Niall QOne of the most beautiful places I have ever visited in China. The village is surrounded by mountains and forest. There are many hikes available and you probably need 3 nights see complete them. The local people are friendly and helpful. Careful when entering the village from Xidang. I made the mistake of taking a Jeep thinking it would drop us half way as the sign said 19k to the village. turns out the route has been changed and it’s only about 7/8k. You can save 200 rmb by walking this.
阿弥陀佛752It's the Mingyong glacier here at Cavabog, which is said to have been formed for millennia, but it's been shrinking more severely in recent years. I went on a summer day, and it was melting and collapsing, and global warming was really big. First drive to the scenic spot toll office, pay a 40 yuan ticket, then drive in, come to the battery car, then pay about 80 yuan battery car fare, do the second floor of the scenic spot, and then start to climb the mountain through the plank, from the foot of the mountain of 2000 meters above sea level, climb 1.5 kilometers first, it seems to be to the prince's temple, There is an old lama inside, the whole journey without food, must bring your own essential dry food and water. Then climb 1.6 kilometers, all by perseverance, past the No. 2, No. 3 observation platform, close-up view of the Mingyong Glacier's small waterfall, is the melting water of the iceberg, and the big glacier, finally came to the Lianhua Temple at 3200 meters above sea level, where a young lama lives. Behind the temple is the viewing glacier, and the main merri peak kawabog.
境无界It has been raining since June. Didn't expect much to see the Mt. Meili. As a result, just came to the hotel, the window opened to see the clouds and mist, the charming snow mountain is in front of us! More my character is big hair, the next morning I finally met the Meri Snow Mountain Kawagbo Rizhao Jinshan. Prayer 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻.
E30***87I go to IceLake on 1 January 2020 , very hard to walk because the heavy snowing and a difficulty with fluidity from walking on ice but when I arrived the scenery so amazing!!! I start walk from Yuneng Village at 10.00am and arrived at Ice Lake 14.30 pm. I think this season its dangerous for some traveller.
噼里啪啦[Fun] Deqin, hiking in the Baima Snow Mountain Canyon at an altitude of 4000 meters, observe the changes in vegetation and see the golden rhododendron of Ganoderma lucidum, and then come to the bowl of gnocchi and oxygen music of the lonely forest guard~~comfort~
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 .
One of 4 hikes offered in the Yubeng area this one is probably the easiest. The trek begins in lower Yubeng with a nice stroll into the forest. You can here the river flow beside you as you walk. The first 3k are easy and then the walk gets steeper. It’s concrete steps all the way and when you reach the waterfall you won’t be disappointed. There is one place to get snacks along the way but you should bring your own. It took us 2 n half hrs from upper Yubeng to reach the summit. Decending is fine. Fantastic hike overall. No need to hit it that early as there is limited things to do in the evening in Yubeng.
Great view of Meli mountains. This viewing platform is located in the heart of downtown deqen. The lady at the entrance assured us that the reasonable 40rmb entrance was for 3 days and made sure we knew to be there at 6:38 in the morning. Across the road there is a westernish cafe although it’s expensive you can sit out and see the mountains with a coffee.
On our visit to Yunnan ancient town in Shangrila, situated in Deqen, we suddenly got bumped into this serene buddha temple. Although I know there's a huge bell or drum sort of thing in Yunnan, we never searched about it🥸. So luckily in Deqen, on our night market exploration we found this beauty. Also the speciality of this temple is with the female buddha👸, which is quite rare to find as far as my travel in China. The huge tower like structure that you see here, will be rolled by people and you make a wish💫. From this place, you also have the whole view of the market, which is fantastic🎉🍾. #shangrila #ancienttowns
Yubeng Village: A secluded and unknown place in an alphine valley mere kms from the Tibetan border. It was never discovered and not accesible by road. You can either trek in on your own or ride a mule to go to the village.
Everyone may have heard of tiger leaping gorge or Jade Dragon Snow Mountain but not many people have heard of this small village - A village that is situated 3000m above sea level.
Day 1: Yubeng Village 13-16km
Day 2: Sacred waterfall 14-18km
DAY 3: Glacier lake trek 18km
Glacier lake formed by snow water from Meili Snow Mountain and the main water resource of Yubeng Village. Absolutely intimidated by the snowmelt point and the narrow path along the way and the trek itself was no easy feat mainly due to the uninvited visitor AMS at 3.6ft.
As we ascend and descend so quickly for the first 3-4km, the AMS symtoms started showing when i was at 3.6 and above. But i conquered the entire trail and managed to reach to the top (3.8ft above sea level).
Stunning view of glaciers ND mountains around Yubeng Village on our hike to lake of god. #yubengvillage #glaciers #yunnantravel #unforgettableexperiences #hiking