||Arrival in Kunming
You will be met on your arrival
at Kunming Airport and transferred to your hotel.
||Kunming - Dali (Breakfast
Take morning flight to Dali. Take
a boat to cruise on the Erhai Lake which is blessed with
stunning scenery. In the afternoon, visit Bai People's
Traditional House in Xizhou Town. Then go to nearby Zhoucheng
Village to visit the traditional hand-made Tie-Dyeing
in the local people's home. After that, visit the Three
Pagodas in the Chong Sheng Temple and explore Dali Ancient
Lake: It is a famous alpine lake in Yunnan. The
lake lies next to the historic sites in the Dali valley
and the natural scenery and good hiking trails on Cangshan
Mountain. The lake is in the shape of a human ear. The
lake water is crystal clear. Erhai and Cangshan enhance
each other's beauty. The local people feel that this
big lake with its clear water and its reflections of
land and sky as well as the entire region are unusually
beautiful, and it is another highlight of a visit to
Pagodas: They were built in the Five Dynasties (907-960AD).
Standing like three legs of a tripod, the tallest of
the three, Qianxun Pagoda was exquisitely constructed,
with multiple tiers of eaves. It has 16 tiers that reach
a height of 69.13 meters. In the central part of each
facade, a shrine was built and a Buddha statue of white
marble installed. They are well known in China for their
size, beauty, and antiquity, and for their preservation.
Dali - Lijiang
Drive 3.5 hours to Lijiang. Visit Sifang Street in Dayan Ancient Town
Ancient Town: As one of UNESCO's World Heritage
sites in China, Lijiang Ancient Town has attracted many
tourists from home and abroad. Different with other
old towns, it has no city wall. Lijiang features with
cobbled streets, crisscrossing canals flowing with water,
swaying willow trees and gaily-hued blossoms and many
buildings and structures are in styles of Ming and Qing
dynasties. The people here are mainly from the Naxi
ethnic group and you can still see many older women
dressed in their traditional attire. They have an obvious
passion for flowers, as almost every courtyard is a
Visit the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain,
the Baisha Murals and the Ancient Shuhe Village of Naxi
Dragon Snow Mountain: The mountain is located 15
kilometers north of Lijiang, it has 13 peaks, stretching
35 kilometers from north to south. Shanzidou, the main
peak, is 5,596 meters above sea level. Access to the
mountain is provided by a cable lift to Yunshanping
Meadow, halfway to the glacier peak. Every season, different
kinds of flowers bloom and almost throughout the entire
year visitors can see flowers in bloom.
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.
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 - Shangri-La
Drive 180Km to Shangri-la. On the
way, visit the Tiger Leaping Gorge and the First bend
of the Yangtze River.
Leaping Gorge: It was named after a legend where a
tiger jumped across the narrowest part of the gorge. It
has a total length of 25 kilometers and with a depth of
3,790 meters, so it is believed to be one of the world's
deepest gorges. The gorge is east to the Jade Dragon Snow
Mountain and west to the Haba Snow Mountain.
First bend of the Yangtze River: The upper reaches
of the Yangtze River is named the Jinsha River, which
originates from the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. The Jinsha
River flowed southward along the Hengduan Mountain ranges
and was forced to the turn to north because of the Alpine
movements which caused changes in the earth's physiognomy.
When the river reaches Shigu Township, it makes an abrupt
turn and flows further northward, forming the rare V-shape
| Day 06
||Shangri-la - Deqen
+ Lunch + Dinner)
Drive from Shangri-la to Deqen,
110km, visit the Flying temple on the way.
+ Lunch + Dinner)
Visit the Mingyong Glacier at Meili
Snow Mountain: The most popular attraction in Dingqing
Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture is Meili Snow Mountain,
which is located about 10 km northeast of Deqin County.
Meili Snow Mountain boasts numerous snow-clad ridges and
peaks, thirteen of which exceed 6,000 meters above the
sea level. Tibetans believe that Mount Meili represents
the mind emanation of the Lord Buddha, whereas Mount Khailash
in Western Tibet represents the body and Ne Tsari in Central
Tibet represents the speech.
||Deqen - Shangri-la
Drive from Deqen to Shangri-la.
- Kunming (Breakfast
Visit the Songzanlin Lama Temple,
the Potatso National Park (including Shudu Lake, Bitahai
Lake and Xiaji Resort.). Take flight to Kunming.
Lama Temple: Covering an area of 33 hectares, it is the largest Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Yunnan. The monastery was originally built in 1679, and the construction took two years. The monastery houses many treasured works of art: golden figures of Buddha josses, Tibetan lections, golden lamps, silver censers and many more. All of these arts are wonderful collections from dynasties.
Lake: It is located 35 kilometers east of Shangri-La. The lake covers an area of about 160 hectares with an average depth of 20 meters. Hidden in a dense forest, the Bitahai Lake is noted for its limpid water and its beautiful scenery which is set against the mountains.
Lake: One of the two beautiful lakes in Pudacuo National Park. The lake water is crystal clear. Around the lake, there are dense forests of fir spruce and birch. These are filled with wild animals such as musk deer, birds, wild cats, bears, pheasants and leopards, etc. Visitors can trek along the planked path by the lake to enjoy the picturesque scenery.
|| Kunming - Stone Forest
- Departure (Breakfast
Drive 90 KM to Lunan county to
visit the Stone Forest. Back to Kunming in the afternoon.
Transfer from hotel to the airport for your departure
flight, we wish you safe and happy journey back to your
Forest: Situated in Lunan County, it is an area
of typical karst landform with numerous groups of strange
gray-black stone peaks and stone pillars. The Stone
Forest covers an area of 400 square kilometers, is about
85 kilometers away from Kunming and requires 1.5 hours'
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Meili Snow Mountain
Golden Temple, Kunming
These pagodas, Dali
These pagodas, Dali
Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
Naxi People, Lijiang
Lijiang Ancient Town
Tiger Leaping Gorge
Yangtze River First Bend
Songzanlin Lama Temple
Songzanlin Lama Temple