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Mystic Tibet Tours

This superb, small and highly experienced Tibetan-run tour company is actually based in neighbouring Qinghai, but many of their set departure or customised tours begin and end in Chengdu. They know the Tibetan...

Travel Agency in Chengdu

Haiwei Trails

The owner and main guide of Haiwei Trails, Tsebho, is a renowned natural-history guide to the wildlife and, in particular, the plants of the Tibetan plateau. As such he has worked with many international wildlife...

Immigration in Chengdu

PSB Entry & Exit Service Centre

Visa extensions (¥160; officially in seven working days, but often possible in five), residence permits and paperwork for lost passports are on the 3rd floor. It's around back of the building, behind the Mao...

Travel Agency in Chengdu

Extravagant Yak

This foreign-owned company specialises in travel to Tibet and the Tibetan areas of Sichuan, with a wide range of group and bespoke tour options and a particularly strong focus on offbeat hiking and biking trips....

Tourist Information in Four Sisters Mountain

Four Sisters Mountain Tourist Centre

Whether you're looking to buy tickets, pick up free maps (地图; dìtú) of the park, or have questions about exploring the three main valleys (only Chinese spoken), this is the place to do it. The building is at the...

Tourist Information in Four Sisters Mountain

Hùwài Zhōngxīn

If you're hoping to camp or climb (climbing permit ¥150, plus ¥30 per day) inside any of the valleys of the national park, this is the place to find your mandatory guide (from ¥300 per day). The office is on the...

Travel Agency in Chengdu

Windhorse Tour

A Chinese agency running tours throughout western China (note: it's not connected to Wind Horse Adventure in Lhasa). Contact English-speaking Helen. The office is accessed around the back, to the right if you're...

Hospital in Chengdu

West China Hospital SCU

This hospital complex is China’s largest and is among the most well regarded. Foreigners should head for the International Hospital here, where doctors and some staff speak English. Note that some treatments...

Booking Service in Songpan

Train Booking Office

While Songpan is not connected to China's rail network, this small booking office in the heart of the old town can procure tickets for onward travel from ¥5 per booking.

Bank in Zigong

Bank of China

Has a 24-hour foreign-card-friendly ATM just across from the Shizi Kou (十字口) bus stop. The office is open business hours for currency exchange during the week.

Travel Agency in Chengdu

Tibetan Trekking

Contact Gao Liqiang for treks and 4WD trips, or just fantastic advice, especially for the Tibetan areas of western Sichuan.

Consulate in Chengdu

US Consulate

Open for regular consular services between 1pm and 4pm three days a week, but available 24/7 for emergencies.

ATM in Langzhong

Bank of China ATM

At the top end of Dadong Jie; accepts foreign cards 24 hours and changes foreign currency from 9am to 5pm.