Jade Dragon Snow Mountain Transportation
►How to get to Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
1. Take a bus at Yuhe Parking Lot near the northern gate of Lijiang Old Down. You can buy the ticket in Tourist Service Center at the northern end of Lanhua Street, opposite Tianyu Hotel. The bus leaves for the Snow Mountain at 8:30 and returns at 16:30; the bus fare costs CNY40 per person. Or take bus line 7 near Hongtaiyang Square to get there.
2. Take a taxi / car/ mini-van or carpool together from the downtown area. The distance is around 15 kilometers (10 miles). It takes around 40 minutes. The round-trip charter rate is around CNY 200.
3. Shuttle bus: The cable car company operates shuttle bus departing from Guluwan Hotel.
►Transport in Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
There are three cable ways in Jade Dragon Snow Mountain: Glacier Park Large Cableway (this cableway is 3 km long which can reach to 4506 meters above sea level and upon the snow line), Yunshanping Cableway and Maoniuping Cableway.
Taking Large Cableway can reach the summit directly, and it needs to wait in line (it can be waiting for 4 to 5 hours during peak season) so people should be prepared to accept and be patient. The temperature in the snow mountain is low, people can rent a down jacket under the mountain. The altitude of snow mountain is high, people who has hypertension and heart disease should be cautious. In order to prevent oxygen deficit in the high mountain, people can rent a oxygen tank (there is oxygen tank for sale in Ganhaizi).