||Arrival in Kunming
Upon your arrival,
our guide will pick you up at the airport
and transfer to your hotel.
||Kunming - Stone Forest
- Kunming (Breakfast
After breakfast, drive
90 KM to Lunan county to visit the Stone Forest.
Back to Kunming in the afternoon.
Forest: Located 120 kilometers southeast
of Kunming, the Stone Forest is a typical
karst formation covering an area of more
than 350 square kilometers. In 2007, it
is listed as World Natural Heritage. Walking
inside the forest, you will find a wonderland
consists of innumerable huge rocks of fantastic
|| Kunming - Lijiang (Breakfast
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
Dragon Snow Mountain: The mountain is situated some
15 km. north of Lijiang County, with thirteen peaks
resembling jade pillars holding the sky, it stands majestically
on the east side of the Jinshajiang River. The main
peak, Mount Fan (Shanzifeng), is 5,596 m. above sea
level, and is annually snowcapped.
Baisha Murals: Lijiang's murals are works of the
Ming Dynasty (1368ĘC1644). 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: The Naxi ethnic minority has
a population of 277,800, most of whom live
in concentrated communities in the Lijiang
Naxi Autonomous County in Yunnan Province.
More than 1,000 years ago, the Naxi people
had already created pictographic characters
called the "Dongba" script and a syllabic
writing known as the "Geba" script. With
these scripts they recorded a lot of beautiful
folklore, legends, poems and religious classics.
Ancient Town: The old town is famous for its scientific
architectural layout. Crisscrossed by crystal-clear
rivers and meandering cobbled streets, it has a high
research value and is a treasure in the field of urban
construction in China.
|| 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.
|| Halftway - Walnut Grove
+ Lunch + Dinner)
Continue hiking to Walnut Grove
(5 Hours), Stay at Woody's Guesthouse.
|| Walnut Grove - Haba
+ 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.
|| 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.
|| Shangri-la (Breakfast
Visit the Songzanlin Lama Temple,
the Pudacuo National Park (including Shudu Lake, Bita
Lake resort and Xiaji Resort.).
Lama Temple: Also named Guihua Monastery, the temple
is the largest Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Shangri-La
of Yunnan province. It is one of the famous monasteries
in the region, nicknamed as "the little Potala Palace",
for the whole monastery is in the traditional style with
Lake: The lake is an intact natural attraction with various species of flora and fauna and, of course, picturesque landscapes. In Tibetan language, Bita means "a piece of land as soft as cattle hair felt". With an altitude of 3,539 meters (about 11,608 feet), the lake is the highest in Yunnan Province. Shaped like lively deer, it covers an area of 166 hectares.
Lake: The lake is located 43km to the northeast of
Shangri-La City. Shudu Lake is 3705 meters above sea level
and is one of the biggest lakes in Diqing Prefecture.
Now it has been turned into a highland pasture resort.
The lake is shallow enough to be called interestingly
"a place where one can fish with a wooden stick". The
lake water is so clear that you can see the fish swimming
around. One special fish in the lake is called the cracked-stomach
fish for the crack line strangely running across its stomach.
Shangri-la - Kunming
Take morning flight
to Kunming. We offer 5 options for today's
1. Tour to the Dragon Gate in Western Hills.
2. Tour to Haigeng Park by the Dianchi Lake,
where you will enjoy the nice view of the
lake and see many seagulls.
3. Tour to Golden Temple.
4. Tour to Bamboo Monastery.
5. Explore the Bird-Flower Market and Jinma
A transfer to the airport for flight departing
Kunming. Bon Voyage!
Hills: Located at the west bank of the
Lake, Western Hills is set in mountains
well covered by evergreen woods and filled
with sweet songs by lovely birds, perfect
for hiking. Dragon Gate consists of the
Sanqing Temple Complex and the Dragon Gate
Temple: A Daoist temple constructed
in 1602 AD, the main building of which is
cast entirely in bronze weighing about 280
Monastery: A Buddhist temple which was
first built in the Yuan Dynasty. During
its history, spanning nearly 1,000 years,
the temple has been burnt to ashes several
times and then reconstructed. The present
structure mostly dates from the late Qing
Dynasty. Bamboo Monastery is famous for
its 500 colored clay sculptures of Arhats.
2. Hotels For The Above Trip
3. Tour Price
4. Quotation Inclusions:
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
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
5. Quotation Exclusions:
1. Hotel Accommodation
The hotel is based on two adults
sharing one twin or double standard room with private facilities.
Solo travelers or those who want to occupy one twin-bed
room of their own are required to pay additional charge
of single supplement rate. A single room is subject to availability
based on prior request at an additional cost; if the above
recommended hotel is not available, it will be substituted
by a similar one.
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
/ railway station and hotel and all the sightseeing spots
by air-conditioned vehicle. Separate arrivals and departures
will incur extra charges.
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 above itinerary. Airport construction
fee and fuel surcharge are included.
5. Entrance Tickets
The main entrance tickets for the
sightseeing spots mentioned.
6. Driver And Guiding Service
Driver and English-speaking guide
service on normal sightseeing activities noted in the itinerary.
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.
China Life Tourist Accident / Casualty
Insurance. We highly recommend that you purchase full coverage
travel insurance from you country of origin.
1. Visa Fees
Charge of obtaining your visa to
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 any meals
not specified in the itinerary, ect.
5. Optional Programs
Optional programs which are not specified
in the above itinerary.
Tips depending on the service of
your guide and driver, entirely voluntary.
7. Extra Cost
Any extra cost caused by changes of natural disasters, fires,
weather, governmental and local authority orders, political
change, strikes, war, riots, quarantine, custom regulations,
damages or injury caused by accident beyond the control
of us and that has incurred due to the tourist action violating