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12 Days Yunnan Meili Snow Mountain Trip

  • Trip highlights:

    Marvel at several most famous mountains in Shangri-La - Meili Snow Mountain, Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Haba Snow Mountain.

    Have an insightful hiking through the Tiger Leaping Gorge.

    Enjoy exploration at the old towns: Dali & Lijiang, know about Bai Ethnic, Naxi Ethnic and Tibetan custom and culture.

  • Tour price: From $ 1,462.00 Price including hotels, tours, meals...
  • Destinations: Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, Zhongdian, Deqin, Zhongdian
  • Tour code: SWYN002      Private tour for a van with tour guide and driver, available every day
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Day 1  Kunming
Today's Activities:
Upon your arrival at the Kunming airport, you'll be picked up by our English speaking tour guide and drive to hotel. Free time for the rest of the day. Recommended are Green Lake Park, Flowers and Birds Market, and Kunming's symbol building - Golden Horse & Green Phoenix Archway.
KunmingKunming is a city to be shared -- its sunshine, blue skies, fragrant flowers, leisure pursuits, relaxed ambience. The night market is the liveliest spot in Kunming, and is where the city's more artistic and eccentric elements gather.
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Market of birds and flowers: A part of a series of streets and markets in central Kunming where an attempt has been made to preserve some of the typical architecture of the region. Traditional wooden houses with grass growing from their roofs line the streets where a variety of products are sold, including of course a small alley devoted to flowers and cage birds.

Day 2  Kunming (B)
Today's Activities:

In the early morning we take you to visit the World Geopark - Stone Forest, which is one of most remarkable natural phenomena of China. You will wonder at the innumerable bizarre-shaped ancient limestone cliffs and peaks, which is created by wind and water erosion some 270 million years ago.

After lunch you will proceed to visit the Sani Ethnic Village. You can sit down for a cup of tea and chat with local people, learning about their custom, garment and lifestyle. Tonight you will stay at the downtown hotel in Kunming.

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Cangshan Mountain: Its 19 peaks extend 50 kilometers north to south in their column formation like a screen. The peaks, straight and magnificent, are overgrown with primeval forests, and 18 springs and streams filled with crystal-clear waters serpentine among them. Waterfalls and surging rivers emit thunderous roars.

Day 3  Dali (B,L)
Today's Activities:
Take the morning flight to Dali. Check in and have lunch at the hotel. Then take a visit to the famous Three Pagodas of Chongsheng Monastery. Later return back to Dali Ancient Town to explore the town. Tonight you will stay at the hotel in Dali.
Morning market in XizhouThe Bai minority are much in evidence at Xizhou, 18 kilometres north of Dali. Green mountains, winding creeks and fertile land make for a lyrical and carefree life.
Bai Ethnic HouseXizhou House is the typical traditional house of Bai Ethnic, here you can enjoy a presentation of SanDaoCha Tea Ceremony and colorful Costume of Bais.
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Mu Prince Palace : Mu Prince Palace combines the styles of Naxi, Bai, Tibetan and Han architecture. The exquisite carves and paintings on the doors and windows and meticulously designed structures all indicate their status in Lijiang.

Day 4  Lijiang (B,L)
Today's Activities:

Proceed to Xizhou Village, one of the Bai ethnic minority villages around the Erhai Lake with a cluster of over 100 protected buildings. You will be escorted to visit the characteristic house of local residents featuring a traditional Chinese rectangular courtyard with a screen wall facing the gate. In addition, You'll be greeted with the show of Three Courses of Tea, the genuine tea ceremony of the Bai minority.

In the late afternoon transferred to Lijiang Old Town, which is listed as the World Cultural Heritage Sites in 1997. You can visit Square Street, the main street. Afterwards, drive to visit the Lion Hill, standing on the wooden Wangulou Tower, you may enjoy the beautiful sunset (if the weather is fine), overlooking the old town and the great Jade Dragon Snow Mountain is in the distance.Tonight you will stay at the featured hotel in Lijiang

Tiger Leaping GorgeThe Tiger Leaping Gorge is one of the world's four great gorges - The Tiger Leaping Gorge is 17 kilometers long with a drop of 213 meters. The gorge is divided into three sections: Upper, Middle and Lower Hutiao. At the narrowest spot the river is on……
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Horse back riding in Tiger Leaping Gorge: If you need the big luggage to go with you all the trekking time, a muel or a horse might help you, the extra cost from Qiaotou to Halfway Guest House is about RMB 200.

Day 5  Zhongdian (B,L)
Today's Activities:

Launch your exciting Tiger Leaping Gorge hiking today! On this day you will hike from Qiaotou Town to Halfway Guesthouse (19km, about 7 hours).

First hike 2 hours to Naxi Family Guest house where you will have lunch break and get close touch with local people. Then continue hiking another 2 hours up the steep 28 Bends before the next break, which is a real challenge. The amazing landscapes will feast your eyes. After another 2 hours' hiking, you will arrive at Halfway Guesthouse which boasts a great view of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and overlooks the Jinsha River Valley. Sitting out on a deck, you will wonder at the magnificent scenery in front of you. Tonight you will stay at Halfway Guesthouse.

Heavenly LadderFrom Starriness, there is a shortcut to climb up the cliff. The path was hidden behind the huge rocks and trees. Do walk on a rainly day. It is extremly difficult and slippery.
StarrinessThe most narrow part of the Middle Tiger Leaping Gorge. It is a big rock and an area of dangerours shoal. The old people say this is the place where a tiger can easily jump over the Jinsha River. It is the reason why the Tiger Leaping Gorge was orr……
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Narraw Sky: From Starriness, you might walking on the trail built along the cliff, go downstream to Woody's. The trail goes all the way along the valley, the view is terrific.

Day 6  Zhongdian (L,D)
Today's Activities:

In the early morning, continue your trekking to reach Tina's Inn. On the way you will pass through some pretty waterfalls and canyons. After lunch break, walking for 1 hour down the steep cliff to the bank of Jinsha River to see the "One Line Sky". It is the most narrow part of the gorge, where a tiger can easily jump over the Jinsha River.  Spending one more hour to climb up the gorge. You can enjoy the wild, isolated nature along the treking way.

Stay overnight at Tina's Inn. It is the best hotel located at the foot of Haba Snow Mountain.

Haba Snow MountainThe Haba Snow Mountain, its main peak 5,396 metres in height, stands 120 kilometres to the southeast of the seat of Zhongdian County. The attraction of the Sanba Tourist Area is attributed to the towering peaks of the Haba Mountain and its alpine mor……
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Tiger Leaping Gorge: The Tiger Leaping Gorge is one of the world's four great gorges - The Tiger Leaping Gorge is 17 kilometers long with a drop of 213 meters. The gorge is divided into three sections: Upper, Middle and Lower Hutiao. At the narrowest spot the river is only 30 meters wide.

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