Yak Meadow Chairlift of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Lijiang
Chinese Name: 玉龙雪山牦牛坪
English Name: Yak Meadow of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
Chinese Pinying: Yulong Xueshan Mao Niu Ping
Location: northern tip of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
Altitude: 3700 meters
Best Seasons: November to March
Recommended Visiting Time: 1 Hour
Opening Hours: 6:00-18:00 (May 1st to Oct. 31st); 6:30-18:00 (Nov. 1st to Apr. 30)
Key Words:National AAAAA Tourist Attraction
About Yak Meadow
Yak Meadow, an important component of Yulong Snow Mountain Scenic Area, lies at the northern tip of Yulong Snow Mountain. It begins from Liming Road in the east, and ends at the Black Water River in the south. Its west is the east side of Yulong Snow Mountain and its north is the upper part of Xuehua Village. It covers an area of 16.6 square kilometers. Main residents in this scenic area are the Yi minority nationality and Tibetans.
The main sight of the Yak Meadow is a representative pastureland. The scenery of snowfield in the high mountain accompanies the brook of the Black Water River. Taking the natural and quiet primitive forests as the center, scenic spots in Yak Meadow are colorful and manifold.
On the Yak Meadow, full bloom flowers are as brilliant as brocade in spring. In summer, the grass is turning into a green carpet. In autumn, all plants are growing luxuriantly. In winter, the meadow is dressed in white snow. The picturesque Yak Meadow is an incomparable holy place for sightseeing and vacationing.
What to see in Yak Meadow
Major scenic spots in the Yak Meadow are as follows: the Yak Snowfields, the Yak Snow Valley, the Black-river Secluded Valley, the Ice Bridge of Black-river Waterfalls, the Lake of Snow-flakes, the Jasper Lake, the Yak Brook, the beautiful grassland, the romantic mountain flowers, Lijiang hemlock firs , Chinese larches, the yellow oaks, spotted ethnic villages and Tibetan folk customs.
How to get to Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
1. Take a bus at Yuhe Parking Lot near the northern gate of Lijiang Old Down. You can buy the ticket in Tourist Service Center at the northern end of Lanhua Street, opposite Tianyu Hotel. The bus leaves for the Snow Mountain at 8:30 and returns at 16:30; the bus fare costs CNY40 per person.
2. Take a taxi / car/ mini-van or carpool together from the downtown area. The distance is around 15 kilometers (10 miles). It takes around 40 minutes. The round-trip charter rate is around CNY 200.
CNY 100 for the entrance charge
|Cable Car||Glacier Park: CNY120 for the big ropeway (round-trip).
Yak Level Ground: CNY 45 for the middle ropeway (round-trip), CNY 22.5 for a single trip.
Spruce Level Ground: CNY 40 for the small ropeway (round-trip), CNY 20 for a single trip.
The Best Time To Visit The Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
The best time to visit Jade Dragon Snow Mountain is during autumn and winter, especially in January, February and April, when the sky is clear and you can have a better view of the snow mountain the beautiful natural scenery.
Where to stay in Lijiang
Baisha Holiday Resort Lijiang, invested by Yunnan Exploration Travel, is located in Baisha Ancient Town in the Eastern Himalayas of Yunnan Province, in a plush valley at 2450m elevation, at the foothills of majestic, snow-capped Jade Dragon Snow Mountain.
Tours Including The Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
Attractions Near Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
The Baisha Ancient Village is one of the oldest towns in Lijiang City. It got its name “Baisha” meaning “white sand” from the natural white sand in the area. It was the cradle-land of the Tusi Dynasty evolved from the Mu Clan. It was also the earliest settlement of the Naxi people. There are many ancient constructions built in the Ming Dynasty: the Dabaoji Palace, the Liuli Temple and the Wenchang Palace. The well-known Baisha Frescoes are situated in the Dabaoji Palace.
Jade Dragon Snow Mountain Golf Club is one of the icons of China golf. This Kunming golf course is set in the bottom of a valley that faces the famous Jade Dragon Snow Mountain that is 5596 meters (18,360 ft.) high. You can enjoy mountain views from almost every place on this Kunming golf course. Jade Dragon Snow Mountain Golf Club is situated at 3100 meters (10,800 ft.) above see level, the second highest in the world and the highest in Asia.
Yushuizhai is under the foot of the Yulong Snow Mountain, facing the ancient city of Lijiang, which is only 15 kilometers from the city. The sacred water out of the Yushui Village brings up a generation after generation, giving them courage, wisdom and happiness.
Black Dragon Pool (also Heilongtan), or Jade Spring(Yuquan) Park is the main headwater of the Yushui River which goes through the Old Town. People believe that the gods of the Naxi people are living in the chestnut woods, beside the mouth of springs, behind the carved doors and below the bridges. The springs come from the god-protected mountains and gather in this place and finally form the dragon pool. Then water goes down a waterfall and becomes the Yuhe River, pouring life to the Old Town.
A trekking route leads to the amazing Dongba Valley. It is located at the foot of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and 15 kilometers away from Lijiang Old Town. The Dongba Valley is home and livelihood of Naxi people. Traditional houses of Naxi and other peoples are open to visit.
Opening Hours:6:00-18:00 (May 1st to Oct. 31st); 6:30-18:00 (Nov. 1st to Apr. 30)
Attraction Transportation:Because there is no public bus, tourists need to charter a taxi / car/ mini-van or carpool together from the downtown area. The distance is around 10 miles (15 kilometers). It takes around 40 minutes. The round-trip charter rate is around CNY 200.
Recommended Route to Visit Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
Classic Jade Dragon Snow Mountain Scenic Area Route
Enjoy the charming natural landscape and the grand view of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain at Ganhaizi, and take the tramway to appreciate the wonder of the “Green Glacier Peaks” at the Glacier Park. Then go to the Blue-Moon Valley to see the crystal clear water. After that, enjoy yourself in the natural paradise in Spruce Meadow and the best scenery of the snow mountain. Then, watch the magnificent Impression Show at the outdoor theater in Ganhaizi or Blue-Moon Valley. (For about a half to 1 day)
In-depth Huge Jade Dragon Scenic Area Route
Appreciate the natural landscape at Ganhaizi, and take the tramway to see the wonder of the “Green Glacier Peaks” at the Glacier Park. Enjoy the crystal clear water at Blue-Moon Valley. Next, have a relaxing time at the natural paradise of Spruce Meadow. Then, take the tram to Yak Meadow to see the idyllic view and the picturesque view of the snow mountain. And come down to watch the magnificent Impression Show at the outdoor theater in Ganhaizi Valley. After that, appreciate the characters and carvings of immortals of Dongba. Then, admire the historic Baisha Murals in Baisha Village. (For about 1-2 days)
Fee in Jade Dragon Snow Mountain Scenic Area
Huge Yulong Scenic Area through Ticket: RMB 230/p
(Including Jade Dragon Snow Mountain Scenic Area, Dongba culture sites, Baisha Mural area, Jade Water Stockade Village, Yuzhuqingtian, Jade Peak Temple; excluding tramway, Lijiang Ancient City Protection fee, and the fee of Impression Lijiang Show, etc.; valid for 2 days)
Jade Dragon Snow Mountain Scenic Area: RMB 130/p
(Including Ganhaizi, Blue-Moon Valley; excluding tramway, Lijiang Ancient City Protection fee, and the fee of Impression Lijiang Show, etc.; valid for that one day)
The Glacier Park: RMB 172/p
Tramway to Glacier Park: RMB 182/p
Tramway to Spruce Meadow: RMB 57/p (round trip)
Tramway to Yak Meadow: RMB 62/p (round trip)
Fees of other sites are from RMB 25-65/p.
(The above time and fee are for reference only, for the detail and updated information, please contact our Travel Consultant)
Attraction Travel Tips:
CNY 130 for the entrance charge
Glacier Park: CNY180 for the big ropeway (round-trip).
Other Travel tips
When you explore around the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, you can have a trip to Dry Sea Meadow (Ganhaizi), Cloud Fir Meadow, and Yak Meadow and so on. Dry Sea Meadow is the first stop for your travel from Lijiang city to Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. At Dry Sea Meadow, there ia a chairlift ascends to a large meadow at 3,050 meters. And the go ahead to the second stop Cloud Fir Meadow. A ski lift has been built at Cloud Fir Meadow, 36km from Lijiang. The lift takes you up to a plateau at 3300m, from where there are walking trails. Views from these two meadows, you will get a splendid impressive. The other attractive spot around Jade Dragon Snow Mountain is Yak Meadow. Yak Meadow (Maoniuping) is around 60 km from Lijiang, where yet another cable car takes tourists up to the meadows at 3500m.