Travel Agency in Chengdu

Extravagant Yak

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

Sìchuān Mountaineering Association

Permits generally take seven days to process and cost from US$300 per site. You'll need to provide passports, proof of medical insurance and a clear itinerary. For popular but allegedly treacherous mountains such as…
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 eas…
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 fac…
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 without…
Tourist Information in Four Sisters Mountain

Hùwài Zhōngxīn

If you're hoping to camp or climb 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 road into Rìlóng, 500m past the Chángpíng Va…
Immigration in Chengdu

PSB Entry & Exit Service Centre

Visa extensions (in seven working days), residence permits and paperwork for lost passports are on the 3rd floor. It's around back of the building behind the Mao statue's right hand, to the left of the Sìchuān Scien…
Visa Agency in Songpan

Public Security Bureau

The PSB office can usually renew visas in one working day, though they may refer you to the new district (新区) main office (a ¥10 taxi ride) if the necessary personnel are not on hand. It's at the top of the square j…
Booking Service in Songpan

Train Booking Office

While Sōngpān 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.
Hospital in Chengdu

Global Doctor Chéngdū Clinic

English- and Chinese-speaking doctors and a 24-hour emergency line, and can even make house visits. Consultations cost ¥840; after-hours visits ¥1050; house calls ¥1700.