Songpan horse trek, Songpan County

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  • This is an experience that you remember the rest of your life. Only reason not to give 5 stars is the lack of info in advance. What you can expect from the 3 day horse trip to Ice Mountain: day 1: a journey of 4 hours to a nice spot along the river. Very idyllic trip, every now and then steeply up, occasionally (a total of 1.5 hours) a piece of walking while the horses the way down. Beautiful mountain area, sometimes you go through rivers back and in the distance you see al snow on the mountains. Arrival at the camp, where a large tent is built up for us as a family and two small tents next to it. Campfire created. We were around half ten in the morning left, so still loads of time to the evening. Go to sleep early, because the next day early on. Day 2: wake up at 6 am! This is a really tough day, because you make a trip of four hours to Ice Mountain. And that's a hellish journey, with huge pieces of climbing (although by the horses, but that's also best heavy if you insist). Beautiful view on top on another mountain where thick ice packs on. We got plenty of time to rest and views. Then back down, first a huge piece walk (1.5 hours), then alternating on horseback and hiking. It took 4.5 hours to come back and then we were totally broken. Moreover, we drove back to the same camp for second night. Day 3: early again and through other route of 4.5 hours back to Songpan. Again, alternating itself walk and on horseback. Temperature was in July during the day, very tasty, about 25 degrees. Evening and night is cold, a degree or 10 about. So fleece sweater and jacket over your t-shirt. You best have a lot of free time on so take along as a game or book that fits in your backpack. More than a backpack per person you can not take it with you. And take as much water as you need for the three days because of the guides you only get cups of tea in the camp. Few snackjes is also not wrong. And toilet paper not to forget. An inflatable pillow is also not an unnecessary luxury by the way, to sit on and for the night as pillow. And good shoes, because you walk so also best much. Food was better than expected: tasty noodles with even herbs, garlic and Ginger added, with some vegetables. Other times a soup with potato, then again baked beans, onions and potatoes. Vegetarian eaten three days because meat is so long not keeping well. But that was really no punishment. Also every time was more than enough, the very friendly guides who accompanied us just kept bragging rights. But stop especially if you have had enough, the leftovers are for the horses. In any case, the guides have good care of us, also went a blanket if it was cold, did their best to properly Cook and laughed. Further communication not possible, they do not speak a word of English. Sleep is a thingy: a mattress or air mattress is not there. On the hard ground so you lie in your tent, but with piles of blankets that you really need. If you do this, then plug in the night once your head out of the tent. Most beautiful starry sky you've ever seen. All in all, an unforgettable experience. You are now all broken afterwards and can no longer decent, but that's more than worth it!
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  • 9 passed through on the way back from Jiuzhaigou to Chengdu. We have very crowded car was driving slowly, admiring the Castle.
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  • I recommend for all:-) views, space, adventure. Well before the zaklimatyzowac because we go on 3100m. I recommend!
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The main place to stay in Songpan County is in the town of Songpan. The town boasts a decent range of accommodations, both inside and outside of the old city walls. A number of guesthouses provide particularly budget-friendly accommodations, with both dormitory and private rooms available. You can also find a handful of larger, more upscale hotels around town.
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