Getting There & Away
There’s one daily bus to Zöigě (Ruò’ěrgài; ¥25, 2½ hours) at 7am, which arrives with time to connect with the bus to Sōngpān. There are two to three daily buses to Hézuò (¥50, three hours), departing at 6.30am (summer only), 7.20am and noon. Take the only direct bus to Xiàhé (¥72, 3½ hours) at 2pm, or change in Hézuò for frequent buses to Xiàhé and Lánzhōu.
Guesthouses may be able to coordinate a seat to Chuānzhǔsì or Jiǔzhàigōu on the bus that passes by on the main highway at around 2.20pm, otherwise you'll have to change in Hézuò.
For the latest scheduling info see www.langmusi.net.