Hikers caught in giant powder avalanche in China

This is the shocking moment tourists were caught in a giant powder avalanche in China.

The group were hiking a mountain in the Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Yunnan Province on January 26 when the mass of snow swept down.

Footage shows the group trying to escape the thick powder avalanche. The ice then finally caught up with the group who ducked until the snow cleared.

Fortunately, no one was reported hurt and they were able to reach their destination safely.