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7-Day Yunan Private Tour of Lijiang, Shaxi Ancient Town and Shangri-la Includes Trekking

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Overview:

With our 7-day trip to Yunan, We will hike through the most magnificent gorge in China, enjoy a Moderate hike along the Ancient Tea Horse Road,and discover the Mystery of Prayer flags at Songzanlin Monastery.In these places, we will experience yunnan’s geological wonders and ethnic characteristics. Start your North Yunan Tour with us and enjoy the best of our hometown.

 

Tour Code

YN7D6N-SJB-749

Duration

7 Days/6 Nights
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Itinerary

Day 1Lijiang Arrival

Attractions: No
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Lijiang

Transfer from the airport to the hotel is your own arrangement. Enjoy your free time to explore the Lijiang Old Town. 

 

Day 2Lijiang - Shaxi Ancient Town

Attractions: Shaxi Old Town
Meal: Not included
Hotel: Overnight in Lijiang

After breakfast, your guide will meet you in the hotel lobby and take you to Shaxi Old Town, the last remaining market town on the Ancient Tea Horse Road.

Visit a private museum about Tea Horse Road trade caravans. you will see a lot of caravan paraphernalia that once traveled the Tea Horse Road, such as bells, saddles, horsewhips, and some other things you might have never seen before.

Enjoy a short hike (2.5 miles) from Sideng Street. Cross the Yujin Bridge and walk along the Heihui River to the north where you can enjoy the peaceful countryside. If you stop at Beilong village, you will be surprised that there is a beautiful bookstore. The building used to be a factory of processing crops.

When you get to the Duanjiaden village, you can find a well-maintained traditional stage with a history of more than 150 years. 

 

Day 3Lijiang

Attractions: Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Blue Moon Valley, Village of the Naxi people
Meal: Not included
Hotel: Overnight in Lijiang

Head to the holy mountain of the Naxi people — Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. Take the cable car up and look out over the stunning and varied natural beauty with spruces, meadows, pines, and clouds.

You will have a chance to stroll around Blue Moon Valley and enjoy a clean blue pool.

In the afternoon, visit a Village of the Naxi people. It is a great chance to learn more about Naxi people and their history and culture. 

Day 4Lijiang

Attractions: Tiger Leaping Gorge, Jinsha River Valley
Meal: Not included
Hotel: Overnight in Tiger Leaping Gorge

On day 1 of your TLG trek, you will hike 15 km (10 miles), which takes approximately 5 hours.

In the morning, drive from Lijiang to Qiaotou Town, the entrance to Tiger Leaping Gorge. Hike about 2 hours up the steep 28 Bends and enjoy the remarkable view there.

After another 2–3 hours on the trail, you will arrive at Halfway Guesthouse. Admire spectacular views of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and the narrow Jinsha River Valley.

Day 5Lijiang - Shangri-la

Attractions:  Impressive Waterfal, the Middle of Tiger Leaping Gorge
Meal: Not included
Hotel: Overnight in Shangri-la

On day 2 of your trek, get up early and hike down to Tina’s Guesthouse. It will take around 2 hours. Don’t miss the impressive waterfall and canyons on the way.

If you still have energy, you can walk down the steep cliff to reach the bank of the Jinsha River and the middle of Tiger Leaping Gorge. The round trip takes about 2 hours.

Meet your driver and continue your journey to Shangri-La.

Day 6Shangri-la

Attractions: Songzanlin Lamasery, Shangri-La Old Town
Meal: Not included
Hotel: Overnight in Shangri-la 

In the morning, explore the largest Tibetan Buddhist lamasery in Yunnan —  Songzanlin Lamasery, which is also known as the ‘Little Potala Palace. Then follow your guide into a lama’s dormitory. It is a great chance to find out more about their devout lifestyle and religion. 

Finally, experience a Tibetan ceremony of blessing, and see how Tibetans pray on the hill behind Songzanlin Monastery.

Pay a visit to Shangri-La Old Town in the afternoon. Slow down your steps and feel the holy religious atmosphere.

Don’t miss the Tibetan dancing in the central square in the evening.

Day 7Shangri-la - Departure

Attractions: No
Meal: Not included
Hotel: Not included

Say goodbye to the amazing Yunnan. Airport transfer will be your own arrangement. We wish you a safe journey home!

Price Includes

  • Local transportation with private vehicle and skilled driver
  • Experienced tour guide
  • Entrance fees as listed in the program
  • 6 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

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