Meili Xue Shan

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Meili Xue Shan
Highest point
Peak Kawagebo
Elevation 6,740 m (22,110 ft)
Coordinates 28°26′14″N 98°41′04″E / 28.43722°N 98.68444°E / 28.43722; 98.68444Coordinates: 28°26′14″N 98°41′04″E / 28.43722°N 98.68444°E / 28.43722; 98.68444
Length 200 km (120 mi) North-south
Width 30 km (19 mi) East-west
Area 6,000 km2 (2,300 sq mi)
Country China
State Yunnan
Settlement Deqen is the closest settlement of considerable size

Meili Xue Shan (Chinese translation: "Mainri snowy range") or Mainri Snow Mountains (Tibetan: སྨན་རི།) are a mountain range in the Chinese province of Yunnan. They lie close to the northwestern boundary of the province and are bounded by the Salween River on the west and the Mekong on the east.[1] The crest of the range rises to over 6,000 metres (20,000 ft) above sea level, making for impressive prominence over the river valleys to the east and west, which are between 1,500 metres (4,900 ft) and 1,900 metres (6,200 ft) in elevation. The highest peak is Kawagebo, which rises to 6,740 metres (22,110 ft). Kawagebo is considered sacred for Tibetan Buddhists. Other significant peaks include Mianzimu, Peak 6509 and Jiariren-an. Because of restrictions and dangerous conditions, none of the major peaks in the range have ever been summited.


  1. ^ "Meili Xue Shan". SummitPost. 2004-08-01. Retrieved 2010-03-25.