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Top Eight Most Spectacular & Beautiful Mountains of China

camden Mar 12 min read
Meili Snow Mountain

There are many famous and spectacular mountain ranges in China that are worth exploring. Mountainous land and very rough terrains make up two-thirds of Chinese territory which definitely sounds astounding. From the Tibetan Plateau and other less-elevated highlands rise rugged east-west trending mountains make the most of China and what makes it even more amazing. China's magnificent and dazzling mountain landscapes attract the professional climber and wide-eyed adventurer alike and makes the most of their experiences.

Namcha Barwa (Tibet)

Namcha Barwa is a mountain that is located in the Tibetan Himalaya. The traditional definition of the Himalaya that is expanding from the mighty Indus River to the Brahmaputra would make it the eastern anchor of the complete mountain chain and it is known as the highest peak of its own section as well as rising high above also the Earth's eastmost peak which is over 7,600 meters.

Namcha Barwa

The best time to travel here is in the month of Feb-April and Oct-Nov where you can view its most spectacular view.

Mount Gongga (Sichuan)

Mount Gongga, which is also known as Minya Konka, is the greatest and the tallest mountain that is situated in Sichuan province. Some locals also know and call it as "The King of Sichuan Mountains.” Located in the Daxue Shan mountain range, among the great Dadu River and Yalong River, which is somewhat a part of the famous Hengduan mountainous region. Mount Gongga is known to be in the easternmost 7,000 meters (23,000 ft) peak in the whole world and the third highest peak which is outside of the Himalaya/Karakoram, after the mighty Tirich Mir and Kongur Tagh. The peak is renowned to have a large vertical relief over the deep nearby gorges.

Mount Gongga

The best travel time that is known to travel here is when snows falls in later October and will melt in March

The Yellow Mountains

It is known in the history that the Yellow Mountains is the place and the region where the Yellow Emperor, the famous mythical ancestor of the Chinese, lived and spent his life, cultivated precious medicines, and also became a supernatural being. Exceptional natural beauty is what makes this special and is Huangshan's number one characteristic.

The Yellow Mountains

The natural and beautiful glow that results in the sunrise and sunset attracts these crowds to popular and spectacular viewing spots.

Mount Tai

What the word "tai" actually means in the language Chinese is constancy, steadiness and peace and the name Tai'an is credited to the saying: "If Mount Tai is stable, then so is the entire country because of it". Various ancient Chinese emperors performed mountain worship rituals and ceremonies on the famous Mount Tai.

Mount Tai

It is therefore known to be the first and important and the main thing for emperors to do when they come up to the throne, for the reason that Mount Tai is seen by many commoners as the symbol of the county's peace and success.

Mount Qomulangma (Tibet)

Mount Qomulangma which is known as Mount Everest in the West enjoys the reputation of being the highest mountain on the planet.

Mount Qomulangma

It is situated in the Mahalangur section of the greta Himalayas. Its rises and peak is 8,848 meters (29,029 ft) which is above sea level and is known to be the 5th furthest point from the center point of the Earth. The global border between China and Nepal stretches across the specific and exact summit point. Its mountain range also comprises of the neighboring peaks Lhotse, 8,516 m (27,940 ft); Nuptse, 7,855 m (25,771 ft) and Changtse, 7,580 m (24,870 ft).

The best time to travel here is the  last ten days of April-first ten days of June, middle ten days of Sept-first ten days of October where it is most enjoyable and even the weather is just fine.

Meili Snow Mountain (Yunnan)

Meili Xue Shan or you can also say Mainri Snow Mountains is a mountain range located in the Chinese province of Yunnan. They remain close to the northwestern boundary of the province and are bordered by the Salween River on the west and the Mekong right on the east. The top and the peak of the range rises high above to over 6,000 meters (20,000 ft) above sea level, making for inspiring distinction over the river valleys to the east and west, which are situated between 1,500 meters (4,900 ft) and 1,900 meters (6,200 ft) in altitude and height.

Meili Snow Mountain

The highest peak is known to be the Kawagebo, which also rises to 6,740 meters (22,110 ft). Kawagebo is also thought to be sacred and holy for Tibetan Buddhists. Other substantial peaks comprises of the Mianzimu, Peak 6509 and Jiariren-an. Because of limits and treacherous conditions that lie here, none of these major mountains in the range have ever been climbed by any human as the survival rate is very low.

The best travel time to explore these mountain ranges is between Jan-May

Three Holy Mountains in Daocheng  (Sichuan)

Three Sacred Mountains is situated in Daocheng County, Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Sichuan Province and is also the most beautiful mountain range in China. From the rambling ranges, begin the famous three sacred mountains of Daocheng: Xiannari, Yangmaiyong and Xianuoduoji. From the very primeval and ancient times, the three sacred mountains have known to be a sacred and a holy place for Tibetan Buddhism where they are believed to practice.

Three Holy Mountains in Daocheng

Xiannairi, which is also the most significant, central and the highest peak that is as compared to the three sacred mountains with an altitude of 6032m, lies first among Daocheng's high peaks. According to myth and the legend, which is known, it is the embodiment of the Buddhist Goddess of Mercy Guanyin or Avalokitesvara. Its hills are enormous; its slope is gentle, the mountain also looks like the Great Buddha sitting there right in peace, elegant and prepared.

The best travel time to explore these mountains is between April-June and Sept-Nov

Mount Kailash (Tibet)

Mount Kailash (also Mount Kailas) is famous for being known as a peak in the Kailas Range (Gangdisê Mountains), which are also a part of the Transhimalaya in the region of Tibet. It rests and remains near the source of some of the longest, deepest and extended rivers in Asia which are the Indus River, the Sutlej River which is also a major tributary of the Indus River, the Brahmaputra River, and also the Karnali River which is a tributary of the River Ganga. It is well-thought-out and reflected as a sacred place in the four religions: Bön, Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism.

Mount Kailash

The best time to travel here is in May-Oct.

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