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Hiking in Yunnan

 
Tour Code: KMGP006   Tiger Leaping Gorge Hiking Tour
Trip Duration: 8 Days & 7 Nights  
Departure Day: daily    
Visiting: Kunming, Lijiang, Shangri-la  
Summary: Enjoy a walking in Lijiang historic old town, a trekking through the deepest, longest and narrowest gorge in world- the Tiger Leaping Gorge, a visiting to Pudacuo National Park and horseback riding on Mt. Rotuopo, protector god mountain of Shangri-La. This tour gives you a various experience in colorful Yunnan.  
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Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive at Kunming (-/-/-)

Transfer via: International / Internal Flight arranged by you

Stone Forest of KunmingWelcome to Kunming, the capital city of Yunnan Province. Your professional guide will meet you and escort you to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to relax, or step out into this amazing city and explore your surroundings.

Day 2 Kunming (B/L/-)

Today you will visit Kunming's famous Stone Forest, one of the most dramatic of Yunnan's attractions! Walking through the Stone Forest, visitors marvel at the natural stone masterpieces and are bewitched by the intricate formations. The magnificent, strange and steep landscape creates countless labyrinthine vistas.

Day 3 Kunming / Lijiang (B/L/-)

Old Town of LijiangTransfer via: Internal Flight arranged by us

After breakfast today, transfer to the airport for your flight to Lijiang, a place blessed with fresh air, clear streams, breathtaking snowcapped mountains, and an undisturbed landscape inhabited by the friendly Naxi people. Visit the Lijiang Dayan Old Town and the Black Dragon Pool. This evening, attend a traditional Naxi dance and music performance.

Day 4 Lijiang / Daju / Bendiwan (B/L/D)

After breakfast, taking a-3.5-hour drive along the Yunnan-Tibet Road to Daju and trek from Daju to Bendiwan. En route you will stop and visit Tiger Leaping Gorge, which is the longest, deepest and narrowest gorge in the world. Stay overnight at a guesthouse in Bendiwan. Please note there are only public showers here.

Black Dragon PoolHiking details: In the morning, an overland drive of 90km, or 3.5 hours to Daju (altitude 5,280 feet). Hike for 1 hour to Old Pier (altitude 4,950 feet). From Old Pier trek 40 minutes to Yongke Village (altitude 5,460 feet). From here you will take another vehicle for a 40 minute drive to Walnut Grove (elevation 5,850 feet). Another 1.5 hours hiking to Yi Xian Tian (elevation 5,340 feet), and another 30 minutes trekking to Middle Tiger Leaping Gorge (elevation 5,100 feet). Another 1 hours hiking to Da Shen Gou (elevation 6,180 feet), and the last 1.5 hours hiking to Bendiwan (elevation 7,230 feet). The total trekking distance is about 14kms or 6 hours, including rest periods.

Day 5 Lijiang / Shangri-la (B/L/-)

Tiger Leaping Gorge HikingToday, continue trekking from Bendiwan to Qiaotou. On the way you will visit Haba Mountain, which main peak is 5,396 meters in height, stands 120 kilometers to the southeast of seat of Zhongdian County. Hiking details for the day: Bendiwan- Qiaotou- Zhongdian. Continue trekking from Bendiwan to "Two Families" (elevation 6,960 feet) for about 2 hours. Another 1.5 hours to 28 Bends (elevation 7,950 feet), another 1.5 hours to Zhong Luo Yu Village (elevation 6,750 feet), then the last 1.5 hours trekking to the small village of Xia Luo Lu, from where your driver will take you and drive 6kms to Qiaotou (elevation 5,550 feet), also called Upper Tiger Leaping Gorge. Then continue driving to Zhongdian (Shangri-La). In Tibetan, Shangri-La means a place of good fortune and luck. The total trekking distance is about 15km or 6 hours, including rest time.

Day 6 Shangri-la (B/L/-)

Songzanlin MonasteryToday enjoy a full day visit to the Songzanlin Monastery. The Songzanlin Monastery is located at the foot of Foping Mountain near Shangri-La County. The monastery is built in traditional Tibetan architectural style on a hillside and looks like an ancient fort. Also visit Pudacuo National Park, which includes Bita Lake, Shudu Lake. You will also visit a local Tibetan family in the evening and enjoy a Tibetan dancing show.

Day 7 Shangri-la (B/L/-)

Today you'll trek or enjoy horseback riding on Mt. Rotuopo, protector god mountain of Shangri-La. For lunch, you will enjoy a Tibetan Barbeque prepared on the mountain.

Your trekking destination is the Ringha Temple (Five Wisdom Temple), the oldest and most holy Tibetan Buddhist Temple in Shangri-La.

Later, return to the hotel by car.

Day 8 Shangri-la / Kunming / Departure (B/L/-)

Transfer via: Internal Flight arranged by us, International Flight arranged by yourself

This morning you will be transferred to Diqing Airport for your flight back to Kunming and then to connect with your onward flight.

 

Accommodation

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Lijiang Sanhe Inn Lijiang Yinxianggucheng Wenyuan Hotel Treasure Harbour International Hotel
Shangri-la Gyalthang Dzong Hotel Songtsam Hotel Tian Jie Shen Chuan Hotel
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