- Wander colourful markets & indulge in mountain delicacies
- Get a taste of local specialities at the eastern Himalayas
- Local interactions with Tibetan Buddhism & customs
7 days, 6 nights
From 15450 cny
1 Mar. 2020 - 30 Nov. 2020
Starting from Hyundai SUV
Hotel or Home Stay
Follow in the footsteps of countless traders, explorers and missionaries, as you get to discover one of China’s richest provinces in landscapes, architecture and ethnicities. Find out more about Yunnan’s intriguing past and listen to the anecdotes of our local friends.
Relive the old ways of exploration in the Eastern Himalayas at 3,000m altitude, look for evidence of an earlier foreign presence and feast on the many cuisines as you travel the ancient trade routes, which brought prosperity to the region.
Upon arrival in Dali airport, you are greeted by your personal navigator and taken to your hotel. Have your first meal together while he will give you an introduction to the region and your upcoming trip.
Dali Jiyisi Guesthouse
WANDER COLOURFUL MARKETS & INDULGE IN MOUNTAIN DELICACIES
Stroll the morning market of a quaint lakeside town, boasting a collection of well-preserved merchant houses and visit a hidden Catholic Church, commissioned by French missionaries nearly a 100 years ago. Head west into the Cangshan Mountains towards a hillside Bai village, only accessible by stairs. Once an important stop along the imperial salt route, the quiescent hamlet rose to national fame due to its artisan salted ham. Stay overnight in a basic yet charming family guest house, overlooking the valley below.
VENTURE ACROSS ANCIENT BRIDGES ALONG THE OLD TRADING ROUTES
Follow the curves of the Bi River, spanned by a multitude of bridges, which made trade possible in this remote corner and are still used by locals to get their livestock across. Get a feel of the olden days when today’s end destination awakes from hibernation, as the ethnic Yi and Bai come to sell their produce and stock up on supplies. Explore nearby Buddhist temples and Bai minority carvings, which survived the Cultural Revolution thanks to their remote location.
Old Theatre Inn
IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF FOREIGN EXPLORERS & ADVENTURERS
Make your way north to Lijiang and cruise the small countryside road, which leads to the last village of the valley situated in the shadows of the 5,600m tall Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. Visit the former residence of an eccentric American explorer who lived here in the first half of the 20th century and put the local Naxi literally on the map.
Blossom Hill in Shuhe
HIKE THE TIGER LEAPING GORGE & FIRST EXPERIENCE OF GEOGRAPHICAL TIBET
Pass by the dramatic Tiger Leaping Gorge, carved out by the rushing waters of the mighty Yangtze River over the course of millennia. Leave the masses behind and hike one of the lesser known trails criss-crossing the picturesque hillsides. Ascend curvy mountain roads to 3,300 meters and to the eastern edge of the Himalayas. Part of geographical Tibet, the area provides the perfect backdrop for an insight into Tibetan culture.
GET A TASTE OF LOCAL SPECIALITIES AT THE EASTERN HIMALAYAS
Visit a small Buddhist temple, frequented by local Tibetans who come to pray for their children’s well-being. Have a traditional yak hotpot for lunch, followed by a beer tasting at a Tibetan brewery before you take the scenic route along the Yangtze River and make your way to a lush oasis, sheltered from its brutal surroundings.
LOCAL INTERACTIONS WITH TIBETAN BUDDHISM & CUSTOMS
Venture further into the valley and set out for a pleasant hike amidst sacred oaks and bushy rhododendrons. Visit a lesser-known Yellow Hat Monastery, founded in the late 1600s. When the timing is right, you can witness the monks chanting their daily prayers or have a quick chat with them during one of their breaks. Head back to Shangri-La and fly home early evening or the following morning.
Few important details to frame the experience:
7 days, 6 nights
From 15450 cny
1 Mar. 2020 - 30 Nov. 2020
Starting from Hyundai SUV
Hotel or Home Stay
All tours and services can be booked directly with our office in China
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