Highlights

  • Appreciate the fabulous Yunnan natural sceneries, including the world natural heritage-the Stone Forest and Lake.

  • Meet colorful ethnic villages and tribal groups to appreciate the diverse ethnic cultures.

  • Visit anacient towns, historical heritage and ancient villages to discover the mysterious history of Yunnan.

  • Have a chance to trek at Holly Waterfall.

ITINERARY Close All

Day 1Drive to Shangri-La from Lijiang

Today you will arrive in Lijiang, meet your guide and driver at the airport/trian station, then drive to Shangri-La, visit Tibeten village on the way. Upon arrival Shangri-La, we will take you to visit Giant Budda Temple in ancient town. After that, transfer to the hotel and check in.

Traffic: Car
Hotel: Overnight in Shangri-La
Altitude: 3100m
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    Shangri-la Giant Buddha Temple

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    Shangri-la

Day 2Drive to visit Feilaisi Temple in Deqin (315 kms)

Then make a tour of Feilaisi Temple, first built in 1614A.D. The temple is right face the peaks of Meili Snow Mountain. Hence it become the best place to enjoy the amazing sunrise view of Meili Mt. On the way enjoy the landscape enjoyment terrace is set beside the highway the Jingsha River flows slowly to Bengzilan.  Continue to star your tour of Dongzhulin Monastery, which was built in 1667, the sixth year of the Kang Xi Period. Its original name was“Chongchongcuogang temple”, meaning “the temple by the crane lake”) .

Traffic: Car
Hotel: Overnight in Deqin
Meals: Breakfast
Altitude: 3400m
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    Feilaisi Temple

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    Meili Mt

Day 3Feilaisi-Xidang-Yubeng (500 kms)

Get up in time to see the sunrise view of the Mt. Kawagebo glacier, then drive for an hour to Xidang Village where you will begin your hike to Yubeng Village. Today's hike will be strenuous – we will climb from 2,500 meters to over 3,500 meters at the pass – passing through beautiful, pristine alpine forest. Total distance for the day is 17 km, takes 6 hours. Stay overnight at the guesthouse in Yubeng.

Traffic: Car
Hotel: Overnight in Yubeng
Meals: Breakfast
Altitude: 3100m
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    Yubeng Village

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    Xidang Village

Day 4Visit Holy Waterfall

After breakfast we will hike to Holy Waterfall, from which Yubeng’s name originated. Buddhists comesto this area on pilgrimages circumambulate the waterfall 13 times with the belief. Then we will spend about 4hours back to Yubeng.


Hotel: Overnight in Yubeng
Meals: Breakfast
Altitude: 3100m
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    Holy Waterfall

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    Holy Waterfall

Day 5Visit Ice Lake

Walk for 3 hours from Yubeng Village to the“Camp”, then for another hour to the Ice Lake. Eventually, hike back down to the base, and back to Yubeng.

Hotel: Overnight in Yubeng
Meals: Breakfast
Altitude: 3100m
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    Ice Lake

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    Ice Lake

Day 6Yubeng - Cizhong (115 kms)

Morning after breakfast, follow Yubeng River to ninong (2100 m). The scenery on both sides of the Strait is constantly changing, with snow capped peaks, lakes, and large coniferous forests with gorgeous colors. Then we will drive to Cizhong village. It borders Gongshan County of Nujiang Prefecture in the east and Cikatong Village in Xiaru Township in the west. It is connected to Badong Village in Yanmen Township in the south, and is connected with the Chunduole Village in Yanmen Township, with an average altitude of 1,800 meters.

Traffic: Car
Hotel: Overnight in Cizhong
Meals: Breakfast
Altitude: 1900m
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    Cizhong Village

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    Cizhong Village

Day 7Cizhong - Tacheng (182 kms)

Depart from the hotel, we will drive to Tacheng, on the way to visit the famous Lisu village in Tongle. The Susu people in Tongle village first lived in Jinsha River Basin, which is the border of Sichuan and Yunnan, and then gradually moved to Nujiang area in western Yunnan to settle down. Tongle village is the most primitive village in Yunnan. All the dwellings are made of wood, including tiles, which are made of wood. Then go to Weixi Tacheng, upon arrival, transfer to the hotel and check in.

Traffic: Car
Hotel: Overnight in Tacheng
Meals: Breakfast
Altitude: 2300m
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    Tongle Lisu Village

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    Tongle Lisu Village

Day 8Drive back to Lijiang (175 kms)

After the breakfast, visit Samage Nature Reserve, which is known as the hometown of Yunnan golden monkey, is an endangered species of primate endemic to China. Tacheng Black Snub-Nosed Monkey National Park in Weixi County covers an area of 334.16 square kilometers and it is a paradise on earth where people and nature, also people and people live in harmony.

Traffic: Car
Hotel: Overnight in Lijiang
Meals: Breakfast
Altitude: 2500m
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    Golden Monkey

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    Samage Nature Reserve

Day 9End of Tour

Today after delighted buffet, you will say goodbye to pleasant Yunnan journey and back to your sweet home, be transferred based on your schedule. See you next trip!

Traffic: Car
Hotel: No accommodation
Meals: Breakfast

INCLUDES

  • Private transportation through out the itinerary.

  • All entrance fees(shuttle bus) sightseeing; excursions and activities as per the itinerary

  • Private friendly and professional English-Speaking guides

  • Visa support letter for you to apply Chinese visa easily.

  • Travel and health insurance when travel with us.

  • 8, A 24/7 helpline while you are traveling.

EXCLUDES

  • International and domestic flights not indicated.

  • Shared accommodations in well located, tourist to superior class hotels include breakfast, service charge and government tax.

  • Food, Lunch or dinner not specified

  • Tips or gratuities for guides and drivers

  • Personal expenses and the other tours or activities not mentioned

TRIP NOTES

  • We will upgrade trains to 1st class where available if book the tour 5 months in advance of departure.

  • There is no problem to travel Silk Road during Ramadan.

  • Complimentary 2 bottles of water each person on daily use.

Transportation

We will use business MPV to luxurious coaches and trains.

Accommodation

All the hotels we selected are 4-5star well-located in the city center with good and proper breakfast for our clients.

Guides

Our guides are very friendly, knowledgeable, helpful. And our group tours will be escorted from SRT.

Climate and Altitude

Generally speaking Mid March—End Oct are the best time to visit Silk Road. And we strongly suggest you come in May, June, October to avoid the heat and crowd. No need to worry about high altitude along the Silk Road. We will prepare Oxygen bags if the package includes Xiahe, Qinghai Lake and Taxkorgan County.

We offer beneficial Cancellation Policy to our customers.

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