Napa Hai Nature Reserve Napa Lake

Napa Hai Nature Reserve Shangri-la Yunnan
Napa Lake is a popular lake in Shangri -La. Located in a nature reserve, the lake boasts different scenic beauty depending on seasons. Plus, a variety of migratory birds settle here makes this site lively. No wonder it's reputed as a paradise of biodiversity.

Lake Subject to Climate

Napa Lake has many faces depending on the season. From the late fall to the end of winter, the water volume is very small. In early spring, the snow melts and pours into the valley, which then forms different scenery. As it transforms into a wetland, migratory birds come to settle there for the summer, including the black-necked cranes and vultures of the Himalayas. With the arrival of autumn, the banks become dry. It is then that the yaks, horses and sheep begin emerging to take advantage of these new pastures.

Ideal Place for Horse Riding

When the dry season begins, the plains of this nature reserve are perfect for horse riding. This wonderful scene is valued by nature lovers who go around the lake’s 23 km² of area. Plus, a variety of plants and animals makes this site quite unique. For example, many species of birds come here establish home for a few months, including one of the twelve rarest species of cranes in the world. That’s why it is even subject to national protection.

 

 

  • Best time to visit

    Apr. May. Jun. Sep. Oct. Nov. 
  • Altitude

    3 200M Altitude Napa Hai Nature Reserve
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