Meili Snow Mountain (also called Prince Snow Mt.) is seated at the west end of the White Horse Snow Mountain, higher and more elegant compared with the White Horse. The highest peak is Kawagebo. At.6,740m, the local Tibetans regard it as a Holy Mountain. Each year, in autumn, the Tibetan people come here from far and near. Climbing Meili Mountain has proven very dangerous. Several attempts have been made to conquer Mountain since 1990, but all have failed. In 1991, a Sino-Japan joint climbing team were very close to the main peak, Kawagebo, when it began to snow heavily. The team was forced to abandon the climb and the whole team died when returning to No.3 Base Camp, 5,100 meters above sea level. The party included 6 Chinese and 11 Japanese and it marked the greatest human sacrifice in the history of mountain- climbing in China. It was not until July,1998, that the frozen corpses of the team were found.In Tibet, there are 13 holy mountains. Among them, Meili Snow Mt. is regarded as No.1 because it is the only male, in Tibetan legend. The main peak of Meili, Kawagebo, is a handsome prince. Every year in autumn, Tibetans from Yunnan??Sichuan, Qinghai and Tibet undertake a pilgrimage trekking around the holy mountain to worship the prince and to pray for good fortune. To many Tibetans, this pilgrimage is the most important thing in their life. They believe that trekking once, can offer a lifetime??s peace and safety. If they can make this trek 3 times in their life, then they can go to the paradise in their after-life. This pilgrimage trek has more than 600 years history. The scenery en route is breathtakingly beautiful and the ecology system is well preserved. Even the animals you meet are not afraid because nobody wants to hurt them. All the villagers are very friendly and hospitable. You will not believe this area until you come to see it yourself. We think this is the most classic trekking region in China. It is guaranteed unforgettable.
Day01 Flight Europe > Hong Kong
Day02 Flight Hong Kong > Kunming
Arrival with Hong Kong and connection on a flight for Kunming.
Stay in Kunming Hotel??*****??or Golden dragon hotel (D).
Day03 Fly to Lijiang, check in the hotel, visit Lijiang old town ,black dragon pond and Donba coulture museum.
Stay in the old town inn(***) or similar one ( B/L/D)
Day04 Lijiang drive 5 Hrs to Zhongdian County , visit the Tiger-Leaping Gorge and the Songzanlin Monastery, the largest monastery in Yunnan.
Stay in Huantai the hotel (***) or similar ( B/L/D)
Day05 Trek to 3 hours DaBao Monastery, visit the Tianshenqiao hot spring. Visit local village , free market and old town of Zhongdian (Dukezong town).
Stay at Huantai the hotel (***) or similar ( B/L/D)
Day06 ZhongDian bus DeQing drive 6.5hours, on the way to Deqin ,we will visit Dongzhulin Monastery, pass over Baima Snow Mountain. At 4,200 m (12,600 ft), it is one of the most important bio-diversity sites for the Great Rivers Project sponsored by the Nature Conservancy.
Stay at ZangXiang hotel (***) or similar ( B/L/D)
Day07 Deqin drive to Mingyong village in the morning, on the way visit the Feilai Monastery where we??ll have a sighting of Meili snow mountain landscape and Lancang river(Mekong) gorge, visit the Mingyong Glacier. If weather permitting, we??ll wake up to a clear view of the Mt. Kawagebo .go hiking and crossing the left side of Mingyong glaciers ( modern glacier with exceptionally serious low latitude and low elevation).
Stay in a village lodge or encamping ( Private shower) ( B/L/D)
Day08 Mingyong village drive to Xidang Hot spring , Start 6-7 hours trek with horse to Yubeng, Today??s hike will be strenuous - we will climb from 2,500 m to over 3,620 m at the Nanzongla pass - but will bring you through beautiful, pristine alpine forest. After a picnic at the summit (where there may still be snow in early spring), we will descend to the isolated village of Yubeng. We will spend the night in a small lodge. Rent Local Mules to carry equipment.
Stay in local Tibetan guest house (B/L/D)
Day09 YuBeng to Xiaonong base camp, trek 4hours, we??ll wake up to a clear view of the Mt. Kawagebo glacier. go hiking from Yubeng to base camp, go crossing the virgin forest ,enjoying sight of ice-cape , ice-lake and etc. Rent Local Mules to carry equipment.
Stay in encamping in base camp. (B/L/D)
Day10 Go hiking from the base camp 4hours to Yisehuo pasture , enjoying sight of Mian??cimu, Jia??waren??an, the source of Yubeng god waterfall, then trek back 2hour to Yubeng .Rent Local Mules to carry equipment
Stay in local Tibetan guest house ( B/L/D).
Note : If on the way to Yisehuo pasture is covered with ice from the end of Nov. to the begin of Apr . Maybe this day of trek will difficult to arrival the Yisehuo pasture.
Day11 YuBeng to ShengPu (holy water-fall) back to YuBeng , trek 6.5hours. After breakfast we will hike to the Shengpu, from which Yubeng??s name originated. Buddhists on a pilgrimage to the area circumambulate the waterfall 13 times with the belief that this act will erase all sins from this life. In the early afternoon we??ll head back to the village lodge, visiting sacred sites along the way.
Stay in local Tibetan guest house ( B/L/D)
Day12 YuBeng to NiNong with porters and horses ,trek 6 hours, along with a gorge down to beside of Langcang (Mekong) river, Rent Local Mules to carry equipment.
Camping in the village ( B/L/D)
Day13 NiNong to YunLin with porters and horses, trek 6 hours, along with Langcang river ( Mekong river), cross Jiabi and Guoniang Tibet village ,first bend of Langcang (Mekong ) river to YunLin town. Rent Local Mules to carry equipment.
Stay in YunLin guest house ( pubic shower ) ( B/L/D)
Day14 YunLin bus to WeiXi county ,to day will be a long day, drive near 8 hours, on the way visit Ci zhong French Catholic church ,Yuanmen and some Tibetan village ,then arrive in Weixi LiShu people minority autonomy county.
Stay in hotel (**) in the county ( B/L/D)
Day15 WeiXi bus back to LiJiang ,drive 6.5 hours ,On the way ,we will visit First Bend of Yangtze, shigu town
Stay in the old town inn (***) or similar ( B/L/D)
Day16 visit around LiJiang by bike, half hour ride to BaiSha village ,visit mural and Doctor he ,then 30Min to Shuhe Naxi village then back to LiJiang.
Stay in the old town inn (***) or similar ( B/L/D)
Day17 Flight > Kunming, flight > Hong Kong
Fly for Kunming in the morning, then connection on a flight in direction of Hong Kong. Flight of return in evening. ( B/L).
Day 18 Europe
Arrival in Europe in the morning.