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9 Day China Yunnan Cycling Tour: Kunming, Lijiang, Tiger-Leaping Gorge & Shangri-la

Tour Code: SYN_10
Deatinations: Kunming, Lijiang, Shangri-la
Best Season: Mar. Apr. May. Jun. Sep. Oct. Nov.

Tour Itinerary

Day 01 Arrival in Kunming
Upon arrival in Kunming, you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel for check-in. Visit the Bamboo Monastery.

Bamboo Monastery: A Tang Dynasty (618-907 A.D.) temple known for its Arhat statues, is the most famous of Kunming's temples. The present Bamboo temple was rebuilt in the Guangxu Era (1833 to 1890).
Day 02 Kunming - Lijiang (Breakfast + Lunch)
Take morning flight to Lijiang. Visit the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, the Baisha Murals, the Ancient Shuhe Village of Naxi people. In the afternoon, visit Lijiang Ancient Town.

Jade Dragon Snow Mountain: The much famed 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, chiefly created from the Hongwu to the Wanli eras. 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: Naxi literature is rich in form and content. Besides works by Naxi scholars and writers, there is a repository of oral folk literature.
Lijiang Ancient Town: The county town of Lijiang is also called Dayanzhen, 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 03 Lijiang - Tiger-leaping Gorge - Walnut Grove
Drive to Qiaotou Town, which is the entrance to the Tiger-leaping Gorge. Start cycling into the gorge, the road is not paved, the altitude is about 2000 m above see level, you will bike about 12 km to Walnut Grove which is a tranquil village in the middle part of the gorge, overnight in Woody's House.

Tiger Leaping Gorge: One of the longest, deepest and narrowest gorges in the world.
Day 04 Walnut Grove - Haba village
Cycle about 20 km to Haba village, out of the gorge, the road start going up. Stay at Snow Sea Hostel.
Day 05 Haba village - Sanba village - Shangri-la
Cycle about 18 km to Sanba village, visit the White Water Terrace, the sacred land of Naxi Dongba Culture. Your driver will pick you up and drive to Shangri-la (Zhongdian), the gateway to Tibet. Shangri-la has only been opened to tourists since 1992. Experience authentic Tibetan culture in this mountainous region. Overnight in Shangri-la (3300 m above sea level).
Day 06 Shangri-la - Wongshui village
Today is a tough day, you will ride about 105 km to Wongshui village which is 3700 m above sea level, on the way, the road will go through a mountain pass which is 4300 m high. But the scenery is very beautiful. Now you know why this Tibetan area is called Shangri-la. Stay with a Tibetan family.
Day 07 Wongshui village - Shangri-la Birang Canyon - Shangri-la
Trek about 6 km into the Shangri-la Birang Canyon, sightseeing in the canyon, the scenery here is very close to the Moon Canyan described in the famous book "The Lost Horison". After having lunch in a Tibetan family, trek out the canyon and drive back to Shangri-la.
Day 08 Shangri-la
Cycle about 8 km to a beautiful alpine lake, Napahai Lake, in the morning, the lake is a nature reserve for birds, especially the black-necked crane. After lunch, Visit Songzanlin Monastery, where the Yellow Hat School of Tibetan Buddhism is practiced. This large center, base for 1200 monks before the destruction of Tibet in the 1950s, is experiencing a significant rebirth. Overnight in Zhongdian.
Day 09

Shangri-la - Kunming (Breakfast + Lunch)
Take morning flight to Kunming. Tour to the Dragon Gate in Western Hills, then visit Bird & Flower market. Transfer to Kunming airport to connect with your onward flight.

Western Hills: Located at the west bank of the Dianchi Lake, 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.


Hotels For The Above Tour

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

Tour Price

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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.

Shangri-la Cycling
Shangri-la Cycling tour
Shangri-la Canyon
Shangri-la Canyon
Shangri-la Canyon
Shangri-la Canyon
Biking in Shangri-la
Biking in Shangri-la
Shangri-la Canyon
Shangri-la Canyon
Shangri-la Canyon
Shangri-la Canyon
Bamboo Monastery
Bamboo Monastery
Dragon Gate
Dragon Gate
Dianchi Lake
Dianchi 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
Tiger Leaping Gorge
Tiger Leaping Gorge
First bend Yangtze River
First bend Yangtze River
Shangri-la
Shangri-la
Shangri-la
Shangri-la
Songzanlin Temple
Songzanlin Temple
Songzanlin Temple
Songzanlin Temple
Songzanlin Temple
Songzanlin Temple
Napahai Reserve
Napahai Reserve
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