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Location: Lat: 28.443336,Long: 98.957548
Songtsam Meili is 6 hours from Shangri-la by car on the Yunnan-Tibet road up to the boarder of Tibetan. The nearest airport is Shangri-la (Diqing) airport (6hours); and nearest town is Dechin (30 minutes by car).
The lodge (3,600m) overlooks the majestic Meili Mountain Range. Most of the rooms have a stunning view of Meili, a memorable experience for every guest who stays here. Breakfasts are set in our small book bar for the great view of the sunrise on the snow peaks right outside our window. A romantic dinners can be arranged on the open terrace where the mountain peaks look like so close, almost surreal.
Gujiunong, where Songtsam built the lodge of Meili, is a tranquil village inhabited by only five families who practice polyandry. This is also one of the few places where traditional Tibetan herding and farming are still practiced. Guests take a challenging hike day to the summer pasture of the village will have a rare opportunity to see the beautiful area and learn about the traditional life style.
Please click HERE or image below for a 360 picture of moonrise at Meili (By Mr.Jook Leung)
Songtsam Meili houses 17 spacious deluxe rooms, all decorated identically to the suites of Songtsam Shangri-la. The rooms feature large bed platforms, sofas, armchairs and a cozy fireplace. Guests can read a book, listen to local music, watch films or simply gaze at the wondrous views over the Meili Snow Mountain Range. (All twin rooms are on first floor)
* We provide lodge-to-lodge transportation to facilitate travel. For more details please click here.
* We arrange daily acitivities free or at basic of charge. For details, please refer to Daily Activities PDF.