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Description :This tour combines Meili Snow Mountain and the most important sites, including Tibetan Buddhist temples and many priceless relics they house, which cannot be missed, along the way from Shangri-La to Deqin. It brings together the classic Tibetan culture and outstanding natural landscapes of Northwestern Yunnan. Meili Snow Mountain, this snow-capped mountain, rising 6740 meters above sea level, is a holy mountain, a belief that is deeply rooted in the heart of the Tibetan people since they were born. To us travelers, it is one of the most beautiful snow-capped mountains. The beautiful scene of the golden sunlight on the summit has impressed a lot of people. Taking the tour, you can also walk into a local Tibetan family, talk with them and get to know their culture and life style, which should be quite a memorable experience.
Tour Code : CHP-105
Price : from US$708 p/p
Departure Date : Daily except for period from Oct. 1, 2015 to Oct. 7, 2015

Day 1

Shangri La   (L)

When you arrive at Shangri-La Airport, you will meet the English speaking guide there and be transferred to the hotel. In the afternoon, you will visit Songzanlin Monastery which is the largest and most important Tibetan monastery in Yunnan Province and thus it is known as the little Potala Palace.

Accommodation: Shangri-La Zhaxidele Hotel or similar 4-star

Day 2

Shangri La   (B, L, D)

After breakfast, you will be picked up at your hotel and be driven to Deqin. On the way, you will visit Nixi Pottery Village. It is a small Tibetan village which was an important passage on the old Tea Horse Trading Road. It is home to the Tibetan black pottery and has a long history of pottery production and its technology has been passed down from generation to generation for nearly 1 thousand years. In the village, you can see how they make black pottery and you can also purchase some if you are interested.
After that, we will drive to Benzilan Town for lunch. After lunch, you will see a marvelous spectacle: the great bend on Jinsha River. Then you will visit Dongzhulin Monastery which is one of the 13 most important Tibetan temples in Kangba Tibetan area. Kangba Tibetan area includes Ganzi and Aba in Sichuan Province, Changdu in Tibet and Diqing in Yunnan Province. In the temple, you will see many priceless relics including a body of a Buddhist monk and three mandalas decorated with all kinds of precious stones. A mandala represents a palace in imagination in Tibetan Buddhism. Afterwards, you will be driven to Wunongding Observation Terrace where you get a good view of the sacred mountain: Meili Snow Mountain, which is one of the most beautiful snow mountains in the world. Meili consists of 13 peaks and 4 glaciers and all the peaks are over 6000 meters high. The main peak is Kawagebo. It is 6740 meters high and is the highest mountain in Yunnan. It is snow capped all year around.
Accommodation: Deqin Viewing Paradise Hotel or similar sub 4-star

Day 3

Shangri La   (B, L, D)

In the morning, you will go to the Feilai Temple to see a beautiful scene of golden peak. The snow mountain is embraced by cloud and fog all year around. In the early morning when the sunlight penetrates through the cloud, it casts a golden hue on the top of the mountain and thus creates the beautiful scene. After visiting Feilai Temple, you will be driven back to Shangri-La. You will then visit a Tibetan family to know about their life style before being dropped off at the hotel.

Accommodation: Shangri-La Zhaxidele Hotel or similar 4-star

Day 4

Shangri La   (B)

You will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

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  • 1-888-414-0686 (US & CA)
  • 1-800-982-536 (AU)
  • 0-808-189-0371 (UK)
  • 0086-571-85278076 (Intl)

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