Welcome to Shangri-la
Shangri-la (香格里拉, Xiānggélǐlā), formerly known as Zhōngdiàn (中甸) and sometimes called 'Gyalthang' in Tibetan, is where you begin to breathe in the Tibetan world. That’s if you can breathe at all, given its altitude (3200m). Travelling here allows you to experience an intriguing blend of Tibetan and Han Chinese culture.Home to one of Yúnnán’s most rewarding monasteries and surrounded by mountains, lakes and... Read More
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Private Day Trip of Shangri-La with Monastery Visit
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.