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Trekker's Guide Haba Snow Mountain

Trekker's Guide Haba Snow Mountain

Breathtaking mountain vistas, ethnic minority villages, alpine lakes, and one of the deepest gorges on planet earth. All these await the visitor to Haba Snow Mountain, a 5,400-meter glacial peak rising in southwest China’s Yunnan Province… Read More


Access Update for 2021

Access Update for 2021

Highway construction will affect access to Haba Snow Mountain throughout 2021 and into 2022. Expect longer drive times and possible lengthy delays on the road from Qiaotou through Tiger Leaping Gorge, continuing on to Haba Village and all the way to Shangri-La. In dry weather, clouds of fine white dust may be kicked up by vehicles and road machinery. Some guest houses along the route could have deposits of dust inside the rooms. In wet weather, muddy roads may seriously affect progress and traction. Be aware that varying water levels on the Jinsha River may prevent the ferry at Daju from transporting automobiles across the river. On the road between Shangri-La and Haba Village, plan for possible long delays. Drive times between the two have been reported as long as 12 hours. Construction is scheduled to finish in 2022. The new expressway from Lijiang to Qiaotou to Shangri-La is mostly open with drive times of 2-3 hours. Some local residents and public buses continue to use the old road to avoid paying toll, about 120rmb for the entire segment of the new highway.