A Beginners'Snow Mountain Climbing Experience
4-Day Haba Snow Mountain Climbing Tour
Located between Lijiang and Shangri-La and facing Jade Dragon Snow Mountain across Tiger Leaping Gorge, Haba Snow Mountain is a good choice for beginners to snow-capped mountain climbing. The well-supported climbing experience on Haba Snow Mountain has been run for more than 20 years. The climbing route is well established and the local climbing guide team is very professional.
If you would like to ascend your first snow-topped mountain (or add another to your list), this 4-day Haba Snow Mountain climbing tour offers a very doable chance.
Tour 'Wow' Points
Revel in the Challenge of Climbing to a Snowy Summit
While summiting Haba Snow Mountain, at 5,396 meters (17,510 feet), you can enjoy stunning sunrises, cloud seas, and awesome views of China's famous "snow mountains".
Hike through Scenic Meadows and Forests Far above the Tourist Trails
Discover beautiful scenery that only hikers can on the northern slopes of Haba Snow Mountain.
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Lijiang Trip July 2021
Kudos to Alisa Liu from the agency who I must say was on hand almost 24/7 for requests and queries. Even though our trip was marred with the onset of the Typhoon In Fa with various flight and train cancellations but Alisa was quick to arrange for alternative solutions under the circumstances and made the most effort to make our journey as comfortable as possible whilst we made our way back to Shanghai. As for the itinerary, Alisa understands her clientele’s different needs very well and for the most part my expectations were met. I love private tours with a very relaxed itinerary and comfortable accommodation and some of us prefer more exclusive accommodation vs a packed itinerary trying to go to a hundred location type of tour. more
Here is a suggested itinerary. We are happy to customize a tour according to your interests.
Drive from Lijiang to Haba village. You will prepare for your equipment and acclimatize yourself to the altitude at 2,600 m (8,500 feet) in Haba Snow Mountain Guesthouse.
Trek up Haba Mountain for about 15 km (10 miles) to its summit-ascent base camp at altitude 4,000 m (13,000 ft). You will have a picnic lunch on Haba Snow Mountain.
The walk will take 6–7 hours, and is mostly through beautiful alpine forest, apart from three meadows that you will cross on the way. You could also ride a horse from the village to the base camp to save your energy (at extra cost).
On day 2, you will ascend 1,400 m (4,600 ft), arriving at Haba Snow Mountain Base Camp in the afternoon. Everyone is likely to suffer from some altitude sickness, but if you are fit enough, it will probably be manageable. If you feel unwell, please tell your guide.
Spend the night at the Base Camp in a tent or in a wooden hut (beds and quilts are available in the wooden hut).
Start hiking in the early morning (around 3 am), leaving most of your luggage at the base camp. You just need to take your mountaineering tools
On your attempt to climb to the top of Haba Snow Mountain, you will need to walk about 5 km (3 miles) and ascend 1,400 m (4,600 ft) from the base camp to the summit.
You will have a short rest at Camp 1, which is about 4,990 m (16,370 ft) above sea level. The trail is ice and snow from Camp 1 to the summit. Usually, it will take you about 3 hours to get from Camp 1 to the top. Enjoy the wonderful scenery of Haba Snow Mountain and Jade Dragon Snow Mountain along the way. The Meili Snow Mountains and the holy mountains in Daocheng and Yading can also be seen if the weather is good. These will unforgettable moments of your life.
After having a picnic lunch, you will trek down to Haba village.
- Private air-conditioned car with big windows and ample space
- English-speaking local guide and professional mountain guide
- Activities and meals listed in the itinerary
- Crampons and ice axes for the climbing day
- 24/7 helpline for while you are traveling
Tour code: lj-8