Meili Snow Mountain

Meili Snow Mountain Overview

Chinese Name: 梅里雪山 English IPA: Meili Snow Mountain Location: located about 10 kilometers north-east of Deqin County, Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Yunnan Province Population (city): 3,245 Language: Tibetan, Han, Lisu Language Zip code: 674500 Tel code: 0887 Time zone: UTC+8

Meili Snow Mountain is located about 10 kilometers north-east of Deqin County, Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Yunnan Province. It is 849 kilometers away from Kunming. It is a holy land of pilgrimage for Tibetan Buddhists, and ranks the first among the eight sacred mountains in Tibet area(the eight sacred mountains: Mount Benri, Moerduo Mountain, Kawagebo Peak of Meili Snow Mountain, the Aemye Ma-chhen Range, Mount Kailash, Gaduojuewo, Yalxiangbo and the Himalayas).

Highlights of Meili Snow Mountain

▪ Abundant Herbs:  It is known as producing a variety of  precious herbs.

▪ Buddhism Culture: It is a holy place for Buddhism and regarded as the one of the Four Holy Mountains of Tibetan Buddhism.

▪ Ideal Place for Adventure Tour: A snow mountain that has not been conquered by humans has attracted countless climbers.

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Meili Snow Mountain Attractions

Meili Snow Mountain is one of the most sacred mountains of Tibetan Buddhism. 'Kawagebo Peak' means the God of Snow Mountain in Tibetan, and is a holy land for worship. Pilgrims from Tibet, Qinghai Province, Sichuan Province,and Gansu Province come here at the beginning of each winter to worship. Thousands of devout pilgrims worship together and encircle the holy mountain, which add more mystery and loftiness to it. There are four glaciers in Meili Snow Mountain, Mingyong Glacier, Sinong Glacier, Niuba Glacier and Nongsong Glacier. Due to its high altitude, the mountain boasts [...]

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Meili Snow Mountain Tours

Meili Snow Mountain, crowned as the most famous of the eight famed mountains in the Tibetan regions, is a mecca for the pilgrims of Tibetan Buddhism. The glistening snow-topped peaks, standing unparalleled place in the world, have long been coveted by numerous backpackers. Meili Snow Mountain, which is veiled in mists all the year round, makes countless Tibetan worshipers interested in its majestic and mystical charm. The tour package of Meili Snow Mountain is arranged with the destinations around Meili Snow Mountain, [...]

Climate & When to Go

Climate & When to Go, Meili Snow Mountain , China Climate & When to Go

Climate Due to the topography from north to south, the river valley opens toward the south, which enables the airflow to rise upwards in the valley. With strong influences by monsoon, distinct wet and dry seasons, and high and steep mountains, it presents a highland cold temperate climate. In summer, the temperature is 11-29℃. Compared to the valley area, the temperature is 10-20℃ in the mountainous area. The coldest month is from December to February. In January, the temperature is 7-12 degrees during the [...]

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Transportation, Meili Snow Mountain , China Transportation

Meili Snow Mountain, also known as Prince Snow Mountain, is located 10 kilometers northeast of Deqin County of Yunnan Province. It sits on the border of Yunnan Province and Tibet. It is mostly accessible from Deqin County by road. But the condition of the road between Meili Snow Mountain and Shangri-la is quite steep. How to Get to Meili Snow Mountain from Shangri-la  Long-distance Bus There is only one road from Shangri-La to Meili Snow Mountain and no direct bus heading to Meili Snow Mountain. Visitors should [...]

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Festivals and Activities

The area around Meili Snow Mountain is a sparsely populated region. Most of the inhabitants are Tibetans. The biggest event should be the Inner Circumambulating Pilgrimage and the Outer Circumambulating Pilgrimage. Pilgrimage is the custom of Tibetan people, it’s an act of religious observance and respect for nature, undertake a pilgrimage on foot around some sacred places like a mountain, a lake or a temple. Each year multitudes of pilgrims spare no efforts and travel long to conduct their Buddhist Circumambulating to Holy Mountains and Lakes [...]

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Travel Tips

Meili Snow Mountain, also named as Prince Snow Mountain, is located 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) northeast of Deqin County of Yunnan Province. It sits on the border of Yunnan Province and Tibet. The three famous rivers Jinsha River, Mekong River (Nu River) and Salwen River (Lancang River) flow through the area.  Best Time to Visit Meili Snow Mountain The good season to visit Meili Snow Mountain is from October to next May, but the best time is after the end of October, where it is sunny with clean air. It [...]

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Useful Maps

In order to gain a better travel experience, you shall have a better understanding of Meili Snow Mountain's location, attractions and transportation, you can check the detail maps: Map of Deqin County, Location Map of Meili Snow Mountain, Map of Meili Snow Mountain Tour Routes, Map of Meil Snow Mountain Transportation, Tourist Attractions Map of Meili Snow Mountain, Hiking Tour Map of Meili Snow Mountain, Map of Inner Pilgrimage of Meili Snow Mountain, Map of Outer Pilgrimage of Meili Snow Mountain. [...]

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Meili Snow Mountain Accommodation

A good rest plays a significant part in a trip, so choosing a favored lodging place in Diqing should be taken into account. Have no idea about the hotels, Don't worry, Yunnan Exploration selects some  recommended hotels with good facilities and service for your stay. English Name Chinese Name Hotel Rating Address Telephone Songtsam Meili 德钦松赞梅里酒店 5-star Gejinong Village, Shengping Township, Deqin County (it is closed to Meili Snow Mountain) 0887-3021333, 0887-8288889 Deqin Benzilan Lishi Hotel 德钦奔子栏丽世酒店 5-star No. 74, Group Benzilan, Benzilan Township, Deqin County 0887-8998000 Feilaisi Temple Mingzhu Hotel 飞来寺明珠酒店 3-star Opposite to Meili Snow Mountain in Feilasi Temple Scenic Area 0887-8414688 Gaoshan Biezhuang [...]

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