• 8 days Shangri-la to Lijiang – The Road Less Traveled

    Explore the truest of pristine “Shangri-la”. En-route towards Lijiang, we access the lesser-known town of Tacheng and discover the stunning Geladan grassland. Hike, bike, visit local villages and experience a different Yunnan!
  • 8 days Shangri-la to Lijiang – The Road Less Traveled

    Explore the truest of pristine “Shangri-la”. En-route towards Lijiang, we access the lesser-known town of Tacheng and discover the stunning Geladan grassland. Hike, bike, visit local villages and experience a different Yunnan!
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Itinerary

  • Day 01 - Singapore / Kunming / Shangri-la
    Fly Singapore / Kunming MI 912 0820/1220 (4h 10min) – Mon/Thu/Sun
      Kunming / Shangri-la MU 5856 1800/1855 (0h 55min) – Daily


    Upon arrival in Shangri-La, transfer to your hotel and have the rest of the evening at leisure. At 3,200m, acclimatization is essential. It’s recommended to take things slowly.

    Optional: Kunming Guandu ancient town visit

    Enjoy a lunch here, before transferring to the airport for flight to Shangri-La. N.B. It takes approx. 1hr to drive between the old town and airport.

    Meals: Nil

  • Day 02 - Shangri-la / Benzilan

    Visit the Songzanlin Monastery – the largest Tibetan Buddhist lamasery in Yunnan Province. Have a cup of tea at a tea house.  Also visit local and NGOs who are making efforts to protect the local culture.

    After lunch, depart Shangri-La and drive 3 hours (90km) to Benzilan (2,000m above sea level) through a beautiful plateau dotted with Tibetan villages.

    Upon arrival in Benzilan, check-in to a lodge, built on a hill with stunning views of the valley, mountains and rice terraces.

     

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 03 - Benzilan

    Explore Baima Snow Mountains Nature Reserve in search of the exclusive snub-nose golden monkeys.  Enjoy a picnic lunch at the scenic spot. Hike to a local Lisu village to experience the daily life of the Lisu people in a rural setting and taste their traditionally-made honey.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Dinner

  • Day 04 - Benzilan / Geladan

    After breakfast, drive to Geladan  Enjoy the fresh surrounds of your tented resort. At 1730h, biking trip to the sea of flowers to enjoy the mountain scenery. Return to the camp for dinner served between 1830h-2000h.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

  • Day 05 - Geladan / Lijiang

    Enjoy a leisurely breakfast served between 0800h-1000h. Go on an invigorating forest hike and feast on a barbecue lunch.

    Transfer back to camp before driving approx. 2hrs to Lijiang.  Explore Lijiang Old Town on a walking tour, carefully sidestepping the heavily-touristed main thoroughfare.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

  • Day 06 - Lijiang / Tiger Leaping Gorge / Lijiang

    Make an excursion to the Tiger Leaping Gorge. The drive from Lijiang is about 1½ hours and you will enjoy an hour of hiking by the gorge.

    After lunch and a short detour en route back to Lijiang, visit the villages of Longquan, Baisha (for the murals) and Yuhu (Jade Lake) as well as the home of explorer Joseph Rock.

    Return to Lijiang and have the afternoon at leisure to explore the Old Town on your own.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

  • Day 07 - Lijiang

    In the morning, take a cable car to Glacier Park (weather-dependent). Return in time to enjoy the "Impression Lijiang" show, with the Jade Dragon Mountain as a stunning backdrop.

    Optional: 4-hour horse-trekking along the ancient tea horse trail

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

  • Day 08 - Lijiang / Kunming / Singapore

    Transfer to airport for flight.

    Fly Lijiang / Kunming MU 9728 0925/1015 (0h 50m) – Daily
      Kunming / Singapore MI 913 1310/1715 (4h 05m) – Mon/Thu/Sun
    Or Lijiang / Kunming 3U 8583 1415/1515 (1h 00m) – Mon/Tue/Wed/Sun
      Kunming / Singapore MI 915 1915/2320 (4h 05m) – Tue


    Meals included: Breakfast

    Extension: 2D1N Tiger Leaping Gorge Hike

    Day 06 - Lijiang / Qiaotou / Old Tea Horse Guesthouse

    In the morning, the trail rises, alternating between forest and cultivated farmland. After lunch, it is the most challenging part of the trek as the trail rises steeply with “28 bends” to the top of the ride. Hike high up the valley until you arrive at Old Tea Horse Guesthouse.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch


    Day 07 - Old Tea Horse Guesthouse / Lijiang

    Continue along the gorge for another 2 hours until Half-way Guesthouse. From here, start your to Tina Guesthouse where your transport awaits to take you back to Lijiang.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

     

    Extension: 3D2N Angsana Tengchong Hot Spring Experience

    Day 07 - Lijiang / Tengchong

    Transfer for your flight to the hot spring region.

    Fly Lijiang / Tengchong MU 5998 1630/1730 (1h 00m) – Mon/Wed/Fri/Sun


    Upon arrival, check-in to your hotel. Soak all your weariness and troubles away in the resort’s many geothermal pools (included in your stay).

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch


    Day 08 - Tengchong

    Make a trip to the Tengchong Volcano National Geology Park with Cenozoic-era volcanoes, and the biggest group of volcanoes in China, to learn about the volcanic movements of the region. Visit Hesun old town. Rest of the day to relax at your own pleasure.

    Optional: Hot-air ballooning over Tengchong Volcano Park (20 minutes)

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


    Day 09 - Tengchong / Kunming / Depart

    Fly Tengchong / Kunming MU 5739 0940/1025 (0h 45m) – Daily
        MU 5723 1240/1340 (1h 00m) – Daily

 

 

 

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