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Haba is a small town in Yunnan, China, on the eastern route between Qiautao and Shangrila.


Haba is a small town in Yunnan Province and is known for its snow mountain (glacier), which can be reached within a two or three day trip. Its location ist around 27.3768N, 100.1383E.

There is no cash machine in Haba (Oct. 2009), so make sure to bring enough cash with you!

Get in[edit]

From Shangri-la, there is a daily bus (4hrs, ¥60) at 13:30h

From Walnut garden in the Tiger Leaping Gorge, a minibus can be taken for around ¥200, 1.5 hrs. Alternatively, one can hike in 8hrs from Walnut garden (a local guide might be needed)

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  • Hike Haba Snow Mountain - There are two primary hikes up Haba Mountain: to base camp and to the summit. Base camp sits at around 4,200m and takes about 6hrs to hike to. The elevation at the summit is 5,396m and takes about 8hrs to hike to from base camp. A local guide can be hired for ¥250 per day. Most if not all of the local guides do not speak English. Necessary equipment for the trek can all be rented. Ice picks, crampons and poles are a combined ¥200. Warm hat, gloves, coat and sunglasses are ¥50. Supplemental air can be purchased for ¥20 per canister but shouldn't be necessary for just the base camp trek. Spending the night at a dorm room at base camp costs ¥100. Dinner at base runs about ¥20. Most people attempt the summit in 2 to 5 days. Spending a day acclimatizing at Haba Village and/or base camp is suggested if you're not used to the altitude. There's an outfitting company on the left just as you enter Haba village with the following contact info: Phone: 13630176175 Website: One of their guides names is 马大帅 or Ma Da Shuai and you can contact him directly at 13508879926 0887-8866542 or QQ: 22390212586. They have dorm beds in back.

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  • Haba Haba Snow Mountiain Inn, (centre of town, opp Haba KeZhan), 13368873488,13988765396. Basic accomodation with wonderful friendly hostess with limited English. ¥80, twin without bathroom.  edit
  • Haba Haba Hostel, (centre of town, opp Haba Snow Mountain Inn). Functional Hotel, rooms have tv. Restaurant on ground floor ¥100, twin with ensuite bathroom.  edit

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