Info 2005. Back to: Trek, Destionations, Yunnan
Hike from Dimaluo to Deqin, Yunnan.
"The hike was 3 days - pretty long days in my opinion,
about 7-9 hours walking a day (although I'm not very fast...).
We began at Dimalou and ended in Yunling. We passed through
Yongzhi, but then if you want to get to the road to Deqin,
it's another 2 hours walk (by the way, they arranged for a
jeep to come and take us to Deqin from there - I think it was
200 Yuan for the jeep).
We took porters, as they said
we couldn't take horses because of the snow. It cost us 290
Yuan per porter for the 3 days, and we didn't have a guide -
the porters were also the guides and they did a great job in
all aspects. They also provided us with a tent and mattresses
as we didn't have any then.
We bought some food in
Binzonglou, and they brought some basic food as well (rice,
some vegetables and a big chunk of fat).
very experienced hikers, but in my opinion it was not an easy
hike. It was quite snowy yet in the end of May, and if I can
recall correctly we climbed about 2-3 hours in the snow to the
pass and then went down in the snow for another 2 hours.
climbing to the pass we also went for about 2 hours in a muddy
area. The second day is the most difficult one with all the
climbing, mud and snow (if I understood correctly the pass is
at 3,800m), the first and last days are more easy (relatively
On the third day we got to Yongzhi (where
we had lunch) a beautiful and welcoming tibetan village with
amazing surroundings. if you want you can get there a horse to
the way down to Yunling. (we think its about 50 y per horse)
In general, we thought that it was a very beautiful
hike - the scenery on the way was fantastic and diversified -
we've seen small glaciers, waterfalls, trees of many colors
and of course a lot of green & snow peaked mountains. We
also think it's a very "useful" hike - if you begin to tour
Nujiang Valley from it's south part, you don't have to go all
the way back again on the bus. it was Alo who arranged the
hike (though didn't come with us). "
Contributed by Nir & Orit,
Israel on June 8, 2005.