Shika Snow Mountain, Shangri-la
|It is quite easy to get to the snow mountain from Shangri-la because it stands 4 miles (7 kilometers) to the southwest of the county.|
- Take bus line 9 from Shangri-la Passenger Station, and get off at the terminus. The bus is available from 7.30am to 5.00pm at hourly intervals. The fare is CNY 3.
- Take a taxi to the scenic area at about CNY 30 for a single trip.
- Charter a car, and it costs about CNY 60 for a round trip. You should agree a time with the driver for him to pick you up for the return trip.
|It is very confusing when there is another Blue Moon Valley at Shika Snow Mountain. They should have give other name especially this two mountains are not very far apart.|
|We visited this snow mountain during the winter so we were unable to see a large piece of grassland here. I do believe it would be a very beautiful sight.|
|During the stop, we can walk around the grassland and getting chased by a Yak. I mean seriously! Please be careful with male Yak, they do attack. Luckily who had these two cute dogs who has becomes our bodyguard.|
|We got our escort all the way to the cable car station. What an adorable dog! I really do miss them when we had to leave him in the end. Hope he is doing well!|
|We wanted to go around the grassland but because of the Yak and lack of people around, we decided to just reach to a pond which was frozen on the top layer. We can't step on it because it will crack.|
|There is a small hut where the locals which is the Tibetan making their traditional meat skewers for us to try. CNY10 for two skewers. There are options either you want pork meat or a yak meat.|
|Avoid vigorous physical activities to prevent altitude sickness, such as running and jumping. In addition, you can buy an oxygen tank at the foot of the mountain for about CNY 50 or 60. I am not trying to brag but we did not need the oxygen though.|
|There is a large platform on top of it where you can write your wishes and prayers with a small fee.|
|There is a small glass platform which is not scary at all where you can look down from the peak of Shika Snow Mountain. Do enjoy the panoramic view from the Shika Snow Mountain below. Click to enlarge the picture.|
|No tourist, flexible time, beautiful scenery and thick snow playground...paradise for us. We enjoyed our time here by playing with the snow but not for me who was taking these pictures.|
|My hand was freezing the moment I remove my winter glove. I only can hold for 1 minute to take all the pictures that I could before my hand is frozen.|
|She is the one who is enjoying the most on this peak. The weather on the peak was 3 degrees celcius but it was not snowing. Snowing is only happened at night.|
Operating Hours: 8.00am - 6.00pm