Fri, Jul 14|
【3 Best Hiking Trails of Yunnan】Abujicuo
Have long have you been trapped in the city? Do you want an escape to somewhere with no phone signals, no trace of human, but only the tranquility of nature? If yes, this is the perfect trip for you.
Time & Location
Jul 14, 2023, 12:00 AM – Jul 20, 2023, 11:50 PM
About the event
Destination: Yunnan, China
Date & Price
April 29th - May 5th, 2023
June 22th - 28th, 2023
Early bird price: ONLY 5990rmb!
Only 6 early bird spots! Grab it now!
July 14th-20th, 2023
August 14th-20th, 2023
September 29th - October 5th, 2023
Early bird price: ONLY 6490rmb!
Only 6 early bird spots! Grab it now!
Group Size: 6-20 people of different nationalities
Accommodation: 5 nights at 4-star standard boutique hotel in Lijiang and Shangri-La; 1 night at 3-star standard hotel in Tiger Leaping Gorge.
Hiking difficulty rating: ★★★☆☆☆Moderately Strenuous: Long length and substantial elevation gain. Suitable for people of 16-65 years old.
Day 1: Lijiang arrival
Welcome to Lijiang, the famous laidback vacation city. Upon arrival at Lijiang Sanyi Airport, your local tour guide and driver will meet you at the arrival hall during the designated time of arrival, and then transfer to your hotel in Lijiang Shuhe Ancient Town.
Freshing up and freely explore the beautiful Shuhe Ancient Town by yourself. There's plenty of cafe and bars for you to have a relaxing night.
Day 2: Lijiang - Tiger Leaping Gorge
Have a nice breakfast and enjoy some free time in the old town, and you’ll leave Lijiang around 10am and head for the Tiger Leaping Gorge. After about 2hrs drive, you'll arrive the senic area. You'll spend the entire afternoon trekking the gorge.
Tiger Leaping Gorge's trails wind their way through alpine villages and feature world-class views of stunning Himalayan peaks. Trekking 'the gorge' is one of the most worthwhile trips in the country for outdoor enthusiasts, and a can't-miss destination for those visiting Yunnan province.
The gorge has been carved out by the raging rapids of the Jinsha River — the main headwaters of the Yangtze. As it pours through the gorge, the Jinsha is flanked by the imposing massifs Jade Dragon and Haba snow mountains. Both of these ranges soar to more than 5,000 meters above sea level and provide the extraordinary vistas that make Tiger Leaping Gorge such a popular destination.
After the satisfying trekking, you'll have a good nights' rest at the hotel inside the scenic area.
Day 3: Tiger Leaping Gorge - Shangri-La
Get up early to enjoy the fresh air and beautiful views of the gorge. Today you'll have half day keep trekking the Tiger Leaping Gorge in different route. After that, you'll head for Shangri-La and check-in at the hotel in the Shangri-La old town.
Day 4: Shangri-La - Abuji
Today you'll have a full day hiking the stunning Abuji from about 6-7 hours!After breakfast, drive for about 2 hours to Abuji.Surrounded by lush mountains in Xiaozhongdian Town, the Abuji Holy Pasture is a mountain paradise, with dense forests, pristine lakes, grasslands, and vegetation among the meadows.
Tucked deep in the Tibetan Plateau, the Abuja Holy Mountain stands at an altitude between 3,300 meters to 4,380 meters. The hike covered about 10 kilometers, surrounded by rare alpine flowers, clear waters, and lush forests.
The Abuji Lake is located at 4,380 meters above sea level and is one of the most beautiful lakes in the surrounding area. It takes around 3 hours hiking from the foot of the mountain to the lake area. The hike back is also enjoyable. The views are different and are irresistibly stunning.
After the hiking, you'll drive back to the hotel in Shangri-La old town and have a good night's rest.
Day 5: Shangri-La - Qianhu Mountain (Thousand Lake Mountain)
Today you'll hike another lesser-known yet very beautiful mountain - Thousand Lake Mountain.Drive toward south about 60 Kilometers from Shangri-La, you'll get to the Thousand Lake Mountain. Qianhu Mountain also named Thousand Lake Mountain. The Tibetan call Qianhu Mountain as “lamudongcuo”, which means fairy’s thousand lake. Those lakes are dotted in an altitude of from 3900 to 4000 meters and the Sanbi Sea and Big Black Sea are the centers of them.
The lake area covers about 150 square kilometers. These lakes are of various interesting shapes. All around lakes are exuberant original forest, where abundant tall and straight firs and spruces grow livelily and vigorously.
Enjoy a full day hiking in the beautiful mountain. After that, drive back to Shangri-La.
Day 6: Shangri-La (Ganden Sumtseling Monastery and Napa Lake)
Today is relatively relaxing. You'll wonder in the Shangri-La old town and visit some of the most famous sites including the Ganden Sumtseling Monastery and Napa Lake.
The famous Ganden Sumtseling Monastery, Built in 1679, the monastery is the largest Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Yunnan province and is sometimes referred to as the Little Potala Palace. It is also the most important monastery in southwest China.
After visiting the Monastery, you'll drive to visit the nearby Napa Lake Natural Reserve, and enjoy outdoor afternoon tea.Lying in the valley of a high mountain plateau situated about 3270 m above sea level and covering 660 sq km, Napa Lake is a Ramsar site under the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). It is a wetland area surrounded by the colossal snow-capped Himalaya peaks on three sides. In every summer, the accumulated snows from the surrounding mountains thaws then flow down into the Naqu river and naizi river that forms the immense Napa Lake. Comprised of sapphire lakes, shimmering rivers, verdant grassland, and flocks of yaks, horses, and sheep, Napa Lake's unspoiled natural beauty will impress even the most sophisticated travelers.
Day 7: Shangri-La - Lijiang departure
Today is for departure. The bus will drive you back to Lijiang to catch the flight. Your tour ends here.
What's included in the price:
√ Transport: 7 days of private local transport, airport picking up & seeing off service (only during the designated time)
√ Tour guide: Expert service from an experienced English-speaking local tour guide
√ 6-nights' accommodation: 4 star hotel in day 1,3,4,5,6; 3 star hotel in day 2
√ Entrance Tickets to all the main scenic spots listed in the itinerary
√ Some meals all breakfasts, two lunch
√ Travel insurance
√ Travel kit, first-aid kit, water, etc
What's not included in the price:
× Main transportation (flights/train)
× The rest of the meals during the trip
× Single room supplement 1800rmb（May/June）;2100rmb(July-October)
× Personal expenses and unexpected expenses
1 ID card / Passport; some emergency cash
2. Suitcase and backpack
3. Outdoor clothes for a wide range of temperature.
4. At least two pairs of hiking shoes. Other hiking equipments is recommended.
5. waterbottle, sunscreen, hats, skincare products, toiletries, charger, coffee, energe snacks, etc.