China Yunnan Cycling Tour: Tiger-Leaping Gorge & Shangri-la
Tour Code: YNT_13
Best Season: Mar.
Apr. May. Jun. Sep. Oct. Nov.
Upon your arrival,
our English speaking guide will pick you up
at the airport and transfer to your hotel.
Visit the Stone
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 shapes.
||Kunming - Lijiang
Take morning flight
to Lijiang. Visit the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain,
the Baisha Murals and the Ancient Shuhe Village
of Naxi People.
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
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.
|| Lijiang - Tiger-leaping
Gorge - Walnut Grove
Drive to Qiaotou Town, which is
the entrance to the Tiger-leaping Gorge. Start cycling
into the gorge, the road is not paved, the altitude is
about 2000 m above see level, you will bike about 12 km
to Walnut Grove which is a tranquil village in the middle
part of the gorge, overnight in Woody's House.
Gorge: One of the longest, deepest and narrowest gorges
in the world.
||Walnut Grove - Haba village
Cycle about 20 km to Haba village,
out of the gorge, the road start going up. Stay at Snow
||Haba village - Sanba
village - Shangri-la
Cycle about 18 km to Sanba village,
visit the White
Water Terrace, the sacred land of Naxi Dongba Culture.
Your driver will pick you up and drive to Shangri-la (Zhongdian),
the gateway to Tibet. Shangri-la has only been opened
to tourists since 1992. Experience authentic Tibetan culture
in this mountainous region. Overnight in Shangri-la (3300
m above sea level).
||Shangri-la - Wongshui
Today is a tough day, you will
ride about 105 km to Wongshui village which is 3700 m
above sea level, on the way, the road will go through
a mountain pass which is 4300 m high. But the scenery
is very beautiful. Now you know why this Tibetan area
is called Shangri-la. Stay with a Tibetan family.
||Wongshui village - Shangri-la
Birang Canyon - Shangri-la
Trek about 6 km into the Shangri-la
Birang Canyon, sightseeing in the canyon, the scenery
here is very close to the Moon Canyan described in the
famous book "The Lost Horison". After having lunch in
a Tibetan family, trek out the canyon and drive back to
Cycle about 8 km to a beautiful
alpine lake, Napa
Lake, in the morning, the lake is a nature reserve
for birds, especially the black-necked crane. After lunch,
Monastery, where the Yellow Hat School of Tibetan
Buddhism is practiced. This large center, base for 1200
monks before the destruction of Tibet in the 1950s, is
experiencing a significant rebirth. Overnight in Zhongdian.
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
||New Era Hotel
||Guan Fang Hotel
||Wang Fu Hotel
3. Tour Price
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the above tour.
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party. If there are children under 12 years, they can enjoy
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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.
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Insurance. We highly recommend that you purchase full coverage
travel insurance from you country of origin.
1. Visa Fees
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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.
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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