The Most Beautiful Glacier in China

Rongbuk Glacier in Tibet

Best Season: the end of April to the first of June, the middle of September to the middle of October
Rongbuk Glacier is located in the foot of Mount Everest with an altitude of 5300 meters to 6300 meters. It is consist of west Rongbu glacier and middle Rongbu Glacier. The area of Mount Everest is the action center of continental glacier. There are 15 glaciers with an area of at least 10 square kilometers. The biggest glacier is the most famous composite glacier---Rongbuk glacier with a length of 22.4 kilometers and an area of 85.4 square kilometers. The average width of glacier tongue is 1.4 miles, the average thickness is 120 meters, and the most thickness is 300 meters. It is one of the magnificent scenery in Tibet.

Rongbuk Glacier in Tibet

Tuoermu Glacier in Xinjiang

Best Season: July and August is the month with highest temperature all year in Tuoermu Glacier, the temperature is minus 18 degree
Tuomuer peak, located in western Mount Tianshan of Wensu County which is the largest modern glacier area in China, with an altitude of 7435.29 meters above sea level. It is the first piece of Mount Tianshan which is listed as a national comprehensive nature reserve.

If you want to go to Tuomuer Glacier, you can go from Urumuqi to take bus or plane to Aksu, go the north way to Wensu County then continues to go north to Takela, and then walk along the Qionglan valley to the north, then you can reach south slope of Tuomuer peak. Another route is from Wensu county and going towards east for 60 km to Pochengzi, and then walk to Sumuerte valley towards north for 40 km to Tugaibieliqi.
Tuoermu Glacier in Xinjiang

Hailuogou Glacier in Sichuan

Best Season: Before April the temperature is low. And in the end of October it will snow
Hailuogou Glacier is located in Luding county, Garze Tibetan autonomous region. Hailuogou is the world’s lowest elevation in the same latitude; it has the features of strong activity and the most complete glacial geomorphology. The end of glacier stretch into forest zone for 6 km, forming scenery of glacier is in symbiosis with virgin forest. The terrain is complex here; the type of climate here is special; the mountain below is without a summer but all time it is like spring time, trees and flowers are growing green, and the climate is pleasant; and the top of the mountain is full of snow all the year round. Hailuogou glacier is one of glaciers in east slope of Mount Gongga, end up to 5 km to the virgin forest. And it is only 2800 meters above sea level, which is the lowest elevation in the same latitude. And it is a modern glacier available for ordinary tourists for sightseeing.

Hailuogou Glacier in Sichuan

Midui Glacier in Tibet

Best Season: all year
Midui glaciers located 110 km east of Bomi county, and it is in Midui village, Yupu town, Bomi county which is only 10 kilometers from the No.318 national highway to glacier scenic spot, and form Midui village to glacier scenic area has more than 2 km distance. The main peak of Midui glacier is 6800 meters above sea level; snow line is only 4600 meters above sea level, and only 2400 meters above sea level at the end. Midui Glacier is one of the most important glaciers of Tibet type Marine glacier, and it is also the world's lowest glacier. Because the ice surface is warm, there are ice worms, fleas and other animals living in the surface. The latitude of Midui glacier is. 29 °N, but the end of the glacier is lower than the latitude of 44 °N of Bogeduo glacier in Mount Tianshan. This is a special phenomenon of China's modern glacier, and the Himalayas have close relation with the climate of southeast segment of the Himalayas.
Midui Glacier in Tibet 

Telamukanli Glacier in Xinjiang

Best Season: all year
Telamukanli glacier is situated in the Telamukanli peak (7441 meters above sea level) in Karakoram Mountains. The whole glacier is more than 28 kilometers long, covers an area of 124.53 square kilometers, the glacier terminal is 4520 meters high, and the glacier snow line height is 5390 meters. Glacier ice net reserve is of 26.774 cubic kilometers; converted to water yield is 2.2758 billion cubic meters, which is a veritable "solid water tower".

The most amazing natural landscape of Telamukanli glacier is Ice Tower Forest of more than ten meters, from an altitude of 5200 meters growth down to the end of the glacier, the length is above 11 km. The ice peaks formed in the glacier are very spectacular, and under the ice peaks are rippling Ice Lake.
Telamukanli Glacier in Xinjiang

Tranparent Mengke Glacier in Gansu

Best Season: all year
Transparent Mengke glacier is located in the Tiger Groove of northern slope of Snow Mountain in Qilian Mountain, 10.1 km long, covers an area of 21.9 square kilometers, which is one of the largest valley glaciers in Qilian Area. Tiger Groove has a total number of 44 glaciers, with a total area of 54.3 square kilometers, and Transparent Mengke glacier is the 12th glaciers.

Transparent Mengke is Mongolian, meaning a tall wide big snow mountain. The end of Transparent Mengke glacier has an elevation of 4260 meters; the highest peak is 5483 meters above sea level. It has a wide firn area, with a placid slope, which is easy for people to climb. And the prominent characteristic of Transparent Mengke Glacier is high capability of adapting and safety. Transparent Mengke Glacier is in large scale so ice mushrooms, ice bucket, ice waterfall, crack characteristic of ice glacier landscape can be seen everywhere here.
Tranparent Mengke Glacier in Gansu 

These glaciers listed above are the most beautiful glaciers in China. If you are interested in glacier tour, feel free to contact Top China Travel, we can customize your tour based on your requirements.

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