Exploring Three Parallel Rivers

This trip is for adventurous travelers
looking for an experience encompass physical
and cultural activities
discovers unique wildlife and
explores untouched, wild regions
 
From the stunning views of
the highest snow peak of Yunnan
to the lush and flowery Mekong valley
this trip takes you through
the heart of Three Parallel Rivers Area
and reveals the living heritage

Highlights
This trip is for adventurous travelers looking for an experience encompass physical and cultural activities; discovers unique wildlife and explores untouched, wild regions.
From the stunning views of the highest snow peak of Yunnan to the lush and flowery Mekong valley, this trip takes you through the heart of Three Parallel Rivers Area and reveals the living heritage. Program highlights include: 
Explore untamed and wild terrains at Meili Snow Mountains
Every year many Tibetans as well as travelers travel from all over the world to worship Kawagebo, the major peak of Meili snow mountain range. 
At tranquil Songtsam lodge away from main touristy spots, we know some of the most beautiful and untamed paths around Meili. Guided hikes or leisure walks take you to the heart of this mysterious land and allow you to avoid dense crowds.
Understand the rich culture through experiential activities
This circuit is a voyage of breathtaking landscapes and wonderful cultures. All activities are designed for travelers to experience the living heritage intimately: 
-Visit important Tibetan Monasteries in this area  
-Visit local families of different ethnic people: Tibetan, Naxi and Lisu.
-Visit Cizhong Catholic church and scenic upper Mekong river valley
-Attend handicraft workshop at Nixi making traditional black pottery cup; at Gonjo painting traditional lacquer wooden box;
-Burn incense and worship the holy sites like Tibetans 
Enjoy the great geographic diversity; discover the wonderful world of wildlife
Due to the quick changes in altitude, one can move from cold snowy mountains to warm flower-filled valleys within a couple of hours, and experience four seasons within one day. Great biodiversity is highlight of this route, exciting discoveries include: 
-Watch the rare species of Yunnan golden monkey;
-Discover hundreds of different kind of rhododendrons (blossoming from late May to early June) ;
-Reveal the home place of numerous flowers you find in world gardens today 
Hike village trails or mountain paths, look for mushroom in the woods in summer

Trip Schedule - 8N9D
Day Overnight Location Activities
Day 1 Sontsam Linka Lijiang
(2,400m)
Deluxe room
D
- Pick up from Lijiang airport
- Dinner at hotel
- Refresh at hotel or have a leisure walk around the hotel if arrive early
Day 2 Songtsam Tacheng (2,020m)Deluxe room
B,L,D
- Drive to Tacheng after breakfast(4 hours)
- Stop at Yangtze River Bend and Shigu town
- Arrive Tacheng lodge for a late lunch
Have a leisure walk into the village around in the late afternoon
(Tacheng is a great place for relaxing with beautiful rice fields, iris, rose, other flowers and villages)
- Dinner at hotel
Day 3 Songtsam Tacheng (2,020m)Deluxe room
B, L,D
- Visit Budda Cave in the morning, and take a
walk of the pilgrimage road (2hours)
- Visit Hada village and learn how to make soy milk and Toufu in a local family to enjoy the local life
- Dinner at hotel
Day 4 Songtsam Cizhong
(2,000m)
Deluxe room
B, L, D
- Visit Yunnan Golden Monkey national park
- Hike for 1-2hours into the nature reserve
- Drive to Cizhong along scenic upper Mekong river (4hrs)
- Have lunch at local restaurant (or lunch box) 
- Stop at Tongle Lisu village for taking photos.
- Arrive Cizhong in the afternoon
- Join the Mass after the dinner if on Monday, Wednesday and Friday evening
Day 5 Songtsam Meili
(3,600m)
Deluxe room
B, L, D
- Visit Cizhong church after breakfast
- Drive to Meili 
- Visit Qudengge where to get the “key” to worship
Mt. Kawagebo.
- Arrive at Meili Lodge for lunch
- Take an easy walk around the lodge to the little village in the afternoon and learn how to print prayer flags in a Tibetan family
- Dinner at hotel 
Day 6 Songtsam Meili
(3,600m)
Deluxe room
B, L, D
- Morning sunrise at Kawagebo
- *Plan A: Small ceremony worshiping Kawagebo with the prayer flags printed yesterday. 
Riding bicycle along the road around Feilaisi view platform (40min) or leisure walk (2hours)
- *Plan B: Day hike into Baima Snow Mountain area for 5-6hours, and have simple picnic lunch at scenic spot)
- Return the hotel and relax in the afternoon   
- Dinner at hotel 
Day 7 Songtsam Shangri-La (3,300m)
Deluxe room
B, L, D
- Morning sunrise at Kawagebo
- Drive to Benzilan via Baima Snow Mountain Pass (or via the tunnel due to the weather condition)
- Visit Dongzhulin Monastery on the way
- Lunch at Songtsam Benzilan
- Explore Nixi village for traditional black pottery making workshop
- Have a stop at Napa Lake on the way
- Dinner at hotel
Day 8 Songtsam Shangri-La (3,300m)
Deluxe room
B, L, D
- Visit Songzanlin Monastery in the morning
- Have BBQ lunch
- Take a leisure walk into the valley beside in the afternoon
- Have farewell dinner Have farewell dinner 
Day 9 Departure
B
- Drive to Shangri-la airport after breakfast 
*** Please be advised that you have to choose either Plan A or Plan B. We cannot arrange both two plans within one day.

COST
Standard rate: RMB24,600/per person; 
Promo rate: 
RMB19.700/per person (May.1 to Oct.31, 2018)
 (base on two guests traveling together and double share rooms, family and group discount available)


Trip Schedule - 9N10D
Day Overnight Location Activities
Day 1 Lijiang Sontsam Linka (2,400m)
Deluxe room
D
- Pick up from Lijiang airport
- Dinner at hotel
- Refresh at hotel or have a leisure walk around the hotel if arrive early
Day 2 Lijiang Sontsam Linka (2,400m)
Deluxe room
B,L,D
- Visit Ancient town at 7:00 in the morning, looking for Forgotten Kingdom
- Lunch at hotel
- Visit Wenfeng temple to learn the frontier culture of Tibetan Buddhism and have a bird view of Lijiang flat from the top of Wenbi mountain
- Afternoon tea at hotel
- Dinner at hotel
Day 3 Sontsam Tacheng (2,020m)Deluxe room
B,L,D
- Drive to Tacheng after breakfast (4 hrs)
- Stop at Yangtze River Bend and Shigu town
- Arrive Tacheng lodge in the afternoon
- Walk through the villages and beautiful fields around the lodge if arrive early
Day 4 Sontsam Tacheng (2,020m)Deluxe room
B,L,D
- Visit Budda Cave in the morning, and take a walk of the pilgrimage road (2hours)
- Visit Hada village and learn how to make soy milk and Toufu in a local family to enjoy the local life (Tacheng is a great place for relaxing with beautiful rice fields, iris, rose, other flowers and villages)
- Dinner at hotel
Day 5 Songtsam Cizhong
(2,000m)
Deluxe room
B,L,D
- Visit Yunnan Golden Monkey national park
- Hike for 1-2hours into the nature reserve
- Drive to Cizhong along scenic upper Mekong river (4hrs)
- Have lunch at local restaurant
- Stop at Tongle Lisu village for taking photos.
- Arrive Cizhong in the afternoon
- Join the Mass after the dinner if on Monday, Wednesday and Friday evening
Day 6 Songtsam Meili
(3,600m)
Deluxe room
B,L,D
- Drive to Meili after breakfast
- Visit Qudengge where to get the “key” to worship Mt. Kawagebo.
- Arrive at Meili Lodge for lunch
- Take an easy walk around the lodge to the little village in the afternoon and learn how to print prayer flags in a Tibetan family
- Dinner at hotel
Day 7 Songtsam Meili
(3,600m)
Deluxe room
B,L,D
- Morning sunrise at Kawagebo
- *Plan A: Small ceremony worshiping Kawagebo with the prayer flags printed yesterday. 
Riding bicycle along the road around Feilaisi view platform (40min) or leisure walk (2hours)
- *Plan B: Day hike into Baima Snow Mountain area for 5-6hours, and have simple picnic lunch at scenic spot)
- Return the hotel and relax in the afternoon   
- Dinner at hotel 
Day 8 Songtsam Shangri-la (3,300m)
Deluxe room
B,L,D
- Morning sunrise at Kawagebo
- Drive to Benzilan, Visit Dongzhulin Monastery on the way
- Lunch at Songtsam Benzilan
- Explore Nixi village for traditional black pottery making workshop
- Drive to Shangri-la via Napa Lake
- Dinner at hotel
Day9 Songtsam Shangri-la (3,300m)
Deluxe room
B,L,D
- Visit Songzanlin Monastery after breakfast
- BBQ lunch
- Rest at hotel or have a leisure walk in the valley
- Dinner at hotel
Day 10 Depart for home
B
- Drive to Shangri-la airport after breakfast
*** Please be advised that you have to choose either Plan A or Plan B. We cannot arrange both two plans within one day.

COST
Standard rate: RMB27,560/per person; 
Promo rate: 
RMB22,000/per person (May.1 to Oct.31, 2018)
 (base on two guests traveling together and double share rooms, family and group discount available)


Land Costs INCLUDES: 
- All land transfers on best‐in‐class local transportation indicated in the itinerary 
-All admission fees and activities as indicated in the itinerary
-All accommodation based on double occupancy 
-All meals starting from Dinner on Day first to Breakfast on the last day 
-Drinking water and snacks throughout the trip
-Complimentary soft drinks, local beer, coffee, tea and drinking water at all Songtsam Lodges 
-Service of local guides
 
Land Costs DOES NOT INCLUDE: 
-Medical, Travel Insurance or Evacuation Insurance plans 
-Domestic and International Air fare to and from Shangri‐la 
-Personal telecommunication / laundry charges 
-Excursions and activities not included in itinerary 

Searching of Shangri-La

This is an extraordinary place
where China's most unique ethnic minorities
have lived and breathed life into
this last true "Shangri-la" for over 2000 years
Songtsam created the unique
in-depth cultural travel routes

松赞林卡酒店是一个依山而建的青灰色的藏式建筑群,按着山腰的走势分布着。这些楼房采用的是藏族传统的石木砌结构,外形端庄稳固、风格古朴粗旷,再配合上室内精致的传统装修、装饰,从内到外,堪称一座藏文化博物馆。为您提供地道、独特的藏式度假体验。

Schedule
 
Note: All information in this itinerary is accurate  the best of our knowledge but please note that changes to our trips can and do occur.

 Day  OvernightLocation    Activities
 Day1    Songtsam Benzilan
 (1,900m)
 Deluxe room
 D
 - Pick up from Shangri-la airport to Nixi, have a taste of local chicken (only for those arrive in the morning)
 - Drive to Benzilan (Visit Songzanlin Monastery if arrive early)
 - Arrive at Songtsam Benzilan for dinner (1.5h from Shangri-la to Benzilan)
 - Have a leisure walk around hotel (Bieren village)
 Day2  Songtsam Benzilan
 (1,900m)
 Deluxe room
 B,L,D
 - Take a walk into the forests to experience the dramatic altitude and climati change, hike following Tea & Horse Ancient Trail to experience history, 3hours
 - Have a well picnic lunch at scenic spot
 - Visit Gonjo village and learn Tibetan wooden bowl painting workshop. The lacquer boxes and bowls are important handicrafts for Tibetans in their daily lives. Bowls in different shapes are for different functions: to keep barley wheat flour; carried by the caravan on Tea and Horse Road, or to drink yak butter tea
 - Dinner at hotel
 - Watch the stars at the platform of hotel
 Day3  Songtsam Meili
 (3,600m)
 Deluxe room
 B,L,D
 - Visit Dongzhulin Monastery on the way to Meili
 - Lunch at Songtsam Meili
 - Take an easy walk at the Tibetan village around or rest in hotel
 - Dinner at hotel
 Day4  Songtsam Meili
 (3,600m)
 Deluxe room
 B,L,D
 - Morning sunrise at Kawagebo
 - *Plan A: Small ceremony worshiping Kawagebo with the prayer flags printed yesterday. Riding bicycle along the road around Feilaisi view platform (40min)
 - *Plan B: Day hike into Baima Snow Mountain area for 4-6hours, and have simple picnic lunch at scenic spot
 - Return the hotel and relax in the afternoon
 - Dinner at hotel
 Day5  Songtsam Shangri-la (3,300m)
 Deluxe room
 B,L,D
 - Morning sunrise at Kawagebo
 - Drive to Benzilan
 - Lunch at Songtsam Benzilan
 - Explore Nixi village for traditional black pottery making workshop
 - Drive to Shangrila, have a stop at Napa Lake
 - Dinner at hotel
 Day6  Depart for home
 B
 - Drive to Shangri-la airport after breakfast
*** Please be advised that you have to choose either Plan A or Plan B. We cannot arrange both two plans within one day.


Costs
Standard rate: RMB17,200 for one person
Promo rate:
RMB13,800 for one person (May.1 to Oct.31, 2018)
Base on two guests traveling together and double share rooms.
Family and group discount available!

Cost Includes:
- All land transfers on best-in-class local transportation indicated in the itinerary
- All admission fees and activities as indicated in itinerary
- All accommodation based on double occupancy
- All meals starting from dinner on first day to breakfast on the last day
- Drinking water and snacks throughout the trip
- Complimentary soft drinks, local beer, coffee, tea and drinking water at Songtsam lodges

- Songtsam Guide service with you during whole journey (Songtsam Guide service within each lodge for Private Driver-and-Guide Tour)

Payment Term And Cancellation Policy:
- 10% payment of total price for order comfirmation (100% for special holiday).
- Full payment is required 15days prior to arrival date.
- Cancellation between 8-14days before arrival date, 10% of total price will be forfeited.
- Cancellation less than 7days before arrival date is not allowed. Changing of date is allowed, validity for one year, and the price will be up to the minute.

Tips:
- It is not recommended for people who have hypertension or heart disease.
- The trip is suitable for people no more than 80 years old.
- Sun cream and sun glasses are necessary.
- The disclaimer of outdoor agreement is required to sign.

Discover the Charming Yunnan-Tibet

The Yunnan-Tibet Route has always been regarded
as the dream route by travelers since ancient time
The old Chinese saying
‘The Yunnan-Tibet route of the Ancient Tea Horse Road is a natural barrier’
indicates how rugged, winding and difficult this route is
especially under bad weather
However, such a natural barrier passes through
picturesque sceneries and naturally nurtures one’s mind and heart
This trip will offer explorers and travelers
a new chance to step onto this route
full of charm and incredible sceneries of Yunnan and Tibet

松赞林卡酒店是一个依山而建的青灰色的藏式建筑群,按着山腰的走势分布着。这些楼房采用的是藏族传统的石木砌结构,外形端庄稳固、风格古朴粗旷,再配合上室内精致的传统装修、装饰,从内到外,堪称一座藏文化博物馆。为您提供地道、独特的藏式度假体验。

Schedule

Note: All information in this itinerary is accurate to the best of our knowledge but please note that changes 
to our trips can and do occur.

Day Overnight Location -  Activities
D1 Sontsam Linka Lijiang
(2,400m)
Deluxe room
D
- Pick up from Lijiang airport
- Dinner at hotel
- Refresh at hotel or have a leisure walk around the hotel if arrive early
D2 Sontsam Linka Lijiang
(2,400m)
Deluxe room
B, L, D
- Visit Ancient town in the early morning to look for Forgotten Kingdom
- Lunch at hotel
- Visit Wenfeng temple to learn the frontier culture of Tibetan Buddhism and have a bird view of Lijiang flat from the top of Wenbi mountain
- Dinner at hotel
D3 Songtsam Linka Shangri-la
(3,300m)
Junior Suite room
B, L, D
- Go to Shangri-la after breakfast
- Visit Tiger Leaping Gorge on the way, and pass by White Water Terrace
- Arrive Shangri-la in the afternoon
- Have a leisure walk around the village
D4 Songtsam Linka Shangri-la
(3,300m)
Junior Suite room
B, L, D
- Tibetan Five Rites Yoga in the early morning
- Visit Songzanlin Monastery after breakfast
- Have a leisure walk at the valley and BBQ lunch
- Visit Napa Lake in the afternoon, and horse riding
- Dinner at hotel
D5 Songtsam Linka Lhasa
(3,680m)
Superior Suite room
B, L, D
- Take flights to Lhasa after breakfast (Airfare is included)
- Lunch at hotel
- Have Lhasa Time afternoon tea to relax
- Dinner at hotel
D6 Songtsam Linka Lhasa
(3,680m)
Superior Suite room
B, L, D
- Visit Jokhang Monastery, Ramoche Monastery and Barkhor Old Town after breakfast
- Have Tibetan lunch
- Dinner at hotel
D7 Songtsam Linka Lhasa
(3,680m)
Superior Suite room
B, L, D
- Visit Potala Palace after breakfast, which is famous all over the world
- Have Tibetan lunch
- Visit Norbu Linka in the afternoon, which is the summer palace of Dalai Lhama
- Dinner at hotel
D8 Songtsam Linka Lhasa
(3,680m)
Superior Suite room
B, L, D
- Visit Yamdrok Tso Lake after breakfast (3hours)
- Visit Sangding Monastery in the afternoon
- Have farewell dinner
D9 Departure
B
- Go to Lhasa airport after breakfast

Costs
Standard Rate: RMB24,665/ per person
Promo rate: 
RMB17,200/per person (Apr. 1 to 30 & Dec.20, 2018 to Jan.7, 2019)
RMB19,700/per person (May. 1 to Oct. 31, 2018 & Feb.4 to 10, 2019)
RMB14,800/per person (Nov. 1 to Dec.19, 2018 & Jan.8 to Feb.3 & Feb.11 to Mar.31, 2019) 
(Base on two guests traveling together and double share rooms, family and group discount available

 
Land Costs INCLUDES: 
- All land transfers on best‐in‐class local transportation indicated in the itinerary 
- All admission fees and activities as indicated in the itinerary
- All accommodation based on double occupancy 
- All meals starting from Dinner on Day first to Breakfast on the last day 
- Drinking water and snacks throughout the trip
- Complimentary soft drinks, local beer, coffee, tea and drinking water at all Songtsam Hotels 
-Airfare from Shangri-La to Lhasa
-Travel insurance
-Service of local guides
 
Land Costs DOES NOT INCLUDE: 
-Medical, Travel Insurance or Evacuation Insurance plans 
-Domestic and International Air fare to and from Lijiang and Lhasa 
-Personal telecommunication / laundry charges 
-Excursions and activities not included in itinerary 
 
Reservation and Cancellations
-Non-refundable 10% of total tour price deposit is required to secure the reservation.
-90 days prior to trip departure - 5% discount of total tour price 
-45 days prior to trip departure – 2% discount of total tour price 
-Full payment: complete payment is required 15 days prior to departure.
-8-14 days prior to trip departure – loss of deposit, but you can modify the travel date once due to rooms available.
-Within 7 days prior to trip departure – any change and cancellation are not accepted. However, you can modify the travel date once within one year.
 
Travel Notes:
-Since you will travel in high altitude area, we would not recommend you join this trip if you have heart disease, high blood pressure, or respiratory disease.
-This itinerary is suitable for over 8-year-old and under 70-year-old people.
-Due to the plateau strong ultraviolet radiation, please prepare 50+ sunblock and sunglasses.
This itinerary need be signed travel contract and exemption agreement.

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Schedule
 
Note: All information in this itinerary is accurate  the best of our knowledge but please note that changes to our trips can and do occur.

 Day  OvernightLocation    Activities  
 Day1  
 Lijiang Sontsam   Linka
 (2,400m)
 Deluxe room
 D
 - Pick up from Lijiang airport.
 - Have a leisure walk around the hotel if arrive early.
 - Dinner at hotel (join Lijiang introduction Sharing session if like)
 Day2
 Songtsam Tacheng
 (2,020m)
 Deluxe room
 B,L,D
 - Visit Wenfeng temple to learn the frontier culture of Tibetan Buddhism and have a bird view of Lijiang flat from the top of Wenbi mountain
 - Lunch at hotel
 - Drive to Tacheng
 - Arrive at Songtsam Tacheng, walk through the villages and beautiful fields around the lodge
 - Dinner at hotel
 Day3
 Songtsam Tacheng
 (2,020m)
 Deluxe room
 B,L,D
 - Visit Budda Cave after breakfast, and take a walk of the pilgrimage road
 - Lunch at hotel
 - Visit Hada village in the afternoon and learn how to make soy milk and Toufu in a local family to enjoy the local life (Tacheng is a great place for relaxing with beautiful rice fields, iris, rose, other flowers and villages)
 - Dinner at hotel
 Day4  Songtsam Benzilan
 (1,900m)
 Deluxe room
 B,L,D
 - Visit Yunnan Golden Monkey national park (1h-2h)
 - Drive to Songtsam Benzilan for lunch
 - Visit Dongzhulin Monastery
 - Dinner at hotel
 Day5  Songtsam Shangri-la (3,300m)
 Deluxe room
 B,L,D
 - Take a walk into the forests to experience the dramatic altitude and climati change, hike following Tea & Horse Ancient Trail to experience history, 3hours
 - Return to hotel for Lunch at 12:30
 - Explore Nixi village for traditional black pottery making workshop
 - Drive to Songtsam Shangri-la
 - Dinner at hotel
 Day6  Depart for home
 B
 - Drive to Shangri-la airport after breakfast


Costs
Standard rate: RMB14,990 for one person
Promo rate:
RMB11,900 for one person (May.1 to Oct.31, 2018)
Base on two guests traveling together and double share rooms.
Family and group discount available!

Cost Includes:
- All land transfers on best-in-class local transportation indicated in the itinerary
- All admission fees and activities as indicated in itinerary
- All accommodation based on double occupancy
- All meals starting from dinner on first day to breakfast on the last day
- Drinking water and snacks throughout the trip
- Complimentary soft drinks, local beer, coffee, tea and drinking water at Songtsam lodges

- Songtsam Guide service with you during whole journey (Songtsam Guide service within each lodge for Private Driver-and-Guide Tour)

Payment Term And Cancellation Policy:
- 10% payment of total price for order comfirmation (100% for special holiday).
- Full payment is required 15days prior to arrival date.
- Cancellation between 8-14days before arrival date, 10% of total price will be forfeited.
- Cancellation less than 7days before arrival date is not allowed. Changing of date is allowed, validity for one year, and the price will be up to the minute.

Tips:
- It is not recommended for people who have hypertension or heart disease.
- The trip is suitable for no more than 80 years old.
- Sun cream and sun glasses are necessary.
- The disclaimer of outdoor agreement is required to sign.

Itinerary

Highlights
- Pure Nature
Ancient Culture
- Outdoor Activity

Good family trip means travel together. This summer, you could find lots of fun when you come to Songtsam with your children.

Schedule


Note: All information in this itinerary is accurate to the best of our knowledge but please note that changes to our trips can and do occur.

 Day    OvernightLocation    Activities  
 Day1    Lijiang Sontsam   Linka
 (2,400m)
 Deluxe room
 D
 - Pick up from Lijiang airport
 - Refresh at hotel or have a leisure walk around the hotel if arrive early, teaching children the knowledge of botany and skill of makeing specimens
 - Dinner at hotel
 Day2    Songtsam Tacheng
 (2,020m)
 Deluxe room
 B,L,D
 - Drive to Tacheng after breakfast
 - Stop at Yangtze River Bend and Shigu town
 - Arrive Tacheng lodge
 - Dinner at hotel
 Day3    Songtsam Tacheng
 (2,020m)
 Deluxe room
 B,L,D
 - Picking food material from Hada village after breakfast, ensure the quality of material
 - Go to Bazhu Valley for picnic
 - Cooking outdoors. Parents and children will coordinate from washing vegetables, lighting a fire, to cooking local dishes such as Rice in Copper pot. (Making soy milk and tofu instead if the weather is not good)
 - Enjoy the picnic in the Valley
 - Return to hotel with certain plant specimens
 Day4    Songtsam Cizhong
 (2,200m)
 Deluxe room
 B,L,D
 - Visit Yunnan Golden Monkey National Park. A pleasant walk in the forests will bring us to an up-close view of this cute species. With its clownish pink lips, Yunnan Golden Monkeys (black snub-nosed monkeys), less than 2800 remaining in the wild, is one of the most endangered primates.
 - Have a taste of special fried chicken at Yanwa village
 - Drive to Cizhong, stop at Tongle Lisu village for taking photos, take a 30minutes walk along the Mekong river
 - Arrive at Songtsam Cizhong, Take a walk around hotel or join the mass on Monday, Wednesday and Friday
 - BBQ dinner at hotel
 Day5    Songtsam Meili
 (3,600m)
 Deluxe room
 B,L,D
 - Visit Cizhong church after breakfast
 - Drive to Meili
 - Visit Qudengge where to get the “key” to worship Mt. Kawagebo
 - Arrive at Meili Lodge for lunch
 - Take an easy walk around the lodge to the little village in the afternoon and learn how to print prayer flags in a Tibetan family
 - Dinner at hotel
 Day6    Songtsam Meili
 (3,600m)
 Deluxe room
 B,L,D
 - Morning sunrise at Kawagebo
 - Ceremony worshiping Kawagebo with the prayer flags printed yesterday at Wunongding
 - Hike into Meili Mountain, close to nature, and pick mushroom under the direction of guide
 - Have a picnic outside
 - Rest at the book bar of hotel
 - Dinner at hotel
 Day7    Songtsam Benzilan
 (1,900m)
 Deluxe room
 B,L,D
 - Morning sunrise at Kawagebo 
 - Drive to Benzilan, visit Dongzhulin Monastery on the way
 - Lunch at Songtsam Benzilan
 - Walk around Benzilan village, picking plant specimens
 - Visit Gonjo village and learn Tibetan wooden bowl painting workshop
 - Dinner at hotel
 - Campfire party at night
 Day8    Songtsam Shangri-la (3,300m)
 Deluxe room
 B,L,D
 - Drive to Nixi Tangdui village after breakfast
 - Explore traditional black pottery making workshop
 - Have a taste of Nixi local chicken
 - Go to Songzanlin Monastery, join the treasure hunt (learn Tibetan flower arrangement at hotel if raining)
 - Dinner at hotel
 Day9    Songtsam Shangri-la (3,300m)
 Deluxe room
 B,L,D
 - Go to linka pasture after breakfast
 - Outdoor picnic
 - Ride horses
 - Dinner at hotel
 Day10    Depart for home
 B
 - Drive to Shangri-la airport after breakfast

Costs
Standard rate: RMB56,700 for one family (2adults&1child)
Promo rate:  RMB44,000 for one family (2adults&1child)
                      RMB35,600 for 1adult & 1child
Additional person: free for child under 6 years old, RMB8,400 for 6-18 years old shared one room, RMB20,200 for 18 and more or occupy two rooms.
 
Departure Date
6.30
7.1/7.2/7.4/7.5/7.6/7.8/7.9/7.10/7.12/7.13/7.14/7.16/7.17/7.18/7.20/7.21/7.22/7.24/7.25/7.26/7.28/7.29/7.30
8.1/8.2/8.3/8.5/8.6/8.7/8.9/8.10/8.11/8.13/8.14/8.15/8.17/8.18/8.19/8.21/8.22/8.23
Group size is 2-4 families, Chinese or Foreign.

Cost Includes:
- All land transfers on best-in-class local transportation indicated in the itinerary
- All admission fees and activities as indicated in itinerary
- All accommodation (one family share one room)
- All meals starting from dinner on first day to breakfast on the last day
- Drinking water and snacks throughout the trip
- Complimentary soft drinks, local beer, coffee, tea and drinking water at Songtsam lodges
- Songtsam Guide service with you during whole journey

Payment Term And Cancellation Policy:
- 10% payment of total price for order comfirmation (100% for special holiday).
- Full payment is required 15days prior to arrival date.
- Cancellation between 8-14days before arrival date, 10% of total price will be forfeited.
- Cancellation less than 7days before arrival date is not allowed. Changing of date is allowed, validity for one year, and the price will be up to the minute.

Schedule

Note: All information in this itinerary is accurate to the best of our knowledge but please note that changes to our trips can and do occur.

 Day    OvernightLocation    Activities  
 Day1    Lijiang Sontsam   Linka
 (2,400m)
 Deluxe room
 D
 - Pick up from Lijiang airport
 - Refresh at hotel or have a leisure walk around the hotel if arrive early
 - Dinner at hotel
 Day2    Songtsam Tacheng
 (2,020m)
 Deluxe room
 B,L,D
 - Drive to Tacheng after breakfast
 - Stop at Yangtze River Bend. The Yangtze river in winter time is green and clear. Along the first bay of the river, we see also the clean beach, shaped like a new moon.
 - Stop at Shigu town. On every 3rd, 6th and 9th day of each month there are local markets, still characterized with traditional barter trade. Old people from nearby villages sell what their hand-made products and local mountain produces.
 - Arrive Tacheng lodge
 - Dinner at hotel
 Day3    Songtsam Tacheng
 (2,020m)
 Deluxe room
 B,L,D
 - Picking food material from Hada village after breakfast, ensure the quality of material
 - Go to Tacheng Valley for picnic
 - Cooking outdoors. Parents and children will coordinate from washing vegetables, lighting a fire, to cooking local dishes such as Rice in Copper pot. (Making soy milk and tofu instead if the weather is not good)
 - Enjoy the picnic in the Valley
 - Return to hotel for a rest
 Day4    Songtsam Cizhong
 (2,200m)
 Deluxe room
 B,L,D
 - Visit Yunnan Golden Monkey National Park. A pleasant walk in the forests will bring us to an up-close view of this cute species. With its clownish pink lips, Yunnan Golden Monkeys (black snub-nosed monkeys), less than 2800 remaining in the wild, is one of the most endangered primates.
 - Have a taste of special fried chicken at Yanwa village
 - Drive to Cizhong, stop at Tongle Lisu village for taking photos, take a 30minutes walk along the Mekong river
 - Arrive at Songtsam Cizhong, learn to make Tibetan cake and have a BBQ dinner
 - Watch film about Tibetan culture or join the mass on Monday, Wednesday and Friday evening
 Day5    Songtsam Meili
 (3,600m)
 Deluxe room
 B,L,D
 - Drive to Meili after breakfast
 - Visit Qudengge where to get the “key” to worship Mt. Kawagebo
 - Arrive at Meili Lodge for lunch
 - Take an easy walk around the lodge to the little village in the afternoon
 - Dinner at hotel
 Day6    Songtsam Benzilan
 (1,900m)
 Deluxe room
 B,L,D
 - Morning sunrise at Kawagebo
 - Burn incense and worship the holy sites like Tibetans at Feilai Temple
 - Drive to Benzilan, visit Dongzhulin Monastery on the way
 - Lunch at Songtsam Benzilan
 - Visit Gonjo village and learn Tibetan wooden bowl painting workshop. Benzilan is known for its best-quality wood lacquer in Tibetan area. The complete production process is composed of twelve steps, lasting over half a year. What we experienced is the last one - painting.
 - Walk around the village of Benzilan
 - Dinner at hotel
 - Campfire party at night (at least two families)
 Day7    Songtsam Benzilan
 (1,900m)
 Deluxe room
 B,L,D
 - Go to drifting place at 9:30
 - Learn the skill of drifting with the coach, then begin to drift at 10:00
 - Drifting for 2.5hours with the coach, having fun from it. (Take a walk in the Niding forest instead if the weather is not good)
 - Lunch, afternoon tea, dinner at hotel
 - Watch stars at the platform of hotel if weather is good. Benzilan is located in a valley, with little light pollution, thus an ideal place to watch the stunning starry sky.
 Day8    Songtsam Shangri-la (3,300m)
 Deluxe room
 B,L,D
 - Explore Nixi village for traditional black pottery making workshop
 - BBQ at prairie restaurant of Songtsam Linka
 - Go to Napa lake to observe rare birds, black-necked crane, white-tailed sea eagle, toki and so on
 - Dinner at hotel
 Day9    Depart for home
 B
 - Drive to Shangri-la airport after breakfast

Departure Date Is Fixed and according to winter vacation.
Group size is 2-4 families, Chinese or Foreign.

Costs
Standard rate: RMB53,700 for one family (2adults&1child)
Promo rate:  RMB31,200 for one family (2adults&1child)
                      RMB25,200 for 1adult & 1child
Additional person: free for child under 6 years old, RMB6,000 for 6-18 years old person who share one room, RMB14,600 for 18 and more or occupy two rooms.

Cost Includes:
- All land transfers on best-in-class local transportation indicated in the itinerary
- All admission fees and activities as indicated in itinerary
- All accommodation (one family share one room)
- All meals starting from dinner on first day to breakfast on the last day
- Drinking water and snacks throughout the trip
- Complimentary soft drinks, local beer, coffee, tea and drinking water at Songtsam lodges
Songtsam Guide service with you during whole journey

Payment Term And Cancellation Policy:
- 10% payment of total price for order comfirmation (100% for special holiday).
- Full payment is required 15days prior to arrival date.
- Cancellation between 8-14days before arrival date, 10% of total price will be forfeited.
- Cancellation less than 7days before arrival date is not allowed. Changing of date is allowed, validity for one year, and the price will be up to the minute.

Schedule

Note: All information in this itinerary is accurate to the best of our knowledge but please note that changes to our trips can and do occur.


 Day    OvernightLocation    Activities
 Day1    Sontsam Linka Lijiang
 (2,400m)
 Deluxe room
 D
 - Pick up from Lijiang airport
 - Arrive at Songtsam Linka Lijiang
 - Dinner at hotel
 Day2    Songtsam Tacheng   (2,020m)
 Deluxe room
 B,L,D
 - Drive to Tacheng after breakfast
 - Stop at Yangtze River Bend and Shigu town
 - Arrive at Tacheng lodge
 - Dinner at hotel
 Day3    Songtsam Tacheng   (2,020m)
 Deluxe room
 B,L,D
 - Visit Budda Cave after breakfast, and take a walk of the pilgrimage road
 - Lunch at hotel
 - Visit Hada village in the afternoon and learn how to make soy milk and Toufu in a local family to enjoy the local life (Tacheng is a great place for relaxing with beautiful rice fields, iris, rose, other flowers and villages)
 - Dinner at hotel
 Day4    Songtsam Cizhong
 (2,200m)
 Deluxe room
 B,L,D
 - Visit Yunnan Golden Monkey national park (1h-2h)
 - Have a taste of special fried chicken at Yanwa village
 - Drive to Cizhong along scenic upper Mekong river, Stop at Tongle Lisu village for taking photos
 - Arrive at Songtsam Cizhong in the afternoon
 - Join the Mass after the dinner if on Monday, Wednesday and Friday evening
 Day5    Songtsam Meili
 (3,600m)
 Deluxe room
 B,L,D
 - Drive to Meili after breakfast
 - Visit Qudengge where to get the “key” to worship Mt. Kawagebo.
 - Arrive at Meili Lodge for lunch
 - Take an easy walk around the lodge to the little village in the afternoon or rest in room
 - Dinner at hotel
 Day6    Songtsam Meili
 (3,600m)
 Deluxe room
 B,L,D
 - Morning sunrise at Kawagebo
 - Day hike into Baima Snow Mountain area for 4-6hours, and have simple picnic lunch at scenic spot
 - Return the hotel and relax in the afternoon
 - Dinner at hotel
 Day7    Songtsam Shangri-la (3,300m)
 Deluxe room
 B,L,D
 - Morning sunrise at Kawagebo
 - Drive to Songtsam Benzilan
 - Lunch at hotel
 - Explore Nixi village for traditional black pottery making workshop
 - Drive to Shangri-la, have a stop at Napa Lake on the way
 - Dinner at hotel
 Day8    Songtsam Shangri-la (3,300m)
 Deluxe room
 B,L,D
 -  Visit Songzanlin Monastery
 - Walk to the Valley beside
 - Outdoor picnic at prairie restaurant
 - Ride horses
 - Dinner at hotel
 Day9    Depart for home
 B
 - Drive to Shangri-la airport after breakfast

Costs
Promo rate:
Apr. 1 to 30 & Dec.20, 2018 to Jan.7, 2019  RMB9,999 for one person
Nov. 1 to Dec.19, 2018 & Jan.8 to Feb.3 & Feb.11 to Mar.31, 2019  RMB8,999 for one person
Departure date is fixed. Group size is 4-12 persons.
Single person is acceptable, supplement RMB4,000. Price for the third person in one room is same as the first and the second person.

Cost Includes:
- All land transfers on best-in-class local transportation indicated in the itinerary
- All admission fees and activities as indicated in itinerary
- All accommodation based on double occupancy
- All meals starting from dinner on first day to breakfast on the last day
- Drinking water and snacks throughout the trip
- Complimentary soft drinks, local beer, coffee, tea and drinking water at Songtsam lodges
Songtsam Guide service with you during whole journey

Payment Term And Cancellation Policy:
- 10% payment of total price for order comfirmation.
- Full payment is required 15days prior to arrival date.
- Cancellation between 8-14days before arrival date, 10% of total price will be forfeited.
- Cancellation less than 7days before arrival date is not allowed. Changing of date is allowed, validity for one year, and the price will be up to the minute.

Tips:
- It is not recommended for people who have hypertension or heart disease.
- The trip is suitable for 18-70 years old.
- Sun cream and sun glasses are necessary.
- The disclaimer of outdoor agreement is required to sign.

Schedule

Note: All information in this itinerary is accurate to the best of our knowledge but please note that changes to our trips can and do occur.

 Day    OvernightLocation    Activities  
 Day1    Lijiang Sontsam   Linka
 (2,400m)
 Deluxe room
 D
 - Pick up from Lijiang airport
 - Go sightseeing around hotel if arrive early (Ancient town or Puji temple)
 - Dinner at hotel
 Day2    Lijiang Sontsam   Linka
 (2,400m)
 Deluxe room
 B,L,D
 - Visit Ancient town in the morning to look for Forgotten Kingdom
 - Lunch at hotel
 - Visit Wenfeng temple to learn the frontier culture of Tibetan Buddhism and have a bird view of Lijiang flat from the top of Wenbi mountain 
 - Dinner at hotel
 Day3    Songtsam Tacheng
 (2,020m)
 Deluxe room
 B,L,D
 - Drive to Tacheng after breakfast
 - Stop at Yangtze River Bend and Shigu town
 - Arrive Tacheng lodge for local lunch
 - Take an easy walk around village, enjoy the poetic view of cornfield, highland barley field and millennium ginkgo tree
 - Dinner at hotel
 Day4    Songtsam Tacheng
 (2,020m)
 Deluxe room
 B,L,D
 - Visit Budda Cave after breakfast, and take a walk of the pilgrimage road
 - Lunch at hotel
 - Visit Hada village in the afternoon and learn how to make soy milk and Toufu in a local family to enjoy the local life (Tacheng is a great place for relaxing with beautiful rice fields, iris, rose, other flowers and villages)
 - Dinner at hotel
 Day5    Songtsam Cizhong
 (2,200m)
 Deluxe room
 B,L,D
 - Visit Yunnan Golden Monkey national park (1h-2h)
 - Have a taste of special fried chicken at Yanwa village
 - Drive to Cizhong along scenic upper Mekong river, Stop at Tongle Lisu village for taking photos
 - Afternoon tea at Songtsam Cizhong
 - Dinner at hotel, have a taste of Franch wine handmade in Cizhong
 - Join the Mass after the dinner if on Monday, Wednesday and Friday evening (or watch documentary about Tibetan history and culture at the book bar)
 Day6    Songtsam Benzilan
 (1,900m)
 Deluxe room
 B,L,D
 - Drive to Meili for lunch, visit Qudengge on the way where to get the “key” to worship Mt.Kawagebo
 - Appreciate great Kawagebo
 - Drive to Benzilan, across Baima mountain, visit Dongzhulin Monastery on the way
 - Rest at book bar after dinner, watch the stars if the weather is good
 Day7    Songtsam Benzilan
 (1,900m)
 Deluxe room
 B,L,D
 - Have a peaceful morning, rest in hotel or walk around village
 - Visit Gonjo village and learn Tibetan wooden bowl painting workshop
 - Dinner at hotel
 Day8    Songtsam Shangri-la (3,300m)
 Deluxe room
 B,L,D
 - Drive to Shangri-la for lunch, stop at Napa Lake on the way
 - Visit Songzanlin Monastery
 - Dinner at hotel
 Day9    Depart for home
 B
 - Drive to Shangri-la airport after breakfast

Costs
Promo rate:
Apr. 1 to 30 & Dec.20, 2018 to Jan.7, 2019  RMB9,999 for one person
Nov. 1 to Dec.19, 2018 & Jan.8 to Feb.3 & Feb.11 to Mar.31, 2019  RMB8,999 for one person
Departure date is fixed. Group size is 4-12 persons.
Single person is acceptable, supplement RMB4,000. Price for the third person in one room is same as the first and the second person.

Cost Includes:
- All land transfers on best-in-class local transportation indicated in the itinerary
- All admission fees and activities as indicated in itinerary
- All accommodation based on double occupancy
- All meals starting from dinner on first day to breakfast on the last day
- Drinking water and snacks throughout the trip
- Complimentary soft drinks, local beer, coffee, tea and drinking water at Songtsam lodges
Songtsam Guide service with you during whole journey

Payment Term And Cancellation Policy:
- 10% payment of total price for order comfirmation.
- Full payment is required 15days prior to arrival date.
- Cancellation between 8-14days before arrival date, 10% of total price will be forfeited.
- Cancellation less than 7days before arrival date is not allowed. Changing of date is allowed, validity for one year, and the price will be up to the minute.

Tips:
- It is not recommended for people who have hypertension or heart disease.
- The trip is suitable for 18-80 years old.
- Sun cream and sun glasses are necessary.
- The disclaimer of outdoor agreement is required to sign.

Itinerary

D1  Lijiang 2400m
- Pick up from airport to Linka Lijiang.
- Have a leisure walk around the hotel or visit the Puji Temple if arrive early.
 
D2  Lijiang 2400m B,L,D
- Visit Lijiang Ancient City.
- Explore the lifestyle of Naxi people in Lashi village.
- Enjoy a Naxi's feast.
 
D3  Shangri-la 3300m B,L,D
- Drive to Shangri-la after breakfast.
- Have a stop at Tiger Leaping Gorge (cost not include).
- Visit White-Water Terraces (cost not include).
- Arrive at Linka Shangri-la.
 
D4  Shangri-la 3300m B,L,D
- Visit Songzanlin Monastery after breakfast.
- Have a leisure walk into the valley beside.
- Riding horses.
 
D5 Departure B
- Drive to Shangri-la airport after breakfast.
 
Cost
Standard Rate: RMB9,900/ per person
Promo rate:
RMB5,950/per person (Nov. 1 to Dec.19, 2018 & Jan.8 to Feb.3 & Feb.11 to Mar.31, 2019) 
RMB6,950/per person (Apr. 1 to 30 & Dec.20, 2018 to Jan.7, 2019)
RMB7,950/per person (May. 1 to Oct. 31, 2018 & Feb.4 to 10, 2019)
Single person should pay double price.
 
Cost Includes
- Driver and SUV or MPV depends on group size.
- Songtsam Guide service within each lodge.
- Admission fees in itinerary (except marked otherwise ).
- Deluxe room of Songtsam Linka Lijiang for 2 nights, Superior Room of Songtsam Linka Shangri-la for 2 nights.
- Meals in itinerary, drinking water and snacks throughout the trip.
- Travel insurance.

D1  Songtsam Linka Shangri-la 3300m B
- Pick-up from Shangri-la airport. 
- Rest in hotel.

D2  Songtsam LinkaShangri-la 3300m B,,L,D
- Visit Songzanlin Monastery after breakfast.
- BBQ Lunch.
- Have a easy walk in the valley.
- Dinner at hotel.

D3  Songtsam Benzilan 1900m B,L,D
- Explore Nixi village for traditional black pottery making workshop.
- Taste Nixi local Chicken Hotpot.
- Arrive at Songtsam Benzilan.

D4  Songtsam Benzilan 1900m B,L,D
- Take a walk into forests to experience the  dramatic altitude and climatic change.
- Have a well picnic lunch at scenic spot.
- Visit Gonjo village and learn Tibetan wooden bowl painting workshop in the afternoon.
- Dinner at hotel.
- Enjoy the starry night at terrace.

D5  Departure  B
- Drive to Shangri-la airport after breakfast.


Cost

Standard Rate: RMB11,780/ per person
Promo rate:
RMB7,100/per person (Nov. 1 to Dec.19, 2018 & Jan.8 to Feb.3 & Feb.11 to Mar.31, 2019)
RMB8.250/per person (Apr. 1 to 30 & Dec.20, 2018 to Jan.7, 2019)
RMB9,450/per person (May. 1 to Oct. 31, 2018 & Feb.4 to 10, 2019)
Single person should pay double price.
 

Cost Includes
- Driver and SUV or MPV depends on group size.
- Songtsam Guide service within each lodge.
- Admission fees in itinerary (except marked otherwise ).
- Deluxe room of Songtsam Linka Lijiang for 2 nights, Superior Room of Songtsam Linka Shangri-la for 2 nights.
- Meals in itinerary, drinking water and snacks throughout the trip.
- Travel insurance.

booking and inquiries can be made via our website or email.
Email:info@songtsam.com

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酒店将古朴的藏式贵族体验概念融入到硬件舒适的酒店中来,将更多文化性的体验加入酒店体验项目,作为藏文化推广的窗口;
酒店内部由精美的藏族手工艺品点缀,古朴的文化气息扑面而来;酒店服务员专业但不失淳朴的服务,营造出低调古朴的酒店氛围。
酒店将古朴的藏式贵族体验概念融入到硬件舒适的酒店中来,将更多文化性的体验加入酒店体验项目,作为藏文化推广的窗口;
酒店内部由精美的藏族手工艺品点缀,古朴的文化气息扑面而来;酒店服务员专业但不失淳朴的服务,营造出低调古朴的酒店氛围。
酒店将古朴的藏式贵族体验概念融入到硬件舒适的酒店中来,将更多文化性的体验加入酒店体验项目,作为藏文化推广的窗口;
酒店内部由精美的藏族手工艺品点缀,古朴的文化气息扑面而来;酒店服务员专业但不失淳朴的服务,营造出低调古朴的酒店氛围。


酒店将古朴的藏式贵族体验概念融入到硬件舒适的酒店中来,将更多文化性的体验加入酒店体验项目,作为藏文化推广的窗口;
酒店内部由精美的藏族手工艺品点缀,古朴的文化气息扑面而来;酒店服务员专业但不失淳朴的服务,营造出低调古朴的酒店氛围。