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7-Day Yunnan Shangri-La and Yubeng Village Hiking Tour

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Yubeng has been rated as the No.1 hiking destination by Chinese Netizens.
However, it has been popular among Westerners since the 90s. Our local Tibetan guides know how to explore this place the most! 



Tour Code



7 Days/6 Nights

Day 1Shangri-La Arrival

Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Shangri-La 

Arrive in Shangri-La Airport and make your own way to your hotel for a good rest. 

Day 2Shangri-La

Attractions: Songzanlin Lamasery, Napa Lake, Tibetan Family Visit
Meal: Not included
Hotel: Overnight in Shangri-La

Visit the largest Tibetan Buddhist Lamasery in Yunnan Province — Songzanlin Lamasery. You may appreciate the splendid architecture as you ascend to the entrance. Then be embraced by the holy atmosphere of Tibetan Buddhism as you enter the hall with huge Buddha statues and colorful murals.

Then visit Napa Lake, a lake in the depths of the Yila Grassland. The mirror-like lake lies peacefully in the vast highland prairie. 

Finish the day with a visit to a Tibetan Family. You may be welcomed with Tibetan tea and snacks.

Join in local people’s dance in the square of the old town. 

Day 3Shangri-La – Deqin – Yubeng

Attractions: 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 get to Yubeng Village.


Day 4Yubeng Village - Hiking to Ice Lake - Yubeng Village

Attractions: Xiaonong Base Camp, Ice Lake
Meal: Not included
Hotel: Overnight in Yubeng

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 5Yubeng Village - Hiking to Holy Waterfall - Yubeng Village

Attractions: Holy Waterfall
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 6Yubeng Village - Hiking to Ninong Canyon - Shangri-La

Attractions: Ninong Canyon
Meal: Not included
Hotel: Overnight in Shangrila

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.

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

Day 7Shangri-la - Departure

Attractions: No
Meal: Not included
Hotel: Not included

Today is free for you until your tour guide and driver escort you to the airport in time for the scheduled flight to other destination. Tour ends.

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