Day 2 Shangri-La - Deqin (by automobile)
Today’s excursion will take you to visit the Ganden Songzanlin Monastery, the largest Tibetan Buddhism monastery in Yunnan province. Built in the 17th century, during the reign of the Fifth Dalai Lama, it is often referred to as the Little Potala Palace.
Then, embark on a splendid car ride from Shangri-La to Deqin, which is well-known for its breathtaking scenery and two passes over 4000 meters high.
Eight kilometers northwest you'll find the Napahai Lake, the largest wetland of Shangri-La.
Continue to pass the northern slope of Baima Snow Mountain (also called White Horse Snow Mountain) and then you'll find a U-shaped river bend, the First Bend of the Jinsha River, flowing from the Meili Mountain Range, later goes on to form the mighty Yangtze, then making its way southwards to central Yunnan through parallel gorges.
Afterwards, enjoy a splendid view of the sunset of Meili Snow Mountain.
Day 3 Deqing - Yubeng Village (by automobile)
Today, rise early and wait for the first sunray hit the Meili Mountain Range, one of the eight sacred mountains in Tibetan Area. Gaze on as the peaks slowly being bathed in light, you'll feel like you're witnessing something pure, something incredibly serene.
Then, hit the road for Yubeng, a beautiful Tibetan Village situated at the foot of the Meili Snow Mountain Range.
Good to Know: From Yubeng Village, trekkers can make day hikes to meadows and lakes nearby. If you are a hardcore hiker, take your chance to hike to the foot of Kawagebo Peak, the highest peak of Meili Snow Mountain, and have an unobstructed view of this splendid mountain range.
Day 4 Yubeng Village
Enjoy a tranquil morning in Yubeng Village.
Then, take a trip to the Fairy Waterfall. You will be impressed by the various landscapes from Yubeng to the Fairy Waterfall.
Fairy Waterfall, also called Holy Waterfall, is originated from the glaciers of Meili Snow Mountain Range. The Mountain has been a pilgrimage site for centuries and you’ll still meet some Tibetan pilgrims there. The water of this waterfall is regarded as holy water thus it is drunk and collected by local Tibetans.
Day 5 Yubeng Village - Mingyong Village (by automobile)
- Private English-speaking tour guide
- Private air-conditioned van
- Land transfers between airport and hotel
- Entrance ticket as listed
- Lunch as listed
- Hotel accommodation with breakfast
- Service charge & government taxes
- Flight and train ticket
- Personal expenses such as laundry, drinks, fax fee, phone bills, optional activities
- Gratuities for guides and drivers
- China Visa
- Travel insurance