Meili Snow Mountain, towering like a pyramid is located about 10km west of Deqing City in Diqing Prefecture. As the sun rises in the east, the snow-mountain looks splendid, draped in gold. This holy scene is described in a book named The Lost Horizon.
Low altitude modern glaciers, can be found in this area, of particular interest to those engaged in geological research. Under Kawageber Peak, Mingyuchia Glacier and Sichia Glacier stretch down to the forest at an elevation of 2,700 meters; this area is accessible. However, the highest peak, Kawageber Peak some 6,740 meters above sea level, is still a “virgin peak”, untouched till now. Mountaineers from China, Great Britain, the US, and Japan have failed to conquer the peak over the years. In 1991, 17 mountaineers from China and Japan trying to conquer the peak lost their lives on the snow-mountain.
There are numerous snow mountains between Yunnan and Tibet, including Everest, the highest mountain in the world and Qiaogeli Peak, the second highest in the world. Nevertheless, Meili Snow Mountain is the highest holy Tibetan Mountain in the world, shrouded in mist, cloud and mystery.
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