Meili Snow Mountain

Located in Deqin County, Diqin Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, the Meili Snow Mountains are 150km in length and 30~40km in width, in which there are 13 peaks at an altitude of over 6,000 meters. Accroding to Tibetan Buddhism, the Meili Snow Mountains are the first of the eight holy mountains in Tibetan areas.

In the Meli Snow Mountains there are glaciers that extend from 5,500 meters above sea level to the forest regions at an altitude of 2,700 meters, and they are modern monsoon marine glaciers in low latitudes, high altitude.

In the 1930s, Joseph F Rock, an American Scholar, praised the splendid, Pyramid-like Meli Snow Mountain as "the most beautiful mountain in the world".

Kawagebo, which means the god of the snowy mountains in Tibetan, is the highest peak of the Meli Snow Mountains, and also the highest in Yunnan Province. It is 6,740 meters above sea level, and has not been surmounted.


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