Yunnan Province is one of the most alluring hiking destinations in China. Our unique hiking route starts from Lijiang, we will hike the extensive Tiger Leaping Gorge and then drive to the Tibetan town of Shangri-la. From there we head off into the incredible Meili Snow Mountains where we start our trek. Our trek will take you into an incredibly stunning area of ancient forest, lush flowering valleys, dramatic glaciers and secluded Tibetan monasteries.
Tour Code: YN11,
Duration: 6 days
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Day 1 Lijiang – Tiger Leaping Gorge – Shangri-La (200 km)
Start your trip from Lijiang Old Town. Enjoy the beautiful village scenery on the way and feel the beauty of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain from different angles. Arrive at Tiger Leaping Gorge. In the afternoon begin our first trek at Tiger Leaping Gorge, today`s hiking will take about 3 hours. Then drive to Shangri-la. (Lunch, Dinner)
Day 2 Shangri-La – Ganden Sumtseling Monastery – Napa Lake – Moon Bay – Baima Snow Mountain Pass- Flying Temple (180 km)
After breakfast, visit a Tibetan Buddhist monastery – Ganden Sumtseling Monastery. Then you will pay a visit to a local Tibetan family. After that We will spend some time in Napa Lake, then drive to Bailan Tibetan town for lunch. Go ahead and cross the Baima Snow Mountain Pass (4,292 meters above sea level) and see the thirteen White Tower of Meili Snow Mountain, finally we will arrive at the Flying Temple. (Breakfast, Lunch,Dinner）
Day 3 Flying Temple -Xidang Village – Upper Yubeng Village (6 hours hiking)
After breakfast, enjoy the fantastic view of Daylight Over Golden Mountain at Flying Temple. Then drive to Xidang Hot Springs and start your 6 hours hiking trip to Yubeng Village. You will travel through the primeval forest, and pass Zongya Pass (3,900 above sea level) and reach Upper Yubeng Village. Yubeng is a beautiful place at the foot of Meili Snow Mountain. Overnight in the village.
Day 4 Upper Yubeng Village -Xiaonong Base Camp – Binghu Lake – Upper Yubeng village (about 6 hours hiking)
After breakfast, depart from the accommodation place and pass by a forest meadow, and hike through high-altitude forests. After three hours we will arrive at Xiaonong Base Camp (3,900 above sea level). After some rest continue hiking to Binghu Lake (4,100m above sea level). Then back to Upper Yubeng Village.
Day 5: Upper Yuben village – Lower Yuben Village – Xidang Village – Flying Temple
Get up early and hike to Lower Yuben Village then walk to Sacred Waterfall. In Tibetan`s mind, it is a sacred place to purify sprit. Then walk back to Xidang Village and drive to Flying Temple.
Day 6 Flying Temple – Shangri-la – Lashi Lake – Lijiang (380 km)
After breakfast, enjoy the fantastic view of Daylight Over Golden Mountain at Flying Temple. Then drive back to Lijiang. On the way you will pass by Napa Lake and enjoy sunset at Lashi Lake. When back to Lijiang, treat yourself to a good dinner in a nice restaurant and enjoy your time at bar street. (Breakfast, Lunch)
A. Hotel rooms (twin share basis)
B. Entrance fees
C. Private English-speaking tour guide
D. Luggage transfers between train and hotels
E. Private driver and private car for private transfers & sightseeing
F. Meals mentioned in the itinerary
A. Air tickets and tax
B. Visa fees.
C. Tips to guides or drivers.
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