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8 Days Yunnan Trekking Tour: Kunming, Shangri-la, Lijiang

Tour Code: YNT_18
Deatinations: Kunming, Lijiang, Shangri-la

1. Tour Itinerary

Day 01 Arrival in Kunming
Upon your arrival, our guide will pick you up at the airport and transfer to your hotel. Visit the Stone Forest.

Stone Forest: Located 120 kilometers southeast of Kunming, the Stone Forest is a typical karst formation covering an area of more than 350 square kilometers. In 2007, it is listed as World Natural Heritage. Walking inside the forest, you will find a wonderland consists of innumerable huge rocks of fantastic shapes.
Day 02 Kunming - Shangri-la (Breakfast + Lunch)
Take morning flight to Shangri-la, our guide will meet you at airport and transfer to hotel in downtown area then tour to the Songzanlin Lama Temple.


Songzanlin Lama Temple: Also named Guihua Monastery, the temple is the largest Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Shangri-La of Yunnan province. It is one of the famous monasteries in the region, nicknamed as "the little Potala Palace", for the whole monastery is in the traditional style with mysterious atmosphere.
Day 03 Shangri-La - Hongxing (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
After breakfast, drive 4 hours to a big Tibetan village - Luoji. After lunch, start the trekking tour with horses. Today, you will trek about 10 km from Luoji to another Tibetan village - Hongxing, following the Niru river valley path. The trekking will take about 5 hours. have dinner in local villager's house in Hongxing, or camping.
Day 04 Hongxing - Niru (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
Trek from Hongxing to another Tibetan village - Niru, following the Niru river valley path. The trekking distance is 9 km which takes about 4 hours. Have a late lunch in Niru village upon arrival. Visit the Niru village elementary school, after dinner, have a bon-fire party with the Tibetan villagers and the students. Stay in local villager¡¯s house or camping.
Day 05 Niru - Shudu Lake (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
Trek about 12 km from Niru to Shudu Lake, the trekking trip takes about 6 hours, have picnic lunch on the way. Set up Camp by the lake. Enjoy a bon-fire party at night. Camping.

Shudu Lake: The lake is located 43km to the northeast of Shangri-La City. Shudu Lake is 3705 meters above sea level and is one of the biggest lakes in Diqing Prefecture. Now it has been turned into a highland pasture resort. The lake is shallow enough to be called interestingly "a place where one can fish with a wooden stick". The lake water is so clear that you can see the fish swimming around. One special fish in the lake is called the cracked-stomach fish for the crack line strangely running across its stomach. Bordering the lake is one of the best grazing fields in Zhongdian.
Day 06 Shudu Lake - Shangri-la - Lijiang (Breakfast + Lunch)
Drive from Shudu Lake to the Natural Bridge Hot Spring to have a good bath, then drive to Shangri-la to have lunch, in the afternoon, drive 4 hours to Lijiang, dinner is arranged by yourselves in Lijiang Ancient Town.

Lijiang Ancient Town: The old town is famous for its scientific architectural layout. Crisscrossed by crystal-clear rivers and meandering cobbled streets, it has a high research value and is a treasure in the field of urban construction in China.
Day 07 Lijiang (Breakfast + Lunch)
Visit the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, the Baisha Murals and the Ancient Shuhe Village of Naxi People.

Jade Dragon Snow Mountain: The mountain is situated some 15 km. north of Lijiang County, with thirteen peaks resembling jade pillars holding the sky, it stands majestically on the east side of the Jinshajiang River. The main peak, Mount Fan (Shanzifeng), is 5,596 m. above sea level, and is annually snowcapped.
Baisha Murals: Lijiang's murals are works of the Ming Dynasty (1368ĘC1644). They were originally distributed among the Juexiansi Temple and twelve others, nine of which fell to ruins. The remaining four temples have altogether 55 murals, with a total area of 139.22 sq. m.
Naxi people: The Naxi ethnic minority has a population of 277,800, most of whom live in concentrated communities in the Lijiang Naxi Autonomous County in Yunnan Province. More than 1,000 years ago, the Naxi people had already created pictographic characters called the "Dongba" script and a syllabic writing known as the "Geba" script. With these scripts they recorded a lot of beautiful folklore, legends, poems and religious classics.

Day 08 Lijiang - Kunming - Departure (Breakfast + Lunch)
Take morning flight to Kunming. We offer 5 options for today's tour:
1. Tour to the Dragon Gate in Western Hills.
2. Tour to Haigeng Park by the Dianchi Lake, where you will enjoy the nice view of the lake and see many seagulls.
3. Tour to Golden Temple.
4. Tour to Bamboo Monastery.
5. Explore the Bird-Flower Market and Jinma Biji Archway.
A transfer to the airport for flight departing Kunming. Bon Voyage!

Western Hills: Located at the west bank of the Dianchi Lake, Western Hills is set in mountains well covered by evergreen woods and filled with sweet songs by lovely birds, perfect for hiking. Dragon Gate consists of the Sanqing Temple Complex and the Dragon Gate Grotto Complex.
Golden Temple: A Daoist temple constructed in 1602 AD, the main building of which is cast entirely in bronze weighing about 280 tons.
Bamboo Monastery: A Buddhist temple which was first built in the Yuan Dynasty. During its history, spanning nearly 1,000 years, the temple has been burnt to ashes several times and then reconstructed. The present structure mostly dates from the late Qing Dynasty. Bamboo Monastery is famous for its 500 colored clay sculptures of Arhats.


2. Hotels For The Above Trip

City Luxury Standard
Kunming Green Lake Hotel New Era Hotel
Lijiang Guan Fang Hotel Wang Fu Hotel
Shangri-la Holy Palace Hotel Holy Palace Hotel

3. Tour Price

Please send us an email and provide the information below so that we can quote precisely for the above tour.
1. The number of adults and the number of children in your party. If there are children under 12 years, they can enjoy the preferential price.
2. Your approximate travel date.
3. The code of the tour that you are interested in. Each tour has a code, you can find it above - at the top of the page where the tour is.
4. Hotel choice for your tour (luxury or standard or comfortable hotels).
5. If you would like us to tailor make a new tour for you that is different from the above tour, please let us know your requests.

4. Quotation Inclusions:

1. Hotel Accommodation
The hotel is based on two adults sharing one twin or double standard room with private facilities. Solo travelers or those who want to occupy one twin-bed room of their own are required to pay additional charge of single supplement rate. A single room is subject to availability based on prior request at an additional cost; if the above recommended hotel is not available, it will be substituted by a similar one.
2. Meals
Daily American or Chinese breakfast at the hotel, Chinese lunch or dinner in local Chinese restaurant as specified in the itinerary.
3. Private Transport
Private transport between airport / railway station and hotel and all the sightseeing spots by air-conditioned vehicle. Separate arrivals and departures will incur extra charges.
4. Transportation Between Cities
The economic class air tickets of the domestic flight or soft berth/seat train tickets between cities as specified in the above itinerary. Airport construction fee and fuel surcharge are included.
5. Entrance Tickets
The main entrance tickets for the sightseeing spots mentioned.
6. Driver And Guiding Service
Driver and English-speaking guide service on normal sightseeing activities noted in the itinerary. Our guide will not fly with you from one city to another. Upon your arrival at each city, a new local guide and driver will pick you up, be with you for local tour and see you off after you finish the itinerary of each city.
7. Insurance
China Life Tourist Accident / Casualty Insurance. We highly recommend that you purchase full coverage travel insurance from you country of origin.

5. Quotation Exclusions:

1. Visa Fees
Charge of obtaining your visa to enter China.
2. Charge Of Arrival And Departure
The international or domestic air / train charge of arrival and departure.
3. Single Room Supplement
Should a twin room is needed by a single guest, supplement of the twin room will be charged.
What is single supplement?- The hotel is based on double occupancy. If the visitor travels alone or the number of the travelers is odd (such as 3, 5, 7...), who stays in one single room has to pay the single room supplement. As the hotel is on double occupancy.
4. Personal Expenses
Expenses of a personal nature such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities or sightseeing, overweight baggage charges or any meals not specified in the itinerary, ect.
5. Optional Programs
Optional programs which are not specified in the above itinerary.
6. Tips
Tips depending on the service of your guide and driver, entirely voluntary.
7. Extra Cost
Any extra cost caused by changes of natural disasters, fires, weather, governmental and local authority orders, political change, strikes, war, riots, quarantine, custom regulations, damages or injury caused by accident beyond the control of us and that has incurred due to the tourist action violating the laws.

 

Bamboo Monastery
Bamboo Monastery
Shangri-la
Shangri-la
Shangri-la
Shangri-la
Songzanlin Temple
Songzanlin Temple
Songzanlin Temple
Songzanlin Temple
Songzanlin Temple
Songzanlin Temple
Luoji village Shangri-la
Luoji village, Shangri-la
Luoji village Shangri-la
Luoji village Shangri-la
During the trekking
During the trekking
Trekking with horses to Niru
trekking with horses to Niru
trekking in forests
trekking in forests
Niru Village
Niru Village
Shudu Lake
Shudu Lake
Shudu Lake
Shudu Lake
Shudu Lake
Shudu Lake
Shudu Lake
Shudu Lake
Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
Baisha Murals
Baisha Murals
Naxi people
Naxi people
Black Dragon Pool
Black Dragon Pool
Lijiang Ancient Town
Lijiang Ancient Town
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