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Meili Snow Mountain

Shengping Town, Deqin County 674500, China
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Ranked #1 of 10 Attractions in Deqin County
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains
Activities: Hiking
Description: Also known as the Prince Snow Mountain, it is famous for its main and yet unconquered peak, Kagebo Peak.
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31 reviews 31 reviews
27 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I came here during rainy season so my chance to see sunrise at Meili snow mountain is very small. But I am lucky , on the second day I could see it. It was amazing experience for me. There was a view point to see the sunrise. The tickets entrance is steep because it also include 3 other attraction. I... More

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Kuala Lumpur
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Yes, you can see Mt Kawa Karpo aka Meili Snow Mountain from Feilai Temple, but why not see it closer from Yubeng? I enjoyed the trek immensely. The start of the trek is from Xidang Hotspring, which is about 1 1/2 hours away from Feilai Temple. The scenery along the way is equally good and you even passed through some... More

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Hong Kong
4 reviews 4 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

The Kawa Karpo (or Meili as the Chinese tend to refer to it) is one of the Tibetan Buddhism's most holy mountains. Every year dozens of devout pilgrims circumambulate the mountain and joining them on an 12 day trek is one of the most culturally immersive and scenically spectacular experiences in China/Tibet. Most of the reviews here confine themselves to... More

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38 reviews 38 reviews
3 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Awful experience and i don't recommand that trip : i left Shangri La in the morning for a 5 hours drive to se the Meili Snow Mountains. I never see such a misery all along the road : garbage left everywhere, land slides and rocks reducing the road width, dangerous drivers, a lot of heavy trucks, many trucks crushed by... More

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Beijing, Beijing, China
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42 reviews 42 reviews
39 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

i have worked as a hiking tou guide in Shangri-la for half year(2009 May to Oct), during the stay at Shangri-la, i took 10 groups who pilgrimaged to Meili Snow Mountain. I liked the tour and hope to back there again.

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Segamat, Johor, Malaysia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Meili mountain is not as beautiful than mount Cook new zealand . Not worth travel if you did not go to Yubeng village track Deqing. Road narrow and dangerous.Just came back from there unlucky did not went for track,Have a shock 5.1 earthquake for the first time.in my life.

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Boston, Massachusetts
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Meili snow mountain really justify its renowned reputation as The most beautiful snow mountain in the world. Definitely an attraction worth you spend one or two days there, treking around, visit the glacier, hiking to the Yubeng village, or just watch the snow and cloud in the cafe.

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Petah Tiqwa, Israel
5 reviews 5 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We went for a 5 days trip to Meily Snow Mountain, its a beautiful area near the Tibetan border in china. the people at the villages there are very lovely! the scenery is amazing! there are couple of day-walks in the area, like the holy waterfalls and a trip to the glacier. it was a great time, and i definitely... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013 via mobile

This place is great - dont miss it!! Here some useful details: To get there you need to take a bus from Shangri-la to Deqin (6 hours, 67 yuan pp). From Deqin it's recomended to go to Felaisi (10 min bus, 5 yuan pp). Spend the night in this lovely place. In the morning take a 7 sits minivan to... More

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Hong Kong, China
13 reviews 13 reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

The journey to the mountains is NOT for the faint of heart due to the winding roads and dangerous sheer cliff drop-offs but what you see once you arrive will take your breath away. Plan to stay at least a few days to take in what the area has to offer. Trust me, you won't be in any hurry for... More

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