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The Rare Vision of Snow-capped Mountains - Shangri-La Shika Snow Mountain

 2012-11-28    Youergs    Sights    Shangri-La    1342  

In the early winter, we took the Asia's longest sightseeing cable car to Shika Snow Mountain Peak.

Increased with altitude, people can experience the vast sea of clouds. There are Ba Raga Pope, Seniu snow-capped mountains, Shika snow-capped mountains, Dillion snow-capped mountains, Tianbao Snow Mountain, Meili Snow Mountain and other twenty snow-capped mountains distributed in the Kingdom of Shangri-La snow-capped mountains. What’s the unique of Shika Snow Mountain is that, people can overlook the wonders of surging mountains while climbing the mountains.
Shika Snow Mountain

Shika Snow Mountain, Shika is the Shangri-La Tibetan transliteration, meaning “the mountain of wapiti”. In Tibetan Buddhism allusions, wapiti is the most intelligent animals, meaning "good luck, longevity ", hence Shika snow-capped mountains is also known as the heart the "Shangri-La", and is the saint mountain of Shangri-La.

In the history, Shika snow-capped mountain was the hub of Tubo and Nanzhao, and was the first holy mountains to enter Tibet on the Yunnan-Tibe Tea-Horse Road during the Tubo period.

Shika Snow Mountain is a seasonal snow-capped mountain, with altitude of 4500 meters. Even if there is no snow covered, there are still eyeful white clouds viewed from distant.
Shika Snow Mountain

Shika Snow Mountain

Shika Snow Mountain

Shika Snow Mountain

Shika Snow Mountain

Shika Snow Mountain

Shangri-La
  
Down from the peak, the clouds had gradually dispersed, the sky became cleared, the blue transparent. You can clearly see the Tram following tracts of pinewood. 
Shangri-La

Shangri-La



I would like to mention that we visited Shangri-la with this tour Explore Shangri-la 8 Days Tour , great indeed!


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