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Yunnan Province is one of China's most beautiful areas, with spectacular mountain scenery, great biodiversity and a diverse and vibrant culture of ethnic minorities and Tibetan influence. This makes it a perfect destination for trekkers. The town of Bin Zhong Luo, northwest of Lijiang, is the base for a 2-3 day trek to the snow-capped peak of Bi Luo Mountain at 3970 metres. Further north, Deqin is the base for trekking around the sacred Kawakarpo Mountain (Meili Snow Mountain), at 6740 metres the highest point in Yunnan Province. The routes here are pilgrimages for people from China and Tibet and colourful prayer flags and Tibetan villages will be frequently seen. The trails take you through ancient forests and offer spectacular views of the mountains and two sacred waterfalls which descend from a cliff off the mountain. Close by lies the Mingyong Glacier, the lowest in Asia, offering more fantastic views.

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