From the featured picture, you can tell that this is a glacier, the Hailuogou National Glacier Forest Park. It is located eastern side of Gonggar Mountain (the highest mountain in Sichuan).
Hailuogou is about 300km away from Chengdu, the capital city of Sichuan. And if you love nature and are keen with outdoor travel, make your visit to Hailuogou when you come to Sichuan.
The distance from Chengdu to Hailuogou is quiet far away, and I suggest you take at least 2 to 3 days for this trip.
Plus, there are a few other places you can drop by along your way here and there are also many attractions in Hailuogou, such as the ancient glaciers, the virgin forest, hot springs, etc.
My 1 Day Trip to Hailuogou
I visited Hailuogou at the end of October, the climate has just changed from Fall to Winter.
And when I’m there at the ancient glaciers, it is snowing. Look at the pictures below and you will know what I mean.
Behold, let’s enter the Narnia world…
Hailuogou Travel Tips
Here’s what I know – there are 2 ways how you can experience this ancient glaciers.
First, you can choose to take the cable car to the top of the mountain. And you can enjoy the full view of the glacier. The view is going to be stunning.
From the two pictures above, you can tell how magnificent the view is going to be.
Too bad that when I’m there, the weather is not helping. It is snowing heavily as you can see from the pictures that I took.
The second way to experience this glacier is like how I did. You go down and get close to the glacier. You can touch the ice with your hands.
And due to the bad weather, I choose to take the second route, which is to experience the trip and get a closer look at the ancient gigantic ice formation.
By the way, do spend your time enjoying the hot springs there too.
And if you need more detail and info about Hailuogou, visit these few websites: