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Home >> China Tour >> Yunnan Tour >> Packaged Yunnan Tours >> Trekking Trip Package Travel To Tiger-leaping Gorge & Shangri-la

9-Day Yunnan Tour: Kunming, Lijiang, Tiger-leaping Gorge Hiking And Shangri-la

Tour Code: YNT_07
Deatinations: Kunming, Lijiang, Shangri-la (Zhongdian)

1. Tour Itinerary

Day 01 Arrival in Kunming
You will be met on your arrival at Kunming Airport and transferred to your hotel. Sight-seeing tour of the Bamboo Monastery. Stay at Uchoice Hotel 4* for 2nights.

Bamboo Monastery: The first temple dedicated to Zen Buddhism in Yunnan. It dates back to the Song Dynasty (960-1279). The present structure mostly dates from the late Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). The temple's most outstanding artistic feature is the statues of the life-sized clay figures of 500 Arhats.
Day 02 Kunming - Stone Forest - Kunming (Breakfast + Lunch)
After breakfast, drive 90 KM to Lunan county to visit the Stone Forest. Back to Kunming in the afternoon.

Stone 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' driving.
Golden Temple: Originally built during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), the hall of the famous Taoist temple is made of copper, weighing about 280 tons. All the interior settings including the gate, walls, columns, doors, windows, Buddha statues, altars and roof tiles are made of copper.

Day 03 Kunming - Lijiang (Breakfast + Lunch)
Take morning flight to Lijiang. Visit the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, the Baisha Murals and the Ancient Shuhe Village of Naxi People. In the afternoon, visit Lijiang Ancient Town. Stay at Liwang Hotel 4*.

Jade 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.
Naxi 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 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 garden.

Day 04 Lijiang - Halfway (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
Drive to Qiaotou town, hike on upper trails of Tiger-Leaping Gorge to Walnut Grove (4 Hours), enjoy the awesome gorge view with the Yangtze running down in the gorge. Stay at Halfway Guesthouse.
Day 05 Halftway - Walnut Grove (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
Continue hiking to Walnut Grove (5 Hours), Stay at Woody's Guesthouse.
Day 06 Walnut Grove - Haba village (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
Hike to Haba Village (5 Hours), this is a beautiful trek aroud the Haba Snow Mountain. Stay at Snow Sea Guesthouse where you will see the snow peak in the courtyard. Or you have another choice, driving to Haba in the morning, after having lunch, you can go to visit nearby Yi or Naxi ethnic village. Stay at Snow Sea Guesthouse.
Day 07 Haba Village - Sanba Village - Shangri-la (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
Drive to Sanba Village, visit Baishuitai (White Water Terrace) where the Naxi Culture originated. It is now the holy place for Naxi ceremonies. After lunch, drive to the Shangri-la (Zhongdian). Stay at Sightseeing Hotel 4* for 2 nights.

In the Tibetan language, Shangri-La means a place of good fortune and luck. Located in the midst of three rivers; the torrential Jinsha, Langcang and Nujiang, Shangri-La is a sacred scenic region with distinguishing features.
Day 08 Shangri-la (Breakfast + Lunch)
Visit the Songzanlin Lama Temple, the Potatso National Park (including Shudu Lake, Bitahai Lake and Xiaji Resort.).

Songzanlin 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.
Bitahai 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.
Shudu 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.
Day 09

Shangri-la - Kunming (Breakfast + Lunch)
Take morning flight to Kunming. Tour to the Dragon Gate in Western Hills, then visit Bird & Flower market. Transfer from hotel to the airport for your departure flight, we wish you safe and happy journey back to your home.

Western Hills: The forest reserve on the west bank of the Dianchi Lake consists of the Huating and Taihan mountains. This is a colossal natural forest reserve in the midst of a lofty mountain range crisscrossed by babbling brooks and gurgling streams. Ancient trees are adorned with thick, lush foliage and birds chirp and flutter in the green treetops. Near the top of the mountain, is the Dragon Gate. Hacked from the cliff between 1781 and 1835 by a Taoist monk and co-workers, the Dragon Gate is a group of grottoes, sculptures, corridors and pavilions.


2. Hotels For This Tour

Kunming Uchoice Hotel
Lijiang Liwang Hotel
Halfway Halfway Guesthouse
Walnut Grove Woody's Guesthouse
Haba Village Snow Sea Guesthouse
Shangri-la Sightseeing Hotel

Tour Price

Please send us an email and provide the information below so that we can quote precisely for the above tour.
1. The number of adults and the number of children in your party. If there are children under 12 years, they can enjoy the preferential price.
2. Your approximate travel date.
3. The code of the tour that you are interested in. Each tour has a code, you can find it above - at the top of the page where the tour is.
4. Hotel choice for your tour (luxury or standard or comfortable hotels).
5. If you would like us to tailor make a new tour for you that is different from the above tour, please let us know your requests.


Quotation Inclusions For For The Above Tour:

1. Hotel accommodation
The hotel is based on two persons sharing one twin or double standard room with private facilities.
2. Meals
Daily American or Chinese breakfast at the hotel, Chinese lunch or dinner in local Chinese restaurant as specified in the itinerary.
3. Private Transport
Private transport between airport or railway station and hotel and all the sights by air-conditioned vehicle.
4. Transportation between Cities
The economic class air tickets of the domestic flight or soft berth/seat train tickets between cities as specified in the itinerary.
5. Entrance tickets
The main entrance tickets for the sights mentioned.
6. Guiding service
Excellent tour Guiding. All normal sightseeing tours in each city with English-speaking guide and admission fees where applicable. Our guide will not fly with you from one city to another. Upon your arrival at each city, a new local guide and driver will pick you up, be with you for local tour and see you off after you finish the itinerary of each city.
7. Insurance
China Life Tourist Accident / Casualty Insurance. We highly recommend that you purchase full coverage travel insurance from you country of origin.


Quotation Exclusions For The Above Tour:

1. Visa Fees
Charge of obtaining your visa to enter China.
2. Charge of arrival and departure
The international or domestic air / train charge of arrival and departure.
3. Single Room Supplement
Should a twin room is needed by a single guest, supplement of the twin room will be charged.
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.
4. Personal Expenses
Expenses of a personal nature such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities or sightseeing, overweight baggage charges or meals not indicated, ect.
5. Optional Programs
Optional programs which are not specified in the above itinerary.
6. Tips to guides and drivers
Tips depending on the service of your guide and driver, entirely voluntary.



Stone Forest
Stone Forest
Stone Forest
Stone Forest
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
Tiger Leaping Gorge hiking
hiking in the gorge
Tiger Leaping Gorge
Tiger Leaping Gorge
Tiger Leaping Gorge hiking
hiking in the gorge
Haba Snow Mountain Haba Snow Mountain
azaleas, Shangri-la
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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