This journey will cross the eastern Tibetan Plateau, taking us from west & northwest Yunnan to West Sichuan, through old Tibetan monastic towns. The mountain route is a challenging one, crossing several passes with the altitude exceeding 3,300 m (10,000 ft). However, the overland journey will allow us to go deep into the pockets of Tibetan life and culture; meeting the locals and visiting monasteries in remote areas. Along the route, stop to talk with lamas and learn about the intricacies of Tibetan Buddhism; Horse ride or trek in Yading Nature Reserve and walk in some of the most remote areas of China.

Brief Itinerary

Day 1  Arrive Lijiang O/N Hotel

Day 2  Lijiang – Shangrila O/N Tibetan Homestay

  • Visit Songzhanlin Monastery

Day 3  Shangri-la-Chamtreng (6-7hrs)  O/N Hotel

  • Cross the two passes of Xiao Xue Shang and Daxue Shan.
  • Visit the Sampheling Monastery

Day 4  Chatreng-Daocheng – Yading (6-7hrs) O/N Tibetan Homestay

  • Sumdo Karmapa monasteries

Day 5  Yading O/N Tibetan Homestay

  • Morning hike (2-3hrs) to Lobsang Nutown Pasture.
  • View of the Risum Gonpo (Three Brother Protectors – namely Chambeyang, Chenrezig, and Chanag Dorje) – The three peaks : Gagkarling range.
  • Chongu Monastery

Day 6  Yading to Chatreng  O/N Hotel

  • Visit BenBosi monastery

Day 7  Chatreng to Shangrila  O/N Hotel

Day 8  Depart Shangrila


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