About This Trip
Up for Shangri-La, the legendary magical paradise mentioned in James Hilton's Lost Horizon? It is a real place located in Northwestern Yunnan Province of China! This brief 4-day Shangri-La journey will awe you with more than just the picturesque scenery of Pudacuo National Park and the revered Gedan Songzanlin Monastery. And you'll experience trekking there as well. Along the way, you may enjoy the beauty of Ira Grassland and the famous Napa Lake.
- 1Shangri-LaArrival and Relax
- 2Shangri-LaBitahai and Shudu Lakes in Pudacuo National Park
- 3Shangri-LaGedan Songzanlin Monastery and Hiking Nearby
Day 1: Shangri-La, Arrival
Welcome to the Shangri-La (Zhongdian)! Upon arrival at the airport, your private tour guide will greet and pick you up to the hotel. The rest of the time is free at leisure.
Day 2: Shangri-La, Pudacuo National Park
Morning, you will be escorted to Pudacuo National Park, home to many precious plants, birds and mammal species, where visit the picturesque Bitahai and Shudu Lakes. After that, drive back to Shangri-La to take a leisure stroll around the impressive ancient town.
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Day 3: Shangri-La, Gedan Songzanlin Monastery & Hiking Tour
On this day, visit the Gedan Songzanlin Monastery, the biggest monastery of Tibetan Buddhism in Yunnan. Next, start your moderate hiking tour (8 km, 3-3.5 hours) during enjoying the amazing view of Ira Grassland, the Napali Lake and the plateaus, etc. Visit a local Tibetan family before being escorted back to the hotel.
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Day 4: Shangri-La, Departure
On this day, be free at leisure until your tour guide escorts you to the airport for your return flight.
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