Kora Kawa Karpo & Meili (17 days)

Kawa Karpo, sacred mountain

Peak Kawa Karpo or Kawagebo, which rises to 6740m above sea level, is considered by Tibetans as a sacred mountain, and as such, every autumn, pilgrims from all over the Tibetan Kham country gather in the region of Deqin to hike (Kora) around Mount Kawa Karpo, and pray for their future and pay homage to the sacred mountain.
For many of them, this is the best trip of their lives; they believe that a circular hike around the Meili Mountains and the sacred Kawagebo Peak will bring them a peaceful and comfortable life, while 3 hikes will give them direct access to paradise after their death.

Tibetan trek and pilgrimage

This pilgrimage has a history of more than 600 years. The landscapes along the way are breathtaking, and the natural system is protected by UNESCO since 2003, being part of all 3 parallel rivers (Yangtze, Mekong, Salween).
From the Mekong, the hiking trail goes up to 4000m, then down to the valley of the river Salween (Nujiang) through several Tibetan villages, friendly and hospitable.

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