7 Days Dali, Shangrila, Lijiang Tiger Leap Gorge Hike

Professional English Speaking Guide

Max Group size of 12 people

All accomodations included

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Price of tour: $869*

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Short tour summary

Discover the natural wonders, vibrant cultures and picturesque towns of China’s Yunnan province on this 7-day active adventure. Start in the ancient city of Dali, exploring its Bai minority culture and lake-side villages. Venture to stunning Erhai Lake before heading to Shangrila amid the sacred peaks. Hike majestic Pudacuo National Park’s flower-filled meadows and soak in Tibetan Buddhism at Songzanlin Monastery. Challenge yourself with a moderate hike through the world’s deepest Tiger Leaping Gorge, carved by the rushing Jinsha River. Marvel at the soaring snow-capped peaks of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain from Lijiang’s UNESCO-listed old town. End in secluded Yuhu Village. This tour offers unparalleled outdoor experiences against backdrops of stunning alpine scenery and cultural discovery.

Tour highlights: Dali | Xizhou | Zhoucheng | Tye-Dyeing | Erhai Lake | Shangri-la | Pudacuo Park | Guishan Park | Songzanlin Monastery | Tiger Leaping Gorge Hike | Jade Dragon Snow Mountain | Yuhu Village

Day by day schedule:


Day 1: Dali Arrival

Airport pickup service, transfer to hotel.


Day 2: Dali Ancient Town, Xizhou, Three-course Tea of Bai People, Zhoucheng, Tye-Dyeing, Erhai Lake Drive

In the morning, our guide will lead you to explore Dali Ancient Town. After, drive 20km to Xizhou, join the Three-course Tea Ceremony, it is most popular among Bai people which is served for distinguished guests. Continue to drive to Zhoucheng, various traditional customs are well preserved here. Visit a local Tie Dye Workshop, learn and make one by yourself. After, take the eco-friendly car to drive around and enjoy Erhai Lake.


Day 3: Dali to Shangrila: Pudacuo Park, Dukuzong Ancient Town, Guishan Park 350km/4.5hrs

After breakfast, drive to Pudacuo Park, it is famous for well-preserved landscape, there are beautiful lakes, primitive forests, vast meadows, streams and more. Later, arrive at Shangrila, visit Dukuzong Ancient Town, and Guishan Park with the world biggest prayer wheel. Climb up to the temple on the top, enjoy the panoramic view of the city. At night, you can join locals dancing in the square.

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Day 4: Songzanlin Monastery & Shangrila to Tiger Leaping Gorge to Half Way

Drive to Songzanlin Monastery to see the largest Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Yunnan, the castle like complex is also known as Little Potala Palace, experience the mystery and traditions of Tibetan Buddhism. Later, drive to Tiger Leaping Gorge, the deepest gorge in the world, visit Upper Gorge, enjoy the 2.6-kilometer along Jinsha River and the stone trail. After, drive to half way to stay overnight.


Day 5: Half Way Hike to Tina's & Drive to Lijiang Ancient Town 90km/2hrs

Hike from Half Way to Tina’s takes around 3 hours. Enjoy views of the towering snow-capped mountains, and embrace the small waterfall through the village and up a winding path. After that, take the vechile to drive to Lijiang.


Day 6: Lijiang: Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Glacier Park, Blue Moon Valley, Yuhu Village, Joseph Rock Former Residence

After breakfast, drive to Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, take 25 minutes’ cableway to Glacier Park, you will see the vegetations changes with ascending altitude. Walk along the plank road to reach 4680m and appreciate the fairyland with ice and snow. Take cableway down, drive to visit Blue Moon Valley with turquoise-colored water. Afterwards, drive to Yuhu Village, enjoy its unique architecture and culture seen nowhere else. The national geographic explorer-Joseph Rock stayed here over 20 years, visit the museum which was turned by his former residence.

Day 7: Lijiang Departure

Transfer to airport, tour finishes.

Included in the price

  • Airport and train station pickup and drop service on arrival/departure dates
  • Experienced, knowledgeable English-speaking guide for scheduled tours
  • Ground transportation via air-conditioned vehicle for the duration of the tour
  • Accommodation in comfortable hotels in Dali, Lijiang and Shangri-La, and local guesthouse at Tiger Leaping Gorge, based on double occupancy
  • Daily breakfasts
  • Entrance fees for attractions listed in the itinerary
  • Three-course tea of Bai people experience, tie-dye experience
  • 1 bottle of water per person per day
  • Basic travel insurance

Excluded from the price

  • International or domestic flights/train tickets
  • Meals not specified as included such as lunches and dinners
  • Single room supplements
  • Gratuities for guides and drivers

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