Haba Passes

Cairn on Col 4460

Col 4460 (山坳 4460)

Col 4460 (山坳 4460)

Region: Alpine Lakes Region
Location: 1 km southwest of Black Lake
Altitude in Meters: 4,460

Outstanding views of Black Lake and Haba Snow Mountain’s outlying regions. For details see the Col 4460 page.


East Pass (东垭口)

East Pass (东垭口)

Region: East Peak Group
Location: 4 km southeast of the Haba Snow Mountain summit
Altitude in Meters: 4,300

This seldom visited pass provides access to Haba Muru Sanctuary (哈巴雪山庇护所) from the east. Notable for its superb views of Haba’s rugged East Face and South Ridge. East Pass can be reached on the Haba-Bendiwan Route (哈巴-本地湾路线).


Jizhi Pass (鸡枝垭口)

Jizhi Pass (鸡枝垭口)

Region: Jizhi Valley, Alpine Lakes Region
Location: 3 km northwest of the Haba Snow Mountain summit
Altitude in Meters: 4,330

Magnificent alpine scenery at Jizhi Pass includes the summit glacier and the deep Jizhi Valley. A person-sized cairn sits on the crest. Access via Jizhi Pass Route (鸡枝垭口路线).


Miner’s Pass (矿工垭口)

Miner’s Pass (矿工垭口)

Region: Tiger Leaping Gorge
Location: 3 km north-northwest of Bendiwan Village
Altitude in Meters: 3,870

Impressive views of the snow mountain “brothers”—Haba and Jade Dragon (玉龙雪山)—await the the rare trekker who mounts Miner’s Pass. See Miner’s Pass Route (矿工垭口路线) for more.


Pass 3770 (垭口3770)

Pass 3770 (垭口3770)

Region: Tiger Leaping Gorge
Location: 1.6 km north of Miner's Pass
Altitude in Meters: 3,770

Pass 3770 provides access to Haba Muru Sanctuary from the south.


Pass 4230 (垭口4230)

Pass 4230 (垭口4230)

Region: Alpine Lakes Region
Location: ½ km northwest of Black Lake
Altitude in Meters: 4,230

One of Haba’s finest viewpoints? Pass 4230. The summit, topped by shining glaciers, lords over all. A cascade of lower peaks and savage crags completes the alpine splendor. Walk a short distance down from the pass for a grand sight: Black Lake settled in the valley below, Haba soaring above.


Turn your gaze north on a clear day and you can just make out a faraway white fang. That ethereal sight is Mount Chenrezig (仙乃日), a 6,032-meter peak in Sichuan Province. It lies within Yading Nature Reserve at a distance of 120 kilometers. Closer by, try locating Guongba Lake ensconced within its hanging valley. It takes an eagle eye.


Yangma Pass (样马垭口)

Yangma Pass (样马垭口)

Region: East Peak Group, Tiger Leaping Gorge
Location: 2 km east-southeast of the Haba Snow Mountain summit
Altitude in Meters: 4,180

Summary: Yangma Pass (样马垭口, Sheep Horse Pass) marks the divide between Haba’s main and east summits. Expert mountaineers can mount the pass for access to Haba’s East Face. The terrain is too steep for mules.


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