*THE HIGHLIGHTS*

* Fun activities: cycling, horse riding, trekking

* Visit the biggest Tibetan monastery in Yunnan 

* See diverse minority culture

* Be amazed by the beauty of nature in Shangri-la!

Itinerary at a glance:

D1 – Arrive to Dali

D2 – Dali: Erhai Lake cycling, Xizhou Old Town, Zhoucheng Village, Dali Ancient Town

D3 – Drive to Shibao mountain, trek to Shaxi village

D4 – Visit Shaxi ancient town. Drive to Shangri-la, go to Napa lake.

D5- Shangri-la: Dukezong Old Town, Songzanlin Monastery. Drive to Lijiang.

D6 – Lijiang: Wenhai to Yuhu rock village trekking. Horseriding in Naxi ancient village. Baisha mural.

D7 – Departure from Lijiang

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION  Shanghai Airport
DEPARTURE TIME  Flight time
RETURN TIME  Flight time
WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING
INCLUDED
Private transportation with A/C, English Speaking Guide, all the entrance fee as per itinerary,
botique star hotel with breakfast (double occupancy; single supplement – 1400 rmb), insurance
NOT INCLUDED
Flights, lunches and dinners, personal expenses, optional activities (horse riding)
 single supplement (1400 rmb), tips to the guide and driver, invoice

Suggested flights (please book your flight in advance at ctrip.com or qunar.com) – the flight is around 3000 rmb

PLEASE NOTE: if you sign up for the trip alone, we can try but cannot guarantee to find another participant to share room with, please be ready to add extra 1400 rmb for a single room. Thank you for understanding (you can check availability with us before booking)

Book ASAP, limited spots!

How to book:
1) Fill up the booking form on our website: www.wannatravelshanghai.com/book-now/
2) Secure YOUR SEAT by transferring 2000 RMB deposit
3) Send us the picture of the transaction and receive the confirmation

Please note: the full amount should be transferred 10 days before the trip

Cancelation policy: in case of cancelation, the deposit is not refundable and cannot be used for another trip unless the replacement has been provided.

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Additional information

DatesOct 1st – 7th
Duration7 days
1

Day 1

Flight Shanghai – Dali light Shanghai – Dali 12:55-16:40 Pickup and transfer to hotel in Dali ancient town. Free time to walk around and explore the town. Dali Ancient Town can be dated back to the year 1382 during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and has been amongthe top listed historical cities of China since 1982. With Erhai Lake to the Eeast, and Cangshan Mountain to the west, its grand city wall, traditional Baiethnic minority folk houses and marvelous scenery have been attracting many visitors.
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Day 2

  Cycle from Dali old town to Erhailake. In the afternoon head for Xizhou Town to fully appreciate Bai-style traditional architectural courtyards, taste their fragrant Three-Course Tea and explore their distinctive culture. Xizhou is our home. This little village has been called ‘a living art museum’ due to its unusual concentration of nationally protected heritagesites, mostly including architecture that spans the Ming Dynasty (1368 – 1644) until the creation of New China in 1949, but also includes centuries old trees, parks, and wildlife preserves. Strolling through the morning marketand main walking street will reveal a vibrant town with a healthy mix of traditional Bai culture and modern influence from Eastern China and abroad. It is the balance of development and forward thinking that exists in Xizhou that makes it special.

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Day 3

In the morning drive to Shangrila (195 KM, 5 hours)

Visit the Ganden Sumtseling Monastery, the largest Tibetan monastery in Yunnan. Songzanlin Monastery has another alias – ‘the little Potala Palace ‘, so named because the whole monastery is in the traditional style with mysterious atmosphere.

Later, drive to the Napa lake – “the lake besides the forest”, beautiful nature reserve. 

Later explore Dukezong Old Town by climbing up to the top of Guishan Hill (or Tortoise Hill) to have a panoramic view of the old town and Shangri-La County and join in the tourists to turn the largest Prayer Wheel in the world. 

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Day 4

In the morning, drive about 100 KM to Qiaotou Town (Tiger Leaping gorge Town). You will start the trekking of Tiger Leaping Gorge, as one of the world’s four great gorges, is honored as one of the deepest and most marvelous gorges with 3900 meters in depth. Start the trekking form the Qiaotou Primary School, after half an hour, arrive in Changsheng Village, pay a visit to Changsheng Hope Primary School. Arrive in Zhong Nuoyu village at noon and have lunch at Naxi Family Guesthouse. After lunch, you will start the mostdifficult part trekking to the 28 Zigzag Bends trail and reach the top peak at the elevation of 2670m. You will arrive at Tea & Horse Guesthouse to finish today’s trekking. This is basically the halfway point of the journey.

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Day 5

Get up in the early morning, you will trek to Tina’ Guesthouse. Then drive to Lijiang. Free time to explore Lijiang old town in the evening.

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Day 6

In this morning, head to Baisha Village and appreciate the ancient Baisha Mural Paintings. Drive to Wenhai lake to start our trekking tour. It is a relatively easy hike along the slopes of Jade Dragon mountain. Pass alpine forests, a reservoir, wild flowers, trees and arrive to Yuhu village, the last village at the foot of Jade Dragon mountain. Here you have an option to do horse riding (180 rmb).

Stay in Lijiang

7

Day 7

Free time in the morning. Transfer to airport and see off.

Flight Lijiang – Shanghai 15:20-19:05 JD5665