Mila Mountain in Maizhokunggar County, Lhasa
Chinese Name: 墨竹工卡米拉山垭口
English Name: Mila Mountain
Location: Located in Maizhokunggar County, Lhasa
Admission Fee: Free
Opening Hours: All the day
About Mila Mountain
Mila Mountain, or Mira Mountain (Chinese: 米拉山; pinyin: Mǐ lā shān), is a mountain in the Tibet Autonomous Region of China, roughly 150 kilometres by road northeast of Lhasa. The road pass that runs by its peak is one of the highest on China National Highway 318.
Location of Mila Mountain
Mila Mountain lies on the border between the Lhasa Prefecture and the Nyingchi Prefecture, and has an elevation of 5,200 metres above sea level. The pass to the west of the mountain between Lhasa’s Maizhokunggar County and Nyinchi’s Gongbo’gyamda County is the highest point on the Nyingchi–Lhasa section of China National Highway 318. It has an average elevation of 5,000 metres. In 2006 it was reported that local farmers could earn around 50 yuan, or US $6.25, daily from selling souvenirs at the Mila mountain pass. In January 2015 it was announced that there were plans to build a tunnel for this part of the road later in the year.
Environment of Mila Mountain
The west of the mountain is dry and cool, while the east side is warmer and has more moisture, and therefore has richer vegetation. The foothills have natural pastures and farmland. Trees include Yunnan pine, birch and fir. Wildlife includes roe deer, antelope and bear.
We can take a shuttle bus from Lhasa to Maizhokunggar County, then transfer a local mini van to Mila Mountain.
Attraction Travel Tips:
· pay attention to respect the local customs.
· 3 – 4 hours travel
· best season to travel: all the year round.