Easy hikes in northern Yunnan
next departure September 29th 2019
duration 8 days
7980 rmb per person
(40% discount for children under 10)
The main old cities and villages in northern Yunnan, more especially the old village of Shaxi, an architecture masterpiece wonderfully restored.
Meet and experience the culture of local minorities: Bai, Yi, Naxi, Tibetan...
The hike in the Tiger Leaping Gorge, one of the deepest in the world !
The traditional guesthouses.
A French guide, speaking fluent English and Chinese, who will answer all of your questions and wishes.
The private transportation which brings comfort and flexibility.
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We meet in the morning or at your arrival in Dali. Visit of the old town in the afternoon.
Night à Dali.
Visit of Weishan old town and hike through the Taoist mountain of Weibaoshan.
Night in Dali.
Morning visit of the small village of Xizhou, its typical market and its traditional houses. Transport towards Shaxi and easy hike through the fieds and surrounding villages.
Night in Shaxi.
We leave this morning for an easy hike towards the temples of Shibaoshan. Hanging on the cliffs, these really old temples (the oldest was built during the 10th century) will bring a few surprises... In the end of the afternoon, transport to the region of Lijiang and the village of Baisha, a small authentic village which managed to stay out of mass tourism.
Night in Baisha.
Visit in the morning of the old village of Shuhe and its museum of the ancient tea horse caravan Road. We leave before midday to the village of Qiaotou, located at the entrance of the Tiger Leaping gorge. We meet our muleteers in the early afternoon and start the ascent on the comfortable path until we reach the place called "Naxi family".
Night at the Naxi family.
We keep hiking the Tiger Leaping Gorge, and start our day by the ascent of the famous 28 bends, the steepest part. We are rewarded by magnificent views over the Gorges and the mountains from the highest point of the path. We end the walk in the early afternoon, meet our driver back and leave straight towards the Tibetan plateau and Benzilan, where we spend the night at an ecolodge run by a French lady living there for years.
Night in Benzilan.
Visit of Dongzhulin Tibetan monastery and Chusong nunnery. We leave from this last place for a short and very beautiful hike towards a sacred local waterfall.
Night in Benzilan.
We head back today towards the plateau of Shangri-La. This last day is dedicated to the visit of its odl town, its lanes, its temples...
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A comfortable traditional guesthouse for each night
Private cars with drivers
Easy hikes for everyone, even the youngest. Mules available for kids during the hike in the Gorges.
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The price includes
Transportation from Dali to Shangri-La, on private cars with drivers.
Accommodation in comfortable traditional guesthouses.
All meals (drinks not included).
Entry tickets to national parks and reserves.
next departure Sept.29th 2019
The price does not include
International flights and train tickets, except when it'is explicitly mentioned in the program.
Breakfast on first day and dinner on last day.
Drinks during and outside the meals.
Personal expenses and potential tips.
Personal and travel Insurance. These are at your own charge.