Private Day Trip of Shangri-La with Monastery Visit

Private & Custom Tours in Shangri-la

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For this private day trip of Shangri-La, you are visiting the most classic sightseeing accompanied by our private Tibetan English-speaking tour guide to Ganden Monastery, Napahai Lake, Yila Grassland and Dukezong Tibetan Ancient Town. This tour includes hotel pick-up and drop-off, lunch, private transportation and a tour guide.
Your private tour guide will pick you up from your hotel at 8am. Then visit Ganden Monastery, the largest Tibetan monastery in Yunnan province. It has another alias - 'the little Potala Palace". Built in 1679, it is located in the capital of Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, it is also the most important monastery in southwest China.After lunch, you will visit Napahai Lake, it is 3270 meters (10,728 ft.) above sea level and covers 660 square kilometers (254 square miles). Approximately 8 kilometers northwest of Shangri-La, the lake fills up a valley surrounded on three sides by mountains which are covered in snow during winter and spring time. After that, you will walk around Yila Grassland and Dukezong Tibetan Ancient Town. When you climb up to the top of Guishan Hill or tortoise Hill, you will see the largest Prayer Wheel in the world and have a panoramic view of Shangri-La county and Dukezong Ancient Town.At the end of the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel in Shangri-la downtown.

What’s included

  • Fuel surcharge
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Ganden Monastery
  • Entry/Admission - Dukezong Ancient Town
  • Entry/Admission - Yila Grassland

What’s not included

  • Gratuities
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)


  • Instant Confirmation
  • Lunch included
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
  • Led by a local guide
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • All entrance fees included