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Putatso National Park & Dukezong Old Town Tour


Destination: Grand Cayon of Shangrila, Bala Village, Shangrila Stupa
Distance: 31 Kilometers from Shangrila downtown
Duration: 6 hours
Transportation: Vehicle
Difficuties: AAAAA
Best Travel Time: Suitable for the whole year
Price List

Pax Price (RMB/person) Remarks
1  1200  
2  800  
3-5  700  
6-9  650  


Travel Schedule:

08:00 Depart to Putatso National Park.

08:30 Arrive at Putatso National Park, take a shuttle bus to Shudu Lake.
09:00 2 hours hiking with the plank path of the Shudu Lake.

11:30 Finish Putatson National Park tour, 
and drive 40 minutes to Dukezong Old Town
12:30 Having Tibetan Lunch in Dukezong old town, an ancient town known for its traditional Tibetan dwellings with the world's largest Tibetan prayer wheel, and then walking around there 
and experience this "moonlight old town"
15:30 Drive to Banyan Tree Ringha

Today is full day to explore the earthly paradise described in the famous novel Lost Horizon by James Hilton. We will visit the Putatso National Park, Dukezong Old Town.

In the morning, drive to the first national park in China - Pudacuo National Park which is mainly comprised of Shudu Lake, Militang Grassland, Bita Lake. Shudu Lake is a famous pasture, herds of yak and goat grazing beside the lake. Militang Grassland is located between Shudu Lake and Bita Lake with lush grass in meadow. Bitahai Lake, regarded as a pearl of the Plateau, is an intact natural attraction with outstanding landscapes.

Visit the spots by clockwise and throw yourselves into the lush green forest with diverse species of flora and fauna, walk along the plank road to catch the gorgeous scenery of Shudu Lake (hike 3.3 km, about 1 hr) , stand at the viewing spot to enjoy the lake and froest view to the horizon and seek for a real paradise in this natural wonderland. (Note: the altitude of Pudacuo is at 3500m-4150m and you should avoid strong activities. There’s no problem to hike in the park.)

After sightseeing in Putatso National Park, we will drive 40 minutes to Dukezong Old Town for lunch.

After lunch, we will visit Dukezong Old Town with 1300-year-old history. Climb up to the top of Guishan Hill (or Tortoise Hill) to have a panoramic view of the old town and Shangri-La County and join in the tourists to turn the largest Prayer Wheel in the world. (Please note: In Jan.2014, a huge fire broke out destroying most of the town. Now you could visit the area around Guishan Hill.

We will have a typical Tibetan Lunch in this Old Town and visit a typical Tibetan Old Town at there.

Package includes:

A private air-conditioned car, an experienced licensed driver, 1 lunch, entrance fee to all scenic spots listed in itinerary;a local experienced English-speaking guide and travel Agencies Liability Insurance and some bottle waters.

What to bring: Camera, hat, sunscreen, comfortable clothing & some money to purchase any memorable items.
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