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Tour Code: YN-TK-07
 

Kunming / Dali(Weibaoshan, Cangshan hiking, Shaxi) / Lijiang(hikling between Shuhe old town and Baisha village) / Tiger Leaping Gorge / Zhongdian (hiking in Ringha lama Temple)   (13 Days) 

 

Itinerary

 

 

Day 1    

Arrival in Kunming, the capital of Yunnan. Transfer to hotel.

Meal: Nil

Accommodation: Overnight in Kunming hotel

 

Day 2  

Take morning flight from Kunming to Dali, the home of the Bai minority people. Transfer to Weishan County, southeast of Dali, to visit Weishan Ancient Town, which was built more than 600 years ago, with a total area of 19.4 square kilometers, and Weibaoshan Mountain, the birthplace of Nanzhao State and well-known for its sacred Taoist site. Return journey to Dali on the same way. Drive to visit Three Pagodasthe landmark of Dali, which were built during the Tang and Song dynasty.

Meal: Breakfast / Chinese Lunch / Chinese Dinner

Accommodation: Overnight in Dali

Transport: Flight from Kunming to Dali + land transport

 

 

Day 3  

Depart to embark on a boat in Erhai lake. We may have chance to visit lakeside village. Start your hiking tour in the afternoon. Take Cangshan cable up to Cangshan mountain, also known as “Diancang Mountain”, situated in the west of Erhai Lake in Dali. also known as “Diancang Mountain”. The whole hiking course is 8km and takes about 4 hrs, enjoy alpine view and overlook Erhai lake. Take Gantong cable down the mountain.Transfer to visit Ancient Dali Town, an ancient walled town set between sparkling Lake Erhai and the 12,000-foot Cangshan Mountains

Meal: Breakfast / Chinese Lunch / Chinese Dinner

Accommodation: Overnight in Dali

Transport: Flight from Kunming to Dali + land transport

 

Day 4  

Drive to visit Xizhou Bai’s village to visit Bai people’s family house and taste three courses tea. Zhoucheng Bai’s village to visit workmanship of batik. Then transfer from Dali to Shaxi (160km, 3.5hrs driving). Stop to visit Grotto of Shibao Mountain where many stone statues carved during the Tan and Song dynasties can be seen on the way. On arrival in Shaxi, check in to hotel.

Meal: Breakfast / Chinese lunch / Chinese Dinner      

Accommodation: Overnight in Shaxi

 

Day 5  

Sightseeing in Shaxi Old Town which is regarded as the most preserved town on the tea and horse trail. Transfer to Lijiang (100km, 2hrs driving). On arrival, check in to hotel.

Meal: Breakfast / Chinese Lunch / Chinese Dinner

Accommodation: Overnight in Lijiang

 

Day 6

Visit Jade Spring Park (regarded as Black Dragon Pond park as well), with its splendid view of 18,000-foot Jade Dragon Snow. Sightseeing in Lijiang Old Town which was named a World Heritage Site by the United Nations, visit Mu Family Mansion, the former home of a Naxi chieftain.and Enjoy Naxi ancient Music in the evening.

Meal: Breakfast / Chinese Lunch / Chinese Dinner

Accommodation: Overnight in Lijiang

Activity: Evening performance of Naxi Ancient Music

 

Day 7

Drive to Puji Temple (no visit ) and start your hiking tour. Hike from Puji temple to Shuhe Old Town, a Naxi old town with fewer tourists. The whole journey is 10km and takes about 4hrs. In the afternoon, hike from Shuhe to Baisha village, the old capital of the Naxi, where you can admire the frescoes on one of its ancient temples. The whole journey is 8km and takes about 3hrs.

Meal: Breakfast / Chinese Lunch / Chinese Dinner

Accommodation: Overnight in Lijiang

 

Day 8

Drive to visit Yufeng Monastery, a lama temple, which is famous for a 500-year-old camellia and is said to produce 10,000 blossoms in spring each year. Transfer to visit Yuhu village, located about 15 kilometers North of Lijiang Old Town, the Yuhu village, belonging to the Naxi minority, is the last village of the valley; and is situated at the foot of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain in Lijiang. The houses, built with unique rocks called "monkey head", sort of mix of the rocks and dried earth, makes the village looks the same as it was in the beginning of the 20th century when Joseph Rock chose this place as his residence place. Balance of the time, leisure free time on your own.

Meal: Breakfast / Chinese Lunch / Chinese Dinner  

Accommodation: Overnight in Lijiang

 

Day 9

Drive from Lijiang to Zhongdian (200km, 4hrs driving), the home of the Tibetan minority people. Stop to visit Shigu Village to see the sweeping First Bend of the Yangtze River; then visit the tremendous Tiger Leaping Gorge, where the river forces its way between Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and Haba Snow Mountain.

Meal: Breakfast / Chinese Lunch / Chinese Dinner

Accommodation: Overnight in Zhongdian

 

Day10

Transfer to visit Napahai Lake Natural Reserve Area+Tibet village, which lies 8 kilometers northwest of Zhongdian Old Town and is a seasonal lake. Wander through a Tibetan village and visit family house. Then visit Tsongzanlin Monastery which is the largest Tibetan style temple in Yunnan with more than 800 monks and 3 living buddhas living in.

Meal: Breakfast / Chinese Lunch / Chinese Dinner  

Accommodation: Overnight in Zhongdian

 

Day11

Transfer from Zhongdian to Baishuitai Water Terrace (110km, 2.5hrs driving), literally translated from Chinese “White Water Terraces”, which is the birthplace of the Dongba culture for the Naxi minority people. Stop to visit Tianshen Bridge and Xiagei Hot Spring. Both Tianshen Bridge and Xiagei have been boasting their rich resources of hot spring. You may also visit Tibetan, Yi and Naxi villages. Return journey to Zhongdian on the same day.

Meal: Breakfast / Chinese Lunch / Chinese Dinner  

Accommodation: Overnight in Zhongdian

 

Day12

Hike from Gyalthang Dzong Hotel to Ringha lama temple (also named as " Temple of the 5 Wisdom Buddhas "). It keeps an important place in the Tibetan community that they consider it as the one of the five most important Tibetan monasteries among Yunnan. The whole journey is about 8km and takes .5hrs for hiking. Drive back to Zhongdian. Take late afternoon flight from Zhongdian to Kunming, transfer to hotel

Meal: Breakfast / Chinese Lunch / Chinese Dinner  

Accommodation: Overnight in Kunming

 

D13                                                                           

Transfer to the airport and take flight to leave Kunming, where this tour ends.

Meal: Breakfast

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* transfers and permits
* entry fees for sightseeing attractions
* services of your guide throughout the trip
* drop off service at the airport of departure for leaving China
* personal items such as extra beverages at meals, food or snacks at times other than regular meal times, laundry, telephone, fax or Internet/E-mail access charges, film, fees for taking photographs or videos in certain locations, fees for changing money, individual transfers, medical expenses, excess baggage fees, customs duties, shopping and tips or gratuities.
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