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10-Day Yunnan Tour To Meili Snow Mountain: Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, Shangri-la And Deqen

Tour Code: SPKG_02
Destination: Kunming - Dali - Lijiang - Shangri-la - Meili Snow Mountain
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.
Day 02 Kunming - Stone Forest - 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 - Dali (Breakfast + Lunch)
Today you will be transferred to Kunming airport for your flight to Dali. Upon arrival in Dali, you will be met by our local tour guide. Have a cruise in the Erhai Lake which is dotted with many white sails, then learn the Bai people's traditional technique of making Tie-dyeing Cloth with Wax in a local handcraft manufactory. After That, explore Xizhou Township where the local residents are mostly ethnic Bai People. Here you can see the distinctive folk house complex with traditional architecture courtyard. Finally, pay a visit to the Three Pagodas in the Chong Sheng Temple and explore Dali Ancient City.

Erhai Lake: The lake is situated at an altitude of 1,972 meters above sea level. It is 42 kilometers from north to south and 3 to 9 kilometers from east to west, covering an area of 250 square kilometers. The whole region is full of interesting and beautiful sites. Visitors come to lakeshore to camp, ride horses, ride bikes and hike. You can experience culture of ethnic Bai People in this area as well. The ancient city of Dali and the other historic sites lie to the west of Erhai Lake.
Three pagodas: These pagodas are suited in the Chongsheng Temple at the foot of the Cangshan Mountain. It is just one kilometer to the northwest of the ancient city of Dali. The Three Pagodas are famous in Yunnan even in China, because of their size, beauty, and antiquity, and for their preservation. The central one is more than 1,100 years old and is one of the tallest pagodas ever built in China. The main pagoda looks like a typical Tang Dynasty pagoda. The other two pagodas were built about 100 years later by rulers of the Dali Kingdom that succeeded the Nanzhao Kingdom.
Day 04 Dali - Lijiang (Breakfast + Lunch)
Drive to Lijiang. On the way stop at Xinhua village where the Bai Ethnic People are famous for making silver articles. Arrive Lijiang, visit Sifangjie Street in Dayan Old Town.

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.
Day 05 Lijiang (Breakfast + Lunch)
Visit the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Baisha Fresco, the Ancient Shuhe Village of Naxi people.

Jade Dragon Snow Mountain: The mountain is a located 15 kilometers north of Lijiang, It is the southernmost mountain with snow-capped all year round in the Northern Hemisphere. Shanzidou, the main peak at 5,569 meters above sea level, looks like a gigantic dragon clad in white snow all year round. There are over 6,500 different kinds of plants on the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, including 400 types of trees in 20 primeval forest communities.
Baisha Mural: Drew in the early Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), it stores 44 pieces of murals in total, specializing in the religious stories. They are quite different from other frescos. Each painting includes at least one hundred portraits, but perspective is used very well, and the close, middle and establishing images are clear. The earliest one is in the Glazed Hall. It was painted before 1417. In the period, the religious painting in Central Plain of China had gone downgrade. In the Tang and Song dynasties, Taoism was popular. The famous painter all liked making religious paintings.
Day 06 Lijiang - Shangri-la (Zhongdian) (Breakfast + Lunch)
Drive 180Km to Shangri-la. On the way, visit the Tiger Leaping Gorge and the First bend of the Yangtze River.

The First Bend of the Yangtze River: Yangtze River flows from the glaciers on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau eastward across southwest, central and eastern China before emptying into sea at Shanghai. About 44 miles outside of Lijiang, unusual geological phenomenon forces the Yangtze to make a sudden V-shaped bend and flow to the northeast. The area at the river's bend features wide flow of water, green river water and green willows on both sides of the river. It is the best place to enjoy the spectacular scenery.
Tiger-Leaping Gorge: The gorge is located on the way from Lijiang to Shangri-La, lying between Haba Snow Mountain and Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. It is one of the deepest canyons of the world, famous for its majesty and grotesquery. At the narrowest spot the river is only 30 meters wide. The mouth of the gorge is 1,800 meters above sea level. The river is flanked by Yulong and Haba snow mountains, with a height difference of 3,900 meters. It is an ideal place for those who love hiking. There are three routes for hiking. One can start from Hutiaoxia Town along the river to Daju in Lijiang County, or go upstream from Daju. The third route sets out from Hutiaoxia Town to Hetaoyuan and is 28 km in length.
Day 07 Shangri-la (Breakfast + Lunch)
Visit Songzanlin Lamasery, the Potatso National Park (including Shudu Lake, Bita Lake and Xiaji Resort.)

Shudu Lake: Located about 43 kilometers northeast of Zhongdian, Shudu Lake is the largest lake in Diqing Prefecture. ˇ°Shuduˇ± in Tibetan means ˇ°cheese and stonesˇ±. The lake abounds in unique species of fish, with double lips and a golden color. There are dense forests of fir spruce and birch around the lake. They are filled with wild animals such as musk deer, bears, leopards, golden cats, and pheasants etc. Now the Shudu Lake is constructed into a high-land pasture resort, enjoying a very convenient transportation for traveling.
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 08 Shangri-la - Deqen (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
Drive 187 km from Shangri-la to Deqen County which takes 5 hours, passing through Baimang Snow Mountain Nature Reserve, you will be able to view Baimang Snow Mountain if the weather is clear. On the way, stop and have lunch at Benzilan Town. Take some shots on the first bend of Yangtze River, Dongzhulin Monastery and Baima (White Horse) Snow Mountain. The view along the way is fantastic, you will see all kinds of trees, flowers, and streams, you will also see Tibetan villages, stupas and prayer flags.
Stay tonight at the Flying Temple.
Day 09 Deqen - Shangri-la (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
Get up early in the morning and shoot the magnificent sunrise on Meili Snow Mountain. After breakfast, drive to Mingyong Village which takes 1.5 hours, hike 4km on the trails to Mingyong Glaciers of Meili Snow Mountain, walk another 1 hour or so, you will get to a Tibetan Taizi Monastery - it is another good spot for viewing the Mingyong Glaciers. There is an energy-saving option for you, you can choose to hire a horse (on your own expense) to go up to the glacier so that you can save your energy. After seeing Mingyong Glacier, you could trek along the Lancang River Grand Canyon, you will find a few Tibetan villages on the way. Try to trek back to Flying Temple from the Lancang-Mekong River, during this trekking, you will have have a good view of the splendid Meili Snow Mountain and White Horse Snow Mountain.

Meili Snow Mountain: Towering like a pyramid, the mountain is located about 10km northeast of Deqin County in Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture. The best time for visiting Meili Snow Mountain is April-May and September-November. Especially after October, it is usually sunny and the main peak is more likely to be seen clearly. The highest peak, Kawageber Peak some 6,740 meters above sea level, is still a "virgin peak" to be conquered.
Day 10 Shangri-la - Kunming - Departure (Breakfast + Lunch)
After breakfast, take flight to Kunming. We offer 5 options for today's tour:
1. Tour to the Dragon Gate in Western Hills.
2. Tour to Haigeng Park by the Dianchi Lake, where you will enjoy the nice view of the lake and see many seagulls.
3. Tour to Golden Temple.
4. Tour to Qiongzhu Temple.
5. Explore the Bird-Flower Market and Jinma Biji Archway.
Transfer to Kunming airport to connect with your onward flight.

Dragon Gate: A group of exquisite stone grottoes, rooms and Buddhist figures carved with excellent craftsmanship on a large natural rock. It is in Western Hill, a forest reserve that is suited at the west bank of the Dianchi Lake with flourishing flowers and dense forest.
Golden Temple: The present Golden Temple was built in 1670 A.D. during the Ming Dynasty. It is the most important and active Taoist temple in Kunming. The whole structure of the temple is made from bronze, weighs 280 tons and stands 6.7 metres in height and 7.8 metres in width.
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
Kunming Hotel
Jixie Hotel
Dali Asia Star Hotel
Asia Star Hotel
Landscape Hotel
Lijiang Guan Fang Hotel
Wang Fu Hotel
Sanhe Hotel
Shangri-la Holy Palace Hotel
Holy Palace Hotel
Shiner Hotel
Flying Temple Flying Temple Hotel Flying Temple Hotel Flying Temple 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.

Meili Snow Mountain
Meili Snow Mountain
Stone Forest
Stone Forest
Stone Forest
Stone Forest
Bamboo Monastery, Qiongzhu Temple
Bamboo Monastery
Golden Temple, Kunming
Golden Temple, Kunming
Dianchi Lake
Dianchi Lake
These pagodas, Dali
These pagodas, Dali
These pagodas, Dali
These pagodas, Dali
Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
Naxi People, Lijiang
Naxi People, Lijiang
Lijiang Ancient Town
Lijiang Ancient Town

Tiger Leaping Gorge
Tiger Leaping Gorge
first bend of the Yangtze River Yangtze River First Bend
Shangri-la
Shangri-la
Bitahai Laken
Bitahai Lake
Shudu Lake
Shudu Lake
Songzanlin Lama Temple
Songzanlin Lama Temple
Songzanlin Lama Temple
Songzanlin Lama Temple
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