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9 Days Tiger-leaping Gorge And Shangri-la Hiking Tour

Tour Code: SYN_07
Destination: Kunming - Lijiang - Shangri-la (Zhongdian)
Departure: Daily

Tour Itinerary

Day 01 Arrival - Kunming
Upon arrival in Kunming, you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel for check-in. Rest of the day offers sightseeing of the Dragon Gate in Western Hills by the Dianchi Lake.

Dragon Gate: It consists of the Sanqing Temple Complex and the Dragon Gate Grotto Complex, located in the Western Hills, it's 15 km west of Kunming City, close to the west shore of the Dianchi Lake. The scene is well noted for its dangerousness and uniqueness.
Day 02 Kunming (Breakfast + Lunch)
Drive to Lunan County which takes 2 hours and explore the Stone Forest. In the afternoon, return to Kunming.

Stone Forest: Located about 86 km away from Kunming, it is a world of innumerable bizarre shaped stone peaks and cliffs created by water erosion some 270 million years ago. Stone Forest is a typical example of karsts topography covering an area of 400 square kilometers and including both large and small forest as well as many other scenic spots.
Day 03 Kunming - Lijiang (Breakfast + Lunch)
Take morning flight to Lijiang. Visit Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Ganhaizi, Baisha Fresco, the Ancient Shuhe Village of Naxi people, Black Dragon Pool in Jade Spring Park, Lijiang Old Town, Sifangjie Street.

Lijiang Old Town: Built in the late Song dynasty (960-1279 A.D.) and the early Yuan dynasty (1206-1368 A.D.), Lijiang is a Historical and Cultural Heritage in China and it has been included in the World Cultural Heritage. Lijiang is also the center of the Naxi people, a relatively small minority group with a rich culture.
Jade Dragon Snow Mountain: It's 4,000 meters above sea level, the highest peak Shanzidou, 5,569 meters high, together with the other 13 peaks which run 35 kilometers from the south to the north, look like a giant crystal jade dragon and thus get the name.
Baisha Fresco: It was made from 1385 to 1619, employing the eclectic artist energies of Chines Daoist , Tibetan and Naxi Buddhists and local dongba shamans.
Day 04 Lijiang - Halfway (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
Drive to Qiaotou town, hike on upper trails of Tiger-Leaping Gorge to Walnut Grove (4 Hours), enjoy the awesome gorge view with the Yangtze running down in the gorge. Stay at Halfway Guesthouse.
Day 05 Halftway - Walnut Grove (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
Continue hiking to Walnut Grove (5 Hours), Stay at Woody's Guesthouse.
Day 06 Walnut Grove-Haba village (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
Hike to Haba Village (5 Hours), this is a beautiful trek aroud the Haba Snow Mountain. Stay at Snow Sea Guesthouse where you will see the snow peak in the courtyard. Or you have another choice, driving to Haba in the morning, after having lunch, you can go to visit nearby Yi or Naxi ethnic village. Stay at Snow Sea Guesthouse.
Day 07 Haba Village - Sanba Village - Shangri-la (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
Drive to Sanba Village, visit Baishuitai (White Water Terrace) where the Naxi Culture originated. It is now the holy place for Naxi ceremonies. After lunch, drive to the Shangri-la (Zhongdian). Stay at Sightseeing Hotel 4* for 2 nights.

In the Tibetan language, Shangri-La means a place of good fortune and luck. Located in the midst of three rivers; the torrential Jinsha, Langcang and Nujiang, Shangri-La is a sacred scenic region with distinguishing features.

Day 08 Shangri-la (Breakfast + Lunch)
Visit Songzanlin Lamasery, the Pudacuo Scenic region (including Shudu Lake, Bita Lake resort and Xiaji Resort.)

Bitahai Lake: Covering an area of 390 acres, it is one of the highlights in Potatso National Park. The lake is surrounded by dense forest which is scattered with azaleas. Bitahai Lake is very limpid and abundant in fish resources. There is a small wooded island in the center of the lake. Visitors can take a boat to go ashore the island
Songzanlin Lamasery: Originally built in 1679, it is a massive typical Lama monastery with traditional Tibetan architectural style. The roofs of the temple are gilded copper, making the whole complex look much grand and magnificent. There are more than 700 Tibetan Buddhist monks living in the temple; and it houses many precious art works accumulated from the past dynasties.
Day 09

Shangri-la - Kunming - Departure (Breakfast + Lunch)
After breakfast, take flight to Kunming. Enjoy a sightseeing tour of the Qiongzhu Temple and the Flower-Bird Market. Transfer to Kunming airport to connect with your onward flight.

Qiongzhu Temple: A Buddhist temple which was first built in the Tang Dynasty (618-907). Verdant old trees surround the temple and the peaks are always curled up by cloud and mist. The most impressive features in this temple are the 500 Arhat sculptures. Compared with Bodhisattvas, Arhats look more like human beings than Gods, and therefore they are popular among the common people and monks.



Hotels For The Above Tour

City Luxury Standard Comfortable
Kunming Green Lake Hotel
New Era Hotel

Camellia Hotel
Lijiang Guan Fang Hotel
Lijiang Wangfu Hotel
Sanhe Hotel
Shangri-la Guanguang Hotel
Guanguang Hotel
Corlorful Tower Hotel

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.


Service Includes

1. The economy-class air charges of the domestic flight or soft sleeper/seat train charge between cities as specified in the itinerary.
2. The hotel accommodation is based on two persons sharing one standard twin room with private facilities in all relevant locations. If a single client requests a twin room alone, the single room supplement will be charged.
3. For the land tour in each city, daily American breakfast is served in the hotel, and Chinese lunch and/or dinner will be served with two cups of soft drink outside the hotel. All meal arrangements are served as the itinerary specifies.
4. Private transfers for you and your party as a group between airports, train stations, hotels and all sightseeing spots. Separate arrivals and departures will incur extra charges.
5. One private English-speaking guide and driver will accompany you on all normal sightseeing tours in each city.
6. Entrance fees to the tourist sites.
7. Should your tour include a cruise, then the shore excursion in groups and activities will be subject to the arrangements made by the cruise company.
8. China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance. We highly recommend that you purchase full coverage travel insurance from you country of origin.

 

Service Excludes

1. The international or domestic air/train charge of arrival and departure.
2. Expenses of a personal nature such as laundry, drink, telex, telephone calls or overweight baggage charges.
3. Charge of obtaining your visa to enter China.
4. Optional programs which are not specified in the above itinerary.
5. Tips to Guide and driver, entirely voluntary.
6. Single Room Supplement.
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.

Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
Tiger-leaping Gorge
Tiger-Leaping Gorge
Tiger-leaping Gorge
Tiger-Leaping Gorge
Sanba Village
Sanba Village
half way
Halfway
Hiking in Shangri-la
Hiking in Shangri-la
Hike in Shangri-la
Hike in Shangri-la
Hiking in Shangri-la
Hiking in Shangri-la
Shangri-la
Shangri-la
Shangri-la
Shangri-la
Bitahai Lake
Bitahai Lake
Songzanlin Temple
Songzanlin Temple
Songzanlin Temple
Songzanlin Temple
Shudu Lake
Shudu Lake
Haba Snow Mountain
Haba Snow Mountain
Haba Snow Mountain
Haba Snow Mountain
Haba Snow Mountain
Haba Snow Mountain
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