Hiking and Trekking

The towering peaks and deep valleys of Songpan and Jiuzhaigou counties are a perfect match for those interested in hiking, trekking, and mountaineering. Most of the hiking and trekking opportunities we offer are around this area but other options are available in our overland experience as well.

Both day hiking and multi-day treks are available with pack horses available to carry gear. Routes range from moderate to difficult and most gear is provided for all tours. Homestays are also available in some local villages. Click on any of the options to the right to start planning your next Tibetan adventure.

For more information on preparing for an Adventure Access trek, please see our Seasonal Temperature Chart as well as our Packing List.

Niri Valley Trekking – Songpan

Half-Day hikes starting at 45 USD / Overnight Trek with Homestay 120 USD (meals and lodging included)

Mount Zhaga Trekking – Songpan

Start at 120 USD per person

Mountain Biking

Adventure Access mountain biking provides a whole new way to experience the eastern slopes of the Tibetan plateau. As the only biking outfitters in Songpan, Sichuan, we provide a unique way to see the surrounding countryside and local villages combined with quality rides. We use Trek bicycles for all of our clients. The standard bike provided on a tour is a Trek 3000 or 4000 series. The option to upgrade to a Trek Fuel EX5 or Trek Fuel EX7 is available at an additional price of 10 USD. These are all dual suspension bikes and we have 29er options available as well.

Beginner to experienced riders are all welcome. Here are a few mountain bike options we offer.

Songpan Mountain Biking – Cycling Muni Valley

Full Day Zhaga Waterfall Ride - 105 USD
2 Day/1 Night Cycling Tour - 130 USD

Cultural Experiences

Meaningful cultural interaction is transformative. Authentic encounters with local cultures have a way of shaping us and this is why we value experiences that are designed to maximize cultural and relational opportunities. All Adventure Access experiences have elements of culture and nature in their design, but these tour options start with culture as the focus. Going on a guided tour of a monastery, hiking on a pilgrim’s path around a holy mountain, or participating in the daily life of a nomad family are just some of the ways that Eastern Tibet has a way of impacting the visitor. Day and overnight options are available in the Songpan region. Multi-day options are available throughout Gansu and Sichuan.

Family Trips

Time together with friends and family is incredibly meaningful. Put the screens away and unplug for a while, trading the normal routine for time together in the great outdoors. National Parks, trails for hiking and biking, and immersive cultural experiences have a unique way of bringing us together and creating lasting change. Adventure Access was founded by a family so we know what families need. These family oriented options are perfect for a broad range of ages and abilities. Whether you are a family or just a group of friends, this is a great way to experience Eastern Tibet.