2 Days Haba Snow Mountain Climbing Adventure Tour

The crowning jewel of this adventure is the ascent of Haba Snow Mountain, a towering peak that reaches an elevation of 5,396 meters and remains snow-capped year-round. This trek offers a unique opportunity to experience the process of climbing a snow-capped mountain, with a route that is not particularly challenging, but does require overcoming the effects of high altitude sickness. For those familiar with high-altitude areas or looking to conquer a mountain at such an impressive height, this snow mountain climbing tour is an exciting opportunity to test your limits. Prior to tackling Haba Snow Mountain, we’ll make a stop at the breathtaking Tiger Leaping Gorge, a scenic wonder that will leave you in awe before embarking on your snowy adventure.

Introduction

Beginning a thrilling 2-day adventure to conquer the majestic Haba Snow Mountain, a towering peak that stands at an elevation of 5,396 meters and remains snow-capped year-round. This challenging climb will take you through breathtaking landscapes, from the rolling hills of the Lijiang valley to the rugged terrain of the Haba Snow Mountain range. As you ascend, you’ll be rewarded with panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and valleys, and the sense of accomplishment as you reach the summit will be unparalleled. Join us on this unforgettable 2-day journey and experience the thrill of climbing one of China’s most iconic snow-capped mountains.

Highlights:

  • Explore camping tour in Haba Snow Mountain.
  • Lose yourself into the magnificence of Tiger Leaping Gorge.
  • Experience the typical process of climbing a snow mountain.

Brief Itinerary

  • Day 1: Lijiang-Tiger Leaping Gorge-Haba Village-Base Camp
  • Day 2: Base Camp-the Summit of Haba Snow Mountain-Base Camp -Haba Village-Lijiang

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Lijiang-Hutiaoxia-Haba Village-Base Camp

Sightseeing and Activities:Tiger Leaping Gorge(1900), Haba Village (2600m), Base Camp of Haba Snow Mountain (4200M)
Accommodation: The wooden hut (beds and quilts are available in the wooden hut)
Meals: Lunch, Dinner

  • Morning Departure to Longpan Town
    • From Lijiang, you’ll start a scenic drive of approximately 60 kilometers to Longpan Town, where we’ll visit the awe-inspiring First Bend of Yangtze River.
    • Take in the breathtaking views of the majestic gorge landscape unfolding before you.
    • As you continue along the Yangtze River, you’ll marvel at the stunning scenery of the Lijiang valley, where rolling hills are dotted with wheat fields and drying haystacks.
  • Upper Tiger Leaping Gorge Adventure
    • Next, you’ll drive for another 40 kilometers to reach the Upper Tiger Leaping Gorge, a stunning natural wonder and home to the world’s deepest gorge.
    • The Jinsha River, a tributary of the Yangtze, flows through this area, where you can spot gold in its waters.
    • You’ll then head to the Middle Part of Tiger Leaping Gorge for a delicious lunch break.
  • Haba Village Arrival and Acclimatization
    • In the afternoon, you’ll make your way to Haba Village, a charming Naxi village nestled at the foot of Haba Snow Mountain.
    • After settling in, you’ll have time to prepare your equipment and acclimatize to the high altitude (2,600 meters) at our Haba Snow Mountain Guesthouse.
    • Following lunch, you’ll conduct a health checkup by examining your heart rate and blood oxygen content.
    • You’ll also receive valuable information about the Haba Snow Mountain Climbing experience and learn what to expect during our adventure ahead.

  • Ascending to the Base Camp
    • Embark on a challenging yet breathtaking trek up the slopes of Haba Snow Mountain, covering approximately 15 kilometers to reach the Base Camp at an altitude of 4,200 meters.
    • The journey will take around 7 hours, with the comfort of yaks carrying your luggage.
    • Take a picnic lunch along the way, and remember to pack only the essentials: water, clothes, and necessary food.
    • The rest of your gear will be transferred to the Base Camp by horse.
  • Base Camp Arrivals and Altitude Considerations
    • Note that the base camp’s altitude may vary depending on the source, but the past experience suggests it’s around 4,100 meters.
    • This long day hike can get quite muddy, so don your best waterproof boots to keep your feet dry and comfortable. T
    • he path winds through the stunning Yunnan forest for most of the way, with three picturesque meadows to cross before arriving at the Base Camp in the afternoon.
  • Acclimatization and Altitude Adjustments
    • Today’s hike involves a significant elevation gain of 1,500 meters, which may cause altitude sickness in some participants.
    • Due to the high elevation, it’s essential to know how to adapt to the conditions and adjust your body accordingly.
    • If you’re not feeling well or experiencing discomfort, please inform your escort guide for assistance.
  • Note: It is not allowed to sleep before 9:00 PM.Overnight at the Base Camp or in the wooden hut(beds and quilts are available in the wooden hut).

Day 2 Base Camp-the Summit-Base Camp-Haba Village

Sightseeing and Activities:the Base Camp at the 4200m – the Camp 1 at 4800 of Haba Snow Mountain – the top of Haba Snow Mountain (5396M) – the Base Camp (4200M)
Accommodation: Camping
Meals: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch and Dinner

  • Early Morning Preparation
    • Wake up at 3:00 AM, and get ready for a day of adventure. Enjoy a simple breakfast to fuel up for the climb ahead.
    • Before departing for the summit at 4:00 AM, take a moment to assess your physical condition and make sure you’re prepared for the challenge.
  • Ascent to the Summit of Haba Mountain
    • Pack only the essential items you’ll need for the climb, including your mountaineering tools like ropes, ice axes, ice picks, backpacks, food, warm water, clothing, headlamps, and climbing gear.
    • Leave most of your luggage at Camp 1 and begin your ascent to the summit of Haba Snow Mountain at an altitude of 5,396 meters.
    • The journey will take approximately 5 hours, with the trail consisting of icy and snowy terrain from Camp 1 to the summit.
    • The initial 500-meter elevation gain will take around 3 hours to complete. Take in the breathtaking views of Haba Snow Mountain, Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, and the Yangtze River as you ascend.
  • Summit Picnic and Descent
    • After enjoying a picnic lunch at the summit, begin your descent back down to Camp 1 to collect your luggage.
    • Then, continue trekking down to the Base Camp, taking in the stunning scenery one last time before wrapping up an unforgettable adventure.

  • Trek down from Base Camp to Haba Village, with yaks or horse taking your luggage. After dinner in Haba Village, drive back to Lijiang.
    Service ends.

Best time to climb Haba Snow Mountain:
Every May, June or the end of September, October, the beginning of November
The end of October is the best to climb Haba Mountian and trek in Tiger Leaping Gorge.

Recommended Hotels

Destination 5 Star 4 Star 3 Star Hostels
Haba Snow Mountain / / / Wooden Hut
Haba Village Haba Gongshe Hostel

Service Included:

  • Admission fees for all of the sightseeing spots listed in the itinerary;
  • Meals as listed in the itinerary;
  • Hotels as listed in the itinerary;
  • Private English-speaking tour guide;
  • Private vehicle for transfers & sightseeing with skilled driver;
  • Service charge & government taxes;
  • Mountain Climbing Equipments: Professional ice axe, helmets,  Safety Belt, road ropes, camping equipments.

Service Excluded:

  • Any arrival and departure international airfares or train tickets;
  • Chinese visa fees;
  • Excess baggage charged by Airlines;
  • Tips to guides and drivers;
  • Personal expenses and gratuities to service staff;
  • Personal travel accident insurance;
  • All optional programs.

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