Miancimu Peak of Meili Snow Mountain
English Name: Miancimu Peak
Chinese Name: 面茨姆峰
Attraction Type: Snow Mountain
Best Time to Visit: From October and May
Recommended Visiting Time: 4 Days
Open Hours: All Day
Admission Fee: 40 RMB
Altitude: 5,470 meters
Location: About 10 kilometers north-east of Deqin County, Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Yunnan Province
Why is Miancimu Peak So Special?
Miancimu Peak is one of the peaks of the Meili Snow Mountain. There are always clouds in the snow-covered Miancimu Peak. Every year, a lot of tourists come here to enjoy beautiful snow scene.
Where is Miancimu Peak?
Miancimu Peak is located 10 kilometers northeast of Deqin County, Yunnan Province. It is one of peaks of the Meili Snow Mountain, close to the Kawakarpo Peak.
How to Get to Miancimu Peak?
First, you should get to Feilai Temple, then hiking to the Miancimu Peak.
►By plane: Fly directly to Shangri-la city (Zhongdian), and then take a local bus to Feilai Temple in Deqin County, which is the best jumping off point to view Meili Snow Mountain.
►By scheduled bus: There are regular bus routes to Feilai Temple from a number of nearby destinations: Kunming, Dali, Lijiang (albeit, via Shangri-la), and Shangri-la itself.
►By charter bus: One of the easiest ways to get to Feilai Temple is to take a charter bus. A number of even easier ways to get to Feilai Temple is to hire a minibus, a car, or a cross-country jeep – they are available everywhere.
What to See at Miancimu Peak?
Sunrise/Sunset: The golden sunrise on the dramatic snow-capped Miancimu Peak is a must-see for most tourists who want to admire the spectacular scenery of this mountain.
Glaciers: There are four big glaciers next to Miancimu Peak of Meili Snow Mountain: Mingyong, Sinong, Niuba and Nongsong. The longest and the largest glacier is the Mingyong Glacier.
Natural Resource: The mountain possesses diversity plants and also provide habitat for many wild animals, such as red-spotted stonecrop, lichen, pedicularis, leopard, clouded leopards, takin, etc.
Best Time to Visit Miancimu Peak
The ideal seasons to visit Miancimu Peak are in the winter and spring periods between October and May. The best season is after the end of October, when you can view the main peak because of the nice weather, clean air and the high transparency there.
However, in other seasons, to see the main peak you have to depend on your luck. You are more likely to have a chance to see the snow-covered mountain in the early morning when the sun has just come out.
Accommodate at Miancimu Peak
In order to meet the golden sunrise of Miancimu Peak of Meili Snow Mountain, it’s highly recommended to stay here for one night. There are many guesthouses and hostels around Feilai Temple, most with viewing decks for tourists to enjoy the spectacular scenery of the sun shining over the snow mountains.
Recommended Visiting Route
Feilai temple, the best place to watch goden peaks of Meili mountain at sunrise. So if u plan to watch sunrise, it’s absolutely a good idea to live at Feilai temple the night before. But actually it is unusual to see the goden peaks. The peaks of the mountains are often surrounded with clouds due to the high altitude they are. And this makes more interestings for Meili. There’s a kind of saying that, if any Japanese appears in this area then people can’t see the golden peaks that day. This is because Japanese are not welcomed by Tibetan people. Yes, they hate Japan and Japanese, just like people in notheast of China.
It is called the Lancang River after it reaches Changdu. The river runs south until it leaves China at the Nanla Bayout of Yunnan Province and therefrom changes its name from the Lancang River to the Mekong River. The river finally empties into the Pacific Ocean in the south of Ho Chi Minh City of Vietnam.
Yubeng is a secluded small Tibetan village tucked away at the foot of Meili Snow Mountain in Deqin county, the northwestern corner of Yunnan Province. It is only accessible by foot or horse/mule. But the trip, however arduous, is worth it. Yubeng is divided into an upper and a lower section. Both parts offer fabulous views of the Mei Li Snow Mountains. Lower Yubeng is smaller, quieter and closer to the lakes and waterfalls that you will likely visit during your stay.
Useful Travel Tips
► Check with the hotel or guesthouse whether there is water for shower before checking in it for its lack of water in this area.
► It is difficult to see the mountain in its entirety during summer and autumn, due to heavy cloud cover or mists.
►The ultraviolet rays are strong and you may need to bring something anti-sunburn.
► Please keep in mind that in the mountains, do not yell or shout, that would offend the God of the Mountains. Tibetans there is always very quiet and respectful. Believe it or not, at least we do as the Romans do or show the courtesy.