A private tour of Shangri-La lets you visit this Himalayan city’s ancient monasteries, stunning natural sites, and gorgeous vista points without the rush and bustle of a group tour. Your guide escorts you and your select companions to Shangri-La’s must-see destinations—including the Ganden Monastery and Napahai Lake—and shares information about each site that you might miss on your own.
Discover the impressive Shangri-La Songzanlin Monastery, Napahai Lake, and Zhongdian Old Town on this comprehensive day tour. By opting for a private tour, you’ll enjoy a more personalized service, starting with your guide meeting you in your hotel lobby. Travel between dispersed sites in a comfortable vehicle and enjoy the convenience of having entrance tickets provided. Highlights include visiting Shangri-La Songzanlin Monastery, seeing the picturesque Napahai Lake and Tibetan village, and visiting Zhongdian Old Town. When you’ve worked up an appetite—a delicious lunch is provided.
This tour will take you to some scenic spots between Lijiang and Shangri-la. During this journey you can see the astonishing first bend of the Yangze River shaped like the lettter U. Then hike one of the deepest gorges in the world - the Tiger leaping Gorge with a 3900-meter-high cliff from the river to the top of the mountain. Enter deep into the Tibetan world of Shangri-la, with its lofty and all year-round snow-capped mountains, hidden valleys, endless grasslands, steep and grand gorges, azure lakes and idyllic villages. Visit the biggest Tibetan monastery in Yunnan, meet a local family, explore a hidden temple and see a lot of yaks, horses, wild flowers and birds in the beautiful highland meadows around Napa Lake. • The First Bend of the Yangtze River • Tiger Leaping Gorge • Songzanlin Monastery • Visit a Tibetan Family • Baiji Temple • Napa Lake
Enter deep into the Tibetan world of Shangri-la, with its lofty and all year-round snow-capped mountains, endless grasslands, hidden valleys, steep and grand gorges, azure lakes and idyllic villages. Learn about Tibetan Buddhism at Songzanlin Monastery, the biggest Tibetan monastery in Yunnan. Visit Baiji temple, a hidden temple with deep history. Experience the real Tibetan lifestyle in a traditional house as you meet a local family and learn how to make Thangka, a traditional century-old Tibetan art form that reflects Tibetan culture and is painted with precious mineral pigments, that’s why after hundreds of years the Thangka colors are still bright.
White Water Terrace (Baishuitai) is located in Sanba Township 100 kilometers (62 miles) from the Shangri-La county seat. Measuring 140 meters (about 459 feet) in length and 160 meters (about 525 feet) in width, it is one of the biggest such terraces in China. The terrace is covered by a layer of white deposits of calcium carbonate crystallized in the spring water. In addition to the spectacular terrace itself, visitors can also learn about the ethnic Naxi minority and folklore in the nearby Baidi village.Tiger Leaping Gorge is the longest, deepest, and narrowest gorge in the world. Around 18 km(11.23 miles) in length, it is located at the upper reach of the Yangtze (Jinsha) river.
Meet guide in the hotel lobby at 8:30am and transfer to tiger leaping gorge for the hiking, pls note you like hiking and can hike around 5 hours a day then you can join the tour.Tiger Leaping Gorge (Hutiao Gorge) is on the Jinsha River of the upper reaches of the Yangtze. It is located 100 kilometers north of LiJiang. The gorge is 17 kilometers long with a drop of 213 meters.The gorge is divided into three sections: Upper, Middle and Lower Hutiao. 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 one of the deepest gorges in the world.We will offer 2 days hiking for you in the tiger leaping gorge.
Delve into the rugged history and spectacular natural geology of this amazing region. Steep ridges and rushing waters offer challenging hiking and thrilling experiences when viewed up close. On the old South Silk Road to Tibet, ancient legends of trade and military action are easy to imagine. Yet compromise is evident in the colorful blend of multiple religious beliefs under the roof of one spiritual lamasery.
Travel north from Shangri-la to enjoy the breathtaking Napahai Lake and Meili Snow Mountain, traditional Nanxi earthenware village, and visit Tibetan Buddhist temple to experience unique religious culture in Yunnan. Overnight in the luxurious hotel is included, for having the best view of Meili Snow Mountain for its beautiful sunset and sunrise.
Lift the veil on the fiction and legend of Shangri-la depicted in James Hilton's 1930 novel Lost Horizon, when you spend a marvelous day immersed in the stunning scenery, ancient Tibetan culture and buildings and get up close and personal with the people living the traditional way that brings the legends to life.