Getting out there is a bit tricky. They run shuttles every day from out on Renmin Xi Lu, but I forget the exact name of the place they run from. If you can speak Chinese or get a friend to help you, you can call and find out. A minivan ride out there and back should be around 200-300 yuan.
Hi Robbs. I don't want to toot my own horn too much, but the mountain I wrote about in the GoKunming blog a few days ago, Changchong Shan, is one of the best choices in Kunming for convenience, being relatively uncrowded, and accessibility. You can get there on the bus in 20-30 minutes from Wenlin Jie. Here is the post: www.gokunming.com/[...]
One of the more unique hotpot experiences available in Kunming. The higher priced cuts of yak meat, including the yak carpaccio, are excellent.
It's also about as vegetarian friendly as hotpot gets because each person gets an individual pot and there is a (purportedly) vegetarian broth available, as well as a range veggies and good highland barley noodles.