Peak is the main peak on Meili Mountain and something of a
Mecca for Tibetans. this peak tops the list of the Eight Holy
Mountains for Tibetans. Every year, thousands upon thousands
of pilgrims from Tibet, Qinghai, Sichuan and Gansu come here
to pay homage to the mountain. Legend has it that the mountain
is the incarnation of a Tibetan God who helped local people
drive away evil. As a result, often enshrined on the altar
in the mountain is the statue of Kagebo riding a white horse
and holding a long sword. In October 1989, the 10th Panchen
Lama came to worship at the foot of the peak and a grand ceremony
was held accordingly.
The peak remains untouched
because of its precipitous cliffs, frequent avalanches,
thick fog and cloud, heavy rain and storms. However,
many attempts by adventurers and mountaineers
have been made to conquer the mountain. Since
the first attempt was made in 1902, hundreds of
people has died as a result of their futile attempts.
At the foot of Kagebo Peak are the Mingyong Glaciers
snaking from 5500m high down to an altitude of
2700m into the forest. A Glacier of this size
is rarely seen at such low altitude.