If you happen to be traveling in Shangri-La, Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, these days, it is advisable to go hiking in the Abuji scenic area that features a pristine lake and vegetations in early autumn.
Surrounded by lush mountains in Xiaozhongdian Town, the holy Abuji looks like a fairyland with dreamy clouds. It takes around one-hour drive and 2-hour hiking to finish the one-way journey from the Shangri-La county seat to the lake area.
The lake lies at an elevation of 4358 meters above sea level, and it great pleasure to admire the rare alpine flowers and clear waters near the traces. The bumpy path to the area can be hard to identify at times, so a local tour guide can facilitate a lot in exploring the holy area.