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Meili Snow Mountain

The Meili Snow Mountain or “Meili Xue Shan”, borders Yunnan and Tibet in the region of the Three Parallel Rivers. This area is one of the most biodiverse in the world; home to numerous special flora and fauna. It’s unique climate and glacial temperatures have helped create a homeland for one-of-a-kind species such as the snub-nosed monkey. Recent incentives have been put in place to preserve this part of the world which is very sensitive to climate change.
Meili is considered a holy mountain for the Tibetans. It’s the highest mountain range and has sacred properties for the Tibetan people. They see it as a custom to walk around the mountain once a year. The highest peak being Kawageber Peak, at 6,740 meters (over 22,000 feet) above sea level, which is also the highest peak in Yunnan province. No climber has successfully summited the highest peaks of Meili. It is becoming a popular eco-tourism spot, and many lodges have been recently built on the mountain allowing for visitors to take in the spectacular views and go on a few small treks.
The Salween and Mekong rivers run on either side of the mountain. The closest village is Yubeng village. Meili is a few hours drive from Shangri-La, and about half an hour from Deqin.

Meili Snow Mountain
Meili Snow Mountain
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