7-day Shangrila+Deqing Adventure

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Snowcapped mountains, grand valleys, serene lakes, wetland with grass, mysterious lamaseries and charming Tibetan villages...this is the real Shangri-la we will take you to, not a fictional place.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 (B)
Arrival / Shangrila 
     Transfer: by plane - own arrangement
Program: Be met at the airport and transfer to hotel check in.

Day 2 (B, L)

Program: Today, you will go to visit Napa Lake. This is a seasonal wetland with grass in dry season (Nov-May) and lake in rain season (Jun-Oct). It’s an ideal place for bird viewing after September and Black-necked crane is one of the rare birds. In the afternoon, you will pay a visit to Songzanlin Monastery, the largest Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Yunnan, also known as “the little Potala Palace”. Take a walk in the Ancient Town, where you may see local people get together singing and dancing. You’re welcome to join them.

Day 3 (B, L, D)

Program: Visit the Blue Moon Valley (Shika Snow Mountain scenic area) and take a moderate walk near Dabao Monstery. The Blue Moon Valley (Shika Snow Mountain scenic area) is 7 miles south west of Zhongdian (Shangri-la). The landscape in the valley is particularly beautiful in late spring, summer and early autumn. The cable car in the Blue Moon Valley is the longest cableway in Yunnan Province which gives a bird’s-eye view of both Yulong Snow Mountain and Meili Snow Mountain. In the afternoon, transfer to Dabao Monastery and take a walk along the river near it.

Day 4 (B, L, D)
Shangrila / Deqin 
     Transfer: by Private vehicle
Program: Pick up from hotel after breakfast and drive 187km to Deqin. En route, you will visit Tangdui Pottery Village to view the traditional way of pottery making. View the first bend of Yangtze River and visit Dongzhulin Monastery.

Day 5 (B, L)

Program: Drive about 10km to Feilai Monastery in the early morning to view sunrise of Meili Snow Mountain if weather permit. Afterwards you will drive another 1.5 hours to Mingyong village, where you will walk around 4km to the foot of Mingyong Glaciers. Walk another one hour to Tibetan Taizi Monastery and view the Mingyong Glaciers. Horse riding for this part is available, which is on your own expense. Transfer back to hotel in the late afternoon.

Day 6 (B, L)
Deqin / Shangrila 
     Transfer: by Private vehicle
Program: Private transfer to Zhongdian. Take a good rest after the long driving.

Day 7 (B, L)
Shangrila / Exit   
   Transfer: by plane - own arrangement
Program: Pick up at the hotel and transfer to airport for flight to next destination.

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