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Tour Overview

Have you ever fantasized about achieving the highlight of your life by challenging the world-famous hiking routes? Yunnan, the most complicated and colorful area in China, offers thousands of adventure tourists a lot of excellent trekking trails.

This 7-day Yunnan hiking tour promises you an enjoyable hike along the world-class trail of Tiger Leaping Gorge, and a mysterious Yubeng Village hiking expedition with the Sacred Waterfall.

Highlights of this tour:

1. Challenge yourself with a two-day hike along one of the top 10 classic trekking routes in the world – Tiger Leaping Gorge.
2. Marvel at the 180-degree turn of the first First Bend of the Yangtze River, which is just like a spectacular landscape painting.
3. Take in the striking sunrise and sunset views over Meili Snow Mountain in Fei Lai Temple.
4. Discover the mysteries of Yubeng Village and pray for good luck in front of the Sacred Waterfall according to Tibetan tradition.

Day-by-day Itinerary

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  1. Upon your arrival, your driver will meet you at the airport or train station and then escort you to the hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is free for you to wander around the 800-year-old Lijiang Ancient Town.

    Accommodation: in Lijiang

    Yunnan Lijiang Ancient Town
    Lijiang Ancient Town

  2. In the morning you will be picked up for 1.5 hours to Tiger Leaping Gorge for Upper Route trekking. Your 2-hour walking tour starts near a local elementary school in Qiaotou Town.

    Hike along the trail, past several Naxi villages and farms. In the early afternoon, arrive at Naxi Family Guesthouse where you can reward yourself with a cup of coffee or beer by paying extra.

    Tiger Leaping Gorge-Naxi Family Guesthouse
    Naxi Family Guesthouse

    After that, drive to Shangri-La to visit Napa Lake, a seasonal lake in the true sense. When summer comes, the snow on the nearby mountains melts and flows down into several rivers, forming a vast lake.

    * Note: We specially arranged for you a relaxing Tiger Leaping Gorge hike today, so that you will have enough energy for Yubeng Village hiking in the next few days.

    Accommodation: in Shangri-La

  3. After breakfast, drive about 5 hours to Feilai Temple. You won't get bored as there are so many amazing views along the way!

    After a 1.5-hour drive, you can enjoy a panoramic view of Nixi Pottery Village - a remote village with a long history of pottery. Continue driving along the Jinshan River, and you can enjoy the magnificent natural scenery en route.

    Shangri-la Nixi Pottery Village
    A craftsman of Nixi Pottery Village is making clay pottery

    After lunch, move on to your visit to Dongzhulin Monastery, the cradle of Tibetan Buddhism in Western Yunnan Province. Then, you will pay a visit to The First Bend of the Yangtze River, which takes a bend in the shape of "Ω" around the pyramid-like Rizhui Peak.

    Arrive at Feilai Temple in the late afternoon, and catch the beautiful sunset of Meili Snow Mountain.

    Accommodation: in Feilai Temple

  4. Get up early for the gorgeous sunrise views over the snow-white mountains. After breakfast, drive around 1.5 hours to Xidang Spring, from where your trek begins today.

    Walk up for 3-4 hours to reach Nanzong Pass (3,729m). This journey is a bit more difficult, and you can replenish your strength at the 3 rest stops along the way. Continue an easy hike from Nanzong Pass down 1-2 hours to Yubeng Village, which is an ancient Tibetan village hidden at the foot of Meili Snow Mountain, known as the "Heaven for Hikers".

    Yunnan Yubeng Village
    Heaven for Hikers - Yubeng Village

    * Note: If you don't think you have enough physical strength to complete the entire 5-6 hour hike, we can arrange for you to get an off-road vehicle to Yubeng Village ( at your own expense).

    Accommodation: in Yubeng Village

  5. Enjoy your breakfast with the stunning sunrise of Mt. Kawagebo Glacier if the weather permits.

    After that, we will hike for 2.5-3 hours to Sacred Waterfall. A large amount of melting snow water in spring and summer can increase the flow of the waterfall, making it amazing and spectacular.

    Yubeng Sacred Waterfall
    Sacred Waterfall

    Legend has it that the holy water here can purify people's hearts and help to eliminate disasters. You can circulate the waterfall three times with Tibetan tradition to pray for good luck. Later, trek about 3 hours back to Lower Yubeng Village.

    Accommodation: in Yubeng Village

  6. Today plan a leisure trek down for 4-5 hours (18km) to Ninong Grand Canyon. In addition to the splendid views of the Mekong River, you can appreciate a variety of other natural sights as the altitude descends. After arrival, drive about 3 hours back to Shangri-La.

    Ninong Grand Canyon Hiking Yubeng
    Ninong Grand Canyon Hiking

    * Note: If you don't think you have enough physical strength to complete the entire 4-5 hour trek, we can arrange an off-road vehicle for you to reach Yubeng Village ( at your own expense).

    Accommodation: in Shangri-La

  7. After breakfast, feel free and easy to stroll around Shangri-La town. And then your driver will transfer you to the airport for departure. Your amazing 7-day Yunnan Yubeng village hiking tour will end here.

    Accommodation: N/A

Price Includes

  • Private transportation with air conditions;
  • Excellent English-speaking guides & experienced drivers;
  • 6 nights' well-selected hotels with daily breakfasts;
  • Entrance tickets to the scenic spots as mentioned in the itinerary;
  • 1 bottle of mineral water for each person per day;
  • China Travel Insurance.

Price Excludes

  • Flight to Lijiang or off Shangri-La;
  • Off-road vehicle transfers;
  • Lunches or dinners throughout the itinerary;
  • Any optional activities inside the attractions, like enjoying a cup of coffee;
  • Any item not mentioned in the itinerary;
  • Single room supplement fee;
  • All kinds of gratuities for guides, drivers & others.
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