Mingyong Glacier

Mingyong Glacier Deqin Yunnan
On the slopes of the majestic Meili Snow Mountain situated the Mingyong Glacier. Descending 10 kilometers into the Mingyong Valley, it is probably the lowest glacier in the world. Mingyong Valley covers a vast mantle of ice surrounded by incomparable vegetation. It is an extraordinary landscape that gradually disappears due to global warming.

After a two-hour drive from Deqin, you will arrive in the general area of the Mingyong Glacier. Once there, you’ll see how it is covered by one of the slopes of the highest peak of the Meili Snow Mountain, Kawagebo. It may be the world's lowest glacier. This sea of ice rushes into the valley in an impressive way and expands to about 80 meters wide! The view of the glacier is the most extraordinary.

Unfortunately, due to global warming, the Mingyong glacier has begun to melt and has already lost 200 meters in length in four years. The landscape is changing and every year, a different side of nature is slightly revealed. Moreover, the ecosystem of this glacier is quite varied, as evidenced by the rest of the Mekong region.

 

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    3 500M Altitude Mingyong Glacier
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