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11 Days Yunnan Culture and Nature tour

Tour Code: KMGP014   Bitahai Lake
Trip Duration: 11 Days  
Departure Day: daily    
Visiting: Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, Shangri-la, Deqin  
Summary: This is the typical Yunnan tour. You will explore the Naxis, Bais, and Tibetan minorities. The Stone Forest, Lijiang Ancient Town, The Tiger Leaping Gorge, Shangri-La, and the Meli Snow Mountain will be the most impressive part of your trip in Yunnan.  
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Day 1 Arrival / Kunming

Kunming Stone ForestTransfer via: Flight - By your own arrangement

Upon arriving in Kunming, you will be met and escorted to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Day 2 Kunming (B,L)

Today's highlight is the visit of the Stone Forest, a bizarre rock formation created over millennia of rain and weather. A must-see! In the afternoon you will visit the Green Lake Park, Kunming's Central Park in New York. Lined with willows, the lake is gorgeous, crisscrossed by small arched bridges in imitation of Hangzhou's more famous West Lake.

Day 3 Kunming / Dali (B,L)

Three PagodasTransfer via: Flight - By our arrangement

Fly to Dali in the morning. Upon arriving in Dali, you will be met and transferred to the hotel. You will then take a cruise on the picturesque Erhai Lake, followed by a visit to a Bai ethnic minority village called Xizhou. In the late afternoon you will visit Dali Ancient Town, and its ancient Three Pagodas.

Day 4 Dali / Lijiang(B,L)

Sifangjie StreetIn the morning, drive to Lijiang(4 hours), where the world famous and the UNESCO Heritage Site - Old Town of Lijiang lies. Visit the Old Town of Lijiang, Sifangjie Street and Wangu Pavilion on the Lion Hill where visitors can have a bird view of the ancient town of Lijiang .

Day 5 Lijiang (B,L)

After a relaxed breakfast at hotel this morning, you will visit the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, followed by a visit to the ancient Baisha Mural Paintings. You will then be driven back to Lijiang where you will visit the Black Dragon Pool Park and Museum of Naxi Dongba Culture inside the park.Black Dragon Pool Par

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

On the road to Shangri-La, view the First Bend of Yangtze River at Stone Drum Village; explore the Tiger Leaping Gorge, and admire the fascinating meadow scenery around lesser Zhongdian Tibetan area.

Day 7 Shangri-la (B,L)

Songzanlin MonasteryThis day will be a wonderfully day. In the morning you will visit Bitahai and Shudu Lakes, followed by a visit to the Songzanlin Monastery. In the evening, be introduced to the famous hospitality of the Tibetan people as you visit a Tibetan family in their home.

Day 8 Shangri-la / Deqin (B,L)

In the morning, drive 6 to 7 hours to Deqin County (3400m altitude) which is 187km away
from Shangri-la through Baimang Snow Mountain Nature Reserve, you will be able to view Baimang Snow Mountain if the weather is clear, pass the top part of today at 4292m altitude at 156km.

After traversing mountain ranges, you will make a short stop and have lunch at Benzilan town, take some shots on the first bend of Jinsha(Yangtze) River, Dongzhulin monastery and Baima (white horse) Snow Mountain. The view along the way is fantastic with different kinds of trees, streams down the valley, prayer flags and stupas, and Tibetan villages.

Day 9 Deqin (B,L)

Meli Snow MountainTry to get up early in the morning, enjoy the magic sunrise of Meili Snow Mountain. Then drive another 1.5-hyour to Mingyong village, where you will walk on the trails for about 4km to Mingyong Glaciers of Meili Snow Mountain, walk another one your or so, you will get to Tibetan Taizi Monastery-another good spot to view the magnificent Mingyong Glaciers. (optional: You can choose to hire a horse to go up to the glacier on your own expense in order to save your energy). After Mingyong Glacier in Mingyong Village, you will do some trekking along the Lancang River Grand Canyon as well as some Tibetan villages. This will be your most impressive part of your trip to Yunnan. Try to trek back to Feilaisi from the Lancang-Mekong River with a nice view of Meili Snow Mountain and Baima Snow Mountain.

Day 10 Deqin / Shangri-la (B,L)

Visit Feilaisi Monastery and enjoy the sunrise of Meili Snow Mountain in the early morning, then drive back to Shangri-La, have a nice experience of Yangtze River Grand Canyon, Baima Snow Mountain again on the way back to Shangri-la.

Day 11 Shangri-la / Exit (B)

Transfer via: Flight - By our arrangement

Transfer to the airport for the flight to your next destination.



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