Day1:Start the tour from Lijiang, visit First bend of the Yangtze River, Tiger Leaping Gorge then Dukezong Ancient Town in Shangri-La
You will be picked up from your hotel (within Lijiang ancient town) in the early morning, (if the car is not allowed to enter the small alleyess of Lijiang ancient town, we will set up a meeting point.)
You will be transferred to theFirst Bend ofthe YangtzeRiver, where you can see fatanstic landscapes as well as importanthistorical stories. Then you will continue the journey further north to the Tiger Leaping Gorge, one of the deepest gorges in the world, 16 km long with a sheer 3900 meters between the wild waters and the top of the snow-capped Haba Snow Mountains next to it.
After lunch, you will continue toShangri-La, and on the way,you will notice that the landscapes and architecture gradually changes as yougo further into the Tibetan cultural areas, withbarley fields andyaks scattered across the valleys. On the way to Shangri-La, youwill visit alocalYi Minority Village.Thenyou will arrive at your final destination:Dukezong Ancient town, a key stop on the old Tea-Horse road. You can enjoy your free time and relax in the ancient town.
Day2:Songzanlin Monastery, Tibetan Family visit, Baiji Temple and Napa Lake
After breakfast, your driver and tour guide will pick you up from your hotel (within Dukezong Ancient town) then take you toSongzanlin Monastery, the largest and most beautiful Tibetan monastery in Yunnan, with a rich history and Tibetan culture. Afterwards, you will visit alocalTibetanfamilyto experiencethe real Tibetanlife.
After lunch, you will visitBaiji Temple,which means Hundred Chicken Templein Chinese, andis very close toDukezong Ancient Town.From there you can enjoy a magnificent view of the cityand see many chicken, (if you want to know why all those chicken live in that monastery, you will have to go there to find the answer.) Then you will go toNapa Lake,a beautiful highland meadowfull of yaks, horses and birds, which looks different in every season. At the end of the day you will head back to Dukezong ancient town and conclude the tour. Or we can take you to the airport if your flight departs before 7pm.