14 Days Trekking Tour of Yunnan Province (Dali-Lijiang—Shangri-La-Lugu Lake)
Our guide will meet you outside the baggage claim area at Kunming Airport and transfer you to the hotel. The rest of the day is on your own to explore the city.
Departure on the road to the Stone Forest consisting of eightares of ancient limestone cliffs and peaks aroded by wind and water over two hundred million years. Its area is the home of the Sani Minority. Drive back to Kunming. Lunch and dinner at local restaurants. Overnight in same hotel.
Take Morning flight to Dali, meet your local guide, visit the old town of Dali, After lunch. Then drive to Butter Fly Spring, lunch and dinner at local restaurants.
Butter Flying Spring Hotel
Breakfast at hotel, transfer to visit the morning market in Xizhou Village and visit the Architecture of Bai Ethnis. After lunch, drive to Lijiang. Visit the Yuquan park( Black Dragon Poo Park), there you will find elegant ancient pavilion and bridges. And leisure time at old town of Lijiang. Enjoy Naxi Classic concert ( Dongbe Ancient Music) in the evening. Lunch and dinner at local restaurants
Lijiang Guangfang Hotel
Breakfast at hotel, excursion Glace Park in the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain by cable car, Visit the Yufeng Lamasery, built in the last year of Kangxi Period. Drive to Baisha Village one the way look the Ganhaizi.
Lijiang Guangfang Hotel
Drive for 7-8 hours to Lugu Lake, visiting the Mosuo families, have a bonfire party tonight, dancing with The pretty and graceful Mosuo girls. The Mosuo people have their own ways and customs , still retain some remnants of the matriarchal society . Men and women are not bound by marriage , each living at one's mother's home. Men work at home during the day and spend their night with the women they love in their homes.
Cai Ta/Colorful Tower Hotel
Cruising the lake by "pig trough"boats", there are five islands in the lake, three are in the territory of Yunnan and two in that of Province Sichuan, dozens of Mosuo families live on these islands so it is possible for the visitors to experience the life on the island and, at the same time, enjoy the beautiful scenery of the lakes. explore the Liwubi Island and the Headman's Island. drive back to Lijiang. Overnight in Lijiang.
Guangfang Hotel Flower Resort
Morning drive to town Qiaotou, trekking 7-8 hours from upper trail of Tiger Leaping Gorge to Bendiwan, the tiger Leaping Gorge is one of the deepest canyons of the world, famous in the world for its majesty grotesquery. Overnight in Half Way Hostel
Half Way Hostel
Trekking 6 hours to Heika, a small Naxi Village beside the Yangtze River.
Walnut Grove Woody Guesthouse
Trekking 5 hours from Walnut Grove to Village Haba, enjoy the beautiful scenery around the Haba Snow Mounatin. Haba Snow Mounatin is 120km from Shangri-la, snow-clapped all year round, abundant with all kinds of rare and precious animals and plants, elevation of the main peak is 5396 m, Stay at Snow Sea Guesthouse where you will see the snow peak in the courtyard.
Stay tonight at Haba Snow Sea Guesthouse
Haba Snow Sea Guesthouse
Morning drive to Sanba Village, visit the Baishuitai ( white Water Terrace), it is at an eleation of 2680 meters. Minerals in the Spring water deposit down and form a white rock like clay with water running down over it, Such view covers an area of three square kilometers. On its top, the view is superb and here is a holy prilgrimage place for the locals such as the Naxi people. Further drive to Shngri-la, in the afternnon.
Highland Lake Bitahai, surrounded by wooded mountains and resembles a beryl inlaid among them, Bitahai is the most beautiful and highest lake in Yunnan, covers an area of 166 hectares. The surrounding mountains are densely scattered with azaleas, and each year in late spring and early summer, when the flowers are in full bloom, the hillsides seem to be dyed red.
Songzanlin Lamasery, it is the largest Tibetan Buddhist Temple in Yunnan Province, built in 1679 under Emperor Kang Xi's authorization after the fifth Dalai Lama sent a report to him, also one of the famous monasteries in the Tibetan area. It now has over 700 Buddhist monks.
Lake Napahai, a provincial nature reserve, which is located 8 km northwest of Zhongdian County, with a total area of 2,400 hectares, surrounded by mountains on three sides, which are capped with deep snow during winter and spring.
Paradise Hotel/Tianjieshenchuan Hotel
Morning flight from Shangri-la to Kunming, sightseeing The western Hills, Dragon Gate, visit the Huating Temple, in the afternoon, discover the Golden Temple. Lunch and dinner at local restaurants.
Harbour Palza Hotel
Free in the morning, Be transferred to the airport and fly to your next destination
End of the Tour