Deqin, Yunnan: Pilgrimage to the Meili Snow Mountain

White stupas overlooking the Meili Snow Mountain, Deqin, Yuunan, China (2012)

White stupas overlooking the Meili Snow Mountain, Deqin, Yuunan, China (2012)

August 16, 2012

Attraction List:

  • Meili Snow Mountain: 5-6 hour (8+ kilometer) hike to Mingyong glacier (August 16)
The mountainous region of Deqin county in Yuunan, China (2012)

The mountainous region of Deqin county in Yuunan, China (2012)

The journey to the Meili Snow Mountain took us on a long drive up the winding, mountainous roads of Deqin county.

The rocky road to Deqin, Yuunan, China (2012)

The rocky road to Deqin, Yuunan, China (2012)

Fair warning though, the roads are undeveloped and rocky. Thankfully, we had a skillful driver who can drive along the narrow road barely wide enough for two cars to pass.

View of Dequin from the hotel, Yuunan, China (2012)

View of Deqin from the hotel, Yuunan, China (2012)

After the long drive, we reached our hotel, where we were able to rest and wash up for dinner. Then, we took a stroll along the white stupas overlooking a gorgeous view of the snowy mountains. Continue reading