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Tour Overview

Yubeng Village boasts some of most popular hiking trails in China. Join us on an unforgettable 5-day Yubeng Hiking adventure in the mystical landscapes of Shangri-La. Witness mesmerizing sunrises over the majestic Meili Snow Mountain, trek through picturesque valleys and enchanting forests, and immerse yourself in the serene beauty of Ice Lake. Explore the captivating Sacred Waterfall and experience its soothing ambiance. Find solace in the tranquil Yubeng Village, where time seems to stand still. This remarkable journey offers a perfect blend of natural wonders, breathtaking views, and spiritual rejuvenation.

Highlights of this tour:

1. Witness the mesmerizing golden sunrise over the snow-capped peaks of Meili Snow Mountain, creating a breathtaking moment that will stay with you forever.
2. Trek through picturesque valleys and enchanting forests, immersing yourself in the serene beauty of Shangri-La’s natural landscapes.
3. Discover the hidden gem of Ice Lake, where the shimmering turquoise waters mirror the grandeur of the surrounding mountains.
4. Experience the awe-inspiring Sacred Waterfall, walking around it for three circuits, as the cascading waters create a symphony of serenity.
5. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of Yubeng Village, where time seems to stand still, allowing you to connect with nature and find inner peace.

Day-by-day Itinerary

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  1. Welcome to Shangri-La! Upon your arrival at the airport, you will be warmly greeted by your knowledgeable guide and experienced driver. They will be your companions throughout this exciting journey. From the airport, you will embark on a scenic 4-hour drive to the Feilai Temple Scenic Area.

    Feilai Temple
    Feilai Temple

    As you traverse the winding roads, you'll be mesmerized by the picturesque landscapes, lush greenery, and distant mountain ranges. The Feilaisi Observation Deck, where your hotel is located, offers stunning panoramic views of the awe-inspiring Meili Snow Mountain. After checking into your hotel, take some time to relax and soak in the beauty of your surroundings.

    Accommodation: near Feilaisi Observation Deck

  2. Rise and shine early to witness a magical moment as the sun bathes the snow-capped peaks of Meili Snow Mountain in golden hues. After capturing this breathtaking sunrise, indulge in a hearty breakfast to fuel your body for the day's adventure.

    Yunnan Meili Snow Mountain Sunrise
    Stunning sunrise view of Meili Snow Mountain

    Prepare for a 1.5-hour drive from Feilai Temple to Xidang Spring, the starting point of your trek. As you arrive at Xidang Spring, you'll be surrounded by pristine natural beauty, with rolling hills and verdant valleys stretching as far as the eye can see. Lace up your hiking boots and embark on a trek to Nanzong Pass, covering a distance of 6 kilometers over a duration of 3 to 5 hours. Along the trail, you'll encounter stunning alpine scenery, including blooming wildflowers and cascading waterfalls. Take advantage of three resting stops along the way to catch your breath, hydrate, and savor some energizing snacks.

    As you reach Nanzong Pass, you'll be rewarded with breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks and valleys. From here, continue your hike for another 3.3 kilometers, which will take approximately 1 to 2 hours, until you reach Upper Yubeng Village. This secluded village, nestled amidst the mountains, provides a tranquil and serene atmosphere. Rest and rejuvenate at the guesthouse in Upper Yubeng, allowing yourself to fully immerse in the natural beauty that surrounds you.

    Accommodation: in Upper Yubeng

  3. After a restful night's sleep and a delicious breakfast, prepare for an exhilarating hike to Ice Lake, divided into two parts. The first part of the hike spans 3.7 kilometers from Upper Yubeng to Xiaonong Base Camp, taking approximately 1.5 to 2.5 hours to complete. As you make your way through a forested valley, the soothing sounds of nature will accompany your journey, creating a peaceful ambiance. Take your time to appreciate the diverse flora and fauna that inhabit this pristine environment.

    Hiking in Yubeng Village
    Hiking in Yubeng Village

    Upon reaching Xiaonong Base Camp, take a moment to catch your breath and relish in the tranquility of the surroundings. The second part of the hike covers 2.3 kilometers, lasting about 1 to 2 hours, leading you to the mesmerizing Ice Lake. As you ascend, you'll be captivated by the pristine beauty of the glacial lake, shimmering with shades of turquoise and reflecting the grandeur of the surrounding mountains.

    After enjoying the enchanting scenery and taking a well-deserved break, retrace your steps back to Upper Yubeng. From there, it's a short 30-minute hike to Lower Yubeng Village, where you'll find another comfortable guesthouse awaiting your arrival. Rest and recharge in this charming village nestled amidst the natural wonders of Shangri-La.

    Accommodation: in Lower Yubeng Village

  4. Wake up to the sound of nature and get ready for another memorable day of hiking. Today's adventure takes you to the Sacred Waterfall, a 6-kilometer trek that will last approximately 1.5 to 2.5 hours.

    As you traverse the trail, the melodious sound of rushing water will guide you towards the cascading beauty of the waterfall. Take your time to explore the area, walking around the falls for three circuits. Feel the mist on your face, listen to the symphony of nature, and immerse yourself in the serene atmosphere that surrounds this sacred site.

    Yubeng Sacred Waterfall
    Sacred Waterfall

    After absorbing the tranquility and capturing beautiful memories, begin your return journey to Lower Yubeng Village. Spend another peaceful night at the guesthouse, allowing yourself to reflect on the incredible experiences of the past few days.

    Accommodation: in Lower Yubeng Village

  5. On the final day of your trekking adventure, embark on an 18-kilometer hike that will take approximately 4 hours. The trail leads from Lower Yubeng Village to Ninong Bridge, descending in altitude alongside the meandering Yubeng River. As you progress, the scenery undergoes a delightful transformation, offering new vistas and captivating landscapes at every turn. Marvel at the ever-changing natural beauty, from towering peaks to lush valleys.

    Lower Yubeng Village
    Lower Yubeng Village

    Upon reaching Ninong Bridge, you will bid farewell to the mountainous terrain and be picked up for the 5-hour transfer back to Shangri-La. Sit back, relax, and reminisce about the unforgettable moments you've experienced during your trek. Upon arrival in Shangri-La, your tour concludes, and your guide will escort you to the airport for your onward flight to your next destination.

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Tour Price Per Person

The price varies depending on the activity, number of people, travel date, and selected hotel. Please contact us for a specific price.


Price Includes

  • 4 nights' accommodation in well-selected hotels;
  • Meals listed in the itinerary (B=breakfast);
  • Private air-conditioned vehicle with licensed drivers;
  • Excellent local English-speaking tour guides services as mentioned in the itinerary;
  • Entrance tickets as mentioned in the itinerary;
  • 1 bottle of mineral water per person per day;
  • China Travel Insurance.

Price Excludes

  • Flight tickets to/off Shangri-La;
  • Any optional activities inside the attractions;
  • Any item not mentioned in the itinerary;
  • Single Room Supplement;
  • All kinds of gratuities for guides, drivers & others.
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