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  • Shangrila Deqin Yanjing Mangkang Zuogong Pasu Pomi Lhasa 9 Days Tour

  • Tpye: 4WD Tour
  • Departure: Shangrila
  • Destinations: Lhasa
  • Travel Days: 9
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  •  The journey starts in Kunming (Yunnan) and follows the "Yunnan-Tibet highway" through the dramatic gorges of the Yangtze, Mekong and the Salween. Many Tibetans wish to make the journey to the holy city once in their lifetime: To accumulate merit and cleanse themselves from misdeeds. In the old days, reaching Lhasa could take months on horseback or years by full-body prostrations.

Day01Kunming Air Shangrila

Dining: Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Songtsam Retreat M-Gallery
Vehicle: air + car
Altitude: 3300m
Mileage: 10km
Traffic: Asphalt Road


We will take short flight (45 min) early in the morning to Zhongdian (3,300 m/10,500 ft ), a Tibetan town in northwestern Yunnan. Our Tibetan guide will pick you up from the airport and transfer you to downtown Zhongdian. You will immediately feel the altitude, even just from the drop in temperature. We will visit Songzanlin Monastery, a 300-year-old Tibetan Monastery built by the fifth Dalai Lama. Old Town and highland market

Day02Shangrila Benzilan Deqin

Dining: Lunch in Benzilan and Dinner in hotel of Deqin
Accommodation: Songtsam Meili Hotel
Vehicle: 4WD
Altitude: 3600m
Mileage: 160km
Traffic: On construction


The drive to Deqin is simply the best way to view the great variety of landscape in the Great Rivers region. Decsending to the Yangtze Basin, we stop at Benzilan for lunch, after which we will continue ascending the scenic mountain range of Baima Snow Mountain Nature Reserve. The highest pass, at 4,296meters(14,090 ft), would stand as an altitude test for those visiting the Himalayan mountains for the first time. You need not worry, you will soon be relieved to find yourself arriving at Deqin, the gateway town to Tibet. 

Day03Deqin YanJing Mangkam Zhuka

Dining: Lunch in Foshan and dinner in the hotel of Yanjing
Accommodation: Zhuka Hotel
Vehicle: 4WD
Altitude: 2500m
Mileage: 260km
Traffic: Pavement 80%+bump20%


Departing Deqin, we travel along the north of Mekong River valley into Tibet. Along the way, we may be able to see the peaks of Kawagebo mountain range on a good day. Mt. Meili (6,740 m/22,113 ft), which straddles the border of Yunnan and Tibet, is the highest peak in the province. Once into Tibet, our first stop will be in the town of Yanjing, which was once the main source of salt for half of the Kham Tibetan area, which ranged from northwestern Sichuan down into Yunnan. We will visit to the salt fields, followed by a stop at the hot springs, where each of us could pick our own natural hot bath overlooking the Mekong. Certainly the best way to relax our body for the adventure ahead

Day04zhuka Zuogong Bangda Pasuo

Dining: Lunch in ZuoGong and Dinner in Pasuo
Accommodation: Pasuo hotel
Vehicle: 4WD
Altitude: 3000m
Mileage: 320km
Traffic: Bump road


We cross Donada mountain passes in this section of the drive with 5,008 m(16,430 ft)sea level. Driving past local Tibetan houses scattered round the feet of snow-capped peaks and Bangda plateau, the expressions on innocent Tibetan girls would make you realize that you are one of the first foreign visitors to this isolated region.
We will visit the 99 bens of Nujiang road and going to cross the Nujiang(Sarwen) river gorge to arrivel Pasuo town. 

Day05Pasuo Ranwu

Dining: Pack lunch, Dinner in the hotel
Accommodation: Ranwu Hotel
Vehicle: 4WD
Altitude: 3600m
Mileage: 200km
Traffic: 60%challenging road,40%good road


 After breakfast coach 35km to a beautiful Tibetan village named Laigu, from here you can see surrounding magnificent glaciers including Meixi, Yalong, Ruojiao, Dongga, Xiongjia & Cow & Horse glaciers;
Then begin trekking 12km to Yalong Glacier and after a simple picnic lunch we will go back to the lakeshore of Rawok Lake.  

Day06Ranwu Midui Pomi

Dining: Pack lunch, Dinner in the Pomi town
Accommodation: Purple Diamond Hotel
Vehicle: 4WD
Altitude: 2750m
Mileage: 168km
Traffic: 10%bump road,90%good road


we will wander along the Poto-chu Valley at Tramog (2,743 m/8999 ft), located deep in the thickly forested gorge of Parlung Tsangpo with glacial waterfalls streaming from the mountainsides. We will go down several hundred meters in altitude as we reach the lowland jungle settlement of Tang-me where the Tsangpo and Parlung Tsangpo rivers meet.
we will walk around 2hours to visit the beautifull Midui mountian and glacier on the way down to Pomi

Day07Pomi Lulang Sejila Ningchi Bayi

Dining: Lunch at Lulang town, Dinner in Bayi city
Accommodation: Ningchi Hotel
Vehicle: 4WD
Altitude: 3000m
Mileage: 255km
Traffic: Asphalt road


 Crossing Serkhyim La (4515m) and the Parlung Tsangpo, the trail now follows the upper course of Brahmaputra. The landscape now is now virgin rain forests. Arrive at a small forest settlement where the Yi’gong Tsangpo and Parlung Tsangpo rivers converge.
We then rise to high altitude terrain again crossing several 5000m passes with endless outstanding views. Just south of road into Linzhi is Mount Bönri (4671m), highest of 3 sacred Bön peaks on the north bank of Brahmaputra. It ranks along with Kailash as the most sacred pilgrimage peak of the Bön religion. Linzhi (3000m) was the former county capital, now a small town on the bank of Nyang-chu, set below Mt. Bönri. Its setting is truly magnificent - primeval forests, plateau lakes, high mountains and deep fertile valleys.

Day08Baiyi Pasong Lake

Dining: lunch At Ningchi,Dinner At pasong lake
Accommodation: Pasong Hotel
Vehicle: 4WD
Altitude: 3560m
Mileage: 160km
Traffic: Asphalt road


 First we will drive 33 kms to visit the Lamaling monastery which a important monastery in Ningchi. And then drive to Basong lake. The crystal clear water of the Basong Lake will seem like an oasis to you -- another place you would be relutant to leave.

Day09Pasong Lake GongbuJiangda Lhasa

Dining: lunch at Gongbujiangda, Dinne at Lhasa
Accommodation: Lhasa Hotel
Vehicle: 4WD
Altitude: 3650m
Mileage: 380km
Traffic: problem asphalt road


Leaving the lake after breakfast, we arrive at Gongbujiangda in time for lunch. The afternoon will be left open for you to take a gentle walk or explore the nearby glacier. After the 9-day-long challenging overland trip, you will understand why Tibetans regard the journey to Lhasa as one of the most sacred of pilgrimages.


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