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7-Day Yunan Trekking Tour of Yubeng Village Include Lijiang and Shangri-la

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Overview:

With our7-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.

 

 

 

 

Tour Code

YN7D6N-FJF-182

Duration

7 Days/6 Nights
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Itinerary

Day 1Lijiang Arrival

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

Upon your arrival at Lijiang airport / train station, the local tour guide will pick you up from the exit gate by holding a welcome board with your name and transfer to downtown hotel for check-in. Free and easy on your arrangement for rest of the day.

Day 2Lijiang - Feilaisi

Attractions: 1st Bend of Yangtze River View Platform, Jinsha River Moon Bay, Feilaisi, Meili Snow Mountain
Meal: Not included
Hotel: Overnight in Feilaisi

After breakfast, we will start to drive towards Shangrila. After about 1.5 hrs’ drive, we will reach the 1st Bend of Yangtze River View Platform. Later we will drive along G214 and have a far view of the Haba Mountain and Yulong Snow Mountain (Jade Dragon Snow Mountain). At about 13:30 pm, we will reach the Jinsha River Moon Bay, which is the boundary between Sichuan and Yunnan. This is different from the First Bend of Yangtze River. The bend in Shigu Town changes the flow direction of the Yangtze River but in Benzilan, the Moon Bay is just a grand bend between the mountains with an impressive scenery.

Afterwards, we will keep driving to Feilaisi. Generally speaking, we will reach Feilaisi at abbout 17:00 pm, which is the best time to enjoy the sunset of Meili Snow Mountain from the Sightseeing Platform, where you can see the 13 white pagodas meaning of the 13 peaks of Meili Snow Mountain over 6,000 meters (19,685 feet) above sea level, known as the “Prince’s 13 peaks”.

Day 3Feilaisi - Yubeng Village

Attractions: The Sunrise over The Meili Snow Mountains, Lancang River Grand Canyon, Nanzong Pass
Meal: Not included
Hotel: Overnight in Yubeng Village

Get up in time to see the sunrise over the Meili Snow Mountains. Drive along the Lancang River Grand Canyon for another 1.5 hrs to Xidang Village where you will begin your hike to Yubeng Village. Today’s hike will be strenuous – we will climb from 2500m  to over 3700m at the Nanzong Pass – passing through beautiful, pristine alpine forest. (Total distance for the day: 17 km , 6 hours) Stay overnight at a guesthouse in Yubeng.

Note: If due to weather or road condition, we may choose to enter Yubeng via Ninong.

Day 4Yubeng Village

Attractions: Xiaonong Base Camp, Ice Lake, The Sunset of Kawagebo Peak.
Meal: Not included
Hotel: Overnight in Yubeng Village

After breakfast, we will trek for about 2 hrs to cross the Nazongla Pass and after through a primary forest, we will reach the Xiaonong Base Camp built jointly by Chinese and Japanese Mountaineering Team. After lunch, we will continue to trek for about 1.5 hrs to reach the Ice Lake (3800m), which is located at the foot of the glacier. Trek down back to Yubeng Village in the late afternoon and enjoy the sunset of Kawagebo Peak.

Day 5Yubeng Village

Attractions: Yubeng River, The Sacred Waterfall 
Meal: Not included
Hotel: Overnight in Yubeng Village

If the weather is good, we’ll wake up to a clear view of the Mt. Kawagebo glacier. After breakfast we will hike via Yubeng River to the Sacred Waterfall (7 km), from which Yubeng’s name originated. Buddhists coming to this area on pilgrimmages circumambulate the waterfall 13 times with the belief that this act will set them free from all sins from this life. In the early afternoon we’ll walk back to Yubeng Village where we’ll rest up for the long hike the next day.

Day 6Yubeng Village - Shangri-la

Attractions: Ninong Grand Canyon, Baima Snow Mountain Pass
Meal: Not included
Hotel: Overnight in Shangri-la 

In the morning, we will follow the Ninong Grand Canyon down to the Diqin for lunch. After another 1 hr, we will reach the Baima Snow Mountain Pass (4292m), where you will have a nice bird view. Driving all the way back to Shangrila.

Tonight, we have a Tibetan dinner together to celebrate the success of this trekking trip! Let’s enjoy the dance party!

Note: If we come across landslide, we will hike back via Xidang Village.

Day 7Shangri-la - Lijiang - Departure

Attractions: Dukezong Ancient Town
Meal: Not included
Hotel: Not included

Today after breakfast, we will proceed to the famous Dukezong Ancient Town. The authentic Tibetan dwellings in Dukezong, gilded prayer halls and pagodas, and lanterns of various shapes lighting the way along narrow, winding lanes are permeated with the grace as well as the mystique of antiquity that enchants visitors the moment they set foot in it. Dukezong was a key stop on the Ancient Tea-horse Road and a focal point for Han-Tibetan exchanges. It is the largest and best-preserved Tibetan city among China 147 Tibetan counties. It is also site of the largest ancient Tibetan community. Later drive via Xiaozhongdian and all the way back to Lijiang. Tour ends.

Note: You are suggested to book the flight after 19:00.

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