Baimang Snow Mountain lies in Deqin County of Yunnan Province,
between the Jinsha River and Lancang River. The highest peak of
the mountain is 5,429.6 meters above sea level, covered with snow
all year round. The area of 180,000 hectares that surrounds the
mountain is a nature reserve, where complete vertical sight of
virgin forest and rare plants and animals could be found. Black
snub-nosed monkeys (Rhinopithecus bieti), a kind of animals under
the first-class national key protection, live in the forest.
The Baimang Snow Mountain is in the middle part of
the Hengduan Mountain Range, and belongs to Deqin County. The snow
mountain covers a total area of 187,977 hectares with the highest
peak rising 5,430 meters above sea level. Most peaks are over
above sea level and 20 of them rise beyond 5,000 meters. Seen from
afar, the mountain (the most magnificent part of the Hengduan
Mountain Range) is covered with white snow and presents a
spectacular view to travelers. Inside the nature reserve, there is
a vast area of virgin forest, which is a well preserved natural
integration. Currently, the nature reserve of the Baimang Snow
Mountain aims to protect the rare black snub-nosed monkeys, and
natural views of the typical mountainous vertical zone (high
mountains and canyons) of the Hengduan Mountain Range.
Planes are available at Kunming and Chengdu airports flying
to Shangri-La, Yunnan Province. Baimang Snow Mountain is 153 km
away from Shangri-La and tourists can go there by bus.