Haba Snow Mountain Climate

Haba Snow Mountain climate explains the features of Haba Snow Mountain weather and tell travelers the best time to visit Haba Snow Mountain.

Haba Snow Mountain Geography

Located in the southeastern part of Shangri-La City, Haba Snow Mountain is a mountain that rose sharply under the strong influence of the Himalayas and its Quaternary tectonic movement. The highest peak is 5,396 meters above sea level, while the lowest river is only 1,550 meters above sea level. The upper part of the mountain is relatively flat, and the lower part is steep. It is steep and majestic and beautiful. "Haba" is Naxi language, meaning the flower of gold. Haba Snow Mountain looks at Jade Dragon Snow Mountain across the Tiger Leaping Gorge.


The vertical alpine climate is formed because of the mountain's altitude, and thus the climates are various in ascending order. Subtropical zone, cold temperate zone, frigid zone, paramos are distributed in different parts with different altitude. The difference in temperature between the top and the foot of the mountain can reach up to 23℃. Snow on the top of the main peak of the mountain persists all the year around. The upstanding main peak, together with four little peaks around it, seems to be a shining crown on a fine day from a distance.

Haba Snow Mountain Weather by Month

Best Time to Visit Haba Snow Mountain

Best time to climb Haba Snow Mountain is between mid of March till end of June and mid of September till mid of December. Because the other periods are mostly rainy or windy. From April to June, the blossoming rhododendra add more glamour to mysterious Haba Snow Mountain. In the late autumn, the forest is full of color, the air is pure, and the starry sky can be photographed. From November to December, the light wind makes tourists more easily to climb up to the summit. 

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