Explore what it takes to make the heaven on earth - Shangri-la. Well-maintained national park, mysterious Tibentan Buddism, wonderful scenery of high-land lake, and unique culture of Tibetan people feast your eyes to the utmost.
Tour the fabulous Shudu and Bita Lake
Make pilgrimage in holy Songzanglin Monastery
Enjoy thrilling excursion to the wonderland Potatso National Park
|Today's Activities||Upon arrival your tour guide will meet you at the airport, and then escort you to the hotel. The rest of the day will be left for you to have a good rest and prepare for the next day's sightseeing.|
Greeted by the rays of sunrise, you enjoy an excursion to the wonderland Potatso National Park, which is an integral part of the Three Parallel Rivers Scenic Area, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visits including Plateau Lake Shuodu, and the fabulous Lake Bita. Staying beside the lakes, you can deeply feel the quiet and leisurely life of high-land people. Enjoy other alpine vegetation, forests of rhododendron and virgin forests.
After lunch explore a local village and be a guest in a Tibetan family with a taste of Tibetan specialities such as yak butter tea, yogurt and Tibetan barley. Then head for Songzanlin Monastery, which is the largest and most important Tibetan Buddhist monastery in southwest China. In the main hall you will appreciate a series of precious Buddhism-related objects like scriptures written on palm leaves, the Shakyamuni statues, etc. Standing on the roof of the temple, you will amaze at the magnificent landscape of front meadow and the town. The blue sky is so close to you as if you can reach it with your hand. Downhill along the hill slop, you will find smaller temples and monk's residences where about 700 monks live. If you want to deeply experience the Buddhists' life, you can join in the morning class or evening class. You will have a peacefull mind and remain in deep thought.
Free time until our tour guide pick you up in the hotel and transfer to the airport. Wish you a happy tour!
|Tour Package Includes:|
|Tour Guide: a local experienced English-speaking guide||Hotel: 2 nights in Shangri-la downtown hotel|
|Meals: 2 breakfasts provided by the hotel and 1 lunches.||Admissions: Entrance fee to all scenic spots listed in itinerary|
|Vehicle: a private air-conditioned car, offering Round-trip transfers||Car Driver: an experienced licensed driver;|
|Water & Tissues: free purified water and tissues offered per day||Luggage Transfers: a hand for your heavy luggage;|
|Insurance: Travel Agencies Liability Insurance;||Government taxes & Service charges|
|Tour Package Excludes:|
|- Other optional tours / meals / flights not mentioned in itinerary;||- Tips for tour guides and drivers.|
Meals as mentioned in the itinerary include 2 breakfasts provided by the hotel and 1 lunches.
You can just feel free to make dinner arrangements as per your personal taste.
We promise worry-free dining quality, plus flexible choices regarding your preference. Any special requestment please tell our trip advisors directly. Other recommendations are as follow:
The scenic area provides a peaceful backdrop for tasting various local food and drinks. Tibetan Cake, Zanba, Pipa Meat, Saimi Lamb, Guoben Hot Pot, butter tea, yogurt, and barley wine are amongst the most popular.
|Barley Wine||Buttered Tea|
Customer: Family de Bont
Customer: Mr. Reynies
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