Nestled in a tranquil village inhabited by a Tibetan and Naxi community, Tacheng enjoys a comfortable climate boasting one of the region’s most fertile valleys.
The journey down the Mekong River from Meili to Cizhong, and finally to Tacheng, is simply incredible.
Within 250km the road winds through vastly different landscapes descending from high to low altitudes resulting in cooler to warmer climates.
Tofu Making Experience
Hada Village, where Songtsam Lodge Tacheng is located, has a warm climate, which is perfect for growing crops. The Tibetan, Lisu, Naxi, and Han minorities have lived here together for generations and through traditional farming they have been able to cultivate sustainably. Influenced by the region’s long-term farming culture, Hada Village is unique and offers a variety of locally grown hand-made commodities.
Yunnan Golden Monkey National Park
The Xianggujing Forest located near Songtsam Lodge Tacheng is a natural paradise for the protection of rare animals and golden monkeys. The Yunnan snub-nosed monkey, also known as the Black snub-nosed monkey, lives in one of the most extreme environments of any non-human primate totaling less than 3000 animals.
Bazhu village is a charming Tibetan village that grows roses, sour papaya, and grapes aplenty. The village is rich in birds, mammals, and plants and the local community has a specific culture and faith, which focuses on creating harmony with nature. Located deep in the mountains of Tacheng, the village has an average altitude of 3,000m and a forest coverage rate of 98%. The flowering period of roses begin in May and the best time to visit is up until the end of June.
Hada Village Tour
Hada Village is located at the foot of Baima Snow Mountain hidden in between mountains, valleys, dense forests, and streams making it seemingly removed from outside world. Tibetan, Lisu, and Naxi people inhabit the village but other ethnic minorities can be found living in the nearby towns and villages. The four seasons in this region feel like spring all year round, which the villagers have utilised by plating ice grapes amongst many other things. Close to the lodge is a winery that makes ice wine, which has become somewhat of a local specialty and is served in the restaurant.
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