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Chibu (Qupu, Chupu)

Chibu (Qupu, Chupu)

Page Type Page Type: Mountain/Rock
Location Lat/Lon: 31.15465°N / 102.82654°E
Additional Information County: China
Additional Information Elevation: 17881 ft / 5450 m
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Rough map of Four Girls Mountains

Mount Chibu is a pyramidal knife edged rock peak in southwestern China.
It is on the south side of Mount Daogou : 5465m .
Reffer to The mountains in Daogou Gorge .
Katy Holm, Katherine Fraser, and Aidan Oloman made first ascent to Mt. Chibu in September 2005. Reffer to "".
Mount Chibu is part of the Four Girls (Siguniang) Mountains, a beautiful Nature Reserve with many sharp rock peaks, lakes and marshes.
Glaciers shaped the area in a distant past. The highest peak in the region is Four Girls Mountain itself, reaching up to 6250m.
The area is known for it’s abundance of blooming flowers and alpine plants. Also, a lot of medicinal herbs can be found.
The Four Girls region is at the east end of the Tibetan cultural sphere. Many Tibetans live in this area for more than 1000 years.
The main living basis is pasturage and agriculture.

Getting There

Mount Chibu is located near Rilong town, Xiaojin County, Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture in Sichuan Province. In Rilong town you can find many hotels.
Beware that may 1st - 7th, and october 1st - 7th are a holiday in China, so the hotels are very crowded, they also change their rates.
Nearest major airport is in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan Province. This is a 3 hours flight from Shanghai.
From Chengdu it's a 6 hours bus trip to Rilong town.
Mount Chibu is in middle of the Long Terrace Valley. It takes 6 hour from Rilong Town to the base camp (around 3800m) by walking.
There is no farmer's house near the base camp.
You can employs porters and horse. The fee of porter is around $15 each day. The fee of horse is around $30 from the town to the base camp.
Special gear needed to climb up to the top.
In summer season, usually not so many snow. But being a mountain there can always be unusual weather including snow fall.
In spring, fall and winter, the route is covered by snow and ice.

The route

In generally, make approach from the east side.

Also you can approach from the Big Gorge of Twin Bridge Valley which is the next valley on the west, too. It will take 1.5 hours by car from Rilong Town to the beginning of the Big Gorge.

Red Tape

You pay the Management Bureau a entry fee (about $9) at the entrance gate in the Nature Reserve.
There are three valleys in the Nature Reserve. At the entrance gate which is in each valley, you pay the entry fee and other (like a camping fee).
At present, the climber who reaches the summit pays the Sichuan Mountaineering Association a mountaineering fee.
Please inquire to the office at the entrance gate or the following for the details.
The Sichuan Mountaineering Association "".
Sometimes, the rules changes. You should confirm them at the entrance gate or in the travel agency.


Before building a tent, you notice this to the entrance gate and you'll have to pay a fee.

When To Climb

Autumn is best.

Mountain Conditions

Will research into this soon, for now see the Nature Reserve website.
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