• 10 Days Remote Yunnan - Seeking the True Shangri-la

    Access untamed corners of Yunnan, all presenting contrasting experiences and scenes! Indulge in the beautiful rice terraces of Tacheng, pristine Tibetan villages in the valley of Benzilian and snowy mountain backdrop of Meili! Stay in a series of boutique lodges built in remote lands.
  • 10 Days Remote Yunnan - Seeking the True Shangri-la

    Access untamed corners of Yunnan, all presenting contrasting experiences and scenes! Indulge in the beautiful rice terraces of Tacheng, pristine Tibetan villages in the valley of Benzilian and snowy mountain backdrop of Meili! Stay in a series of boutique lodges built in remote lands.
  • 10 Days Remote Yunnan - Seeking the True Shangri-la

    Access untamed corners of Yunnan, all presenting contrasting experiences and scenes! Indulge in the beautiful rice terraces of Tacheng, pristine Tibetan villages in the valley of Benzilian and snowy mountain backdrop of Meili! Stay in a series of boutique lodges built in remote lands.
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From AED11,670/Adult

Itinerary

  • Day 01 - Dubai / Kunming / Lijiang

     

    Fly Dubai/Kunming  MU 756 2045/0725+1 – Tue,Thu,Sat (6h 40m)
      Kunming / Lijiang MU 5879 1045/1140 – Daily (55m)


    Upon arrival, met and transfer to your hotel.

    Kunming / Lijiang 1045/1135 – Daily (50m)

    Meals: Nil

  • Day 02 - Lijiang

    This morning, explore the outskirt of Lijiang. Drive through lovely sceneries and visit the villages of Longquan, Baisha (for the mural), Yuhu (Jade Lake) & the home of explorer Joseph Rock.

    Enjoy the "Impression of Lijiang", a show with 500 dancers performing outdoors with the Jade Dragon Mountain as backdrop, choreographed by Chinese director, Zhang Yi Mou, of Olympics opening fame.

    Late afternoon, Stroll through Lijiang’s Old Town with its maze of canals, cobbled lanes and well-preserved wooden buildings. At sunset, ascend Lion Hill for a bird’s eye view of the UNESCO listed town.

    Optional: 4-hour horse-trekking along the ancient tea horse trail

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

  • Day 03 - Lijiang / Tiger Leaping Gorge / Tacheng

    Depart Lijiang and visit Tiger Leaping Gorge with a lunch at local restaurant, and then drive 3.5 hours to Tacheng, home to Naxi and Lisu people with charming distinctive black-roofed farmhouses.

    Check into a lodge in the Qibei Haba village, built on a hill with stunning views of the valley, mountains and rice terraces.

    In late afternoon, walk through the beautiful rural areas to the villages, followed by a dinner with fabulous view in Songtsam restaurant.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 04 - Tacheng

    Explore Baima Snow Mountains Nature Reserve in search of the exclusive snub-nose golden monkeys.  Enjoy a picnic lunch at the scenic spot.

    Visit the Bazhu village on the top of mountain to experience the daily life of the Tibetan people in a rural setting, and hike back lodge through a beautiful trail (2-3hours).

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 05 - Tacheng / Benzilan

    Today, drive 4 hours to Benzilan. En route, stop-over at the Naxi village and meet the fine craftsmen who make black pottery.  Upon arrival, check into Songtsam Benzilan.

    After lunch, we then take a short trek to Tibetan villages and original forest. In the evening, visit the prayer centres where the local elderly come to pray (it happens most of the nights but not fixed).

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 06 - Benzilan / Meili

    This morning, we take visit to Dongzhulin Monastery and have a meditation with a Tibetan master at the Monastery. Then, we continue driving to Meili. Meili is famous for its Meili Snow Mountain, which towers over the landscape in the west of Deqin County in Tibetan Autononous Prefecture and also known as the most sacred mountain in the world.

    Upon arrival in Meili, check into your lodge, and then relax or take an easy walk around the lodge.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 07 - Meili

    If energetic and good weather, wake up early and catch the sunrise at Kawagebo and have small ceremony worship. You will have a full day hike pilgrimage route and picnic. Alternatively, you can drive to and hike or take horse riding up Mingyong Glaciers.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 08 - Meili / Shangri-la

    Today, we drive about 4.5hours to Shangri-la. Upon arrival, check into Songtsam Shangri-la. Visit Nixi village which is famous for Black Pottery making en-route.

    On arrival, visit a Tibetan family house in Little Shangri-la. Listen to stories of Shangri-la while sipping yak butter tea, and cheese made from yak’s milk.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

  • Day 09 - Shangri-la

    Morning, we will visit the Songzanlin Monastery - the largest Tibetan Buddhist lamasery in Yunnan Province and one of the 13 famous monasteries of Tibetan Kham. The monastery was built in 1674 with the support of the Fifth Dalai Lama and Emperor Kangxi. Have a leisure walk the kora around the monastery or the lake in front of the monastery.

    In the afternoon, visit local market to see how local people daily life and have a short visit with Old town.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

  • Day 10 - Shangri-la / Kunming / Dubai
    Fly Shangri-la / Kunming MU 5811 0955/1055 – Daily
      Kunming / Dubai MU 755 1540/1915 - Tue, Thu, Sat (7h 35m) 

     

    Meals included: Breakfast

 

 

 

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