Peak, located at an elevation of 6,740 meters, is the highest peak
in Yunnan. Its meaning in Tibetan is "the white snow mountain".
From the Feilai Temple 10km east of Deqin County in Diqing Prefecture,
ranges after ranges of magnificent snow can be seen. That is the
Meili Sown Mountains, on which there are thirteen peaks of over
6, 00 meters in elevation named Thirteen Taizi (Prince) Peaks, among
which Kagebo Peak in the shape of a pyramid is the highest peak
and overlooks others.
Kagebo Peak is the Tibetan Buddhist
Holy Land where people go on a pilgrimage. The legend
says that it is the protection God of Jiajuba, one branch
of the Ningma religious sect, and ranks first among
the eight sacred mountains in the Tibetan area.
In October, 1989, the tenth Panchen
Lama, Great Master of Tibetan Buddhism, held a grand
religious meeting in front of Kagebo Peak, and now a
stone tablet and a pagoda stand there welcoming tourists.
Also, at the foot of it, there are continuous glaciers
and cirques known as the Modern Glaciers in the low
of the precipitous massifs and perpetual snow, there are snow slides,
dense fogs, heavy rain and fierce wind, and it is still a "virgin
peak" which none has conquered. In January 1991, 17 Chinese
and Japanese climbers died in an accident, and a monument was set
up in front of the Feilai Temple for people to visit and ponder
over the past.
Haba Snow Mountain
Meili Snow Mountain