The Jade Dragon Snow Mountain is the most recent equatorial mountains in the northern hemisphere.

10 Days Yunnan Shangri-La to Lhasa Tour


10 days Yunnan and Tibet tour includes two paradises in China, which are Tibet and Shangri-La. These two places are most likely the paradise depicted in “Lost Horizon”, by James Hilton. And, Tibet is a holy land of Tibetan Buddhism. In Tibet, you can experience the Tibetan Buddhist culture very well. Before starting your Tibet trip, you can enjoy the beautiful scenery of Lijiang and Shangri-La. If you want to travel to Tibet from Yunnan, this tour is a good choice for you.

Daily Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Lijiang

Lijiang is located at the junction of Yunnan-Guizhou plateau and Qinghai-Tibet plateau. It is an important passage of the “ancient southern silk road” and the “ancient tea-horse road”.

When you arrive in Lijiang, you can go to the booked hotel and have a good rest.

After lunch, you will visit the Lijiang Ancient Town, which is the best preserved and most Naxi style ancient town in China. Located in the Yunnan-Guizhou plateau, at 2416 meters above sea level, the city covers an area of 3.8 square kilometers. In December 1997, it was included in the list of “world cultural heritage” by UNESCO world heritage committee.

You will spend the night in Lijiang.

Day 2: Lijiang Tour(Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and Black Dragon Pool)
In the morning, you will go to Jade Dragon Snow Mountain about 15 kilometers north of Lijiang. The snow mountain area 960 square kilometers, the scenic area 263 square kilometers, it has the famous spring snow and the green snow glacier wonder.
Then, you will go to the Black Dragon Pool, which is built in the Qing Dynasty.

You will spend the night in Lijiang

Day 3: Lijiang to Shangri-La(First Bend of Yangtze River, Shigu Town, and Tiger Leaping Gorge)

In the morning, you will go to Shangri-La from Lijiang. On the way to Shangri-La, you will enjoy the stunning gorge scenery of the First Bend of the Yangtze River.

Then, you will go to the west of Lijiang ancient city and visit the Tiger Leaping Gorge.

In the afternoon, you will drive to Zhongdian, Shangri-La.

You will spend the night in Shangri-La.

Day 4: Shangri-La Tour(Ganden Sumtseling Monastery, Bite Lake, and Guishan Park)

In the morning, you will visit the Ganden Sumtseling Monastery, which is the largest Tibetan monastery in Yunnan. Then, you will visit the beautiful Bita Lake and Shudu Lake. Finally, you will walk around Guishan Park.

You will spend the night in Shangri-La.

Day 5: Flights to Lhasa from Shangri-La

In the morning, you will take a flight from Diqing Shangri-La Airport to Lhasa Gonggar International Airport. Arriving in Lhasa, you’d better have a good rest in the hotel to avoid the acute altitude sickness.

Day 6: Lhasa Tour(Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, and Barkhor Street)

On this day, you will visit three famous attractions in Lhasa. Firstly, you will visit the Potala Palace, which is the highest palace in the world. Then, you will visit the Jokhang Temple, which was founded in the 7th century. Around the temple is the Barkhor Street where is the commercial center in Lhasa.

You will spend the night in Lhasa.

Day 7: Lhasa Tour(Drepung and Sera Monastery)

On this day, you will visit Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery. The Drepung Monastery was founded in 1416. You’d better visit the Sera Monastery about 3 pm. Because the Sera Monastery has a monk debate at around 3 – 5 in the afternoon.

You will spend the night in Lhasa

Day 8: Lhasa to Shigatse

On this day, you will go to Shigatse from Lhasa. On the way to Shigatse, you will enjoy the stunning scenery of Holy Mount Nyenchen Khangsa, Pelkor Monastery, and Gyantse Kumbum.

You will spend the night in Shigatse.

Day 9: Shigatse to Lhasa

Today, you will return to Lhasa from Shigatse via China-Nepal Friendship Highway.

Day 10: Depart from Lhasa

You will end your tour and leave Lhasa.

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