Meili Snow Mountain
Meili Snow Mountain, also called "Prince
Snow Mountain," is located about 10km west of Deqing city
in Diqing prefecture, at the confluence of the Jinsha, Lancang
and Nu rivers.
In this area, strong updrafts meet with continental
cold air masses, forming thick fog and heavy snow. Yet due to
vertical climate differences, Meili Mountain also features abundant
blooming azaleas and verdant trees, which contrast with the snow-capped
peaks, creating a charming scene here.
Meili Snow Mountain has long been famous for
its main peak, Kagebo Peak, which, at an elevation of 6,470 meters
(21,221 feet) above sea level, is the tallest in Yunnan. Surrounded
by 13 lesser peaks, which are the subject of an enchanting tale,
Kagebo Peak is extolled as the "most beautiful mountain in
the world.¡± On the southern side of the main peak,
a waterfall - known among the local people as "a deluge of
rain and God-mandated cascade" - tumbles down from a breathtaking
height of 1,000 meters (3,280 feet).
Under Kagebo Peak, low-altitude modern glaciers
can be found, which are of particular interest to those engaged
in geological research. Mingyongqia Glacier and Siqia Glacier
stretch down to the forest at an elevation of 2,700 meters (8856
feet), only 800 meters (2624 feet) from the surface of Lancang
River. It is an eternal modern monsoon maritime glacier with low
latitude and high altitude.
Towering like a pyramid, Meili Snow Mountain
is regarded as a Holy Mountain by local Tibetans. Although there
are numerous snow-covered mountains between Yunnan and Tibet,
including Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world, and
Qiaogeli Peak, the second highest in the world, Meili Snow Mountain
is the highest holy Tibetan mountain -- one shrouded in mist,
cloud and mystery. Each autumn, countless Tibetans living near
and far make pilgrimages to this legendary peak.
Some of our Yunnan
tours to Shangri-La including the visit
of Meili Snow Mountain, if you are interested in taking a tailor
made trip to the mountain, please email us, our tour operator
will customize a new Kunming
tour package for you.
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