Meili Snow Mountian Visit
Shangri-la Ancient Town
Take the bus to Shangri-la from Lijiang Bus Station, the journey takes about 4 hours. Reside in the local Guesthouse or Traveler's Club (Tel: 0887-8228671). (For Lijiang and Shangri-la travel itineraries, please refer to our above package tour list.)
On the way to Meili Snow Mountain
Or you can charter a car and please do not forget to bargain for a preferential transfer fee. And in this way, you can stop sometimes to enjoy the pure and beautiful scenery of the Jingsha River, the crucial town of ancient Tea-Horse Road from Sichuan to Tibet, the White Horse Snow Mountain, the Moon Valley, the Dongzhulin Temple and the Feilai Temple. If the weather is good, the pictures can be pretty amazing. The Mingyong Tibetan Garden (Tel: 13988714288/13508879983) is a good place to stay overnight.
Finally you will reach the Mingyong Glacier of the Meili Snow Mountain. Buying tickets which is about CNY60.00 at the park entrance. The tickets will be checked on the way up the mountain at the starting point of the circular path along the cliff.
Hiking path leading up the Meili Snow Moutain
Bypassing the temple, the left path along the cliff can go to the viewing platform and the right road leads to the Lotus Temple.
The viewing platform is in the middle of the path along the cliff where you can watch closely the Kawagebo peak and the glaciers. The glaciers are totally 12 kilometers (7 miles) long, but you can see only a small part.
About one hour walking from the right road, you will reach the Lotus Temple. It is a larger than the Prince Temple but less people. When it is sunny, here is the best spot for appreciating the Kawagebo peak.
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