How to Get to Meili Snow Mountain from Kunming

Being a holy place for Buddhism and regarded as the one of the Four Holy Mountains of Tibetan Buddhism, 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 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 Kunming

Kunming-Shangrila-Deqin-Meili Snow Mountain

There are two ways getting to Shangrila from Kunming: by plane or by coach. Please refer to Kunming-Shangrila Transportation. There is only one road from Shangri-La to Meili Snow Mountain and no direct bus heading to Meili Snow Mountain. Visitors should take the bus departing from Shangri-La City to Deqin County first. There are only 4 long-distance buses every day and they depart at 7:20, 8:20, 9:20 and 12:00. It takes about 7 to 9 hours. Then visitors can change to a taxi or minibus to reach Feilaisi Temple, which is the Viewing Platform of Meili Snow Mountain, which takes 20 minutes.

Kunming-Deqin-Meili Snow Mountain

At Kunming West Bus Station, tourists can take the coach to Deqin county and then move on to Meili Snow Mountain. There is only one coach departing at 17:00. The whole journey will take about 23.5 hours and cost about RMB 258.