Hiking three Parallel Rivers Protected Area
Three Parallel Rivers Protected Area is the world’s only existing “pure land”, depositing an everlasting dream; it is a paradise integrating magnificence, beauty, steepness, wonder, seclusion, and mystery.
Day 1* In the morning we meet in Dali, then driver 4.5 hours to LiuKu, the city beside the Nujiang. Sightseeing in Liuku.Overnight at Liuku hotel (3*)
Day 2* Drive 240km along Nujiang (Salween) from Liuku to Gongshan, on the way visit beautiful gorge and local villages. It will take 6.5 hours. Overnight at Gongshan hotel (2*)
Day 3* Drive 30km to Bingzhongluo, visit the first bend of Nu River, small trek to visit Puhua Lamaism temple, Chongding Catholic church. Then drive to Dimaluo Tibetan village. Overnight at local guest house
Day 4* Trek 6.5 hours to Balagong Pasture, via Baihanluo village. Overnight camping *
Day 5* Trek 7.5 hours to Benggu Pasture. Today we will cross Selalaka pass, Sewalongba valley and arrival Luolongjialong pass. Overnight camping
Day 16* Today we trek 6.5 hours to Cizhong village, a Tibetan village beside the Mekong River. Visit the church, and then drive 3 hours to Deqin. Overnight at Deqin Caihong hotel(2*)
Day 7* It will take 6 to 7 hours drive to Zhongdian. On the way, we will see Mud-pottery workshop in Nixi village, Town of Benzilan (an important transfer town between Yunnan and Tibet), the First Bend of Jinsha River, Baimang Snow Mountain, welcoming Pagodas of Deqin. You may also enjoy the view of meadow, Tibetan villages and the scenery on the way. Overnight at Zhongdian hotel(3*)
Day 8* In the morning, we drive 102 kilometers, or around 2 hours to Qiaotou (1850 meters), Visit the Tiger Leaping Gorge then drive to Lijiang (90 kilometers). End of our trip.