Day 1: Lijiang - Shangri La
Stop At: SongZan LinSi ZangBao ZhanLanGuan, Near Niwang Road, Shangri-La County China
The Songzanlin Monastery is a must-see site in Shanri la
It is the largest Tibetan monastery in Yunnan Province. It is nicknamed the little potala because of its resemblance to the famous Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet. Its construction began in 1679 and ended two years later. It was subsequently renovated several times. About 500 monks are still active in the places. This monastery is made up of several red and yellow buildings whose architectural style is reminiscent of Tibetan monastic buildings.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Dukezong Ancient Town, South East Of Shangri-La Old Town, Shangri-La County 674999 China
Not far from Shangri-La, the ancient village of Dukezong is lost on a high plateau at 3000 meters altitude, it is quite typical of Tibetan architecture. Located on the ancient Tea and Horse Route, the village has had its moment of glory as a commercial hub. Today, people live mainly from agriculture and livestock, artisans in their small workshop still work by hand, life is simple
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Accommodation included: Overnight at Anxinlanhai,5 star hotel
Day 2: Shangri La - Lijiang
Stop At: Pudacuo National Park, China, Yunnan Sheng, Diqing Zangzuzizhizhou, Xianggelila Shi, Jiantangzhen, Hongpocun, 双桥东环线
Pudacuo National Park is a huge natural park located outside Shangri La in northern Yunnan, it mainly includes the lakes of Bita and Shudu. Lake Bita is a lake with great fish resources. It extends to the heart of the nature reserve surrounded by mountains and covered with century-old pines, willows and spruces. Shudu Lake is known for its emerald waters and special fish species. To the east there are plenty of birches, every autumn the landscape becomes golden.
Duration: 4 hours
No accommodation included on this day.