Bita means "a piece of land as soft as
cattle hair felt" in Tibet language, "Hai" means
"sea". The total area of the lake is 3,000 meters in
length, the maximum width of the lake is over 700 meters. The
altitude of the lake is 3,540 meters forming up by gathering the
water streaming down from the surrounding mountains.
One of the two distinctive biological characters
of the lake is the 50-centimeter- thick grass coverings on the
surface of the lake, creating a world of floating hydrophyte.
The other is the scene happening every late spring and early summer.
When the azalea on the surrounding mountains are in full bloom,
the fish in the water are always found lethargic sleep on the
surface of the lake for swallowing some lightly - poisonous petals
falling off the azalea. The local people call this wonder as "Fish Drunk by Azalea".
In the primeval forest on the north bank of
the lake, many cabins are built there for the convenience of the
tourists. Activities like horse riding, trekking and boating are
available at the customer's will.
Most of our Kunming tours to Shangri-La
including the visit of Bitahai Lake, we also offers tailor made
hiking and trekking tours to Bitahai
Lake, if you are interested in taking such a trip, please email
us, our tour operator will customize a new tour package for you.