2 Days Kawa Karpo Meili Snow Mountain Tour from Shangri-La

For this two-day tour to Meili Snow Mountain(Kawa Karpo Kora), we will see snow mountains, Tibetan monasteries, first bend of Jinsha River, and sunset of Meili Snow Moutain. We also can visit Mingyong Glacier in Meili Snow Moutain. We trek to Langcang River Grand Canyon and pass through some Tibetan villages. 


  • Step into Ganden Sumtseling Monastery to experience dignified aesthetic implication of Buddhism.
  • Breathe in a primitive national park as well as the first national park in China – Pudacuo National Park.

Brief Itinerary

  • Day 1: Shangri-La – Feilaisi
  • Day 2: Feilaisi – Shangri-La

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Shangri-La – Benzilan – Deqin – Feilaisi

Sightseeing and Activities:Baima Snow Mountain, the First Bend of Jinsha River, Dongzhulin Monastery
Accommodation: Feilaisi
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Quzonggong area in Baima Snow Mountain in Diqing, Yunnan

In the morning, drive 4 to 5 hours to Deqin County (3400m altitude) which is 187km away from Zhongdian via Baima Snow Mountain Nature Reserve, where you will be able to view Baima Snow Mountain if the weather is clear, pass the top part of today at 4292m altitude at 156km. 
After traversing mountain ranges, you will make a short stop and have lunch at Benzilan town, take some shots on the First Bend of Jinsha(Yangtze) River, Dongzhulin Monastery and Baima (white horse) Snow Mountain. The view along the way is fantastic with different kinds of trees, streams down the valley, prayer flags and stupas, and Tibetan villages.

Stay at Feilaisi.

Day 2 Feilaisi – Mingyong Village – Mekong Grand Canyon – Benzilan – Shangri-La

Sightseeing and Activities:Meili Snow Mounain, Mingyong Village, Mingyong Glaciers, Taizi Monastery, Lancang River Grand Canyon
Accommodation: None
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Miancimu Peak of Meili Snow Mountain

Get up early in the morning, enjoy the magic sunrise of Meili Snow Mountain. Then drive another 1.5 hours to Mingyong village, where you will walk on the trails for about 4km to Mingyong Glaciers of Meili Snow Mountain, walk another one or so, you will get to Tibetan Taizi Monastery-another good spot to view the magnificent Mingyong Glaciers. (optional: You can choose to hire a horse to go up to the glacier on your own expense in order to save your energy).
After Mingyong Glacier in Mingyong Village, you will do some easy trekking along the Lancang River Grand Canyon as well as some Tibetan villages. This will be your most impressive part of your trip to Yunnan. Drive back to Shangri-La. Service ends.

Recommended Hotels

Destination 5 Star 4 Star 3 Star Hostels
Feilaisi Deqin Songzan Meili Hotel Feilaisi Mingzhu Hotel Feilai Shenyun Hotel Meili Story Hostels

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;
  • Luggage transfers between airports and hotels.

Service Excluded:

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

Travel Tips:

  • Visitors are advised to always carry changes of clothing due to the large variations in temperature between day and night.
  • The climate is relatively dry, so drink more water every day.
  • Protecting oneself from strong UV radiation at high altitude.
  • Protecting oneself from altitude sickness. Lessen the effects of altitude sickness, avoid strenuous exercise and have plenty of rest.
  • Respect local customs , habits, and religious beliefs.
  • Situated on the northern edge of the tropical zone, Xishuangbanna area is hot, humid and rainy; don’t forget to take an umbrella or a raincoat when go out.
  • When take photos, please pay attention to your safety, do not shoot in dangerous areas.