Tibet Tour from Shangri-La – Haba Snow Mountain
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Tibet Tour from Shangri-La – Haba Snow Mountain

Update: Nov. 23rd, 2012

Haba Snow Mountain

Tibet Tour from Shangri-La – Introduction of Haba Snow Mountain

Haba Snow Mountain is located on southeast of Shangri-La County. "Haba" in Naxi language means the flower of gold. The Hada Snow Mountain is regarded as the brother mountain of Yulong Snow Mountain. The Jinsha River flows by through middle of these two mountains and formed the Tiger Leaping Gorge.

Due to the giant altitude difference, Hada Snow Mountain formed obvious alpine vertical climate. There are subtropical zone, temperate zone, cool temperate zone, frigid zone and other climate zones in order. The temperature range of mountain foot and mountain top can reach 22.8 degree. This kind of climate gave rise to the ecological series which vertically distributed. On the Haba Snow Mountain, there are alpine cold vegetation zone, alpine meadow and alpine shrubbery, fir, spruce, mountain evergreen broad-leaf forest, arid valley grassland bush, etc. The plants on the Haba Snow Mountain are various. In the dense original forest, there are many precious creatures.

The main peak of Haba Snow Mountain is 5396 meters, which is covered by snow around the year. The main peak of Haba Snow Mountain towers up in the center, with other four small peaks around it. Viewed from afar, they are like a shining crown. With the changes of time and weather, the snow covered peaks are changeable. Sometimes, they are surrounded by clouds and fog, and the crown is flickering. Sometimes, the clouds and fog will float among these peaks. At the place where altitude is about 4700 meters, the cliff is covered by icefall. That's the maritime glacier at the latitude of southernmost in China.

On the Haba Snow Mountain, except for snow mountain, lakes and azalea, there are some streams and falls. For example, the Jianshan Fall, which is 40 meters high, is very grand. From top to bottom, the water will turn to drizzling rain. With the ray of sunshine, the spray will turn to colorful rainbow. The landscape is amazing.

Tibet Tour from Shangri-La – Tips of Visiting Haba Snow Mountain

Geographical Position: Southeast of Shangri-La; about 120 kilometers away from Shangri-La county town.

Entrance Ticket: 30 CNY per person

Transportation: It is 120 kilometers away from the county town. Now, there is highway to Haba Snow Mountain. If you start from Shangri-La county town, you can reach Haba Snow Mountain in the same day. When you visit Haba Snow Mountain in your Tibet tour from Shangri-La, you can have meals and spend night at the Haba Snow Mountain.

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