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19Days Yunnan-Tibet Overland Tour from Kunming to Lhasa

Destination:Kunming-Dali-Lijiang-Shangrila-Deqin-Zuogong-Ranwu-Lhasa
Tour Type:Private Tour

Highlights: The overland tour from Yunnan to Lhasa (starting from Kunming) is less difficult than driving from Yunnan to Lhasa, but the scenery along the way is also stunning beautiful. During this trip, You will visit the lovely Lijiang old city which is one of the four old cities in China, and the deepest gorges in the world - Tiger Leaping Gorges before arriving at Zhongdian, we still call it Shangri-la. In Zhongdian, visit the Songzanlin Temple which is like a smaller Patala. After arriving at Deqin, see the holy Mt. Meili. Cross the Tibetan border from Yanjing, then another 111km to Markham join the Sichuan Southern route to Lhasa.

Day1 - Arrive in Kunming City.

ActivitiesKunming City

MealsNo meal

HotelsKunming

ou'll begin your journey to the diverse and captivating province of Yunnan from the capital city, Kunming. Upon arrival at the Kunming International Airport, meet your local guide and transfer to the hotel.
You will take a leisurely stroll along the Green Lake, a charming area of teahouses and small boutiques selling handicrafts and beautiful local paintings. If time permits, you will have a Kunming city tour. Enjoy welcoming dinner of Yunnan Flavouring food with crossing Bridge Rice Noodle and Steam Pot Chicken/Qiguoji.
-- Kunming is the capital of southwest China's Yunnan province, a primarily agricultural province of 45 million. Kunming has a population of five million and is located in one of the world's most geographically, ethnically, biologically and linguistically diverse regions. Situated at 1,900 meters (6,233ft) above sea level and 25° north of the Equator it has a rather unique and pleasant climate for a Chinese city.

Day2 - Kunming - Dali

ActivitiesYiren Ancient Town,Dali Ancient Town, Dali Ancient City Wall, Foreigner Street, Three Pagodas of Chongsheng Monastery

MealsNo meal

HotelsDali

Drive from Kunming to Chuxiong City, visit Yiren Ancient Town and have lunch with Yi ethnic flavour.
 
Drive to Dali, visit Dali Ancient Town, Dali Ancient City Wall, Foreigner Street, Three Pagodas of Chongsheng Monastery.

Day3 - Dali-Lijiang

ActivitiesErhai Lake Cruise,Xizhou Ancient Town, Xizhou Morning Market,Zhoucheng Village and the Tie-dye Workshop, Lijiang Ancient Town

MealsNo meal

HotelsLijiang

Erhai Lake Cruise,Xizhou Ancient Town, Xizhou Morning Market,Zhoucheng Village and the Tie-dye Workshop, Lijiang Ancient Town
Three Pagodas of Chongsheng Monastery in Dali.

Day4 - Lijiang

ActivitiesBlack Dragon Pool, Dongba Culture Museum, Yuhu Village and Joseph Rock’s Exhibition,Lion Hill and Wangu Tower

MealsNo meal

HotelsLijiang

Black Dragon Pool, Dongba Culture Museum, Yuhu Village and Joseph Rock’s Exhibition,Lion Hill and Wangu Tower
Black Dragon Pool in Lijiang City.

Day5 - Lijiang-Shangrila

Activitiesthe First Bend of Yangtze River, Shigu Ancient Town, Stone Drum, Iron Chain Bridge, Tiger Leaping Gorge (the upper part)

MealsNo meal

HotelsShangrila

From Lijiang, you'll drive about 60KM to the First Bend on the Yangtze River with imposing gorge scenery, visit the Iron Chain Bridge,the Red Army's Long March Memorial Monument in the Shigu town. The town of Stone Drum got its name from a large, cylindrical, marble tablet shaped like a drum. The scenery is magnificent as the road running through the Lijiang valley which is filled with wheat fields and drying haystacks.
 
 
Optional Special Experience:the floating tour at First Bend of the Yangtze River
You will have an experience of the floating from the First Bend of the Yangtze River to Longpan Town, after one hour floating, meet the driver and trasfer to Tiger Leaping Gorge.
 
Visit the Tiger Leaping Gorge, the deepest gorge in the world. With 34 rapids of the Yangtze River, it is called the Jinsha in this area because you can find gold in the river. Afternoon, you'll head for Shangri La, the former Zhongdian which is welknown as the paradise destination for every tourist. Upon arrival in Shangri La, you will have entered the Tibetan cultural area and a landscape of barley fields and yaks scattered in the valleys. Walk around Dukezong Ancient Town, an important town of the Ancient Tea-horse Trade Caravan from Yunnan to Tibet and India.
 
 
 
-- Tiger Leaping Gorge is on the Jinsha River of the upper reaches of the Yangtze, located 105 kilometers south of Shangrila County. The gorge is 17 kilometers long with a drop of 213 meters. Tiger Leaping Gorge is divided into three sections: Upper, Middle and Lower Hutiao. At the narrowest spot the river is only 30 meters wide. The mouth of the gorge is 1,800 meters above sea level. The river is flanked by Yulong and Haba snow mountains, with a height difference of 3,900 meters. It is one of the deepest gorges in the world.

Day6 - Shangri-la - Deqin

ActivitiesBenzilan Town, Moon Bend of Yangtze River, Baimang Snow Mountain, 13 Pagodas, the sunset view of Meili Snow Mountain

MealsNo meal

HotelsDeqin

The trip kicks off from Zhongdian (3344m) - now optimistically renamed Shangri-La - home of the grand(iose?) Songzanlin monastery. This sprawling and, in historical terms, very key monastery was commissioned in 17c by DL5, and was the central monastery in the Gelukpa order’s south-eastern expansion. Since the retreat of the Tibetans from the Lijiang area in the 19c, Zhongdian (Tib. Gyalthang) has pretty much marked the south-eastern border of Kham Tibet in Yunnan. Up until a few yeas ago, it had the rough reputation of a classic frontier town - but now things have calmed down, and its markets and the old town make for a fruitful stroll.
 
 Leaving Zhongdian, after 2 hours trail reaches low-lying Benzilan (2240m), on the banks of the Yangtze, facing Sichuan on the opposite side. A Tibetan village, for centuries another important stop on the old trading route into Tibet. Makes for a good lunch stop/tea break. Between here and Deqin are a few monasteries, including Waterside monastery, Dongzhulin and Shusong nunnery (a much rarer animal indeed). The last two are both sub-monasteries of the huge Songzanlin in Zhongdian. The road climbs to heights of 4500m+, skirting the edge of the Baima Nature Reserve, before reaching Deqin (3480m) - the last stop before the TAR. It’s worth a walk around, and a fantastic hot pot to be had here. Or can by-pass the bright lights of Deqin and head 10 km further out to Feilai, the nearest viewing point from Deqin for the Meili snow mountain range. Once the site was marked by just a lot of prayer flag-covered ch?rtens and a little shop across the street; these days there are a few guesthouses and restaurants catering to those who want the possibility of waking up to a snow-covered mountain vista.
 
After 2 hours trail reaches Benzilan, on the banks of the Yangtze, facing Sichuan on the opposite side. A Tibetan village, for centuries another important stop on the old trading route into Tibet. Makes for a good lunch stop/tea break. Between here and Deqin are a few monasteries, including Waterside monastery, Dongzhulin monastery and Shusong nunnery (a much rarer animal indeed). The last two are both sub-monasteries of the huge Songzanlin in Zhongdian. The road climbs to heights of 4500m+, skirting the edge of the Baima Nature Reserve, before reaching Deqin (3480m), the last large town before the TAR. It’s worth a walk around, and a fantastic hot pot to be had here. Or can by-pass the bright lights of Deqin and head 10 km further out to Feilai, the nearest viewing point from Deqin for the Meili snow mountain range. Once the site was marked by just a lot of prayer flag-covered ch?rtens and a little shop across the street; these days there are a few guesthouses and restaurants catering to those who want the possibility of waking up to a snow-covered mountain vista. 

Day7 - Feilaisi - Yanjing

Activitiesthe sunrise view of Meili Snow Mountain, Mekong Grand Canyon, Mingyong Glacier,Yanjing Town

MealsNo meal

HotelsYanjing

Try to get up early in the morning, drive 10km to Feilai Monastery to view the magic sunrise of Meili Snow Mountain. Then drive another 1.5-hyour to Mingyong village, where you will walk on the trails for about 4km to the bottom of Mingyong Glaciers, walk another one hour or so, you will get to Tibetan Taizi Monastery-another good spot to view the magnificent Mingyong Glaciers. (You can choose to hire a horse to go up to the glacier on your own expense in order to save your energy.) After the tour, get back to Deqin County.
 
 
 
 If you are lucky enough to have a good weather, you could see the golden snow-covered Kawagebo peak (6,740m, the Peak of Mt. Meili. Then you travel along the north of Mekong River valley into Tibet. Once into Tibet, your first stop will be in the town of Yanjing, which was once the main source of salt for half of the Kham Tibetan area, which ranged from northwestern Sichuan down into Yunnan.
 
 
 
You will visit to the salt fields, followed by a stop at the hot springs, where each of us could pick your own natural hot bath overlooking the Mekong. Certainly the best way to relax your body for the adventure ahead!
Mingyong Glacier in Meili Snow Mountain,Yunnan.

Day8 - Yanjing-Mangkang-Zuogong

ActivitiesNujiang-Salween River,Yelashan Mountain(业拉山)at 4828M,Anjiula(安久拉山) Mountain (4468M),Ranwu Lake

MealsNo meal

Hotels

After lunch, you cross two high passes in this section of the drive, one at around 3,900 m(12,795 ft), the other is Dongdashan Mountain Pass at 5,008 m(16,430 ft).
 
Driving past local Tibetan houses scattered round the feet of snow-capped peaks, the expressions on innocent Tibetan girls would make you realize that you are one of the first foreign visitors to this isolated region.
 
 
 
From Yanjing:
 
Honglashan Mountain Nature Reserve
 
Honglashan Mountain(红拉山) Pass (4220M);
 
Mangkang County
 
Lawushan Mountain(拉乌山) Pass (4293M)
 
Cross Lancang-Mekong River from Zhuka Bridge,
 
Juebashan Mountain(觉巴山) Pass (3900M)
 
Dongdalashan(东达山) Mountain Pass (5008M)
 

Day9 - Zuogong –Ranwu

ActivitiesNujiang-Salween River,Yelashan Mountain(业拉山)at 4828M,Anjiula(安久拉山) Mountain (4468M),Ranwu Lake

MealsNo meal

HotelsRanwu

You will drive along the deep valleys of the Nu River (the Salween River), which is a long and tough journey, but your destination, the Ranwu Lake, is another Shangri-la, stay in the tent beside the Lake.
 
Drive 35KM to the old Zuogong, then drive along the Yuqu River to Kuatiantuo Bridge, continue the driving along Yuqu River to Bangda Grassland and Yelashan Mountain(业拉山)at 4828M. Cross the Nujiang-Salween River,you will visit the Hengduan Mountain Ranges and arriv eat Basu County. After lunch, continue the driving to Yuqu River and arrive in Anjiula(安久拉山) Mountain (4468M), arrive at Ranwu Lake in the late afternoon.

Day10 - Ranwu-Bomi

ActivitiesRanwo Lake,Gan Tso Lake, the Poto-chu Valley, Parlung Tsangpo Gorge

MealsNo meal

HotelsBomi

A rare morning which involves no driving! You have two options available: for those interested in a half day hike, your photographer/guide would take you onto a scenic half day hike; while those who'd rather opt for a half day of retreat would find this place ideal for relaxing, writing your travel notes and washing off the dust accumulated in the journey so far.
 
A drive of 129km would take us about 5 hours to Bomi, stay in the guesthouse.You will wander along the Poto-chu Valley at Tramog (2,743 m/8999 ft), located deep in the thickly forested gorge of Parlung Tsangpo with glacial waterfalls streaming from the mountainsides.You will go down several hundred meters in altitude as you reach the lowland jungle settlement of Tang-me where the Tsangpo and Parlung Tsangpo rivers meet. Stay in a guesthouse in Bomi.

Day11 - Bomi-Bayi

ActivitiesSerkhyem La Pass, Mount Gyala Pelri and Mount Namchak Barwa, Bayi Town

MealsNo meal

HotelsBayi

Drive across Serkhyem La Pass (4,515 m/14813 ft), the last major pass before reaching Lhasa, you will have spectacular views of Mount Gyala Pelri (7,150 m/23458 ft) and Mount Namchak Barwa (7,756 m/25446 ft). On the way to Nyingchi, you pass through Bayi, originally a military base, which has now become the capital of Nyingchi District.
 
North of Bayi, Bajie village lies on the edge of a primary dense forest with sacred cypress trees which are more than two thousand and five hundred years old. Around May, you would be able to see three to five-meter rhododendrons in full bloom. Stay in a 3 star hotel in Bayi.

Day12 - Bayi-Basongtso-GongbuJiangda

ActivitiesBasongtso Lake,Tsozogongba Monastery,Niyang River

MealsNo meal

HotelsGongbuJiangda

Visit Basongtso and Tsozogongba Monasteries. Stay in the hotel beside Basongtso lake.

Day13 - Gong

ActivitiesGongbuJiangda County,Taizhao Ancient Town, Niyang River, Milashan Mountain Pass, Lhasa City

MealsNo meal

HotelsGong

Drive from Gongbu Jiangda County to Lhasa City, visit Taizhao Ancient Town(太昭古城) and Bangjietang Grassland(邦杰唐草原). Drive along the Niyang River (the tributary of Yalung Zangpo River) to the Milashan (米拉山) Mountain Pass at 5013M. Arrive in Riduo Town which is famous for the largest hot spring resort in Tibet. Arrive in Lhasa City in the afternoon and be free to explore Lhasa City by your own.
 
--Lhasa, the capital of China's Tibet Autonomous Region, has a history of more than 1,300 years. It is the political, economic, cultural and transportation center of the region. With a population of 400,000, Lhasa covers an area of 30,000 square km, in which the downtown covers 544 square km and holds a population of 140,000. Tibetan ethnic group makes up 87 percent of the total population; the rest consists of Han, Hui and other ethnic groups.

Day14 - Lhasa

ActivitiesJokhang Temple, Barkor Street, the Potala Palace

MealsNo meal

HotelsLhasa

On this second day morning you will take an easy visit to Jokhang Temple. This temple is the most revered shrine in all of Tibet and is constantly bustling with devout worshippers. You will also be given the opportunity to shop in Barkor, the crowded central market of Lhasa. In the afternoon you will visit is Sera Monastery, a fifteenth century sprawl of golden roofs and whitewashed walls. This well preserved monastery is located just a few miles North of Lhasa and is home to several hundred monks. Its famous debating activities are happening 3-4pm quite regularly every day, so remind your guide not to miss it.
 
At last a trip to Tibet would not be complete without experiencing the vital Potala Palace. This palace is Lhasa's cardinal landmark and is a wonder of Eastern architecture. Your first site of this massive structure will be a magical moment remembered for years to come. It has been a palace since the fifth or sixth century and was once home to the Dalai Lama.

Day15 - Lhasa - Shigatse

ActivitiesYamdroktso Lake; Palkhor Monastery

MealsNo meal

HotelsShigatse

Yamdroktso Lake; Palkhor Monastery
Yamdrok Tso Lake in Langkazi County,Tibet

Day16 - Shigatse - Shegar - Rongphu Monastery

ActivitiesTashilumpo Monastery,Rongbu Monastery, Mt.Everest

MealsNo meal

HotelsRongphu

Drive westwards the Friendship way to Tingri. On the way you will pass the checking point with your TTB permit, travel permit and passport, and purchase the entrance of Everest Base Camp. 
There is about 90km bumpy road from Tingri to Rongpuk, road is under construction. From Tingri to E.B.C with the very rough road, pass the wild grassland, cross the rapids river and high mountains. If it is in clear whether, you can have a glimpse of 4 mountains which is 8000m high or more, such as: Mt. Lhotse(8516m),Mt. Everes(8848m), Mt. Qowowuyag(8201m),Mt Mayalu(8463m).

Day17 - Evrest Base Camp-Shegar -Shigatse

ActivitiesMt.Everest Base Camp,

MealsNo meal

HotelsShigatse

Early in the moring to see the sunrise from Rongphu then to view Mt. Everest. It is fabulous and splendid.After walking arrive the place get on the local bus then use half of an hour arrive at Everest Base camp ( Or you also can trekking to Base Camp around 1.5-2 hours one way. It's interesting and much more warm, but hard to breath). Hiking up to the top of the photo point to take pictures of the splendid- Mt. Everest. Then late in the afternoon around 13:00 go down from E.B.C back to Tingri by friend-ship highway back to Shigaste.

Day18 - Departure from Shigatse

ActivitiesDeparture.

MealsNo meal

Hotels

We spend about 4 hours to drive back to Lhasa from Shigatse, on the way, we will visit the largest Monastery in west Tibet, the Tashilunpo monastery, as the last but famous historic sites for your Tibet tour. Tashilunpo monastery is one of the the six great Gelukpa institutions and was founded in 1447 by a disciple of Tsongkapa, Genden drup who was first dalai lama. Jamkhang Chenmo, containing the world's largest gilded copper image(26m high) of future god Jampa.
 
Drive along the Friend-ship Highway to the Gonggar Airport and take the lfight for returning.

 7-day Treks

Brief Introduction: Lijiang – An amazingly prosperous ancient town, with lots of quaint surrounding villages full of adventure .When you arrive in Yuhu village, at the foot of Jade dragon Snow Mountain, you will reach the former residence of Joseph Rock the American scholar and Botanist, you can then begin to understand why he said: 

The Tiger leaping gorge trail is still a classic and one of the most brilliant trails in the world. Although we never know how long it will last since the authority is preparing to build a train rail. Let’s us enjoy this trail before it’s gone.

Haba village is discovered recently by trekkers, it is not only under the beautiful Haba snow mountain, but also it is amazing of 5 different ethnic tribe living harmony together,includes:Yi,Naxi,Muslin,Tibetan as well as Han.

7-Day Romantic Yunnan Trekking

Starts from 5,832 RMB per person

 

 

7-day Treks

Brief Introduction: Lijiang – An amazingly prosperous ancient town, with lots of quaint surrounding villages full of adventure .When you arrive in Yuhu village, at the foot of Jade dragon Snow Mountain, you will reach the former residence of Joseph Rock the American scholar and Botanist, you can then begin to understand why he said: 

The Tiger leaping gorge trail is still a classic and one of the most brilliant trails in the world. Although we never know how long it will last since the authority is preparing to build a train rail. Let’s us enjoy this trail before it’s gone.

Haba village is discovered recently by trekkers, it is not only under the beautiful Haba snow mountain, but also it is amazing of 5 different ethnic tribe living harmony together,includes:Yi,Naxi,Muslin,Tibetan as well as Han.

12 Days Three Parallel Rivers Circle Adventure with Tiger Leaping Gorge and Yubeng Village Trekking Tour

Destination:Lijiang-Tiger Leaping Gorge-Shangrila-Feilaisi-Meili Snow Mountain-Yubeng-Cizhong-Tacheng-Shigu-Lijiang
Tour Type:Private Tour
Tour Code:705
Highlights: Originating in the Tanggula Mountain on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, the Jinsha River, Lancang River and Nu River flow parallel along the Hengduan Mountains for several hundred kilometers. It is a very rare phenomenon that the shortest distance between the Lancang River and Jinsha River is only 66 kilometers (about 41 miles) and between the Lancang River and Nu River the distance is less than 19 kilometers (about 12 miles). Interestingly, their entrances to different seas are thousands of kilometers away.

Day1 - Arrive in Lijiang

ActivitiesArrive in Lijiang,guide and driver transfer to the hotel

MealsNo meal

Hotels

Arrive in Lijiang,our guide and driver transfer you to the hotel .

Day2 - Lijiang

ActivitiesJade Dragon Snow Mountain ,Spruce Meadow ,Baisha Village

MealsBreakfast,Lunch

Hotels

 

Enjoy the sunrise of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and Lijiang Ancient Town in the morning, drive about 30KM to Ganhaizi Meadow(3100M), you will take the sightseeig bus for a short visiting through the Baishuihe River, take the chairlift up to visit Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. The cableway will be arranged according to the condition of the mountain. You will hike around1 hours in the original forest in Spruce Meadow (3200M).

After lunch, you you'll visit Yuhu Village and the Former Residence of Joseph Rock who was an Austria-American botanist and explorer, lived in Yuhu village and other places in that region from 1922 to 1949. He was also a naturalist and Photographer, and the first foreign scholar to introduce Lijiang ethnic culture to the western world.

 

Visit Yufeng Monastery, located at the southern foot of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, stands about 13 kilometers to the north of Lijiang City. Yufeng Temple is one of the Scarlet Sect lamaseries in Lijiang. The beautiful sceneries around Yufeng Temple are special gifts from the deity. The temple backs onto a snow mountain and faces a meadow. It is surrounded by the flourishing forest and a never-dried river. All this makes it a really good place to visit.

 

Stroll through Baisha Old Town, which is an enchanting traditional Naxi style old town.  Visit the Baisha Mural about 600 years old, which is one part of the World Cultural Heritage by the UNESCO 1997.

 

Day3 - Lijiang-Middle Tiger Leaping Gorge

ActivitiesTiger Leaping Gorge

MealsBreakfast,Lunch

Hotels

At 6:00, drive to Qiaotou Town, it takes 2 hours on the trip.  Tiger Leaping Gorge hike tour is one of the most beautiful trekking tour of Yunnan Province. Your hiking trip starts from Qiaotou.About two hours trekking in the upper Tiger Leaping Gorge, you will arrive at Naxi Family and have lunch there.It is easy trekking from Qiaotou to Naxi Family, but beautiful scenery.
 
After lunch, a trekking from Naxi Family to 28 zigzagging turns will be a challenge for you .From the top of "28 turns" on the high path further uphill to a place of altitude above 3000m, you can have a view of the panorama of the entire Gorge.  The go pass Tea Horse Guest House (5 hours) and arrive at Halfway Guesthouse (2500m) to finish today's trekking. The total trekking route is 26 km, and it takes about 6-8 hours.
 

Day4 - Middle Tiger Leaping Gorge-Baishuitai-Shangrila

ActivitiesBashuitai Terrace,Shangrila Old Town

MealsBreakfast,Lunch

Hotels

In the early morning, continue hiking to Tina's Inn (2 hours) after another hour walking down the steep cliff to the bank of Jinsha River to the Middle Gorge (Middle Hutiao or Middle Rapids), worship the dangerours shoal of "Starriness", it is the most narrow part of the gorge, where a tiger can easily jump over the Jinsha River.Drive to Baishuitai to see the beautiful terrace,then drive to Shangrila .After arrive Shangrila ,you`ll visit Shangrila old town and Guishan park.

Day5 - Shangrila

ActivitiesSongzanlin monastery ,Pudacuo National Park ,Napa Lake

MealsBreakfast,Lunch

Hotels

 

In the morning, visit the Ganden Sumtseling Monastery, the largest Tibetan monastery in Yunnan. Songzanlin Monastery has another alias - 'the little Potala Palace ', so named because the whole monastery is in the traditional style with mysterious atmosphere.

 

And afterwards you'll visit the tranquil Bita Lake & Shudu Lake in Pudacuo National Park Pudacuo National Park is located in one of the most biologically-diverse regions of the world. While the region comprises only 0.7 percent of China's land area, it contains more than 20 percent of the country's plant species, about one-third of its mammal and bird species and almost 100 endangered species.
Visit Dabao Monastery on the way back from Pudacuo National Park. Drive around Napahai Lake and visit some Tibetan villages and families. 

 

Day6 - Shangrila-Benzilan-Feilaisi

ActivitiesBenzilan Town, Dongzhulin Monastery

MealsBreakfast,Lunch

Hotels

On the first day, we drive toward Feilaisi (5-6 hours, including lunch and stops); en route, over you will be able to see The First curved of YangTse River, Which looks like a flying dragon down the wast and deep valley of Wakha region. we have a local lunch in Benzilan Town; visit Dongzhulin Monastery-a Gelupa sect; we drive through the Baima Snow Mountain range and through Deqin Town; arrive and overnight in Feilaisi.

Day7 - Feilaisi-Yubeng Village

ActivitiesTrek in Yubeng Village

MealsBreakfast,Lunch

Hotels

Early in the morning , we could enjoy the golden mountain ,on top of which the sunrise touches its snow capped peak. weather permitting; after breakfast, we drive along Mekong River to reach trail head; we hike up to and over a mountain pass to Yubeng, with picnic lunch (5-7 hours, with several steep sections); we arrive in Yubeng village; dinner in a traditional Tibetan living room, followed by lively singing and dancing with local villagers; overnight in Yubeng.

Day8 - Yubeng Village

ActivitiesTrek in Yubeng Village

MealsBreakfast,Lunch

Hotels

Today we enjoy breakfast with breathtaking views of Mt. Kawagebo, if weather permits. We then hike to Yubeng waterfall and enjoy picnic lunch on the way (5-6 hours roundtrip, steep hike); we visit sacred sites, such as the local Tibetan Buddhist temple; return to village; in late afternoon, sip traditional Dri( a female YAK) butter tea with a farmer in Upper Yubeng village, while chatting about local life.

Day9 - Yubeng Village-Ninong-Cizhong

ActivitiesTrek along the Ninong Grand Canyon

MealsBreakfast,Lunch

Hotels

Trek along the Ninong Grand Canyon from Yubeng Village to Mekong River,then drive to Cizhong .

Day10 - Cizhong-Weixi-Tacheng

ActivitiesCatholic church in Cizhong

MealsBreakfast,Lunch

Hotels

Visit Cizhong Catholic church and the villages around ,drive to Tacheng .

 

 

Day11 - Tacheng-Shigu-Lijiang

ActivitiesShigu Town ,Lijiang old town

MealsBreakfast,Lunch

Hotels

 

In the morning explore  wild Yunnan golden monkeys, one of the most endangered primates in China.Then drive to Shigu town ,visit the first bend of Yangze river ,Stone Drum,then drive to Lijiang .

Visit Lijiang old town.which is perfectly adapted to the uneven topography of this key commercial and strategic site, has retained a historic townscape of high quality and authenticity. Its architecture is noteworthy for the blending of elements from several cultures that have come together over many centuries. Lijiang also possesses an ancient water-supply system of great complexity and ingenuity that still functions effectively today.

 


 

 

 

 

Day12 - Departure from Lijiang

ActivitiesDeparture from Lijiang

MealsBreakfast,Lunch

Hotels

Departure from Lijiang,see you off in the airport .

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