In April, we traveled along the Nu River from south to north,
To visit and support children living on the banks of the Nu River,
The first Land Rover Alliance Public Book Reading Room was also established in Gongshan County.
This experience is precious and unforgettable for everyone involved,
For members who want to come but fail to make the trip due to various reasons,
The matter of public welfare education is always kept in mind intentionally or unintentionally.
Instead of leaving regrets, it is better to start bravely!
In July, the warm and comfortable Lijiang Shuhe COART Art Town,
We escaped from the scorching heat all over the country
The small courtyard where we gather under the snow mountain—Big Bird Travel Snow Mountain Clubhouse,
Get ready for this Exploring the Dulong River-Public Welfare Education Aid Activity.
Enjoy alpine lakes, stay in plateau meadows,
Cross Biluo Snow Mountain, explore the secret place of Dulong,
With the establishment of Dulongjiang
The good wishes of Land Rover Alliance’s second public welfare book reading room,
We’re on our way again.
July 4, 2018
Lijiang Shuhe COART Art Town
Big Bird Travel Club Gathered
Lawn BBQ Dinner
July 5, 2018
Lijiang – Qianhu Mountain
Playing and camping in Qianhu Mountain
July 6, 2018
Qianhu Mountain – Bingzhongluo
Climb over Biluo Snow Mountain and enjoy the performance of the Lisu ethnic group
Stay in Bingzhongluo
July 7, 2018
Bingzhongluo – Dulongjiang
Visit Bingzhongluo’s special attractions
Stay in Dulongjiang
July 8, 2018
Dulongjiang loves students and visits the border between China and Myanmar
Stay in Dulongjiang
July 9, 2018
Dulong River – Meili Snow Mountain
Stay in Dulongjiang
July 10, 2018
Meili Snow Mountain—Lijiang
Overnight in Lijiang, activity ends
Qianhu Mountain is called “Lam Dongcuo” in Tibetan.
It means Thousand Lakes of Goddess or Thousand Lakes of Fairies.
Go south along the Yunnan-Tibet Highway from Shangri-La City for 50KM,
We arrived at Qianhu Mountain in Tuanjie Village, Xiaozhongdian Township.
Qianhu Mountain, the lake is quiet and misty.
In the gorgeous season of flowers blooming in July,
We came here, got out of the car in thin clothes,
The cold wind blows like a blade,
Can’t help but make people shudder.
The mountains in the distance, the lake nearby,
The beauty here is breathtaking.
Here, like a fairyland,
We camped out for one night.
In the space where the sky is the cover and the earth is the furnace
Enjoy a truly back-to-nature evening.
Gather around the bonfire
singing, dancing, drinking schisandra wine,
Although it is cold, my heart is warm.
Biluo Snow Mountain
From Shangri-La to Bingzhongluo,
Don’t take the expressway, don’t go through the national road,
It only takes more than three hours to cross Biluo Snow Mountain.
Perhaps this is the charm of off-roading.
Walk the road that no one else can,
See scenery that others can’t see.
Biluo Snow Mountain, Lancang River and Nujiang River
The great mountains between the two great rivers,
It is the watershed between the two rivers.
The snow on Biluo Snow Mountain never melts from the beginning of summer to the end of autumn.
Even in midsummer,
When the sky is cloudy, there will be rain and hail, and even heavy snow.
We have been twice this year in January and April
It is planned to cross Biluo Snow Mountain from Bingzhongluo to Deqin County,
All because of thick snow and sudden avalanches
Blocked the way and returned disappointed.
This crossing, although there is no snow,
But the mountains are still cloudy and the temperature is extremely low
People can’t help but doubt the next second
There will be a big rainstorm or a big snowstorm.
Biluo Snow Mountain in summer has a special charm,
Cloudy most of the time,
Occasionally the clouds part,
You can see amazing sights!
on the way back,
We were also fortunate to see the pass of Peacock Mountain in Biluo Snow Mountain.
Over the Biluo Snow Mountain,
Passing through forest checkpoints and border checkpoints,
We arrived at the characteristic village of Chala in Gongshan County,
Taste the special snacks of the Lisu people,
Enjoy the Lisu folk performance.
Bingzhongluo, in the eyes of off-roaders,
It is more regarded as the most dangerous and cruel route into Tibet.
——The starting point of Bingchacha,
And when we come here,
When I hear people say that this is “the place where man and god live together”
Just got a new understanding of it.
Walking on the thousand-year-old tea-horse road,
The rushing water of the Nujiang River in the cliff canyon,
The majestic and tall churches and temples at the foot of the mountain,
A quiet and peaceful cottage by the river,
Dense virgin forests, majestic and majestic snow-capped mountains,
It is like a fairyland-like scene where humans and gods live together.
On the morning of July 7th,
Brother Bird took us to the secret base he had been to before
This is an excellent place to watch the first bay of the Nujiang River.
The 1,540-kilometer Nu River
Coming from the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau across mountains and valleys,
Blocked by mountains near Ridan Village, Bingzhongluo Town,
The flow direction of the river changed from north to south to east to west.
After flowing out for more than 300 meters,
And blocked by Danla Mountain,
Had to turn around again and make a sharp turn from west to east,
Here a semicircular bay is formed,
Known as the first bay of the Nujiang River.
When we arrived at the viewing platform through the clouds and mist,
The first bay of the Nujiang River is hidden by the clouds and mist all over the sky.
Don’t be impatient at this time,
Just wait a moment,
The clouds gradually dispersed,
The first bay of the Nujiang River shows its appearance.
Although the appearance time is very short,
But the shock to us has not dissipated.
After admiring the first bay of the Nu River,
We came to Wuli Village and the Ancient Tea Horse Road again,
Feel the unique charm of nature and history.
Bingzhongluo not only has beautiful natural scenery,
It is also a place where many religions coexist and live in harmony.
The ethnic minorities here have their own beliefs
Catholicism, Christianity, Tibetan Buddhism and primitive religions,
Thus forming a rare in other parts of the country
A cultural landscape where multi-ethnic and multi-cultural blends coexist.
The Dulong River originates in Chayu County, Tibet.
It is called “Meierdong Song” in Tibetan.
After going south into Gongshan County, Nujiang Prefecture, Yunnan, it is called Dulong River.
There are less than 6000 people living here
“People of the ancient times” Dulong tribe,
It is one of the areas with the most complete preservation of primitive ecology in my country.
Due to the long-term closure,
It was once known as “the last secret place in Yunnan”.
On the way to Dulongjiang Township,
We were lucky enough to see the double rainbow after the rain,
It’s just a character explosion!
Although in the following journey,
Our follow-up troops suffered a landslide,
But maybe because of the protection of the double rainbow,
Soon out of danger,
All vehicles and owners of the convoy arrived in Dulongjiang Township safely,
and formally begin our
Public welfare education and exploration trips.
(Part of the pictures in this article are from the Guyue team)
—to be continued—