Meili Snow Mountain Tibetan sacred peaks

Meili Snow Mountain Deqin Yunnan
As one of the most majestic and mysterious mountains of Yunnan, the Meili Snow Mountain boasts many splendid snow-clad peaks. Among them the highest peak, Kawagebo, with an altitude of 6,740 meters, is sacred ground in the Tibetan religion. The views it offers are stunning, especially from the platform of Yingbin. These images remain engraved forever.

Thirteen Peaks

The Meili Snow Mountain, known as the Prince Snow Mountain, shines so majestically with its thirteen peaks. With an average height soaring 6,000 meters above sea level, these peaks do not have anything to envy when compared to their provincial neighbors. The main peak, Kawagebo, rises to a height of 6,740 meters. This makes it the highest peak in all of Yunnan! The view on Kawagebo surrounded by its fellow peaks is unique. The Meili Snow Mountain is the most mysterious and splendid of all of the mountains within southwestern China.

Unaltered Sacred Mountain

In the Tibetan religion, the Meili Snow Mountain is the first of the eight sacred mountains. According to their belief, their patron god lived in seclusion on the Kawagebo peak. If he were to discover that any man would access this still virgin summit, the consequences would be catastrophic. The God would begin to leave the Tibetan people without protection. To obtain this protective God's blessings, Tibetans come in pilgrimage to the Meili Snow Mountain. Late fall or early winter, hundreds of Tibetans from sometimes distant provinces come to perform their circumambulation. For one to two weeks, they will then circumnavigate the mountain while praying. In the year of the goat, this circumambulation is multiplied by one hundred!

The Most Beautiful Panoramas

Nicknamed Prince Snow Mountain, this site definitely lives up to its reputation from the different points of view. To better appreciate the splendor of these places, it is best to hike on these slopes. But, for a unique view of the snowy peaks, the platform of Yingbin in the small village of Wunongding is the ideal place. This observation deck between Shangri-La and Deqin, indeed, allows for a spectacular panorama across the Meili Snow Mountain. The village also houses a set of 13 pagodas worth visiting.


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