Package Details- China 5Nights/6Days

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  • Shangri-La
  • Benzilan
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  • 30/Jun/2017


Situated inside a beautiful holiday resort, this is a place which needs to be appreciated with your heart; the unique depth of its history creates a pure resting place for body and soul.

What's Included

Bed & Breakfast accommodation in twin or shared double room

English speaking local guides

All tours and transfers in air-conditioned private vehicles

Entrance fees to sites included in the tour itineraries

All meals as mentioned in the itinerary

Tickets for all boat trips included in tour itineraries

Cold water and towels during tours

What's Excluded

Visa fees

International air ticket and airport taxes

Extra meals, drinks, tips and all personal expenses

Supplement for guides other than English

Anything not included in the itinerary

Day Wise Itinerary

Here is how you will spend your time

Day 1:
Arrive at Deqin airport from Shanghai or another major city (direct or via Kunming, depending on dates) You will be met by a guide and driver and escorted to the beautiful Songstam Retreat Shangri-la (or any similar hotel). Later enjoy a visit to the Songzanling monastery nearby and Old town walk and talk, learn about local efforts to preserve the culture. Evening dinner party with a Tibetan family.

Day 2:
After breakfast enjoy a morning meditation with a Tibetan Master. Later go for a guided hike through scenic snow mountain area, valleys and villages to enjoy the pastoral landscape around Shangri-La. The rest of the day is free to relax and rest up before tomorrow’s long journey.

Day 3:
Today requires and early start (7am departure) as you set out for a long (6 hours) but magnificent drive into Tibetan territory towards the holy mountain of Meili where pilgrims gather each year to celebrate their beliefs. Several stops along the way are made for pictures and stretching our legs. Arrive at the Songtsam Meili Lodge (or any similar hotel) and enjoy a rest in your beautiful room with amazing views. The rest of the day is free.

Day 4:
Today you will be escorted by a local guide on a wonderful walking tour along hidden trails, visiting local villages along the way. Weather permitting you will also be able to take unforgettable pictures of Mount Meili, one of China’s most beautiful peaks covered in perpetual snow. You will meet local families and learn more about Tibetan culture. Owing to its remote location you will be surrounded by true Tibetan culture, often more so than in Lhasa or other tourist areas, a once in a lifetime opportunity.

Day 5:
After breakfast drive for about three hours to the small settlement of Benzilan, a pleasant town standing on a narrow strip of land on the right bank of the Upper Yangzi River, tucked between the water and the sharply rising hills.

Day 6:
You can extend your stay to visit other places in China, or choose to end your vacation here upon which you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back home