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6 Days Zhongdian, Meili Snow Mountain Tour

  • Trip highlights: Zhongdian County (Shangri-La) is a primarily Tibetan county, synonymous with a "heaven away from the turmoil of the mundane word". And gazing up on the Meili Snow Mountain towering above the clouds, you can't escape feeling a sense of the divine.
  • Tour price: From $ 1,042.00 Price including hotels, tours, meals...
  • Destinations: Hong Kong, Kunming, Zhongdian, Deqin, Zhongdian, Kunming
  • Tour code: SWYN003      Private tour for a van with tour guide and driver, available every day
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Day 1  Hong Kong,Kunming
Today's Activities:
Be met by our English speaking tour guide at Kunming airport and transferred to the hotel for your rest. Recommend you visit local Bird and Flower Market, this extra transfer cost is on your own.
Market of birds and flowersA 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 ……
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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,Zhongdian (B,L)
Today's Activities:
Get up earlier in the morning, transferred to Kunming airport for the early flight to Zhongdian. Be met and drive to visit the Puda Tso National Park, including Shudu Lake & Bita Lake. Later drive back to Zhongdian, pay a Tibetan Family visiting on the way. After arrival, transferred to visit the Songzanlin Monastery, you may see the Lama having their evening lesson.
Bitahai LakeBitahai Nature Reserve, located 35 kilometers east of the county seat of Zhongdian, it is an intact natural attraction with outstanding flora and fauna and picturesque landscapes.In the reserve itself, century-old pines and cypresses grow around Bita……
Songzanlin MonasterySongzanlin Monastery, or 'Little Potala' as it is affectionately known, is a spiritual place that invites you to discover the mystery and traditions of Tibetan Buddhism. It is the largest Tibetan Buddhism monastery in Yunnan Province. Such a sacred p……
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Songzanlin Monastery: Songzanlin Monastery, or 'Little Potala' as it is affectionately known, is a spiritual place that invites you to discover the mystery and traditions of Tibetan Buddhism. It is the largest Tibetan Buddhism monastery in Yunnan Province. Such a sacred place seems to purify the soul.

Day 3  Zhongdian,Deqin (B,L)
Today's Activities:
Today we'll drive from Zhongdian to Shengping Town in Deqin County (187 KM). Visit the Great Bend of Yangtze River, enjoy scenery of Jinsha River Valley, wooden workshop at Benzilan en route. After lunch, visit the Dongzhulin Lamasery, through the Baimang Snow Mountain, enjoy the splendid sunset view from the top stop. The view along the way is fantastic with different kinds of trees, streams down the valley, prayer flags and stupas, and Tibetan villages. After arrival, check in the hotel.
Napahai LakeThe Napahai Nature Reserve, at an altitude of 3,266 meters above sea level, is located 8 kilometers northwest of the county seat of Zhongdian.
Dongzhulin MonasteryDongzhulin Monastery is located in Deqen County. It was built seven years prior to the Sumzenlin Monastery on a mountain slope. In October every year it holds a grand ceremony, when an 8.5-meter by 5.2-meter image of the guardian deity, woven in silk……
Baimang Snow Mountain Baiman Snow Mountain at the altituide of 4700M, National Nature Reserve,observe th Azalea. It is the largest natural reserve in Yunnan Province with a perfectly preserved frigid-zone of primeval forests. This area is also the main habitat of Yunnan g……
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Benzilan Village: Benzilan Village makes an excellent base to explore the wonderful Dhon-Drupling Gompa (Dongzhulin Temple), 22 km heading northwesterly along the main road from Zhongdian. Besides of the Dongzhulin Temple, the Benzilan village might be more attractive for most visiters.

Day 4  Deqin (B,L)
Today's Activities:
Get up early in the morning (packing breafast), we'll drive to Mingyong village, stop at Feilai Temple to enjoy the sunrise of the Meili Snow Mountain (if good weather). After lunch, start your hiking trip from village up to Meili Snow Mountain (or ride horse/mule up & down). After about 3 hours trekking, we'll get to the Taizi Monastery, a good spot to view the magnificent Mingyong Ice Glacier. Continue upping to the top to enjoy more. After the tour, drive back to Deqin County.
Sunrise photo of Kagebo Peak When you arrive at Feilai Temple in the afternoon, find a good photo location for sunrise photo next morning. Test your camera, choose the best solution for light. Ask local people for sunrise time.
Mingyong GlacierBesides pilgrims and mountaineers, Mount Meili also counts geographers amongst its admirers.
Meili Snow MountainBesides pilgrims and mountaineers, Mount Meili also counts geographers amongst its admirers. At the foot of Kagebo Peak lies the 6 km2 large Mingyong Glacier, a rare monsoon maritime glacier that stretches from an altitude of 5,500 meters above sea l……
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Shengping Town: Shengping is the highest town in Yunnan province.Because of its remote location and high altitude, it still managed to keep the original flavor of a wild Wild West small town.

Day 5  Deqin,Zhongdian (B,L)
Today's Activities:
After days of toilsome but exciting trip, you're likely to be a little tired, so this morning you can enjoy a breezy relaxing time for getting refreshed. After lunch, we will drive back to Zhongdian, enjoy tremendous view of mountains, lakes and forest on the way.

Day 6  Zhongdian,Kunming (B)
Today's Activities:
Transferred to Zhongdian airport for the early morning flight back to Kunming (Flight ticket is arranged by Sinoway). Upon arrival at at Kunming airport, own arrange to change your flight directly to your next destination. (No tour guide assistant for flight change in Kunming)
Night class in Songzanlin MonasteryWait till tourists have left the Monastery. Find a quiet corner to sit down, enjoy the buddhism music and the pray ceremonies for this coming evening, a tradition that has never changed for centuries.
Dukezong Old Towna 1300-year-old Tibetan town located in Shangri-La, which it has experienced both the flames of war and prosperity of frontier trade. Dukezong Old Town's authentic Tibetan dwellings, majestic prayer halls and pagodas, winding lanes offer sanctuary to……
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Visit a Kampas Family: Zhongdian is located in Tibetan-inhabited area, the Kampas people keep the same traditional culture and religion as Tibtetan.

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