The Prince Snow Mountain is seated at the west end
of the Baimang Snow Mountain, higher and more elegant compared
with the Bamang Snow Mountain. The local Zang people (Tibetan)
regard it as a Holy Mountain. Each year in autumn, the Zang people
come from far and near gathering here for Hajj the Prince Snow
Mountain. One thing we would like to warn you is that climbing
Meli Mountain could be very dangerous. Several attempts have been
made to conquered Meli Mountain since '90, but all failed.
In 1991, a Sino-Japan joint climbing team were very
close to the main peak-Kawagebo when it began to snow heavily. The
team were forced to abandon the climbing plan, and the whole team
died in the way of returning to No.3 Base of 5,100 meters above
sea level, including 6 Chinese and 11 Japanese, which marked the
greatest sacrifice in the history of mountain- climbing in China.
It's until in July,1998 that the frozen corpses of the team were
The best season for visiting the Prince Snow
Mountain is in the summer time and it must be clear day.
The snow-capped Meili Mountains, whose every peak
is the subject of an enchanting tale. The glacier at the foot of
the peak extends 11,000 meters downward to a surprisingly low
level, seeming to plunge into the Lancang ( Mekong ) River.