Attractions of Yunnan-Tibet Highway – Meili Snow Mountain
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Attractions of Yunnan-Tibet Highway – Meili Snow Mountain

Update: Feb. 25th, 2013

Meili Snow Mountain

Attractions of Yunnan-Tibet Highway – Meili Snow Mountain Introduction

Meili Snow Mountain is also called "Snow Mountain Prince". It is located in the northeast part of Deqyen County in Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Yunnan Province. It lies in the junction of Nu River and Lancang River. It is one of the most beautiful attractions during Tibet tour along Yunnan-Tibet Highway. There are 13 peaks over 6000 meters high, which the main peak is over 6740 meters high. It is the highest peak in Yunnan Province, too.

Attractions of Yunnan-Tibet Highway – Meili Snow Mountain Geography

Meili Snow Mountain is a part of Hengduan Mountain Range, located in the junction of Deqyen County and Chayu County. It is approximately 849 kilometers far from Kunming City. It also lies in the confluence of Jinsha River, Lancang River and Nu River, situated in the middle section of Nushan Mountain Range. In the north Meili Snow Mountain adjoins Adongeni Mountain of Tibet. In the south it adjoins Bilo Snow Mountain. The major peak of Meili Snow Mountain is 6740 meters high and it is highly respected as "the leader of top 8 holy mountains of Tibetan people".

Attractions of Yunnan-Tibet Highway – Meili Snow Mountain Climate

There are many rare medical materials in the high land such as the Chinese caterpillar fungus and Fritillaria. Influenced by the complicated geography and terrain, the climate of Meili Snow Mountain is complex. In summer every year, the temperature in the river valley at the foot of Meili Snow Mountain is 11-29? and the temperature in the high land is -10? - 20?. The annual precipitation is 600 mm and mainly happens in June, July and August. The climate during this time is so changeable that it is prohibited to climb the Meili Snow Mountain.

Attractions of Yunnan-Tibet Highway – Meili Snow Mountain Tips

1.You need to pass White Horse Mountain Pass on the way to Meili Snow Mountain. It is 4292 meters high. People who have the heart disease are not suggested to visit Meili Snow Mountain. Other people are kindly suggested to take some medicines for the high altitude sickness such as the Rhodiola rosea.

2.The most beautiful sceneries of Meili Snow Mountain are the sunset and sunrise. You'd better pay much attention to the weather before you depart.

3.The daily temperature difference is large. Please keep you warm especially in the morning and evening.

4.The best place to view and photograph Meili Snow Mountain is Deqyen Feilai Temple. But the elevation is relatively higher. Take care.

Attractions of Yunnan-Tibet Highway – Meili Snow Mountain Transportation

Meili Snow Mountain is situated in Deqyen County in Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Yunnan Province. You could fly to Shangri-la Airport and then transfer the bus to Deqyen County. You could drive yourself to Meili Snow Mountain, or rent a donkey or horse there. It is fine if you would like to trek there, too.

Attractions of Yunnan-Tibet Highway – Meili Snow Mountain Accommodation

You could overnight in Feilai Temple, Mingyong Village and Yubeng Village. Feilai Temple is the best place to overview Meili Snow Mountain. The tourist facilities are developed well in Feilai Temple area. There are many farmhouses in Mingyong Village. Yubeng Village is actually a primitive village.

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