The sight of a mountain rising up into the clouds has inspired people for centuries. There are many incredible mountain ranges in China and many of them are famous throughout the world, among which you may see beauty or steepness. Do you fancy an adventurous climb up a steep mountain and feeling the pleasure of conquering?
K2 peak, locally known by the name of “Chogo Ri”, which means “The Great Mountain”, is the 2nd highest mountain in the world at 8,611 meters. K2 is placed on the Pakistan – China border in the mighty Karakoram Range. K2 is a rocky mountain up to 6,000m, beyond which it becomes an ocean of snow. K2 is known as the Savage Mountain due to the extreme difficulty of ascent. Among 14 high mountains with the elevation reaching over 8000m, K2 is the most difficult one to climb up.
At 8,848 metres, Mount Everest is by far the world’s most prominent peak. It’s the stuff of made legends-the names of its first climbers, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay have been inscribed into the annals of history. Much has been said about the dangers and the tons of rubbish left behind on the slopes. Despite being a risky proposition that requires years of preparation (in addition to thousands of dollars), it remains the ultimate goal of many an experienced mountaineer. For those who want to come close to these lofty heights, the ever-long trek to Everest Base Camp is a remarkable achievement in itself.
Mt Hua, China
With a title like “Number One Precipitous Mountain Under Heaven”, how can you go wrong? Also known as the site of the World’s Most Dangerous Trail, Huashan was named one of China’s Five Great Mountains more than 2000 years and continues to be sacred to Taoists. “Walk the plank” has a new meaning when you’re high up and hanging on to chains but harnesses are now available for the most dangerous passes. The vertigo-free option: take the cable car that stops at a station carved into the side of the mountain.
Minya Konka, at the foot of the glacier from the main peak 7,556m, is the highest mountain in Sichuan. Situated in the Daxue Shan mountain range in the southwest of Sichuan, it is a sacred mountain to the Tibetans. There are different trekking routes around the mountain range, the most popular being a trek to the Konka Monastery. Since 1878 when the Australian people studied it for the first time, many people have been trying to climb up to the mountain, but most of them failed.
Meili Snow Mountain
Meili Snow Mountains rise between the Salween River and the Mekong River in the extreme edge of Northwest Yunnan Province. The holy Kawa Karpo (6740M), the highest peak of Meili, is one of the most sacred mountains of Tibetan Buddhism. It is still a ‘virgin peak’ since no one has ever reached the top. Thus, Meili Snow Mountain is a challenge for all mountain explorers from home and abroad.