Jiuzhaigou is much more than just the national park. Multi-day and day hiking options around nearby Shangsizhai Village are open for the 2021 season!
Shangsizhai Village, just 15km from the entrance of Jiuzhaigou National Park, allows easy access to the famous park, but is also far enough away to lose the crowds and enjoy an authentic Tibetan experience.
The 2017 Jiuzhaigou Earthquake had a profound impact on Shangsizhai Village. Before the earthquake, Shangsizhai was home to many Tibetan families still living in their traditional houses, one of which was our favorite home away from home…Ama’s. Because of the damage caused by the earthquake, it seems doubtful Ama’s family and many others will ever be able to rebuild their traditional family homes.
Ama is one of our favorite people. Her children have run several successful ventures which are well known throughout Jiuzhaigou and beyond, including the A Bu Lu Zi Eco Lodge as well as the A Bu Lu Zi Tibetan Restaurant, located near the entrance to the National Park. During the rebuilding process since the earthquake, her family is at the center of a community redevelopment plan involving more than 10 local families hoping to promote tourism in the region again by showcasing local handcraft manufacturing and other cultural treasures.
We are excited to continue working closely with Ama’s family in the rebuilding process of Shangsizhai Village and look forward to what the future will bring. Ama’s family has reopened the A Bu Lu Zi Eco Lodge in 2021 and day-treks and cultural experiences in the village are resumed. For the latest information on multi-day trekking options for 2021 in the Jiuzhaigou region. Please contact us.