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9 days tour in Lijiang and Shangrila

Time:2018-10-07

Travel Agent: Banyantree Lijiang international Travel Agent
License No.: L-YN-00322

Van Arranged: 7 seats Buick Gl8 MPV




Oct 16: Arrival In Lijiang 
Arrive in Lijiang, check in your hotel and then have a nice walking in the heritage site, Dayan Old Town.


Quotation: Airport pick up: 300CNY


The Lijiang Old City is located in China’s Yunnan Province. The city is famous for its incredible state of preservation and is one of the very few ancient cities in China that has not changed for centuries. There are virtually no modern buildings and the newer ones were constructed using the same materials and construction methods that have been used for centuries, allowing them to blend into the city. The city is populated by the Naxi Dongba Ethnic Minority group and the entire city displays their unique culture and architecture, making it a unique site.


 
 
Naxi People: They live in concentrated communities in the Lijiang Naxi Autonomous County in Yunnan Province, their language belongs to the Chinese-Tibetan language family. More than 1,000 years ago, the Naxi people had already created pictographic characters called the "Dongba script".
Overnight in Lijiang

Oct 17: Lijiang

Enjoy your leisure times in hotel or explore the local culture and history in Old Town by guest's own arrangement.
 

Overnight in Lijiang
 

Day 18 Lijiang - Lugu Lake 
Depart to lugu Lake ont the early moring, we will take a 4 hours driving to Lugu Lake, the remote Paradise on earth, take a good rest in hotel then attend the bonfire party on the evening.

Quotation: Van and driver: 1000CNY
Tour Guide: 700CNY





Overnight in Lugu lake town
 
Oct 19: Lugu Lake boating and circles lake tour

Quotation: Van and driver: 1000CNY
Tour Guide: 700CNY

Lugu Lake, where the rare Mosuo matrilineal culture rooted in, will show you a differently fascinating Heaven on earth from the amazing natural beauty to the quaint local tradition. The shores of the lake is inhabited by the Mosuo people who have peculiar customs and ways, up to now still retaining remnants of matriarchal society. Here you will see the superior of female as the leader of a family and how the 'Zouhun'(Men and women are not united by wedlock, each living at the mother's home respectively, yet keeping a casual cohabitation relationship) tradition is remained. Certainly, you will have the opportunity to enjoy other two classic destinations in Yunnan as well.

 

Overnight in Lugu lake town

Oct 20: Lugu Lake-Lijiang-Horse riding tour in Lashi Lake area


Quotation: Van and driver: 1000CNY
Tour Guide: 700CNY

Early starting back to Lijiang, drive 3 hours to Lijiang. Visit Lashi Lake and ride horse to the ancient tea horse road.

Arrive at Lashi Lake and have a half-day tour to visit it which has been approved as a plateau wetland nature reserve in Yunnan in 1998. You will experience the traditional, rural Naxi lifestyle in a beautiful and peaceful setting. You also will cruise around the lake, watching a variety of protected migratory bird species such as the black-necked crane, whooper swan and black stork. After paying a visit to Naxi Minority houses of local residents.

Rent horse from local villagers and ride it along the Ancient Tea-Horse Road. The ancient Tea-Horse Road plays a similar role as the Silk Road does, and is a vital part of the international trade in the history (between China, India and Middle Asia). What's more, it was a road linking culturally Tibetans and other Chinese in the history, and promoting the spread of Buddhism. In late afternoon transfer back to Lijiang, and overnight at the hotel in Lijiang.

 



 
With an elevation of 2500 meters, Lashi Lake is 15 kilometers away from Banyan Tree, Lijiang. Horse riding and boating for birds watching are the major activities here.
 

 
Overnight in Lijiang
 
Oct 21: Lijiang - Tiger Leaping Gorge-Shangrila

Quotation: Van and driver: 1000CNY
Tour Guide: 700CNY
 

Tiger Leaping Gorge: The gorge is regarded one of the longest, deepest and narrowest gorges in the world. It is about 98 kilometers northwest of Lijiang Ancient Town, lying between Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and and Haba Snow Mountain. The gorge stretches about 15 kilometers (9 miles). For the experienced and adventurous, thrilling raft rides are available. The magnificent backdrop of the gorge, combined with the twisting white water will create an exhilarating and unforgettable white water rafting experience. For those who prefer a gentle ride, slow-speed drifting is available in the calmer sections of the gorge.


 
Overnight in Shangrila
 
Oct 22: Shangrila-Balagezong scenic site-Shangrila

Quotation: Van and driver: 1000CNY
Tour Guide: 700CNY


This is a majestic and magnificent land, with snow capped mountains, ever green forest, gentle and soothing river. and the Tibetan villagers and their ever-sincere spirit.

This is the lost Shangri-La. Stepping into this pure, bright nature land, you're immediately soaked by the nurturing of the Nature.

This is the place where your soul is calling you to go.

This is a magical and magnificent land,  total at 176 square kilometers. Here towering snow-capped mountains, majestic, rugged steep bottom side see; Jennifer Wood hurried Yu, lush plants, evergreen, storied dye; water gurgling, crystal clear, fish dive deep, leisurely; meadow green, vitality cattle and sheep flocks, foraging comfortable; this is a natural scenery of snow-capped mountains, glaciers, valleys, forests, meadows, lakes and pure air of the Festival ground, is beautiful, clear, safe, leisurely, contentment, serenity, harmony and all of mankind's most beautiful ideal destination. Balaguer cases are isolated paradise, where there is no hatred, no war, is a tolerant, peaceful, peaceful Pure Land; is a magical, with unparalleled natural beauty of the original paradise, life here is transparent and clear, it is far hustle and bustle of city life.

Enter Balaguer were able to feel the strong atmosphere of Tibetan Buddhism. For thousands of years, religion has been deeply in the hearts of Tibetans took root.


Overnight in Shangrila

Oct 23: Putatso Nationla Park-Dukezong Old Town

Quotation: Van and driver: 1000CNY
Tour Guide: 700CNY

 

Dukezong Old Town:

Dukezong Old Town was once the biggest and best-preserved Tibetan residents in China. It was the transportation hub of the Ancient Tea Route. It is located in Shangri-la county. It has a history of over 1300 years and a center of economy and culture among Tibet, Yunnan and Sichuan
  The name Dukezong in Tibetan language has two meanings: one is a castle built on the rock, the other is moonlight city. When the old town was being built, they obtained raw material locally. There is a kind of white clay being used to paint the outer wall. Therefore, the residents paint all the outer walls in white. The style still remains today. In the night, the moonlight shines on the white walls, which makes the town more charming.

 Putatso National Park
 
Potatso National Park consists of Baitahai, Shudu Lake and Militang Pasture. The Potatso National Park is 3,500 meters to 4,000 meters above the sea level. Potatso National Park is an inseparable part of the world natural heritage Three Parallel Rivers by UNESCO, it also serves as a natural reserve. Potatso Park has a well-preserved eco-environment, which has marsh, brooks, lakes, and springs. virgin forests, flora and rare fauna. And during summer, the amazing sceneries of Potatso Park made people call it the home for rhododendron, meconopsis, spruce, primrose, fir, and other rare plants. Also there are many wild lives in the park, for example, wild boar, leopard, musk deer, pheasant and other different species of birds.
 

 
Militang is the vastest pastureland in Potatso Nationa Park and it is between Baitahai and Shudu Lake. There are scattered with yaks and cabbage-like grass which is called Yak-butter Grass by locals because the local Tibetans uses the leaves to wrap yak butter. People can have a eye outline when overlooked the Militang, so it means “the Buddha’s eye” in Tibetan language.
 
Overnight in Shangrila
 
 
Oct 24: Airport drop off

Quotation: Van and driver: 300CNY


Take flight to Shanghai, back to your hometown.

Remarks: All the above quotations are based on 2 person's private car rental and tour guide rental service, it excludes entrance fees, meals and other private expenses.

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