Hailuogou(Conch Gully) National Glacier Forest Park is located on the eastern side of Gonggar Mountain in Luding County of Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Ganzi, Sichuan Province. It is 319kms from Chengdu, the captital city of Sichuan province and 105kms from Kangding, where administrative organs of the Ganzi Autonomous Prefecture are located. Glaciers in Hailuogou are typical modern marine glaciers, which are rarely found either in low-latitude places or at low altitude. Its lowest point is only 2,850meters above sea level. The park boasts many geographic attractions, including ancient glaciers, grand glacier cascade, virgin forests, wild animals, rate plant and hot springs etc.
Moxi Old Town
Moxi, South to the town of Luding, is located at the east slope of Minya Konka. Being on an ancient route, it is encompassed by lofty mountains with a tongu-shaped table carved by the ancient glacier. The total area of this town adds up to be 308.64 Km2 with a population of 5600, formed by a complex of 8 different tribes. They are Han, Yi, Tibetan, Tujia and so on. The local tradition & custome are of original & unique. The Moxi Table-land, 0.2-1.2 Km in width, is very special in topography, running lower from north to south at a distance about 10Km like a giant lying dragon zigzagging quietly among the sacred Minya Konka.
In 1935, the famous Battle, Luding suspension bridge, burst out fere during procces of the long March of Red Army. The major force under leadership of Mao Tzetung & Zhe De had been settled in Moxi town. Today, tourists from all over the country come to visit here in honor.
Nowadays, Moxi town is famous for its tranquil & charming natural beauty, unique ethnic tradition & lanes of old taste.
Mt.Gongga, with the elevation of 7,556M is the highest peak of Sichuan Province, called "the king of Shu Mountains". The high and steep mountain is covered forever with thawless snow. If visitors look at the mountain from far, it seems to float above a vast snow-sea. The Xinduqiao Town is the Located at the foot of the snow-peak of Minya Konka, Hailuogou Scenic Spot is celebrated for modern glacier at a height below sea level (most of the glaciers in the world is at a height above sea level). The sparkling modern glacier slides from the high and steep ravine. The quiet mountain ridge is adorned with big snowfall into the crystal domes and jade halls. A huge ice-bridge make the visitors seem to enter the Crystal Palace in a myth. Especially unique large icefall, 1,000 meters in height, over 1,100 meters in breadth. Near the bitterly cold glacier there is a thermal spring maintaining at a temperature of 90 degrees Celsius and a steaming hot thermal-spring falls. At the same time it is both cold and hot, and its range, of temperature is a great disparity. This is really marvelous spectacle of nature.
The thermal hotspring hidden in the primitive forests deeply. The boiling mineral water running through Hot Streams all years round. The temperature of those outlets of springs canbe 92?? Scientific analysis shows the springs belong to a high quality mild type and are rich in sodiumbicarbonate that can be properly applied in medical treatment fields. It is suitable for both soaking & drinking while have many magic effects on various kinds of diseases. Up-to- now, there are developed visitors facilities including many spring pools and a outdoor hot spring swimming pool with an area of 200m2. Around the springs are thick primitve forests with picturesque sceneries. It's out of word to describe the marvelous feelings while soaking in the pool and enjoying the snowy views around, especially in the winter time.
Natural Garden & Forests
It's 6.2km way up from the entrance to the main peak of Minya Konka and the enormous fall in height formed 8 vegetation zones here as well as the most typical vertically distributing topography in terms of natural resources. The total forest covered area in Hailuogou counts up to 70 Km2, where happens to be the most ancient reserve holding the richest primitive bio forms. The thrilling flowers competing in the wild dot Hailuogou into a colorful wonderland. The primitive forests here are a wonderful home of different kinds of rare animals. When summer comes up, you can witness numerous macaca mulatta, red panda, tragopa de mminchii & Tibetan pheasant seeking their food in those primitive forests. So it's famed of the paradise of wild life.
About 2500 species plants centralized here involving subtropical to frigid; and 400 species wild animals with its 28 rare animals protected nationally in this area..
Entrance fee: The glacier: RMB80/PP
The fare for Hotspring: RMB60-80/pp
Cable car: RMB150/pp (round-trip)
visiting time: all year