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Perched on a high bluff overlooking the achingly beautiful glaciers of the Meili Snow Mountainin Tibet, the location of the Songtsam Meili Hotel will absolutely take your breath away. Meili is the tallest mountain in Yunnan, and its 6,740 meter (22,113 ft) peak remains unconquered by humans.
Located in a quiet Tibetan village, each room of the Songtsam Meili hotel gazes onto the spectacular Mountain. One can take a peaceful morning stroll in the nearby village, which is home to only five families, or sit on the balcony watching the sun set over the mountains.
For the more adventurous, you can take a 2 day ‘kora’ pilgrimage around the holy mountain, basking in the wonderful scenery, holiness and stillness of the glaciers. Here, where the earth meets the sky, you will discover the Lost Horizons of this ethereal landscape.
Opening in Spring 2011
Tibetan stone house
Gujiunong Village, Deqin County, Yunnan Province, China
Diqing Shangri-la Airport [DIG], 189km or 117.5mi from the Songtsam Meili.
Town of Deqin: By taxi, CNY 100.
Town of Shangri-La (184km or 114mi): Coach bus from Town of Shangri-La to Town of Deqin, 6 hours, CNY 33. Proceed from Town of Deqin | Local rental car with driver, CNY 1,000.
Kunming Wujiaba International Airport [KMG] (703km or 437mi): Daily flights from KMG to DIG, 1 hour, CNY 700. Proceed from Town of Shangri-La.
To arrange private vehicle, please contact hotel in advance.
Daily temperatures fluctuate greatly in Deqin. Layered clothing is highly recommended for all seasons. Even in summer, warm clothing is necessary in case of low nightly temperatures and occasional snowfall.
At a relatively high altitude (3,400m or 11,155ft), most people will suffer from altitude stress in Deqin. Symptoms include headache, dizziness, shortness of breath, and pressure in the chest. To prevent altitude sickness or to alleviate the symptoms, try to avoid drinking alcohol and strenuous activities.
Rainfall is hard to predict in Deqin. We recommend bringing rainwear even in dry season.
Sun radiation is very strong all year around. Sun protection is necessary to protect from burns and intense exposure.
Tel: +86 887.828.8889
The spacious suites are designed to luxury standards and face the Meili mountain. Many fittings are handmade, and decorative elements come from the owner’s personal collection.
Suitable for 2 persons. All rooms are Tibetan style decorated with fireplace and great view of the green valley of Benzilan.
# of rooms: 13
Room rate includes:
VISA, MasterCard, AmericanExpress, UnionPay, & JCB credit cards accepted.
Intimate restaurant with 20 seats. Serves a buffet breakfast as well as a set menu of Western and Chinese cuisine.
Songtsam Meili arranges day hikes of varying in length and difficulty in nearby areas with vehicle, guide, and picnic service. Guests can sign up for day hikes at the hotel for USD 100 per program.