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Lijiang to Shangrila 6 Days Group Trekking Tour

lijiang-town01Tour Date: Fixed Date
Tour Type: Group tour
Destination: Lijiang to Shangrila
Service Includes: All Entrance Tickets, English-speaking Guide, Air-conditioned Coach, Hotel Accommodation...
Price from: USD640/person
Day By Day Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Lijiang
On your arrival at Lijiang airport, pick you up and transfer to the hotel. The rest day is free to explore Lijiang Ancient Town on your own.

Day 2: Lijiang
After breakfast at the hotel. Visit Black Dragon Pool Park. As the water is as green and lucid as jade, the pond is also entitled "Yuquan" or Jade Fountain. One can see arbours and pavilions beside the pond, temples hidden in the trees and variegated flowers found everywhere. (1.5h) Go on visiting Dongba Culture Museum, the best place to get a close look at Dongba culture. The museum has more than 10000 Dongba cultural relics and various other historical relics. (0.5h) Then you will move toShuhe Old Town: 6km northwest of Lijiang center. A staging post at ancient Tea & Horse Road. It is a tranquil town, as well as part of the UNESCO Heritage site. (2h) Visiting Baisha Village, one of the oldest villages, also the earliest settlement of the Naxi people in Lijiang. It got its name "Baisha" meaning "white sand" from the natural white sand in the area. (0.5h) Yuhu Village is on the outskirts of Lijiang Basin at the foot of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. The houses were made of a unique stone called monkey head by Naxi people. (1h) Visit the Former Residence of Joseph Rock, an Austrian-American explorer, geographer, linguist and botanist, who came to Lijiang in 1922, and lived here for 27 years. (0.5h) Back to your hotel.liang-shangrila-tours-1

Day 3: Lijiang to Shangrila Trekking
Pick up from the hotel, transfer to visit Tiger Leaping Gorge, a contender for the world's deepest river canyon. Around 15 km in length, the gorge is located where the river passes between 5,596m Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and 5,396m Haba Snow Mountain in a series of rapids under steep 2000 meter cliffs. Legend says that in order to escape from a hunter, a tiger jumped across the river at the narrowest point (still 25 meters wide), hence the name. Start hiking at the Upper Tiger Leaping Gorge, and then reach the Naxi Family Guesthouse where you'd have lunch. (2h) Keep hiking up through the 28-Bend, which is the hardest part of this trail, and then reach the Tea Horse Guesthouse where you will stay overnight.

Day 4: Lijiang to Shangrila Trekking
Hike through the flat trail, and then reach the Halfway Guesthouse (2,500m/2h). Have lunch, relax at the terrace, touching the clouds and closely looking up at the majestic Jade Dragon Snow Mountain (5,596m). (1.5h) Keep hiking, you will see Guanyin waterfall on the way. (1h)
Finally reach the Tina’s Guesthouse, where you can take a break and enjoy the Middle Tiger Leaping Gorge. (2h) Drive (1h) to Baishui Terrace, an area where spring water flows over a sinter terrace, leaving behind travertine. (1h) Drive (3h) to Shangri-La County: a primarily Tibetan county, formerly called Zhongdian County, and was renamed in 2001 after the fictional land of Shangri-La in the 1933 James Hilton novel Lost Horizon.

Day 5: Shangrila
Morning, visit The Ganden Sumtseling Lamasery, a Tibetan Buddhist monastery built in 1679, the largest Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Yunnan, and is referred to as the Little Potala Palace. (1.5h) Visit Napa Lake, 3270 meters (10,728 ft.) above sea level and covers 660 square kilometers (254 square miles). Approximately 8 kilometers northwest of Shangri-La, the lake fills up a valley surrounded on three sides by mountains which are covered in snow during winter and spring time. (1h) Stroll in the Dukezong Old Town, a 1300-year-old Tibetan town, experienced both the flames of war and prosperity of frontier trade. It has authentic Tibetan dwellings, majestic prayer halls and pagodas, winding lanes offer sanctuary to all those seeking refuge from the bustle city. (1h) At night, visit a Tibetan family, join in a bonfire party and taste the buttered tea. (2h) Back to your hotel.

Day 6: Departure from Shangrila
Pick-up from the hotel, tansfer to airport to see you off.

Tour Price Details
Group Tour Price Per Person:
 BudgetSingle Room Supplement
1 TravelerUSD740USD150 
2-5 TravelersUSD740USD150
6-9 TravelersUSD740USD150

Single Room Supplement means the third guests needs one single room.

Price Includes

  • All site entrance tickets
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide
  • All meals as specified in the itinerary
  • Hotel accommodation (Twin Share)
  • Air-conditioned Car
  • Airport-hotels transfers or vice versa
  • Goverment City Taxes

Price Excludes

  • Tips to the guide or driver

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