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4-Day Yunan Private Tour of Shangri-la to Yubeng Village

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With our 4-day trip to the North part of Yunan, We will ahead to a region with magnificent natural scenery and diverse folk customs. Hidden in the forests and Snow Mountains on the border of Tibet (Xizang Autonomous Region) and Yunnan Province, there is a secluded Tibetan village, namely Yubeng, which is praised as the incomparable escape under Snow Mountains.The trekking route there is even praised as One of China’s Top 10 Hiking Routes. Thanks to its pure landscapes full of jaw-dropping snow mountain, alpine lake, waterfall forest and glaciers, and the charming and authentic farming lifestyle, Yubeng Village has also long been reputed as “The Epitome of Shangri-La”. Start your North Yunan Tour with us and enjoy the best of our hometown.

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Day 1Shangri-La - Deqin - Yubeng

Attractions and activities:  The Big Bend of the Jinsha River, Dongzhulin Monastery, Feilai Lamasery
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Yubeng

Drive for about 4 hours from Shangri-La to reach Deqin. Enjoy the Tibetan Plateau scenery along the way. Stop at a platform for a great view of the Big Bend of the Jinsha River, which is what the Yangtze River is called in Yunnan. Then continue on to visit Dongzhulin Monastery, which is on the side of a mountain. Stop again to head up to Wunongding Viewing Platform for the classic panoramic view of the Meili Snow Mountains. Visit Feilai Lamasery, which also faces the peaks of the Meili Snow Mountains. From Feilai Lamasery we drive to Xidang Village and then change to an SUV to get to Yubeng Village. The SUV ride is about 1 hour.

Day 2Yubeng

Attractions and activities: Xiaonong Base Camp, Hiking to Ice Lake
Hotel: Overnight in Yubeng
Meals: Not included

On the first day of the hiking, you will visit Ice Lake at an altitude of 3,800 m (12,000 ft).

Starting from Yubeng Village, you will hike through dense primordial forest to Xiaonong Base Camp, used by the ill-fated China-Japan Mountaineering Team in 1991. Have a rest in the base camp and then continue hiking for another 1½ hours to Ice Lake. The blue lake surrounded by snowy peaks is so pure and peaceful.

Return by the same path to Yubeng. The hiking distance on this day is about 16 km (10 miles) with an ascent of 900 m (3,000 ft).

Day 3Yubeng

Attractions and activities: The holy waterfall, Hiking to lower Yubeng
Meal: Not included
Hotel: Overnight in Yubeng

Hike from Upper Yubeng Village to Lower Yubeng in the morning. Then continue through a forest to the holy waterfall. Prayer flags hang in throngs near the waterfall showing the reverence of the local Tibetan people.

Take the same way back to Yubeng Village and stay overnight there. The hiking distance on this day is about 14 km (9 miles) with an ascent of 560 m (1,800 ft) and a descent of 630 m (2,100 ft)

Day 4Yubeng - Shangri-la Departure

Attractions and activities: Ninong Canyon, Ninong Village
Meal: Not included
Hotel: No

Say goodbye to Yubeng Village and hike along the spectacular Ninong Canyon to Ninong Village. Your driver will pick you up there and transfer you to Shangri-La city or the airport.

The hiking distance on this day is about 13 km (8 miles) with a descent of 950 m (3,100 ft)

Price Includes

  • Local transportation with private vehicle & skilled driver;
  • Experienced tour guide
  • Entrance fees as listed in the program
  • 1 night accommodation(3 or 4 or 5-star depends on yourself)
  • Pick-up and send-off services at the beginning/end of the tour
  • 2 bottles of mineral water per person per day

Price Excludes

  • Meals
  • Gratuities(optional)
  • Any optional programs/activities
  • Any services not mentioned