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12-Day China Yunnan Trekking travel to Kunming, Dali, Jianchuan, Shaxi, Tiger-Leaping Gorge, Haba, Shangri-la, Lijiang

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1, Itinerary  
Day 01, Arrival in Kunming

Upon your arrival in Kunming, our guide will pick you up at the airport and transfer to the hotel. City tour if time is possible.

Day 02 Kunming -Chuxiong- Dali 390km By car/van
Drive 68km's to get to the World Dinosaur Valley on Chuxiong county, visit the 200 million years old Dinosaurs fossils Museum, which is the biggest Dinosaurs Museum in the World which was established on 2008, its value is equal to the Xian Terracotta Soldiers Museum. Then drive ahead to Dali, visit the Dali Ancient Street. Overnight in Dali. (B+L)
World Dinosaurs Valley
Dali Bai People Courtyard
Day 03 Dali-Eryuan By car/van  
Check out hotel this morning, drive 30km's to get Eryuan county, cruise on the silent and peaceful Western Lake, visit Bai people's Tie Dying Cloth with Wax,

enjoy three course tea of Bai minority
Eryuan Western Lake Tours
people, villages of Bai People with traditional architecture courtyard around the Western Lake. Overnight in Dali Hot Spring Kingdom Hotel, 3 star. This evening you could enjoy famous Dali Hot Spring, (Hot spring fee is included), it has a high medical cure for your body healthy, relax your body. (B+L)
Dali Eryuan Hot Spring
Day 04 Eryuan-Jianchuan-Shaxi By car/van

Check out hotel, drive about 50km's to get to Jianchuan Sibao Mountain, visit the Stone Cave, which has a very high art and culture value in the world stone carving history , it was carved in Tang Dynasty/Dali Kingdom Period, about 1000 years old, hidden in the remote Mountain Area, then drive to Shaxi county,
Jianchuan Stone Carve, Shibao Mt, tour
visit the Sideng Street village of Shaxi ancient. Which is highly recommended by our American clients, which is one of the most beautiful villages in China, but regret that there is a few people know it and go there. After that you will drive to the Tiger Leaping-Gorge, you will see the sun set along the world famous Tiger Leaping Gorge and Golden Sands River/the upper region of Yangtze River. Overnight in Tiger Leaping Gorge Tina's Guest House. (B+L)
Day 05 Tina's Guest House-Half Way-Tina's

Trekking one day around the Middle Tiger Leaping Gorge, you could choose two ways for trekking.

1st way: Start from Tina's to hike along the high trail on Haba Snow Mountain to the Half Way for 3-4 hours, have lunch on Half Way, then trek back to Tina's Guest House in the afternoon.

2nd way:
start from Tina's Guest House to trek along the lower path to get to Golden Sands River, for 3-4 hours, you will pass by the ray of sunlight. This part of route is one of the most risk hiking route. You could choose this way if you are a Fila trekking person, and often trek in the world, get to the Walnut Grove Garden. Trek back to Tina's Guest House. You have to give up this trekking if it rains, because it is very dangerous if it rains.

Overnight in same hotel. (B+L)

Middle Tiger-Leaping Gorge Hike
Day06 Tina's-Walnut Grove---Haba Snow Mountain.

Trekking 5 hours from Walnut Grove to Village Haba, enjoy the beautiful scenery around the Haba Snow Mountain. Haba Snow Mounatin is 120km from Shangri-la, snow-clapped all year round, abundant with all kinds of rare and precious animals and plants, elevation of the main peak is 5396 m, Stay at Snow Sea Guesthouse where you will see the snow peak in the courtyard. You could take a relax walking around the Haba Village in the
Walnut Grove Garden Trekkking picture
afternoon. Enjoy the farmer dinner with Tibetan People family this evening. Taste the Tibetan wine made Tibetan family.
Stay tonight at Haba Snow Sea Guesthouse. (B+L+D)
Day 07 Haba Snow Mountain-Shangri-la

This morning drive to Sanba Village, then visit the Baishuitai ( white Water Terrace), it is at an eleation of 2680 meters. Minerals in the Spring water deposit down and form a white rock like clay with water running down over it, Such view covers an area of three square kilometers. On its top, the view is superb and here is a holy prilgrimage place for the locals such as the Naxi people. White Water Terrace is the Naxi people culture originated, It is the Holy place for Naxi ceremonies now, you could have a change to ride Tibetan
White Water Terrace Fild/ Baishui Tai, shangri-la
farmer's horse( your own expense.) to travel around the White Terrace Field. After lunch, further drive to Shangri-la. Overnight in Shangri-la. (B+L)
Day08 Shangri-la  

Visit the Songzanlin Lama Temple, a typical Lama monastery. Located at the foot of Mt. Foping, four kilometers north of Zhongdian County, a monastery was first built here in 1679 under Emperor Kang Xi's authorization after the fifth Dalai Lama sent a report to him, also one of the famous monasteries in the Tibetan area. It now has over 700 Buddhist monks.

The Pudacuo Scenic region (including Shudu Lake, Bita Lake resort and Xiaji Resort.), surrounded by wooded mountains and resembles a beryl inlaid among them, Bitahai Lake is the most beautiful and highest lake in Yunnan, covers an area of 166 hectares. The surrounding mountains are densely scattered with azaleas, and each year in late spring and early summer, when the flowers are in full bloom, the hillsides seem to be dyed red.
and visit a Tibetan family near Napahai Reserve. Overnight in Shangri-la. (B+L)
Bitahai, Putacuo National Park
Day09 Shangri-la-Lijiang
Drive 3.5 hours to Lijiang. Visit the First Bend of Yangtze River on the back to Lijiang. Visit the Lijiang Ancient Town, which is also called Dayanzhen, An UNESCO World Heritage sites, famous for its scientific architectural layout. Crisscrossed by crystal-clear rivers and meandering cobbled stone streets, unique well preserved old house. it has a high research value and is a treasure in the field of urban construction in China. There are two famous scenic spots are the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain behind the Lijiang ancient town and the Tiger Leaping Gorge on the way to Shangri-la/Zhongdian. (B+L)
Lijiang Ancient Town
Day10 Lijiang

Free day to explore your own interesting. Suggested tour to visit the Lion Hills, Wangu Pavilion, you will have panoramic view of Lijiang ancient Town in the morning. Visit the Mu's masion palace, have a cup of Chinese tea in the small bar along the stream in ancient Town, Suhe Naxi Ancient Village. Relax today.
Overnight in Lijiang. (B)

Day11 Lijiang-Kunming by flight

Take flight back to Kunming, travel to Stone Forest national Park, the world Nature Heritage, the Golden Temple, Which was built in 1671, the largest bronze Temple in China. It weights 256 Ton. Enjoy Yunnan Flavoring Food with Over-Bridge Rice Noodle and Steaming Chick Pot this evening. Overnight in Kunming. (B+L+D)

Day12 Departure Kunming

Tour to the Dragon Gate in Western Hills, located at the west bank of the Dianchi Lake, is set in mountains well covered by evergreen woods and filled with sweet songs by lovely birds, perfect for hiking. Dragon Gate consists of the Sanqing Temple Complex and the Dragon Gate Grotto.Transfer to airport, go home, departure Kunming. OTC wish you are a good trip. (B)


2, Quotation US$/person


City / Price A Class / 5star B Class / 4star C Class/ 3star
Kunming Harbour Plaza Hotel or sim 5 star Golden Dragon Hotel or sim 4 star Camellia Hotel or sim
Dali Landscape Hotel or sim 3 star Landscape Hotel or sim 3 star Landscape Hotel or sim 3 star
Eryuan Dali Geographic Paradise. 3 star Dali Dali Geographic Paradise. 3 star Dali Geographic Paradise. 3 star Dali
Lijiang Guangfang Hotel, 5 star Grand Lijiang Hotel or Jiannan Chun Hotel sim 4 star Shan He Garden Hotel or sim 3 star
Tiger Leaping Gorge Tina's Guest House or local Guest House. Tina's Guest House or local Guest House. Tina's Guest House or local Guest House.
Haba Snow Mountain Haba Snow Sea Hoostel or Haba Snow Mountain Inn Haba Snow Sea Hoostel or Haba Snow Mountain Inn Haba Snow Sea Hoostel or Haba Snow Mountain Inn
Shangri-la Paradise Hotel/ Tian Jie Shen Chuan Hotel. 5 star Holy Palace Hotel or sim 4 star Rim Pacific Hotle or sim 3 star
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10 up .00US$/p.p

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3. Service includes:
1. Hotel accommodation, the hotel is based on two persons sharing one twin or double standard room with private facilities.
2. Meals
Daily American or Chinese breakfast at the hotel, Chinese lunch and dinner in local Chinese restaurant as specified in the itinerary. B.- Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner.
3. Private transfer and transport based on tour schedule
Private transport between airport or railway station and hotel and all the sights by air-conditioned vehicle.
4. Transportation between Cities
The economic class air tickets of the domestic flight: Lijiang/Kunming
5. Entrance tickets
The main entrance tickets for the sights mentioned.
6. Guiding service
Excellent tour Guiding. All normal sightseeing tours in each city with English-speaking guide and admission fees where applicable. Our guide will not fly with you from one city to another. Upon your arrival at each city, a new local guide and driver will pick you up, be with you for local tour and see you off after you finish the itinerary of each city.
7. Insurance
China Life Tourist Accident / Casualty Insurance. We highly recommend that you purchase full coverage travel insurance from you country of origin.

4. Service excludes:
1. Visa Fees
Charge of obtaining your visa to enter China.
2. Charge of arrival and departure
The international or domestic air / train charge of arrival and departure.
3. Single Room Supplement
Should a twin room is needed by a single guest, supplement of the twin room will be charged.
What is single supplement? - The hotel is based on double occupancy. If the visitor travels alone or the number of the travelers is odd (such as 3, 5, 7...), who stays in one single room has to pay the single room supplement. As the hotel is on double occupancy.
4. Personal Expenses
Expenses of a personal nature such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities or sightseeing, overweight baggage charges or meals not indicated, ect.
5. Optional Programs
Optional programs which are not specified in the above itinerary.
6. Tips to guides and drivers
Suggested tips: USD12-14 to tour guide per day, USD 8-12 to driver per day, but depending on their service, it's up to you, entirely voluntary.

5. Remark:
The price is not available for three Chinese Public Holidays:
1. Spring Festival around Feb.
2. National Day:Otc. 1st-7th
March Festival in Dali (around April)
Suitable time: all year
Thebest time: Feb£¨ March, April, May, June, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

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