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9-Day Hiking the Three Rivers Area

Starts: Shangri-La;                                                                           Ends: Shangri-La
Itinerary: Shangri-La/Tacheng/Benzilan/Meili/Shangri-La;               Duration: 09 Days & 08 Nights


  • Naxi villages
  • Golden Monkey National Park,
  • Tea and Horse Road
  • Tibetan villages
  • Yangtze River valley
  • Dongzhulin Monastery
  • Songzanlin Monastery

Starts: Shangri-La;                                                                       Ends: Shangri-La
Itinerary: Shangri-La/Tacheng/Benzilan/Meili/Shangri-La;            Duration: 09 Days & 08 Nights 

Day 01: Shangri-La (D)

  • Upon arrival in Shangri-La, greeted at airport and transfer to hotel for rest
  • Overnight in Shangri-La

Day 02: Shangri-La (B, L, D)

  • Day Hike to Abujee (3,300m)
  • A beautiful mountain known to very few people. 
  • The trek follows a crystal stream to this huge Stone Mountain;
  • Pass by 2 Tibetan pastures on the way and hike  to the hill next to the mountain and lake on top of it
  • Overnight in Shangri-La

Day 03: Shangri-La – Tacheng (B, L, D)

  • Breakfast served at hotel
  • Drive to Tacheng after breakfast (3 hours’ driving)
  • Leisure walk in the afternoon: follow the paths link different Tibetan and Naxi villages through beautiful rice fields and vine yards, climb up to a small hill for a bird view of the villages with charming black roof tops and surrounding area
  • Overnight in Tacheng

Day 04: Tacheng – Benzilan (B, L, D)

  • Breakfast served at hotel
  • Morning visit Yunnan Golden Monkey National Park, take an easy hike of 1 to 2 hours to the south end of Baima Snow Mountains and part of the ancient Tea and Horse Road.
  • Trek to Bazhu Village if time allows (4hours).
  • Drive to Benzilan for rest
  • Overnight in Benzilan

Day 05:  Benzilan (B, L, D)

  • Breakfast served at hotel
  • Morning start the village day hike for about 3 hours’ uphill (wide mountain road)
  • Visit several pristine Tibetan villages and have a stunning view of Yangtze River valley. Then follow the mountain paths to different villages and back after a picnic lunch.
  • For the rest day, visit local families
  • Overnight in Benzilan

Day 06: Benzilan – Meili (B, L, D)

  • Drive to Songtsam Meili after breakfast, visit Dongzhulin Monastery on the way (balanced on a steep cliff, it’s a breath taking view)
  • Arrive at Meili Lodge, relax or take an easy mountain walk for about 1-2 hours
  • Overnight in Meili

Day 07: Meili (B, L, D)

  • Day hike for about 8 hours with 3 hours up hill.
  • It could be difficult given the high altitude.
  • Overnight in Meili

Day 08: Meili – Shangri-La (B, L, D)

  • Morning free to enjoy the view of Meili
  • Drive back to Shangri-la, visit Songzanlin Monastery if time allows, walk the monastery kora
  • Dinner party at a Traditional Tibetan family
  • Overnight in Shangri-La

Day 09: Shangri-La departure (B)

  • Breakfast served at hotel
  • Free until transfer to airport for the flight back home
  • End of service
  • *B- Breakfast; L-Lunch; D-Dinner*

Price Information:

Tour Duration: 09 Days / 08 Nights
Tour Operates: Year Round / On Demand
Tour Price:Available upon Request

Tour package price per person in cash: 
Hotel Name & Website
Room Type
Private Tour Package
Superior room
Superior room
Superior room
Songtsam Meili           
Superior room

Included Services:

  • Accommodation in mentioned hotel with breakfast
  • Private professional English speaking local guide for all mentioned sightseeing
  • All ground transportation by private air-conditioned vehicle
  • All meals mentioned in the trip (B – Breakfast; L – Lunch; D – Dinner)
  • Entrance fee for all sights mentioned in the trip

 Excluded Services:

  • Meals not mentioned above
  • Gratuities to guides and drivers