Pigs roam freely next to a Buddhist Monastery in the small, Tibetan, Yubeng Village. The only way to get here is to hike. It's a beautiful rural village tucked into a small valley on the border of Tibet, surrounded by glaciated peaks.
I spent 4 days hiking here.
Full write up and guide on my blog 360nomad.org under the "Places" menu.
High in the mountains of China, up near Tibet the first Ray's of sunshine illuminate the Meili Snow Mountains. I'm in Yubeng, a small village tucked away in a valley beneath soaring glacier covered peaks. The only way to get here is on foot. Climb a pass and you're in Tibet, just a few miles from where I sit.
Today I am hiking out. Back to Shangri-la and onto the Tibetan Plateau.
I will be writing a short guide o Yubeng Village for those interested.
High above the small village of Yubeng in China, high in the mountains a few kilometers from Tibet, a glacier hangs to the side of a snowy mountain. It's meltwater runs in cascades, cutting deep grooves in the rock face before flowing into the emerald green lake brilliantly illuminated by the afternoon sun.
Despite passing a few piles of trash and lots of garbage on the trail (I really don't understand why people throw their trash in this beautiful place) it was a beautiful and peaceful place to be.
Perched on the side of a mountain overlooking a deep valley dominated on one side by the Meili Snow Mountains, the small Tibetan town of Feilaisi in Yunnan, China. Tomorrow I will be hiking to Yubeng Village. A small village tucked in behind a ridge on the slopes of these imposing snow covered peaks.