Wenhai Lake

Wenhai Lake and Mountain

Wenhai Lake (文海湖) is located 12 km north of Lijiang City on the southern slope of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain (玉龙雪山). The elevation is 3,100 meters. Hiking paths lead up Wenhai Mountain (文海山), elev. 3,880 m, immediately adjacent to the lake. Other paths ascend the southernmost peaks of Jade Dragon.

Several routes lead down into the valleys: south to Lashi Lake (拉市海), southeast to Shuhe Village (束河村), east to Baisha Village (白沙村), northeast to Yuhu Village (玉湖村), and north to Longpan (龙蟠) on the Jinsha River (金沙江). These are day hikes of varying quality depending on the extent of roads traversed.

Written by
Pieter Crow