Description : A small and dull Tibetan town
An obligatory stop over on your way to/from Songpan or
What to do : Sleep, write a letter to your mother or, if nothing else to do, check the Lamasery
What you may not like : Having to stop here / Some "difficult" locals / The beggars / The confusing two bus stations
How long ? The less time possible
Where to stay ?
How to leave ? Considering the attractiveness of the place, you do not wish to miss your morning bus : First, you have to find from what bus station your bus will leave on that particular day. Second, buy the ticket in advance. Third, arrive a bit earlier as the schedules are not always respected (if you have already a ticket, they might wait for you but expect the worse)
Notes : the bus to Langmusi is heading toward Hezuo (Y56, 10 hrs) / Buses leave alternatively from one of the bus station
Backpacker's Tips : Alex, Canada (June 06)
The trip to Langmusi : Big Bus / SSSS / L / Y28 / 2.5 hrs
The adventure started at the bus station when I had the bad idea to ask the girl selling tickets to... sell me a ticket. Things were a bit complicated by the fact that the bus going to Hezuo actually does not stop at Langmusi but at an intersection about 3 km before (Langmuqiaotou). This was enough to justify a "no bus to Langmusi !" which took me about 10mn of discussion to sort out. By this time, the girl was really pissed off and she really reluctantly agreed to sell me the ticket. So next time, please, be considerate : let her rest in peace !
Our 6:30 bus left at 6:20, quite
empty but was soon to be filled by Tibetan monks who recited prayers and throw
away "wind horses papers" from the bus window at the top of the mountain. We reached destination in a amazing 2 hours as the driver even refused
to pick up some more passengers along the way. Once at the bridge intersection,
a small truck brought us at scary speed to Langmusi for 2Y.
See also trip from Songpan to Zoige...