Haba Snow Mountain

Lanhua Meadow Route

Three trekking routes lead to Black Lake (黑海), the crown jewel of Haba’s alpine lakes. They are Lanhua Meadow (兰花坪路线), Jianshan (尖山路线) and “…
Ken Krov | 2022-11-29
MULTI DAY RECOMMENDED ADVANCED

Empty Glad Platform

Empty Glad Platform (空欢喜观景台) offers one of the best views of Tiger Leaping Gorge. The odd name just might express that feeling of emptiness beneath your feet. You should …
Ken Krov | 2022-11-15
DAY HIKE MODERATE

Short Gorge Hikes

Several locations accessible by car intersect with the classic Tiger Leaping Gorge trekking path. First, at either end: Qiaotou (桥头镇) and “Tina’s Guest …
Ken Krov | 2022-11-15
DAY HIKE MODERATE

Descent to Jinsha River

The descent to the Jinsha River (金沙江) comes highly recommended. At the bottom, “the true scale of the gorge and the ferocity of the river both become readily apparent,” …
Ken Krov | 2021-05-03
DAY HIKE RECOMMENDED MODERATE

Yi Village Route

Yi Village (彝家村), the highest hamlet in the Haba Village (哈巴村) valley, sits at an elevation of 3,050 meters. Village residents belong to the Yi (彝族) ethnic …
Ken Krov | 2021-05-03
DAY HIKE MODERATE

Road to Yi Village

The initial section of the Yi Village Route (彝家村路线) and the Lanhua Meadow Route (兰花坪路线) trace the paved road together from Haba Village to …
Ken Krov | 2021-05-03
DAY HIKE MODERATE

Shortcut to Yi Village

The initial section of the Yi Village Route (彝家村路线) and the Lanhua Meadow Route (兰花坪路线) trace the shortcut path together. For the alternate …
Ken Krov | 2021-05-03
DAY HIKE MODERATE

Jizhi Pass Route

This rugged route begins near Round Lake (圆海), elevation 4,250 meters, and ends at Qiaotou Town (桥头镇) at 1,850 meters, the starting point of the famous “…
Ken Krov | 2021-05-03
MULTI DAY EXTREME

Luke-Haba Route

The Luke-Haba Route (栌克-哈巴路线) is a two-day trek connecting Tiger Leaping Gorge (虎跳峡) with Haba Village (哈巴村) on the north slope of Haba Snow Mountain (哈巴雪山). The most …
Ken Krov | 2021-05-03
DAY HIKE RECOMMENDED CHALLENGING

Haba-Benxi Route

The Haba-Benxi Route (哈巴-本习路线) connects the villages of Haba (哈巴村) and Benxi (本习村), located respectively to the north of Tiger Leaping Gorge (虎跳峡), and …
Ken Krov | 2021-05-03
DAY HIKE CHALLENGING

Bamboo Forest Path

*UPDATE: The stairway bridge is washed out and it is not safe to cross the stream in Dashengou Canyon. For this reason trekkers are advised to avoid the southern …
Ken Krov | 2021-05-03
DAY HIKE RECOMMENDED MODERATE

Miner's Pass Route

A day hike to Haba Muru Sanctuary (哈巴雪山庇护所) lies beyond the reach of most trekkers, because of the distance and the elevation gain. However, a day hike to …
Ken Krov | 2021-05-03
DAY HIKE CHALLENGING

Haba-Bendiwan Route

The East Face of Haba Snow Mountain (哈巴雪山) presents the most rugged aspect of the entire massif. It is also the hardest to approach. The best way is a path that runs …
Ken Krov | 2021-05-03
MULTI DAY EXTREME

Jianshan Route

The Jianshan Route is one of three that leads to Black Lake (黑海). The others are Lanhua Meadow Route (兰花坪路线) and Base Camp Route…
Ken Krov | 2021-05-03
DAY HIKE RECOMMENDED ADVANCED

Alternate Base Camp Route

This route takes an alternate and less steep path than the lower part of the Base Camp Route (大本营路线). It leads to the meadow known as Xiaoqila (小七拉坪). Just …
Ken Krov | 2021-05-03
DAY HIKE ADVANCED

Haba Village to Black Boulder Junction

The following two routes follow the same track from Haba Village to Black Boulder Junction (黑色盘石路口). At the junction they go separate ways. Hiking time one hour. “…
Ken Krov | 2021-05-03
DAY HIKE MODERATE

Base Camp Route

The Base Camp Route provides one of three standard approaches to Black Lake (黑海). The others are Lanhua Meadow (兰花坪路线) and Jianshan…
Ken Krov | 2021-05-03
DAY HIKE ADVANCED

Col 4460

Col 4460 offers splendid views, especially of the vast mountainous terrain north and west of Haba Snow Mt (哈巴雪山). Highly recommended in clear weather…
Ken Krov | 1970-01-01
DAY HIKE MODERATE

Pusa Mountain

Pusa Mountain (普萨山) is a prominent peak located southeast of Haba Village (哈巴村), elevation 3,090 meters. The ascent up and back takes around 4 hours, …
Ken Krov | 1970-01-01
DAY HIKE MODERATE

Info

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