6 days
April to November

Steep path and high altitude might be the reason why the trip is tough even for senior hiker.


Guests will hike into the secret area of Meili Snow Mountain,which is part of Unesco World Heritage Three Parallel Rivers.You will enjoy the view of Kawadgarbo from different angle,which is an unclimbed mountain,as well as Tibetan holy mountain.You will also visit alpine pasture,canyon,old-growth forest and grassland during this trip.






Meili is mandarin translation of Deqin Tibetan Dialect “Mainri” which means mountain of medicine.Meili Snow Mountain includes 13 summits which all over 6000 meters above sea level.It’s also known as the 13 Prince Mountains.Kawadgarbo is 6740 meters above sea level which is highest peak of Meili Snow Mountain,as well as the highest peak in Yunnan.


There are eight holy mountains in Tibetan area in China,Kawadgarbo is male,as well as the leader of others.Tibetan respectfully call it “A Ji Kawadgarbo” which means “Grandfather Kawadgarbo”,and Tibetan believes that he helps people drive away evil spirit.


There were 9 climbing expeditions failed in the last 100 years,Kawadgarbo is an virgin peak until now.In 1991, six Chinese and eleven Japanese mountaineers lost their lives to an avalanche,This is second worst climbing accidents in the world ,as well as one of the worst in China. In 2001,local govemment issued a new legislation which is not allow people to climb Kawadgarbo anymore.


Pilgrims treks around Kawadgarbo for weeks to pay homage to the holy mountain every year. There are two trekking route,one is outer circumambulation,another one is inner circumambulation.


Outer Circumambulation: This is a tough journey for senior hiker.Pilgrims have to trek through valley,river and pass which will cost more time and energy.Camping gear is necessary during the journey except pilgrims prefer to stay in local Tibetan tent guesthouse.The trekking route has great relative relief which means people always walk on steep path and walk through falling rock area,as well as climb up or go down for hours.


Inner Circumambulation: This is easier hiking route for junior hiker who would like to upgrade to senior hiker level.Pilgrims will hike through mountain area with light backpack,and stay in the local Tibetan guesthouse. Pilgrims will hike to alpine lake and water fall,as well as glacier.The most attraction of this route is that pilgrims are able to very close to Kawadgarbo and Miancimu (Wife of Kawadgarbo)




Related Tour

Pilgrimage Of Meili (Inner)








Additional information

MealLocal Flavor and Picnic
AccommodationCamping, Hotel
GearCamping Mat, Sleeping Bag, Tent
TransportationBus, Car, Van
IncludedAccommodation, Driver, Entrance Ticket, Gear, Guide, Medicine For AMS, Mineral Water, Transportation
Not IncludedDrink, Flight, Food, Horse Riding, Insurance

Day 1

Big bend of Yangtze River
Bai Ma (White Horse) Snow Mountain
Meili Snow Mountain
Meili Snow Mountain View Hotel


Day 2

Sunrise Of Meili Snow Mountain
Drive to hiking station (2190M)
Hiking Through Forest
Camping at Alpine Pasture


Day 3

Forest Of Azalea
Shuo La Pass (4775M)
Hiking through Forest
View Of Kawadgarbo
View Of Nu River Valley
Tibetan Guesthouse (3165M)


Day 4

Hike Around Tibetan Village (3165)
Relax at Tibetan Village
Tibetan Guesthouse (3165M)


Day 5

Hike to Shuo La Pass (4775M)
Hike to Zha Xi Alpine Pasture
Hike to station (2190M)
Sunset of Meili Snow Mountain
Meili Snow Mountain View Hotel


Day 6

Sunrise Of Meili Snow Mountain
Bai Ma (White Horse) Snow Mountain
Shangri-La Great Canyon
Na Pa Lake (Top View)
Yi La Grassland (horse riding)
Hotel of Shangri-La

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