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Lijiang & Shangri-La

Lijiang Shangri La

06 Days Lijiang – Shangri-La In-depth Explore

Price: From 600 $

Tour Code: GGT0053

Briefing
The trip is started by visit the ancient town of Lijiang and experience the distinctive Naxi ethnic culture. The old town of Lijiang was listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. With spectacular natural scenery, historical sites and interesting ethnic culture, Lijiang is a very popular tourist destination and hiking area. Famous attractions include Tiger Leaping Gorge, Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and First Bend of the Yangtze River.

Shangri-LaShangri-La is the "Eden in dream". Since it first appeared in British novelist James Hilton's Lost Horizon in the 1939, it has been associated with the mystique of a place which could not possibly exist here on Earth. The region of Shangri-la offers great possibilities for trek, botanical exploration, as well as discovery of Tibetan culture. The picturesque Tibetan villages on the outskirts of Shangri-la still keep unique customs and traditions, attracting many independent travelers.

Service
Private English-speaking Guide. Private Car / Van service along the trip

Itinerary

Day 01 Lijiang Arrival
The guide and the driver will meet you at the airport then directly transfer to the hotel.

Enjoy a City tour including the Ancient Dayan Town and the Museum of the Dongba Minority Nationality.

Day 02 Lijiang – The Jade Dragon Snow Mountain (B)
Breakfast

The guide will meet you at the lobby then drive to visit the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain which is the holy mountain for local Naxi Minority Nationality people. You will take a cable car climb the mountain and see the grass land on the top.

A visit to the Old Town of Shuhe and Tea-Horse Road Museum is a must.  We will make the whole afternoon free for you to stroll along the old town. The small bridges, running streams, cobbled streets, traditional fashion shops and some hand-made artwork stores make this small town a paradise for people who want to escape from the bustling cities.
Drive back to the city centre and the rest of the day is free

Day 03 Lijiang – Tiger Leaping Gorge – Shangri-La (B)
Breakfast

On the morning the guide will meet you at the hotel then drive to Shangri-La. It takes about 4 hours to reach the destination.

The highlight today is to visit one of China's deepest and most beautiful gorges, Tiger Leaping Gorge. The gorge has a reputation of being dangerous: one is the dangerous mountain with high peaks, steep cliffs, jagged rocks and winded gigantic old creepers; the other is dangerous water with a high drop, fast water current, numerous rocks, dangerous shoals and cascading waterfalls. All these form a rare spectacle in the world.

Arrive at the ancient town of Shangri-la and check into the hotel.

Day 04 Shangri – La: Full day visit to the Pudacuo National Park (B)
Breakfast
Full day visit to the Pudacuo National Park and stay overnight at Shangri-la

The Pudacuo National Park is one of the most biodiversity regions of the world. The National Park contains and preserves many classic features of China’s southwestern region together with various aspects of traditional nomadic Tibetan plateau life.

Among these are the two great lakes of Bitahai Lake and Shudou Lake, which together form two holy lakes for the local Tibetan inhabitants. Not only can visitors to the park take in the stunning natural beauty of the landscape, but also learn something about plateau culture.

Day 05 Shangri-La: Songzanlin Lamasery + Napahai Lake (B)
Breakfast

The Gedan Songzanlin Lamasery is four kilometers north of the county and has a long history. The architecture is magnificent; it faces north and is built along the mountains. At first sight, it appears to be just in 1681 (the Year of the Iron Cock in the Tibetan calendar). It is said that the Fifth Dalai Lama chose it as the site of the lamasery through divination and named it "Gedan Songzanlin".

Napahai Lake Natural Reserve covers an area of 3,125,000 square metres, rising 3,266 metres above the sea level, while the lake covers 660,000 square metres. The natural reserve is flat, surrounded by mountains. In winter or summer, you will be shocked at the snow-cladded mountains, Naqu River, Naizi River and other ten meandering rivers flow into Napahai Lake through the grasslands.

Overnight at Shangri-La

Day 06 Shangri-La Departure (B)
Breakfast
Transfer to the airport and services ended

Price in USD and based on Per Person

Pax 01 02 03-04 05-09 >10
Price  1539  975  802  643  600
Currency USD

Price inclusion
1. Private English-speaking guide
2. Transfer service with guide and private van
3. Entrance fee for the sightseeing spots listed
4. Traditional style Guesthouse hotels twin-sharing with daily breakfast

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