Day 1 Arrival Kunming
Arrive in Kunming
, the capital of Yunnan Province
, you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel for a good rest.
Kunming City View
Day 2 Kunming
Depart from your hotel in the morning, you will take a visit to the Stone Forest
, created by ancient winds and water erosion over millions of years. After the tour, you will be driven back to Kunming.
Day 3 Kunming
After breakfast, you will take a visit of Western Hill, Dragon Gate
and the Village of Ethnic Culture
which is a window to show the cultures and customs of various ethnic groups of Yunnan. And in the afternoon, a visit to Flower and Birds Market
will bring you a life of Kunming locals.
Village of Ethnic Culture
Day 4 Kunming Lijiang
In the morning, you will be transferred to the airport for a short flight to Lijiang
for a visit to this peaceful Lijiang Ancient Town
with long history and profound Naxi culture. Upon arrival, be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel for check-in, enjoy your own free time for the rest of the day.
Lijiang Ancient Town
Day 5 Lijiang
In the morning drive about half an hour to visit Jade Dragon Sown Mountain
(cable car and green vans available in the scenic area). After lunch, visit Yufeng Temple
- displays a harmonious mix of architectural styles of Han Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Taoism and local Naxi Dongba Religion
and Baisha Mural
in the ancient capital of Naxi Kingdom in Baisha village.
Jade Dragon Sown Mountain
Day 6 Lijiang Qiaotou Town Tiger Leaping Gorge Halfway G.H.
After breakfast, be driven 100km to Qiaotou Town
(Tiger Leaping Gorge Town), you will then start your trekking from Qaiotou Primary School to Half-way Guesthouse via Changsheng Village
, Zhong Nuoyu Village
and 28 Zigzag Bends Trail
. Stay overnight in the Halfway Guest House
on a mountain.
Halfway Guest House
Tiger Leaping Gorge Hiking
Day 7 Half-way G.H. Tina's G.H. Middle Tiger Leaping Gorge Back to Tina's G.H. Haba Jokul Y.H.
Get up early in the morning then hiking to Tina's Guesthouse and have lunch there. Continue to down to trekking to the Middle Tiger Leaping Gorge
. In the afternoon, back to Tina's House. And then, be transferred to Haba Jokul International Youth Hostel
to stary overnight.
Haba Jokul International Youth Hostel
6 -7 hours
Tiger Leaping Gorge
Day 8 Haba Hokul Y.H. Baishui Terrace Shangri-la
Today after breakfast, starts from Haba Jokul Y.H..
A stop to Baishui Terrace
for catching the amazing scenery in Yunnan. Then visit Potatso National Park
by hiking along the plank (green vans available in scenic area). After arrival Shangri-la,
catch up with some good rest after check-in your hotel in Shangri-la.
Day 9 Shangri-la Kunming
Get up early, you will drive to Songzanlin Lamasery
and take a visit, which is the largest lamasery in existence. After that, be transferred to the airport for your flight back to Kunming.
Day 10 Departure Kunming
Free at leisure until be transferred to the airport for the return flight or the flight to the next stop.
Note: Not recommended to have Tiger Leaping Gorge between May and August
1. Rainy season falls into this period. And the thunderstorm may have threats for the life.
2. High temperature will be another reason to let you tired out.