This tour takes you to the northwest of Yunnan to see the Yangtze and Mekong rivers and the highest mountain in Yunnan - Meili Snow Mountain (6740m) and to walk over its glaciers. We travel amongst the Bai, Naxi, Lisu and Tibetan peoples. We will attend the Raosanlin Festival of Bai and Tibetan Horse Festival in Shangri-La.

 

Highlights of the tour:

1.       Raosanlin Festival of Bai people in Dali

2.       Erhai Lake and Cangshan Mountain

3.       UNESCO heritage Lijiang Old Town

4.       Tiger Leaping Gorge

5.       Red rock landscape of Liming

6.       Lisu villages in the area

7.       Cizhong and Mekong River

8.       Meili Snow Mountain

9.       Shangri-la and Horse Festival

 

Itinerary:

Day 1, Arrival in Dali

Day 2, Attend Raosanlin Festival in Dali

Day 3, Xizhou and the Festival near the Lake

Day 4, Three Pagpdas and Cangshan Mountain

Day 5, Drive to Lijiang and visit the old town

Day 6, Naxi villages and Puji Monastery

Day 7, Visit Tiger Leaping Gorge and drive to Liming

Day 8, Day in Liming to explore the area

Day 9, Drive to Weixi via Qizhong and Tacheng

Day 10, Drive to visit Cizhong along Mekong River

Day 11, Drive to visit Meili Snow Mountain

Day 12, Drive to Shangri-la via Baima Snow Mounatin

Day 13, Attend the Horse Festival

Day 14, Attend the Horse Festival

 

Joining city:

Dali.

 

How to get there:

Domestic flights from Kunming, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Beijing. Bus and train from Kunming, IATA code: DLU.

Domestic flight to Kunming, Chengdu, Beijing, IATA code: DIG.

 

Finish city:

Shangri-La.

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