Songtsam offers a series of once-in-a-lifetime hiking experiences.
Hiking near Feilai Temple
Each year, local Tibetans and global travelers come to worship Mt. Kawagebo, the major peak of the Meili Snow Mountain Range and one of the holiest mountains in the larger Tibetan region. Specifically designed as a respite along the spiritual pilgrimage to Mt. Kawagebo, Songtsam Lodge Meili was built in a village away from any tourists and overlooking the majestic mountains. Visitors are invited to incorporate Feilai Temple in their hikes in this region. Originally built in 1614 during the Wanli period of the Ming dynasty and constructed in harmony with the local geography, the temple offers an unmatched view of the mountains and village.
Meili Snow Mountain from Feilai Temple
Mingyong Glacier Hike
Mingyong Glacier is one of the world's top 10 glaciers and might disappear at any time. It has the lowest latitude and elevation of any glacier in China and is a sacred glacier to the local people. Located about a 1.5-hour drive from Songtsam Lodge Meili, it stretches around 11.7km from Meili Snow Mountain to the virgin forests. During the summer the ice and snow melt into a seasonal lake, which turns dark blue in color and is approximately 50m long in diameter.
Baima Snow Mountain Hike
Baima Snow Mountain is the largest and highest nature reserve in Yunnan province. Located between the Jinsha River and Lancang River, it has a complete vertical sight of virgin forests and rare plants and animals, such as the black snub-nosed monkeys (Rhinopithecus bieti) that inhabit the forest.
At the end of a physically tiring by spiritually exhilarating day, there is nothing better than a delicious dinner and serene evening at Meili Lodge. Every window faces the holy Meili Snow Mountain, so that as you sit, clouds float past in the sky and the clear stream winds its way through the valley.
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