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8 Days Yunnan Tiger Leaping Gorge Hiking Tour

Tour: YNP008
Departure: Daily
Tour Type: Private
Destinations: Lijiang    Tiger Leaping Gorge  Kunming
Highlight: Located between Ninglang of Yunnan and Yanyuan of Sichuan, 280km north Lijiang, the Lugu Lake is known for its spectacular natural scenery and the unique, mysterious culture of the Mosuo people. The place has become a legend because of the matriarchal system that it still upholds even today.

Situated between Mt. Yulong and Mt. Haba (the altitudes of which are 5596 meters and 5396 meters above sea level respectively ), Tiger- Leaping Gorge is one of the most precipitous gorges in the world. The canyon is so deep and so closed to the two mountains, that you will hardly see the similar spectacles any where in the world.

The Yangtze River flows through the gorge, and the water rushing at the huge cliff looks like a fury dragon running forward. The route is challenging and arduous

Day by day itinerary
Day01:Arrive in Lijiang---The Ancient City
Place & Transport:
Lijiang & Flight
Today's Activities:
We will have a guide to meet your group at the airport and help you to check in. Afternoon will be free for you to explore the old city which owns several open canals and dramatic wooden houses.
Day2:Shuhe Naxi Village, The Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Yak Meadow (B+L)
Place & Transport:
Naxi village & Hiking
Today's Activities:
This morning, you will set out to have a close up view of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain which you may have appreciated her at a distance when walking down the street. Yak Meadow is one of the three viewing platforms where you can enjoy typical meadow scenery, taste Tibetan snacks and take a ride on the half way of the mountain. Please also takes some warm clothes for you are getting up to an elevation of more than 3500m. In the afternoon, you will visit another naxi village known as Suhe or Longquan. It is a well preserved important town on the ancient tea and horse route.
Day3: Tiger Leaping Gorge, Hetaoyuan (B+L+D)
Place & Transport:
Tiger Leaping Gorge & Hiking
Today's Activities:
Today your will head north and hike along the Yangtze River and view the First Bend( where the river makes a U-turn and heads north) on the way to Tiger Leaping Gorge. Tiger Leaping Gorge is one of the world's four great gorges. It is still wild though many visitors come yearly and it is the paradise for hiking groups. When heading north in the afternoon, you will come across Hetaoyuan, a real heaven with all the villagers leading the simplest of lives. The houses are built with giant rocks. You will spend a night in the small hotel which is the only choice for visitors who venture here.
Day4: Haba (B+L)
Place & Transport:
Haba snow Mountain & Hiking
Today's Activities:
Continuing north to Haba Snow Mountain and visit small villages. There will be strenuous walking today but will appeal to who has social and geographical interests. Stay overnight in local families.
Place & Transport:
Today's Activities:Day5  Lijiang to Zhongdian/Shangri-La---Baishuitai (B+L)
Today will be one more strenuous hiking tour to Baishuitai, white water terrace, which means "growing flower" in Naxi. It is not only a place of beautiful scenery, it is also one of the birthplaces of Dongba Naxi culture, widely known around the world. Occupying an area of about 3 square kilometers with green plants and springs setting off each other, just like a "field in heaven". Reach the tibetan town-Shangri-la in the afternoon.
Place & Transport:
Today's Activities:Day6  Zhongdian/Shangri-La---Songzanlin Lamasery, Lake Napa, Visit Tibetan Family (B+L)
Spend a day of visiting Songzanlin Lamasery, the largest Tibetan Buddhist Lamasery in Yunnan Province. It was built in the style of Potala Palace in Lhasa and represents the Tibetan culture, the statue of Buddhists and many precious cultural treasures will leave you with unforgettable memory. A visit to Napa Lake and Tibetan Family is also arranged today.
Place & Transport:
Today's Activities:Day7  Zhongdian/Shangri-La to Kunming, Flight No. TBA---Hotel to airport Transfer (Zhongdian/Shangri-La ), Airport to Hotel Transfer (Kunming), The Stone Forest (B+L)

Fly with morning flight from Shangri-la to Kunming and visit the Stone forest, a fantastic natural phenomena located 90 km southeast of Kunming. Walks needed when enjoy the various shapes of karst landscape. The rest of the day is free for you to explore this spring city.

Place & Transport:
Today's Activities:Day8  Depart Kunming (B)

After breakfast, you guide will meet you at the hotel lobby and transfer you to the airport. The great hiking tour concludes.


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The above price is just for your information only! There are fluctuations in the hotels of different seasons. Please ask the exact price firstly when you want to book the tour!
Get the price: This tour is a private tour and departure date will be based on your request. Prices depend on travel seasons and will be quoted upon request.

Price Inclusions:
(a) Entrance Fees: To scenic spots as listed in the itinerary.
(b) Meals: All meals as specified in the itinerary.
(c) Private Transfers: Transfers between airports, hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing in Lijiang, Zhongdian/Shangri-La , Kunming by private air conditioned vehicle with a driver and English-speaking guide (as listed above).
(d) Guide: As outlined in the itinerary an English-speaking guide and driver will be provided in each city, who will remain with you throughout your time in that city. A new guide and a new driver will meet you at each city on your tour, to provide you with the best local knowledge available.
(e) Hotels: Hotel fees are based on two people sharing one room with twin beds.
All hotels as listed in the above itinerary serve daily western or Chinese breakfast. All rooms are air-conditioned with private facilities unless specified.
(f)Transportation:Zhongdian/Shangri-La To Kunming Transfer via: Flight, TBA (Our arrangements)
(j) Airport Tax and Fuel Fee
(h) Service Charge & Government Taxes:
(i) Luggage Transfers: Between airports and hotels.
(j) Arrangements: The tour cost includes planning, handling, operational and communication charges.

Price Exclusions:
(a) International Airfare or Train Tickets to enter or leave China.
(b) China Entry Visa Fees
(c) Excess Baggage Charges.
(d) Personal Expenses: Expenses of a purely personal nature such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone calls, optional activities, sightseeing or meals which are not included in the tour itinerary.
(e) Meals: Any meals which are not specified in the tour itinerary.
(f) Single Room Supplement.

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