Jiuzhaigou Valley, a world famous national park and UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a fantastic wonderland complete with huge snow drifts and frozen waterfalls in winter, and best of all, very few tourists. Jiuzhaigou in winter is particularly peaceful, and poetic, the mountains and trees are wrapped in white, waterfalls and lake surfaces are smooth and glittering, ice covers the lakes and hangs from the waterfalls. Although it may seem cold, with average mean temperature of - 3.7 ℃ in January, adding a decent jacket and thermal underwear to your normal clothes should be plenty to allow you to brave the temperatures and venture forth.

A winter visit to Jiuzhaigou National Park will give you lasting memories of snowy landscapes, icefalls, steaming color lakes, and incomparable bird viewing. When winter comes at the end of October, the whole park turns into a pure white world, some of the lakes are frozen while the others are not. The blue-green color of the water is distinctly visible even in winter. White is the theme color of Jiuzhaigou in winter.

Things to see & do

Rize ValleyZechawa ValleyShuzheng Valley
Zharu ValleyThe Fairy PoolTibetan & Qiang Ethnic Cultural Show

Suggested Jiuzhaigou Winter Tours

8-day Winter Wonderland of Sichuan

Tour Code: IFH-CW-05

Sichuan in winter is a spectacular sight to see. Snow covered mountains, frozen lakes and of course the wildlife and pandas. Start from Chengdu and work your way up the Xiling Snow...

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4-day Chengdu Jiuzhaigou Winter Tour

Tour Code: IFH-J-01

Never met a special fairyland in winter? This package tour of Chengdu and Jiuzhaigou Valley will present you a special winter world with snow peaks, forest, multi-color lakes, cascades...

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5-day Chengdu Jiuzhaigou Valley Winter Tour

Tour Code: IFH-J-02

The adorable giant pandas, famous archaeological site in more than 4800 years ago, the breathtaking winter scenery in Jiuzhaigou Valley...This winter trip will be an enjoyable break...

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8-day Enticing Winter of Sichuan

Tour Code: IFH-J-03

Best of Sichuan! Best value-for-money inclusions for winter tour to all the world heritage sites in Sichuan: Jiuzhaigou Valley Scenic and Historic Interest Area, Mount Emei Scenic Area...

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Getting there

The best departure point for a visit to Jiuzhaigou in winter is Chengdu - the capital city of Sichuan, famous for its Panda Breeding Centre. Travelers can fly to at Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport and then change a flight to Jiuzhai Huanglong Airport. 

Jiuzhaigou Map