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14 days Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, Lugu Lake, Shangrila, Deqin tour


Day 01 Arrival Kunming
We'll begin our journey to the diverse and captivating province of Yunnan from the capital city, Kunming. Upon arrival at the Kunming International Airport, our local guide will meet us. And then we will be transferred to our hotel.
 
Day 02 Kunming-Stone Forest-Kunming (B)
Sightseeing: the Stone Forest ,Kunming City Tour, the Green Lake, the Golden Horse and Phoenix Archway.
Special Experience: Taste the typical Yunnan food which is named Bridge crossing Noodles.
 
We will drive 86 km to the Stone Forest. There is a local saying: 'It is a waste of time not to visit the Stone Forest while visiting Kunming', which vividly expresses the deep love of the local people toward this world wonder. The quintessential karst landscape makes every tourist lost in wonder.
 
After lunch drive back Kunmning to visit the landmark of Kunming-the Golden Horse and Phoenix Archway, which is located at the corner of Sanshi Road and Jinbi Road. And then, we will take a leisurely stroll along the Green Lake, a charming area of teahouses and small boutiques selling handicrafts and beautiful local paintings.
 
Day 03 Kunming-Dali by private car (B)
Sightseeing: the Three-pagoda in Chongshen Temple, Dali Old Town.
 
In the morning you will take the car to Dali via Chuxiong Yi Autonomous Prefecture.
Dali, a historically and culturally famous city of China, is renowned for her historical interest.
 
And then, we will visit the Three-pagoda in Chongshen Temple, which is a typical historical symbol of Yunnan. It is also one of the oldest sublime architecture in South China. At last, we will visit the Old Dali Town, which is located at the foot of Cangshan Mountain.
 
Day 04 Dali (B)
Sightseeing: the Erhai Lake Cruise, Xizhou Town ,Zhoucheng Village and Bai Dyed Cloth Work Shop.
Special Experience: Taste the Bai Three Course Tea and enjoy Bai Tea Art with ethnic dance and music.
 
In the morning, We'll travel in the Erhai Lake by boat and visit Jinsuo Island. After landing, we will head for Xizhou Town to fully appreciate Bai-style architecture, taste their fragrant three-course tea and explore their distinctive culture.
 
At last,you will visit Zhoucheng Town, and Bai people's Died Cloth Work Shop. At night relax in Dali Old Town.
 
Day 05 Dali ¨C Lijiang by private car. (B)
After breakfast drive to Lijiang. On the way visit Xinhua Bai ethnic village.
Afternoon,explore Lijiang Old Town by yourself.
 
Day 06 Lijiang-Jade Dragon Snow Mountain-Lijiang (B)
Sightseeing: the Yulong Snow Mountain, the Yak Meadow,White Water River Terrace,Baisha Village.
Special Experience: Enjoy Naxi Orchestral and Show in Dongba Palace at night.
 
We'll visit Ganhaizi Meadow, Baishui River; visit the Yak Meadow in the Yulong Snow Mountain by chairlift. Access to the top of the mountain is provided by a cableway from the foot of the mountain to the Yak Meadow.
 
In the afternoon, we'll stroll through Baisha Village, which is an enchanting traditional Yunnan village, We'll head for the scenic Black Dragon Pool and the Dongba Museum to explore the rich Naxi minority culture.
 
After dinner, we will attend the Naxi Orchestral and Show in Dongba Palace.
 
Day 07 Lijiang-Lugu Lake  (B)
Sightseeing: Shudi Yangtze Canon Walking, Yi villages, Liwubi Island and Snake Islet of Lugu Lake.
Special Experience(Optional): Performance named the Soul of Mosuo.
 
In the morning, drive 6 hrs on the spectacle mountain road to visit the mysterious Lugu Lake. On the way, enjoy the beautiful view among the huge mountains and rivers. We plan to start your walking from Jin¡¯anqiao Bridge to Shudi along the road at the bank of Yangtze River.you will see the beautiful canon and Yi ethnic people¡¯s villages in the steep mountains.After 1 hour walking in the canon, we will continue the driving and we can stop in many Yi villages.
 
Late afternoon ,you will take the canoes to visit Liwubi Island and Snake Islet in Lugu Lake.
 
(Optional)In the evening, take part in the night party and performance which is named the Soul of Mosuo.There are a lot of Mosuo young people dancing and singing around the fire in the outdoors theatre.
 
Day 08 Luguhu Lake-Lijiang  (B)
Sightseeing: the Zhamei Lamaist Monastery and Mosuo Market.
 
In the morning, you will drive about 20Km to vist the Zhamei Lamaist Monastery and Mosuo Market in Yongning Town.Then drive back to Lijiang directly.
 
Day 09 Lijiang-Tiger Leaping Gorge-Shangri La (B,L,D)
Sightseeing:  the First Bend of the Yangtze River,ShiguTown, Tiger Leaping Gorge,.
 
From Lijiang, we'll drive about 60KM to the First Bend on the Yangtze River with imposing gorge scenery, and the Iron Chain Bridge in the Stone Drum town. The town of Stone Drum got its name from a large, cylindrical, marble tablet shaped like a drum.The scenery is magnificent as the road running through the Lijiang valley which is filled with wheat fields and drying haystacks.
 
Continue the driving 40KM more to visit the Tiger Leaping Gorge, the deepest gorge in the world. With 34 rapids of the Yangtze River, it is called the Jinsha in this area because we can find gold in the river. Afternoon, we'll head for Shangri La,the former Zhongdian. Upon arrival in Shangri La, we will have entered the Tibetan cultural area and a landscape of barley fields and yaks scattered in the valleys.
 
Day 10 Shangri La (B)
Sightseeing: the Ganden Sumtseling Monastery, the Bita Lake & Shudu Lake, the Old Town of Shangri La and the Guishan Park.
 
In the morning, we'll visit the Ganden Sumtseling Monastery, the largest Tibetan monastery in Yunnan. And afterwards we'll go and visit the tranquil Bita Lake & Shudu Lake. After having finished touring the Bita Lake & Shudu Lake, we'll visit the Old Town of Shangri La and the Guishan Park.
  
Day 11 Shangri La-Deqin (B)
Sightseeing: Bengzilan Town and the first bend of Jinsha(Yangtze) River, Dongzhulin monastery and Baima (white horse) Snow Mountain.
 
In the morning, drive 6 to 7 hours to Deqin County(3400m altitude) which is 187km away from Zhongdian through Baimang Snow Mountain Nature Reserve, you will be able to view Baimang Snow Mountain if the weather is clear, pass the toppest part of today at 4292m altitude at 156km. After traversing mountain ranges, we will make a short stop and have lunch at Benzilan town, take some shots on the first bend of Jinsha(Yangtze) River, Dongzhulin monastery and Baima (white horse) Snow Mountain. The view along the way is fantastic with different kinds of trees, streams down the valley, prayer flags and stupas, and Tibetan villages. Stay at Feilaisi.
 
Day 12 Deqin-Shangri La(B)
Sightseeing: Mingyong Glacier,Sunrise of Meili Snow Mountain, Mingyong Village.
 
Try to get up early in the morning, drive 10km to Feilai Monastery to view the magic sunrise of Meili Snow Mountain. Then drive another 1.5-hour to Mingyong village, where you will walk on the trails for about 4km to the bottom of Mingyong Glaciers, walk another one hour or so, you will get to Tibetan Taizi Monastery-another good spot to view the magnificent Mingyong Glaciers. (You can choose to hire a horse to go up to the glacier on your own expense in order to save your energy.) After the tour, get back to DeqinCounty.
 
Day 13 Deqin-Shangri La
After breakfast, Drive from Deqen back to Shangri La.Relax in Shangri La Old Town.
 
Day 14 Shangri La-Kunming by air-Departure (B)
Take the flight to Kunming and change the flight for your next destination.

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