Great location, can view Meili snow mountain from room balcony. Highly recommend the private tour to Baima snow mountain. We went hiking for 8 hours it was fantastic—The best view I have ever seen! The staff are extremely friendly. Most staff are local people here and make good introduction of the history and culture.
They have an exclusive Baima snow mountain trekking tour. We took the long version (20km, 8hr day hike, at 3800~4200m altitude). The scene was breathtaking... It truly feels like what was described in the lost horizon. You walked in the forrest, and suddenly you came across a ranch. The 20km route consist of various views - forrest, creek, snow mountain, etc - simpy amazing Ci-ren-la-cuo is such a great guide. She took us to mushroom discovery and harvest (which became part of our dinner).
We spent 2 nights here as part of a Songtsam 8-night tour of North-West Yunnan. Getting here involves some amazing scenic roads, best handled by a professional driver allowing you to enjoy the views. The views from this hotel of the snowy Meili mountains are spectacular....when the clouds allow a peek for a few minutes! We were in heavy clouds both mornings and did not see the sunrise view. This place is HIGH, nearly 11,000 feet, and you will need to take that into account. We noticed that they do have oxygen available in case of emergencies. The meals here were fantastic and the quiet and serenity is great. The attentive staff are from the local community so you get a feel for some of the ethnic diversity of this region. A new addition is being built that will add ~35 new rooms. This location is remote and most tourists are Chinese. I presume that some key staff can speak English but I never heard any spoken there. If you are on a Yunnan or Tibet tour, this stop should be on you itinerary!…
We stayed at the Songstam Meili and had a great stay - spoilt for its views, food and location. The staff were incredibly kind and guided us up on a recommended trail, picking up my mother and young daughter at the end of the walk. The hotpot was delicious but have to say I probably have had enough Yak meat for a lifetime! The biggest treat though had to be waking up each morning to the views of the sun rising over the Meili mountains. A very special place.
Nestled in the midst of the mountains looking up to Kawagarbo, the lodge was one of the most memorable places to stay in. We took a 3 hour hike to see the surrounding vistas and were not disappointed. With the usual excellent service and local delicacies, truly a place a little closer to heaven.