Summer Family Trip

take a different family vacation to the remote land
Enjoy the clean food, fresh air, ethnic culture, beautiful nature, 
and a fun family time together

Summer Family Trip, from Jul.1 to Aug.25,2017

D1  Lijiang Songtsam 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.

D2  Songtsam Tacheng (2020m)  Deluxe room D
- Drive to Yangtze River Bend and Shigu Town. Arrive Tacheng for lunch.
- Take a leisure walk through the villages and beautiful fields around the lodge, you will have chance to see farmers in harvest season.

D3  Songtsam Tacheng(2020m)  Deluxe room B,L,D
- Cooking outside in Bazhu valley, Parents and children will coordinate from Picking and washing vegetables, to lighting a fire, cooking local dishes such as Rice in Copper pot. Enjoy the time with whole group.
- After lunch, we will have a leisure walk around the valley to collect plant specimens.

D4  Songtsam Cizhong(2200m)  Deluxe room B,L,D
- Visit Yunnan Golden Monkey national park. A pleasant walk for about 30minutes 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 2000 remaining in the wild, is one of the most endangered primates.
- Drive to Cizhong along scenic upper Mekong river (4hrs). Arrive Cizhong in the late afternoon. Cizhong Catholic church built by early Frenc missionaries 100years ago. 
- BBQ dinner in the garden and parents will have chance to taste the local wine.
- Join the Mass after the dinner if on Monday, Wednesday and Friday evening.

D5  Songtsam Meili(3600m)  Deluxe room B,L,D
- Drive to Meili after breakfast. Have several stops for taking photos. 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
 
D6  Songtsam Meili(3600m)  Deluxe room B,L,D
- Morning sunrise at Kawagebo.
- Small ceremony worshiping Kawagebo with the prayer flags printed yesterday.
- Mushroom hunting in the mountains. As a Plant hunter, looking for and collecting plant specimens in original forest which has closely relations with local life.
( If the weather condition is not good, we could learn how to play Tibetan chess)

D7  Songtsam Benzilan(1900m)  Deluxe room B,L,D
- Morning sunrise at Kawagebo. Drive to Benzilan after breakfast (3hours). Lunch at Songtsam Benzilan.
- Collect plant specimens.
- Visit Gonjo village and learn Tibetan wooden bowl painting workshop in the late afternoon.
The lacquer boxes and bowls are important handicrafts for Tibetans in their daily lives. Boxes and 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.
- After dinner, we will singing and dancing with local staff.
Benzilan Guozhuang, which is a kind of Tibetan Dance is famous all over the whole Tibetan area.

D8  Songtsam Shangri-la(3300m)  Deluxe room  B,L,D
- Drive to Shangri-la after breakfast.
- Explore Nixi village for traditional black pottery making workshop.
- Arrive Shangri-la. Treasure Hunt at Songzanlin Monastery.
Songzanlin Monastery, also called Ganden Sumtseling Monastery, is the largest Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Yunnan province. Originally built in 1679 by 5th Dali Lama in traditional Tibetan architectural style, the building complex covers two hundred associated houses and several major lamaseries, accommodating more than seven hundred monks and three respectful living Buddha. Given its importance in Tibetan region, the monastery is also referred as Little Potala Palace.

D9  Songtsam Shangri-la(3300m)  Deluxe room  B,L,D
- Visit the valley beside, where if full of grassland and many kind of wild flowers.
- Have picnic lunch.
- Horse riding in the afternoon. It is a great way to enjoy the beauty of the nature on horseback.
- Farewell dinner.

D10  Departure  B
- Drive to airport after breakfast. This is the end of Songtsam Service, but we believe it’s the beginning of our good karma!


Group Departure Costs:RMB38,220 for one family as 3persons

Group Departure
Depart Date:Jul.1, Jul.3, Jul.23, Jul.25,  Aug.3, Aug.5, Aug.14, Aug.16
Group size:from 2 families (6 persons) until 4 families (12 persons). No matter Chinese or Foreign family together

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 one family shared one room at Songtsam Lodges
All meals starting as indicated in the itinerary (B-breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner)
Drinking water and snacks throughout the trip
Complimentary soft drinks, local beer, coffee & tea at Songtsam lodges
Service of local guides

Tips for tour
It is not recommended for people who have hypertension or heart disease.
Sun cream and sun glasses
The disclaimer of outdoor agreement is required to sign
 

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Wenfeng Temple

Wenfeng Temple

Lijiang Ancient City

Puji Temple

Baisha Mural

White-Water Terraces

Songzanlin Monastery

Linka valley

Jokhang temple

Barkhor street

The Potala palace

Norbu linka

Gandan monastery

monastery`s Monks debiting

Lake Nam

D1  Lijiang  2400m
- Pick up from Lijiang airport.
- Refresh at hotel or have a leisure walk around the hotel or visit the Puji Temple if arrive early.
- Dinner at hotel.

D2  Lijiang  2400m
- Visit Lijiang Ancient City at 7:00.
- Visit Wenfeng Temple after breakfast. 
- Lunch at hotel.
- Visit Baisha Ancient City to see Baisha Mural.
- Dinner at hotel.

D3  Shangri-la  3300m
- Drive to Shangri-la after breakfast.Have a stop at White-Water Terraces on the way.  
- Arrive at Shangri-la Linka for lunch.
- Have a leisure walk around the hotel.

D4  Shangri-la  3300m
Learn Simply Breathing in the early morning.
- Visit Songzanlin Monastery after breakfast.
- Have a leisure walk into the valley beside and have a picnic lunch.
- Visit Napa lake in the afternoon.
- Dinner at hotel.

D5  Lhasa  3600m
- Fly to Lhasa after breakfast.
- Arrive at hotel for lunch.
- Visit Jokhang temple and Barkhor street in the afternoon.
- Dinner at hotel.

D6  Lhasa  3600m
- Visit The Potala palace after breakfast.
- Visit Norbu linka in the afternoon.
- Dinner at hotel.

D7  Lhasa  3600m
- Visit Gandan monastery after breakfast.
- Lunch at hotel.
- Visit Sera monastery to see Monks debiting at 15:00 in the afternoon.
- Dinner at hotel.

D8  Lhasa  3600m
- Visit Lake Nam after breakfast.(or choise Yamdrok Lake/Dolma Lhakhang)
- Lunch at Damxung.
- Dinner at hotel.

D9  Depart for home
- Drive to Lhasa airport after breakfast.


Special Offer:18,000RMB for one person
Base on two guests traveling together and double share rooms.

Valid:Aug.1,2017-Oct.31,2017

Cost Includes:
All land transfers on best-in-class local transportation indicated in the itinerary. Shangri-la to Lhasa.
All admission fees and activities as indicated in itinerary
All accommodation based on one family shared one room at Songtsam Lodges
All meals starting as indicated in the itinerary (B-breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner)
Drinking water and snacks throughout the trip
Complimentary soft drinks, local beer, coffee & tea at Songtsam lodges
Service of local guides

Payment Term And Cancellation Policy:
Full payment is required 15days prior to arrival date.
Notice of cancellation should be received 15days prior to arrival date, in the event of receiving cancellation notice between 15 to 8 days of arrival date ,10% of total trip cost will be forfeited.
Reservation can’t be cancelled within 7days of arrival date.

Tips for tour:
It is not recommended for people who have hypertension or heart disease.
Sun cream and sun glasses
The disclaimer of outdoor agreement is required to sign

Itinerary

D1  Lijiang  2400m
- Pick up from Lijiang airport.
- Have a leisure walk around the hotel ( Lijiang Ancient City / Puji Temple )


D2  Tacheng  2000m
- Drive to Tacheng after breakfast (4 hrs). Stop at Yangtze River Bend and Shigu town.
- Arrive Tacheng lodge for lunch.
- Walk through the villages and beautiful fields around the lodge in the afternoon.


D3  Tacheng  2000m
- Visit Budda Cave after breakfast, and take a walk of the pilgrimage road (2hours).
- Lunch at hotel
- Visit Hada village and learn how to make soy milk and Toufu in a local family to enjoy the local life.

- Dinner at hotel

D4  Cizhong  2200m
- 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 to relax and have a afternoon tea. Dinner at hotel with local wine.
- Join the Mass after the dinner if on Monday, Wednesday and Friday evening.

D5  Benzilan  1900m
- Drive to Meili after breakfast. Visit Qudengge where to get the “key” to worship Mt. Kawagebo.
- Arrive at Meili Lodge for lunch. Have a rest.
- Drive to Benzilan via Baima Snow Mountain Pass.Visit Dongzhulin Monastery on the way.

- Dinner at hotel. Enjoy the starry night at terrace.

D6  Benzilan  1900m
- Refresh at hotel or have a leisure walk around the hotel in the morning.
Visit Gonjo village and learn Tibetan wooden bowl painting workshop in the afternoon.
Enjoy the starry night at terrace.

D7  Shangri-la  3300m
Explore Nixi village for traditional black pottery making workshop.
- Arrive at Lvgu for lunch.Have a stop at Napa Lake on the way.  
Visit Songzanlin Monastery in the afternoon.
- Dinner at hotel.

D8  Depart for home
- Drive to Shangri-la airport after breakfast.
 

Special Offer
Sep.2017 & Oct.2017 :RMB9,900 for one person
Nov.2017 & Apr.2018 :RMB8,780 for one person
 

Depart Date:Sep.16
Group size:from 2 persons until 13 persons. 

Payment Term And Cancellation Policy:
Full payment is required 15days prior to arrival date.
Notice of cancellation should be received 15days prior to arrival date, in the event of receiving cancellation notice between 15 to 8 days of arrival date ,10% of total trip cost will be forfeited.
Reservation can’t be cancelled within 7days of arrival date.

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 one family shared one room at Songtsam Lodges
All meals starting as indicated in the itinerary (B-breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner)
Drinking water and snacks throughout the trip
Complimentary soft drinks, local beer, coffee & tea at Songtsam lodges
Service of local guides

Tips for tour
It is not recommended for people who have hypertension or heart disease.
Sun cream and sun glasses
The disclaimer of outdoor agreement is required to sign

Itinerary

From the highest mountain peaks to the very center of the Three Parallel Rivers, Songtsam travel experiences are designed for intrepid travelers to discover the region’s living heritage through comfort,authenticity and an enlightened spirit of adventure.
Trips start either from Lijiang or Shangri-La, with customized flexibility to participate in daily activities as one choses, helping guests create a journey that is either relaxing or adventurous.



DESTINATION INFORMATION

How to get to Songtsam
Shangri-la and Lijiang are the gateway towns to reach any Songtsam Lodge. Both can be reached via Kunming, the capital city of Yunnan province. Major Chinese cities with direct flights to Shangri-la(Diqing Airport) include Beijing, Chongqing, Chengdu, and Guangzhou; or Shanghai and Guangzhou to Lijiang.
Songtsam provides complimentary transportation from Shangri-la airport to Songtsam Shangri-la. To reach other lodges, guests can book private transportation with Songtsam.
Most roads between the lodges are paved and in good condition; however, most part of the drive between Tacheng and Benzilan is on a bumpy and winding road along the Upper Yangtze River.


Weather and Best Time to Go
Although this area can be experienced all year long,many travelers are especially fond of spring (May to June) to appreciate the blossoming rhododendrons,and autumn when many tree’s leaves change colors.However, in summer the countryside’s vitality and blooming flora contrast with the snowy backdrop of mountains, creating a dramatic panorama.In winter time, villages and monasteries bustle with colorful cultural and religious events drawing intrepid travelers from around the world.
Tacheng and Benzilan are warm with mild temperatures all year round; in the daytime, it can reach 30°C in summer and drop to around 10°C in winter. Meili and Shangri-la enjoy highland sunshine which can achieve midday temperatures of 10°C even in winter time. However it can be freezing cold in early mornings and at night, even in summer.


Altitude
Shangri-la and Meili sit on highlands of up to 3,300/3,600 meters while Tacheng and Benzilan are situated at lower than 2,000 meters. The changes in altitude when traveling from one Songtsam lodge to the next provide the rare opportunity to experience dramatic natural diversity. People can and do react differently to altitude. Symptoms of altitude sickness usually subside after getting plenty of rest and drinking suffcient amounts of water.

Itinerary

Group Departure Circuit Trip A

D1  Songtsam Shangri-la(3300m)  D
- Pick-up from Shangri-la airport. 
- Dinner at hotel.

D2  Songtsam Shangri-la(3300m)  B,L,D
- Visit Songzanlin Monastery in the morning.
- Have a leisure walk into the valley beside and have a picnic lunch.
- Riding horses on the grassland.

D3  Songtsam Meili(3600m)  B,L,D
- Visit the Napa Lake after breakfast.
- Drive to Nixi village to taste local Chicken Hotpot.
- Explore Nixi village for traditional black pottery making workshop.
- Take an easy walk in the Tibetan village in the afternoon and learn how to print prayer flags in a Tibetan family.

D4  Songtsam Meili(3600m)  B,L,D
- Morning sunrise at Kawagebo.
- 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.

D5  Songtsam Cizhong(2200m)  B,L,D
- Morning sunrise at Kawagebo.Drive to Cizhong along scenic upper Mekong river(4hrs). 
- Visit Qudengge where to get the “key” to worship Mt. Kawagebo.
- Visit Cizhong church.

D6  Songtsam Tacheng (2020m)  B,L,D
- Drive to Tacheng along scenic upper Mekong river.
- Stop at Tongle Lisu village for taking photos.Have lunch at local restaurant.
- 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)

D7  Songtsam Tacheng (2020m)  B,L,D
- Visit Yunnan Golden Monkey national park after breakfast. Hike for 1-2hours into the nature reserve.
- Lunch at Songtsam Tacheng.
- Visit Budda Cave in the afternoon, and take a walk of the pilgrimage road (2hours).

D8  Songtsam Lijiang (2200m)  B,L,D
- Drive to Lijiang after breakfast.
- Stop at Yangtze River Bend and Shigu town(It is one of stops of Tea & Horse Ancient Trail. )

D9  Departure  B
- Drive to Lijiang airport after breakfast.


Group Departure Circuit Trip B

D1  Songtsam Lijiang (2200m)  D
- Pick up from Lijiang airport. Dinner at hotel.
- Refresh at hotel or have a leisure walk around the hotel if arrive early.

D2  Songtsam Tacheng (2020m)  B,L,D
- Drive to Tacheng after breakfast. Stop at Yangtze River Bend and Shigu town.
- Arrive Tacheng lodge for lunch.
- Walk through the villages and beautiful fields around the lodge in the afternoon.

D3  Songtsam Tacheng (2020m)  B,L,D
- Visit Budda Cave after breakfast, 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)

D4  Songtsam Cizhong(2200m)  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 to relax and have a afternoon tea. Dinner at hotel with local wine.
- Join the Mass after the dinner if on Monday, Wednesday and Friday evening.

D5  Songtsam Meili(3600m)  B,L,D
- Drive to Meili after breakfast(2hrs). 
- Visit Qudengge where to get the “key” to worship Mt. Kawagebo.  
- Take an easy walk in the Tibetan village in the afternoon and learn how to print prayer flags in a Tibetan family.

D6  Songtsam Meili(3600m)  B,L,D
- Morning sunrise at Kawagebo.
- 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.

D7  Songtsam Shangri-la(3300m)  B,L,D
- Morning sunrise at Kawagebo. Drive to Benzilan after breakfast.
- Lunch at Songtsam Benzilan.
- Explore Nixi village for traditional black pottery making workshop.
- Arrive Shangri-la in the afternoon. Have a stop at Napa Lake on the way.

D8  Songtsam Shangri-la(3300m)  B,L,D
- Visit Songzanlin Monastery in the morning.
- Have a leisure walk into the valley beside and have a picnic lunch.
- Riding horses on the grassland.
- Have farewell dinner.

D9  Departure  B
- Drive to Shangri-la airport after breakfast.


Special Offer Of Autumn:RMB 10,859 for one person

Depart Date:
Aug.26,Sep.2,Sep.16,Sep.23,Oct.7,Oct.14,Oct.21
Group size:from 4 persons until 12 persons. 

Payment Term And Cancellation Policy:
Full payment is required 15days prior to arrival date.
Notice of cancellation should be received 15days prior to arrival date, in the event of receiving cancellation notice between 15 to 8 days of arrival date ,10% of total trip cost will be forfeited.
Reservation can’t be cancelled within 7days of arrival date.

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 one family shared one room at Songtsam Lodges
All meals starting as indicated in the itinerary (B-breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner)
Drinking water and snacks throughout the trip
Complimentary soft drinks, local beer, coffee & tea at Songtsam lodges
Service of local guides

Tips for tour
It is not recommended for people who have hypertension or heart disease.
Sun cream and sun glasses
The disclaimer of outdoor agreement is required to sign

D1  Songtsam Linka Retreat(3300m)  Superior Room  D
- Pick-up from Shangri-la airport. 
- Dinner at hotel.

D2  Songtsam Linka Retreat(3300m)  Superior Room  B,L,D
- Visit Songzanlin Monastery in the morning.
- Have a leisure walk into the valley beside and have a picnic lunch.
- Riding horses on the grassland.

D3  Songtsam Benzilan(1900m)  Deluxe room  B,L,D
- Drive to Nixi village to taste local Chicken Hotpot.
- Explore Nixi village for traditional black pottery making workshop.

D4  Songtsam Benzilan(1900m)  Deluxe room B,L,D
- Visit pristine Tibetan villages in the mountains. Take a walk into the forests to experience the  dramatic altitude and climatic change (3hours). (Or hike following Tea & Horse Ancient Trail to experience mountain and valley, about 3hours).
- Have a well picnic lunch at scenic spot.
- Visit Gonjo village and learn Tibetan wooden bowl painting workshop in the afternoon.
- Enjoy the starry night at terrace.

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


Special Offer:

Jul.-Aug.:RMB6,495 for one person
Sep.-Oct.:RMB4,950 for one person
Base on two guests traveling together and double share rooms.


Valid:25th May to 31st October
(1st to 7th October are not valid)

Cost Includes:
- Transportation between Shangri-la and Banzilan.
- 2Nights accommodation in Shangri-la Songtsam linka (superior room, incl. breakfast).
- 2Nights accommodation in Songtsam Benzilan (deluxe room, incl. three meals).
- Entrance ticket of Songzan lin monastery.
- Airport shuttle service .

- Service of local guides

Payment terms and cancellation policies:
Full payment is required 15days prior to arrival date.
Full payment is made 45days prior to arrival date, 2% discount of total cost is available
Full payment is made 90days prior to arrival date, 5% discount of total cost is available
Notice of cancellation should be received 15days prior to arrival date, in the event of receiving cancellation notice between 15 to 8 days of arrival date ,10% of total trip cost will be forfeited.
Reservation can’t be cancelled within 7days of arrival date.


Tips for tour:
It is not recommended for people who have hypertension or heart disease.
Sun cream and sun glasses
The disclaimer of outdoor agreement is required to sign


Itinerary

D1  Lijiang (2,400m)  L,D
- Pick up from Lijiang airport.
- Dinner at hotel.Refresh at hotel or have a leisure walk around the hotel if arrive early.

D2  Benzilan (1,900m)  L,D
- Drive to Benzilan after breakfast. Stop at Tiger Leaping Gorge on the way.
- Lunch at Songtsam Shangri-la.
- Visit Songzanlin Monastery.
- Arrive at Songtsam Benzilan in the later afternoon and refresh at hotel.

D3  Meili (3,600m)  B,L,D
- Visit pristine Tibetan villages in the mountains. Take a walk into the forests to experience the  dramatic altitude and climatic change (3hours). (Or hike following Tea & Horse Ancient Trail to experience mountain and valley, about 3hours).
- Have a well picnic lunch at scenic spot.
- Drive to Meili in the afternoon 3hours.
- Arrive Meili, and take an easy walk in the Tibetan village in the afternoon and learn how to print prayer flags in a Tibetan family.

D4  Meili(3,600m)  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)
(Choice either Plan A or Plan B)
- Return the hotel and relax in the afternoon.
 
D5  Shangri-la (3,300m)  B,L,D
- Morning sunrise at Kawagebo. Drive back Shangri-la. Lunch at Songtsam Benzilan.
- Explore Nixi village for traditional black pottery making workshop.
- Stop at Napa Lake on the way. Arrive Shangri-la in the late afternoon.

D6  Depart for home  B
- Drive to Shangri-la airport after breakfast.


Promo rate for Jul. & Aug. :RMB23,700 for two persons
Based 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 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 Songtsam lodges
- Service of Songtsam 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
 
TIPS for tour
- It is not recommended for people who have hypertension or heart disease
- Sun cream and sun glasses
- The disclaimer of outdoor agreement is required to sign

Itinerary

D1  Lijiang (2,400m) D
-  Pick up from Lijiang airport.
-  Dinner at hotel.Refresh at hotel or have a leisure walk around the hotel if arrive early.

D2  Tacheng (2,020m) D
- Drive to Tacheng after breakfast (4 hrs). 
- Stop at Yangtze River Bend and Shigu town(It is one of stops of Tea & Horse Ancient Trail. )
- Arrive Tacheng lodge at late afternoon. Walk through the villages and beautiful fields around the lodge (depends on time of arrival)
 
D3  Tacheng  B,L,D
- Visit Budda Cave in the afternoon, 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)
 
D4  Cizhong(2,200m) 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.
- Join the Mass after the dinner if on Monday, Wednesday and Friday evening.

D5  Cizhong(2,200m) B,L,D
- Visit Nanjieluo after breakfast.
- Hike into the nature area to the holy lake on the top of the mountain , this is a new place without tourists. (Visit churches in this area and watch the documentary inside the hotel if bad weather).
- Have a lunch box at scenic spot.
- Return hotel in the afternoon to relax.
- Dinner at hotel with local wine.
 
D6   Meili (3,600m) B,L,D
- Visit Cizhong church and explore Cizhong villages surrounded by terraced field and grape yards.
- Drive to Meili after breakfast(2hrs). 
- Visit Qudengge where to get the “key” to worship Mt. Kawagebo.  
- Arrive at Meili Lodge for lunch.
- Take an easy walk around the Meili lodge to the little village in the afternoon and learn how to print prayer flags in a Tibetan family.
 
D7  Meili 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).
(Choice either Plan A or Plan B)
- Return the hotel and relax in the afternoon.

D8  Shangri-la (3,300m) 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
 
D9  Shangri-la (3,300m) B,L,D
- Visit Songzanlin Monastery in the morning.
- Have a leisure walk into the valley beside and have a picnic lunch.
- Riding horses on the grassland.
- Have farewell dinner.
 
D10  Depart for home B
- Drive to Shangri-la airport after breakfast.


Promo rate for Jul. & Aug.:RMB42,000 for two persons
(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 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 Songtsam lodges
- Service of Songtsam local guides
- Travel insurance
 
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
 
TIPS for tour
- It is not recommended for people who have hypertension or heart disease.
- Make sure that you have a set of clean dry clothes to change after the expedition.
- Sun cream and sun glasses
- Don't ever take valuable items
- The disclaimer of outdoor agreement is required to sign

Itinerary

Travel should be free, and causal,
not only with hotel accommodation and limousine service,
but also enjoy the secenery along the road
and the fun of hotel shuttling back and forth .
If you are already familiar with this place,
the freedom to choose,
relaxed trip arrangements - "real + car" is your best choice

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

Baima Dorji

Patrick

Zhang min

Losang

Ayiga

Losang Ciren

Renqing

Yang jiqiong

contact us get more information
mail: 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;
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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。


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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。