10 Days China Yunnan
Meili Snow Mountain Tour: Kunming, Dali,
Lijiang, Shangri-La And Deqen
Tour Code: Yunnan_10
1. Tour Itinerary
Arrive In Kunming
Arrive at Kunming
airport or railway station. Our English-speaking
tour guide will meet and welcome you
at the arrival hall, and then you will
be transferred to your hotel for checking
in. Remaining day is free at your own
- Dali (Breakfast,
Take flight to Dali. Have a cruise in
the Erhai Lake then visit the Three
pagodas. In the afternoon, we will visit
the Dali Ancient City.
Erhai Lake: A fresh water lake
in the Yunnan Plateau at an elevation
of 1972 metres, with a length of 42
km and width of 8 km.
Three pagodas: The Three Pagodas
are representation of the ancient
architectural and cultural arts of
the Bai nationality, erected during
the Wudai Period (907-979 A.D.) of
the Dali Kingdom.
Ancient City: A famous Chinese
historical and cultural city and a
national scenic zone. A rich heritage
dates back to the days when the city
was the capital of the kingdoms of
Nanzhao and Dali.
Drive 3 hours to Lijiang. Explore Lijiang
Ancient Town: It is situated on
a plateau at an elevation of 2,600m
and is impressive because of its scenery
and lush vegetation. There is no other
town in China like Lijiang which incorporates
the folkways of so many people and the
architectural styles of both north and
Tour to the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain.
Visit Lijiang Murals and Shuhe Village
of Naxi people.
Dragon Snow Mountain: A holy mountain
for the Naxi people that is located
15km north of Lijiang city with an
altitude of 5600 meters (18,400 feet)
above sea level. Visit villages of
Murals: Made in succession from
the early Ming dynasty to the reign
of Emperor Qianlong in the Qing dynasty.
These mural paintings, with their
fine and smooth lines, bright colors,
vivid pattern and balanced and harmonious
composition are a wonderful sight.
- Shangri-La (Breakfast,
Drive 180Km to
Shangri-la. On the way, visit the Tiger
Leaping Gorge and the First bend of
the Yangtze River.
Leaping Gorge: One of the longest,
deepest and narrowest gorges in the
bend of the Yangtze River: The
upper reaches of the Yangtze River
is named the Jinsha River, which originates
from the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. The
Jinsha River flowed southward along
the Hengduan Mountain ranges and was
forced to the turn to north because
of the Alpine movements which caused
changes in the earth's physiognomy.
When the river reaches Shigu Township,
it makes an abrupt turn and flows
further northward, forming the rare
- Deqen (Breakfast,
In the morning,
drive 110km from Shangri-La to Deqin
County. On the way, you¡¯ll
visit Dongzhulin Monastery, the First
Bend of Jinsha River and Feilai Temple.
Try to get up
early in the morning, enjoy the magic
sunrise of Meili
Then drive another
1.5-hour to Mingyong Village, where
you will take sightseeing bus for
about 4km to Mingyong Glaciers of
Meili Snow Mountain, and continue
your visit to Tibetan Taizi Monastery
- another good spot to view the magnificent
Mingyong Glaciers. (Optional: You
can choose to walk along the trail
to the glacier which would be challenging
After Mingyong Glacier
in Mingyong Village, you will enjoy
some time along the Lancang River
Grand Canyon as well as some Tibetan
villages. This will be your most impressive
part of your trip to Yunnan. Overnight
at Feilai Temple.
- Shangri-La (Breakfast,
Temple and enjoy the sunrise of Meili
Snow Mountain in the early morning,
then drive back to Shangri-La, have
a nice experience of Yangtze River Grand
Canyon, Baima Snow Mountain again on
the way back.
- Kunming (Breakfast,
Visit the Songzanlin Lama Temple and
the Pudacuo Scenic Region (including
Shudu Lake, Bita Lake Resort and Xiaji
Resort.). Take flight back to Kunming.
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 and has been rebuilt
Lake: A fault lake, is an intact
natural attraction with various species
of flora and fauna and, of course,
Lake: The lake is known for its
clear water, and the peaceful environment
of the area around here. The lake
abounds in unique species of fish,
with double lips and a golden color.
Kunming - Departure
After breakfast, drive 1.5 hours (90
KM) to visit the Stone Forest. Transfer
to the airport and see you off.
Forest: The 26,000-hectare Stone
Forest is located in Lu'nan Yi Nationality
Autonomous County, about 120 kilometers
southwest of Kunming. The area is believed
to have been originally under the ocean.
With eons of movement of the earth crust
the area rose and broke through. The
limestone left behind went through sun,
rain, wind, and earthquakes and finally
developed into the beautiful stone forest
we see today.
2. Hotel Accommodation
|Golden Dali Hotel
3. Tour Price
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that we can quote precisely for the above
1. Your name and nationality;
2. The number of persons in your party,
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3. Your travel date;
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5. Please let us know would you like 5-star
luxury hotels or standard 4-star hotels
or comfortable 3-star hotels for your
6. We specialize in customizing or tailor
making tour package to make it do exactly
what you want, if you have any request,
please let us know.
4. Quotation Inclusions For The Above Tour:
1. Hotel accommodation
The hotel is based on two persons sharing
one twin or double standard room with
Daily American or Chinese breakfast at
the hotel, Chinese lunch and dinner in
local Chinese restaurant as specified
in the itinerary.
3. Private Transport
Private transport between airport or railway
station and hotel and all the sights by
The economic class air tickets of the
domestic flight or soft berth/seat train
tickets between cities as specified in
The main entrance tickets for the sights
6. Guiding service
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. The cruise shore excursion
is in-group assigned by the cruise company.
China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance.
We highly recommend that you purchase
full coverage travel insurance from you
country of origin.
8. Tibet Travel
Permit application fee
The Tibet Travel Permit application fee
if your tour covers Tibet.
5. Quotation Exclusions For The Above Tour:
1. Visa Fees
Charge of obtaining your visa to enter
of arrival and departure
The international or domestic air / train
charge of arrival and departure.
3. Single Room
Should a twin room is needed by a single
guest, supplement of the twin room will
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
Expenses of a personal nature such as
laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call,
optional activities or sightseeing, overweight
baggage charges or meals not indicated,
Optional programs which are not specified
in the above itinerary.
6. Tips to guides