9 Day China Yunnan Cycling
Tour: Kunming, Lijiang, Tiger-Leaping Gorge
Tour Code: SYN_10
Best Season: Mar.
Apr. May. Jun. Sep. Oct. Nov.
Upon arrival in Kunming, you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel for check-in.
Visit the Bamboo Monastery.
Monastery: A Tang Dynasty (618-907 A.D.)
temple known for its Arhat statues, is the
most famous of Kunming's temples. The present
Bamboo temple was rebuilt in the Guangxu
Era (1833 to 1890).
- Lijiang (Breakfast
Take morning flight
to Lijiang. Visit the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain,
the Baisha Murals, the Ancient Shuhe Village
of Naxi people. In the afternoon, visit
Dragon Snow Mountain: The much famed
mountain is situated some 15 km. north
of Lijiang County, with thirteen peaks
resembling jade pillars holding the sky,
it stands majestically on the east side
of the Jinshajiang River. The main peak,
Mount Fan (Shanzifeng), is 5,596 m. above
sea level, and is annually snowcapped.
Baisha Murals: Lijiang's murals are
works of the Ming Dynasty, chiefly created
from the Hongwu to the Wanli eras. They
were originally distributed among the
Juexiansi Temple and twelve others, nine
of which fell to ruins. The remaining
four temples have altogether 55 murals,
with a total area of 139.22 sq. m.
people: Naxi literature is rich in
form and content. Besides works by Naxi
scholars and writers, there is a repository
of oral folk literature.
Ancient Town: The county town of Lijiang
is also called Dayanzhen, famous for its
scientific architectural layout. Crisscrossed
by crystal-clear rivers and meandering
cobbled streets, it has a high research
value and is a treasure in the field of
urban construction in China.
- Tiger-leaping Gorge - Walnut Grove
Drive to Qiaotou
Town, which is the entrance to the Tiger-leaping
Gorge. Start cycling into the gorge, the
road is not paved, the altitude is about
2000 m above see level, you will bike about
12 km to Walnut Grove which is a tranquil
village in the middle part of the gorge,
overnight in Woody's House.
Leaping Gorge: One of the longest, deepest
and narrowest gorges in the world.
Grove - Haba village
Cycle about 20 km
to Haba village, out of the gorge, the road
start going up. Stay at Snow Sea Hostel.
- Sanba village - Shangri-la
Cycle about 18 km
to Sanba village, visit the White
Water Terrace, the sacred land of Naxi
Dongba Culture. Your driver will pick you
up and drive to Shangri-la (Zhongdian),
the gateway to Tibet. Shangri-la has only
been opened to tourists since 1992. Experience
authentic Tibetan culture in this mountainous
region. Overnight in Shangri-la (3300 m
above sea level).
- Wongshui village
Today is a tough
day, you will ride about 105 km to Wongshui
village which is 3700 m above sea level,
on the way, the road will go through a mountain
pass which is 4300 m high. But the scenery
is very beautiful. Now you know why this
Tibetan area is called Shangri-la. Stay
with a Tibetan family.
village - Shangri-la Birang Canyon - Shangri-la
Trek about 6 km into
Birang Canyon, sightseeing in the canyon,
the scenery here is very close to the Moon
Canyan described in the famous book "The
Lost Horison". After having lunch in a Tibetan
family, trek out the canyon and drive back
Cycle about 8 km to a beautiful
alpine lake, Napahai
Lake, in the morning, the lake is a nature
reserve for birds, especially the black-necked
crane. After lunch, Visit Songzanlin
Monastery, where the Yellow Hat School of
Tibetan Buddhism is practiced. This large center,
base for 1200 monks before the destruction of
Tibet in the 1950s, is experiencing a significant
rebirth. Overnight in Zhongdian.
Shangri-la - Kunming
Take morning flight
to Kunming. Tour to the Dragon Gate in
Western Hills, then visit Bird & Flower
market. Transfer to Kunming airport to connect with your onward flight.
Hills: Located at the west bank of
Lake, is set in mountains well covered
by evergreen woods and filled with sweet
songs by lovely birds, perfect for hiking.
Dragon Gate consists of the Sanqing Temple
Complex and the Dragon Gate Grotto Complex.
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Shangri-la Cycling tour
Biking in Shangri-la
Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
Black Dragon Pool
Lijiang Ancient Town
Tiger Leaping Gorge
First bend Yangtze River