic as a wonderland.

Four Girls Mountains

Changping Ditch

On September 5, 2011, in Mountain Areas, Nature Scenery, Popular Provinces, Sichuan, by Jack Li

The Fourth Girl Mountain consists of three ditches and one mountain. The Shuangqiao Ditch is the only ditch you can tour it by car. The Shuangqiao Ditch is famous for sightseeing tour; the Haizi Ditch is famous for adventure tours; the Fourth Girl Mountain is famous for climbing; the Changping Ditch is famous for ecotourism. […]

The Fourth Girl Mountain consists of three ditches and one mountain. The Shuangqiao Ditch is the only ditch you can tour it by car. The Shuangqiao Ditch is famous for sightseeing tour; the Haizi Ditch is famous for adventure tours; the Fourth Girl Mountain is famous for climbing; the Changping Ditch is famous for ecotourism. The Changping Ditch is 29 kilometers long. Its total area is about 100 square kilometers. Along the ditch, there are 21 view spots in total. There are various kinds of primitive plants, which grow very well. The primitive forest is so dense that the sunray can hardly penetrate it. A stream quietly flows through the forest, which is really a beautiful picture.

The Changping Ditch is also a paradise for climbers. It is an ideal place for rock climbing and ice climbing. And it is also an important base to climb the Third Girl Mountain and The Fourth Girl Mountain. In ancient time, Changping Ditch is a battlefield. The Qing Army had fought against Jinchuan there during the reign of Emperor Qianlong in Qing Dynasty. Lama Temple is at the end of the ditch.  Through the ditch you would be arrive at Bipeng Ditch in Li County.

Four Girls Mountains

Haizi Ditch

On September 5, 2011, in Lakes, Mountain Areas, Popular Provinces, Sichuan, by Jack Li

The Haizi Ditch is 19.2 kilometers long. Its total area is 126.48 square kilometers. In the ditch have over ten lakes. The lakes are so clean that you can see the bottoms of the lakes. The lakes reflect the beautiful colors of the blue sky, white clouds and green mountains. The fishes in the lakes […]

The Haizi Ditch is 19.2 kilometers long. Its total area is 126.48 square kilometers. In the ditch have over ten lakes. The lakes are so clean that you can see the bottoms of the lakes. The lakes reflect the beautiful colors of the blue sky, white clouds and green mountains. The fishes in the lakes have no scales, because the fishes belong to ancient species which have not evolved completely. The fishes are ‘living fossil’ to realize the history of this land. Stand beside the lakes, watch yellow ducks flying, listen to the beautiful singing of birds, you would forget all your worries and enjoy the beauty of nature.

The Haizi Ditch is the most beautiful ditch among the three ditches in the Fourth Girl Mountain. Its sceneries are totally different from other ditches. The first half part mostly is mountains and meadows. The first half part is the best spot to enjoy the sceneries of the Fourth Girls Mountain. And every year, the local people hold solemn ceremony to worship the Fourth Girl Mountain. The after half part mostly is lakes. Because the distance is too long and the height is too high, a few people could arrive there. But the sceneries in the after half part are amazing, you should not miss it.

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The First Girl Mountain

On September 5, 2011, in Activities, Adventure Trip, Mountain Areas, Sichuan, by Jack Li

Located in the Four Girls Mountains Scene spot in Xiaojin county of Sichuan province, the First Girl Mountain is one of the four sisters.   It has an altitude of 5355m.  Lower than 4000m, bush forest, wild flowers, yaks and horses can be found everywhere.  If you areluck enough, you will find the fresh wild mushrooms […]

Located in the Four Girls Mountains Scene spot in Xiaojin county of Sichuan province, the First Girl Mountain is one of the four sisters.   It has an altitude of 5355m.  Lower than 4000m, bush forest, wild flowers, yaks and horses can be found everywhere.  If you areluck enough, you will find the fresh wild mushrooms which are as big as a bowl and wonderful ingredient for soup.  However, there is not even a blade of grass growing on the beyond 4,000m high place.  In the mountain, it snows from October to April of next year.   Accumulated snow can come up to knee—height and still do not melt in summer.  The picturesque scenery is more beautiful than summer’s.  But the tourist difficulty is also much more than other seasons.  Appreciating the Four Girls Mountain on the top in sunny days, the scenery will be a feast for your eyes.  It is said that the four mountains are transfigured by four young girls of Zang nationality.  It is ranked as one of the ten famous mountains for mountain—climbing.  Because nobody has climbed on the top of the third and forth mountain, they are called as virgin peaks.  Depending on its moderate difficulty, the First Girl Mountain is known as the first love of many avid mountaineers.

Four Girls Mountains

Four Girls Mountains

On September 5, 2011, in Mountain Areas, Must-sees, Nature Scenery, Sichuan, by Jack Li

Four Girls Mountains is situated in the Aba Tibetan and Qiang region. It consists of four ice-covered mountains, which resemble four beautiful girls who wore white veils. And the youngest girl is slim with a graceful posture. When people mention the Four Girls Mountains, it usually refers to the youngest girl mountain. The local Tibetans worship the Four Girls Mountains, because it was said […]

Four Girls Mountains is situated in the Aba Tibetan and Qiang region. It consists of four ice-covered mountains, which resemble four beautiful girls who wore white veils. And the youngest girl is slim with a graceful posture. When people mention the Four Girls Mountains, it usually refers to the youngest girl mountain. The local Tibetans worship the Four Girls Mountains, because it was said that four beautiful girls sacrificed themselves in order to protect pandas, after they died, their bodies became the Four Girls Mountains.

To the east of the Four Girls Mountains is the wild Mingjiang; the west is Dadu River, which is known as ‘natural barrier’. The weather in the valley is very warm with abundant rainfall; glaciers surround the hillside; the peak of the mountains is very steep and covered with snow. The Four Girls Mountains provide a good environment to plants and animals. It has precious trees and rare Chinese medicinal crops. And in the valley of the Four Girls Mountains, apple and pear trees are gown. The famous Wolong Panda Nature Reserve is also situated in the Four Girls Mountains.

The Four Girls Mountains is famous for its height and beautiful sceneries. It is called as ‘China’s Alps’. It attracts many climbers from home and abroad.

Four Girls Mountains Attractions:

Shuangqiao Ditch

Changping Ditch

Haizi Ditch

The First Girl Mountain

Four Girls Mountain Story

In Tibetan, Four Girls Mountains is called ‘Sigelaroda’ which means ‘the mountain god.’ The legend said that a long time ago, there was a mountain god who lived in the west who was kindhearted and hardworking. He has four beautiful daughters. Their neighbor, Mai Erdo was also a mountain god, but he was very insidious. He wanted to marry all the four girls. So he challenged the girls’ father to a duel and said, ‘whoever loses should give all his fortunes to the other’. The girls’ father didn’t want to fight with him, because he was too old to win. But Mai Erdo insisted on fighting, after several times, the girls’ father was killed in a field. Mai Erdo occupied the fortunes and forced the four girls to be his wives. The four girls preferred to die than marry him, so they ran away at night.

Unfortunately they were met with heavy snow, and they didn’t carry enough clothes to stay warm, so they died in cold. In the morning of the second day, a hunter found their bodies and buried them in snow. Afterwards the four graves became four mountains. Since then people called it ‘Four Girls Mountains’.

Although the four girls became mountains, they could hear poor people’s wishes. So they used magical power to change people’s lives. The four girls’ beautiful dresses became plants and flowers to fill the valley, so people could feed sheep and horses there; their pearl necklaces became the rare Chinese medicinal crops; they changed winter into spring, so there were no more droughts; their hairs changed into forests to provide shade; their beautiful voice became singing birds. All the four girls’ wished was that the people lived here could have happy lives.

In memory of the four girls, people would get together every April. They dress up then dance and sing under the Four Girls Mountains.

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