Xiaonong Base Camp of Meili Snow Mountain, Diqing
English Name: Xiaonong Base Camp
Chinese Name: 笑农大本营
Attraction Type: Snow mountain, trekking
Best Time to Visit: From October and May
Open Hours: All Day
Admission Fee: Free
Location: Deqin County, Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Yunnan Province
Why is Xiaonong Base Camp So Special?
Xiaonong Base Camp is a base camp of the Kawakarpo Peak in the Demili Snow Mountain. It is already an important tourist attraction. The tourists who like to hike and explore are all at the base camp. It is also the only place which must be passed for Yubeng trekking tour.
Where is Xiaonong Base Camp?
Xiaonong Base Camp is a base camp of the Kawakarpo Peak. It is located 13 kilometers of Yubeng Village, Deqin County, Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Yunnan Province.
How to Get to Xiaonong Base Camp?
Due to no highway to access Xiaonong Base Camp, one can only get there by trekking or mule-riding from Xidang Village. How to Get Xidang Village?
There are four buses from Shangri-la to Deqin every day and one bus from Deqin to Xidang.
Tourists can rent a car from Deqin to Xidang Village. Remember to discuss the price with the driver and confirm the destination and route in advance to reduce unnecessary trouble.
History & culture
Xiaonong Base Camp is built in 1991 by the Sino-Japanese Joint Mountaineering Team
What to See at Xiaonong Base Camp?
You can enjoy beautiful landscapes and see horses.
Best Time to Visit Xiaonong Base Camp
The ideal seasons to visit Xiaonong Base Camp are in the winter and spring periods between October and May. At that time, you can enjoy beautiful snow scene in Meili Snow Mountain. 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.
Accommodate at Xiaonong Base Camp
At present, there are same tea shops and simple wooden houses for tourists.
Recommended Visiting Route
Meili Snow Mountain is one of the most sacred mountains of Tibetan Buddhism. In the 1930s, they were praised by American scholars as the most beautiful mountains in the world. Meili Snow Mountain boasts numerous snow-clad ridges and peaks, thirteen of which are more than 6,000 meters above the sea level.
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.
Useful Travel Tips
When you arrive to Xiaonong Base Camp and want to trek Meili Snow Mountain, there are some tips for you.
► 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.