Yunnan is famous for rhododendron, azaleas and many other flowers, European missionary botanists, flower hunters came here in 1880’s, collected and brought them back to Europe, and Europeans know more about the flowers of Yunnan since then. This trip takes you to the northwest Yunnan to see the most beautiful rhododendrons in the province.

 

Highlights of tour:

1.       Mt. Cangshan and Erhai Lake in Dali

2.       Rhododendrons of Cangshan

3.       Weishan old town and old camellia tree

4.       Lijiang Old Town and Jade Dragon Snow Mountain Hike

5.       Tiger Leaping Gorge

6.       Flowers of the mountain north to Tiger Leaping Gorge

7.       Shangri-la and Napa Lake

8.       Baima Snow Mountain Flowers

9.       Meili Snow Mountain and glacier

 

Itinerary:

Day 1, Arrival in Dali

Day 2, Visit Weishan old town and Mt.Weibaoshan

Day 3, Cangshan mountain to see flowers

Day 4, Drive to Lijiang with visits on the way

Day 5, Old town and Naxi people

Day 6, Jade Dragon Snow Hike

Day 7, Visit the First Bend and Tiger Leaping Gorge

Day 8, Drive to Shangri-La with flower stops

Day 9, Napa Lake and Xiaozhongdian Flowers

Day 10, Drive to Deqen via Dongzhuling Monastery

Day 11, Meili Mountain and Mingyong Glacier

Day 12, Hongpo Monastery and Tibetan villages

Day 13, Drive back to Shangri-La

Day 14, Transfer to Airport and tour ends

 

Joining city:

Dali, a small of Bai people between Cangshan Mountain and Erhai Lake.

 

How to get there:

You can fly here from Kunming, Chengdu, Baijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou, You can also reach Dali by train or bus from Kunming, IATA code: DLU.

 

Finish city:

Shangri-La, a small Tibetan town, you can fly out to a few cities in China, IATA code: DIG.

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