Yubeng Village, a Tibetan village at the foot of the Goddess Peak of the Meri Snow Mountain, is divided into two villages that are close to each other. Yubeng Village is situated deep in the mountains, away from the markets and towns. There is little transport but the folk customs are simple and honest. Therefore, it is known as the epitome of true Shangri-La. The waterfall on the hill next to Yubeng Village has always been a holy place of pilgrimage for Tibetan Buddhists, and it is also a must to pass through the Meri Snow Mountain.
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Getting There - Start this hike from Upper Yubeng Village
Attractions - Many prayer flags and sites along the way. The trail is marked with red flags and a great viewing platform half way. It’s quite steep in some parts. I completed this hike in 5 hours.
Hotels - I stayed in Upper Yubeng village at Gap Time.
Food & Restaurants - There’s some noodles and water available at base camp but I recommend bringing your own.
Alicia E M
Yubeng is one of the best places to hike in China (in my opinion). The 11kish hike from Xidong is a pleasant one and there are 3 main hikes from Yubeng Village. the Sacred Waterfall and Glacier Lake. both are lovely but the lake is a much tougher hike. There are 2 parts to Yubeng… upper and lower. upper is where you start the lake hike and the waterfall is from lower. leaving the village you can either hike to Ninong ( I would advise this) or back to Xidong. you can find buses from Ninong back to Deqen or Shangri La.
Sacred Waterfall hike in Yubeng
Getting There - Start your hike at either Lower or Upper Yubeng. Stone path leads the way to the waterfall!
Attractions - Many sacred sites and colorful prayer flags along the way. The first half of the hike follows the river 💦
Hotels - Many options in Lower and Upper Yubeng - I liked Gap Time Hostel
Food & Restaurants - Small shop just before the summit for water and snacks but I recommend bringing your own
I completed this hike in about 3 hours.
Alicia E M
Another of Yubengs epic hikes. This one is more difficult than sacred waterfall. There is a nice easy trail in the approach to the forest. Then the incline begins. There is a rough track and you mostly covered by the forest for about 2km. This was the most challenging part of the hike. From here you move out of the forest to a plateau. There is a straight forward walk towards the lake. The final 800m are quite tough. You will stop a lot for rests. The plateau scenery is fantastic. The 3n half hr hike is worth it when you see the glacier lake. The hike down is easy in the dry , unfortunately it rained and we descended slowly as it’s dangerous when it rains. Fantastic experience overall .