Upon arrival in Kunming, you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel for check-in. Visit the Bamboo
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).
- Shangri-la (Breakfast
Take morning flight to Shangri-la, our guide
will meet you at airport and transfer to
hotel in downtown area then tour to the
Songzanlin Lama Temple.
Lama Temple: A typical Lama monastery.
Located at the foot of Mt. Foping, four
kilometers north of Zhongdian County, a
monastery was first built here in 1679 and
has been rebuilt many times.
- Hongxing (Breakfast
+ Lunch + Dinner)
After breakfast, drive 4 hours to a big
Tibetan village - Luoji. After lunch, start
the trekking tour with horses. Today, you
will trek about 10 km from Luoji to another
Tibetan village - Hongxing, following the
Niru river valley path. The trekking will
take about 5 hours. have dinner in local
villager's house in Hongxing, or camping.
- Niru (Breakfast
+ Lunch + Dinner)
Trek from Hongxing to another Tibetan village
- Niru, following the Niru river valley
path. The trekking distance is 9 km which
takes about 4 hours. Have a late lunch in
Niru village upon arrival. Visit the Niru
village elementary school, after dinner,
have a bon-fire party with the Tibetan villagers
and the students. Stay in local villager¡¯s
house or camping.
Shudu Lake (Breakfast
+ Lunch + Dinner)
Trek about 12 km from Niru to Shudu Lake, the
trekking trip takes about 6 hours, have picnic
lunch on the way. Set up Camp by the lake. Enjoy
a bon-fire at night. Camping.
Lake: The lake is known for its clear
water, and the peaceful environment of the
area around here. The lake abounds in unique
species of fish, with double lips and a
golden color. Bordering the lake is one
of the best grazing fields in Zhongdian.
- Shangri-la - Lijiang (Breakfast
Drive from Shudu Lake to the Natural Bridge
Hot Spring to have a good bath, then drive
to Shangri-la to have lunch, in the afternoon,
drive 4 hours to Lijiang, dinner is arranged
by yourselves in Lijiang Ancient Town.
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
Visit the Jade Dragon Snow
Mountain, the Baisha Murals and the Ancient
Shuhe Village of Naxi People.
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.
- Kunming - Departure (Breakfast
Take morning flight
to Kunming. City tour, visit Bird &
Flower market. Transfer to Kunming airport to connect with your onward flight.
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