Code: TB28

Meili Snow Mountain Trekking

As the border mountain of Yunnan and Tibet, Meili Snow Mountain is located about 10 kilometers northeast of Deqin County in Diqing. It is regarded as the Divine Mountain by the locals. Having been in the company of Diqing people for countless generations, it is endowed with profound Tibetan culture. Each year numerous devout Tibetans from Sichuan, Qinghai and Gansu provinces throng there for their worship. It is also a shrine for Chinese and foreign adventurers. The admission fee is CNY50.00 per person. You can call the number 0887-8416186 for more details. If you go there at the right time, you can witness the pious scene.
There are regular buses that run between Shangri-la and Deqin every day. The bus fare is about CNY40.00.
The Tibetan Buddhists are used to following the route below to have their prayer.
Meili Snow Mountain, Yunnan
On the first day, travel from Qudenggebai Prayer Tower to Feilai monastery. Qudenggebai Prayer Tower is the first stop for going on a pilgrimage, which is 5 kilometers away from the southern Deqin County. Walking along the mountain road to the southwest you will arrive at the Feilai monastery. Go ahead walking to the Mingzhulaka for 1 kilometer, which is also the place of the Feilaisi village viewing platform. The Mingzhulaka means"the raising place of northern star", and all the Buddhists will offer incense and pray to the Kawagebo Mountain. After that, go to the Bajiu monastery along the road, this monastery is located in the Lancang River's West bank. The last stop on this day is the Yongzong Village. It will last about 8-9 hours for the first whole day tour.
On the second day, start from Ninong to Duodingge pasture, and then go straight to the Cuoda Lake, the last stop is the Yubeng village. You will stay overnight in this village today and it takes about 12 hours walking from the first place to the last one.
On the next day, take a tour in Yubeng village. You will have a chance to visit the Yubeng Secret Waterfall on the way. There are three small waterfalls, the first Fuyun waterfall will eliminate your evil, the second one will lengthen your life, the third one will also remove all of your sin. Then continue your tour to the Yubeng upper village, which is also the destination of your day tour. It will take about 7 hours for the whole day tour.
On the fourth day, travel from Yubeng upper village to the Ice Lake, this lake is also called Naiqinglacuo, and it is the life lake of Kawagebo Mountain. Please keep quiet when you arrive at this lake and pick some small stones to take along with you. Then go to the last stop Xidang hot spring directly. It will take about 11 hours for this tour.
On the last day, go ahead to the Guimian Crown Prince Temple and Guidui Lotus Flower Temple from the Xidang hot spring. Guimian Crown Prince Temple is located in the Mingyong Glacier, while the Guidui Lotus Flower Temple is located at the top of the Mingyong Glacier. You last day tour will take about 8 hours. End your mysterious and sacred tours here.

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Questions & Answers
Asked by Ms.teng teng | Jun. 23, 2009 01:39Reply
Any tour guide to see the best of Meili Mountain but in 2 or 3 days only? Horses and 4 wheel drive instead of bus? We like to stay with the locals, the minorities homes if possible. There are 2 of us and we can be in Shangrila - Zhongdian by first week of August. Is it raining heavy at this month and dangerous to hike? Email me please at|tengteng4

Also, do you have horse and trekking from Zhongdian to Yading and then to Lugu Lake? Thanks. TengTeng
Answers (1)
Answered by Mr.Schlosser | Jul. 15, 2009 01:28


I was curious if you received any information pertaining to your request. My friend and I would like to do that same trip during the first week of August as well. If you could let me know what you have heard I would really appreciate it. You can also contact me via email at|benji2020.


Asked by Ms.Anna Salkeld from AUSTRALIA | Mar. 19, 2009 09:35Reply
I am a solo traveller from australia and have 3 (possibly 5) days in which I am interested in hiking in the area near Deqin, possibly the tour TB30. Is there anything available around the 24th march or before or after please or can you refer me to someone to assist me with this?
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Answered by Mr.Della | Mar. 20, 2009 14:26

Dear Anna Salkeld, glad that you are interested in our tours. TB30 is an itinerary we provide for hiking lovers. Due to the limited local condition standard, we do not provide relevant service of this tour at present. I'm sorry that I don't know any travel agent who are professional in dealing with hiking tours. I suggest you find some travel companions to accompany you, make good preparation and hike as the itinerary suggested by yourselves. If you need any more information, please do not hesitate to leave your comments here.
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