Yubeng Village Hiking Tour Map
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.
Due to its inaccessibility, the village consists of only 20 households. The villagers, as well as other Tibetans of the region, hold Meili Snow Mountain to be sacred. They believe that scaling the mountain will bring the wrath of God upon them. Oddly, no one has successfully scaled Meili Snow Mountain yet, though several mountaineering teams have tried. All gave up, except for the joint Sino-Japanese team, whose members met their end in a snowslide in the area.
Yubeng Hiking Tour Map