- Lu Gu Lake
- Tiger Leaping Gorge
Visit the old town of Lijiang, home to the Naxi minority.
Get a taste of rural life in the village of Shaxi.
See pristine Lake Lugu, on the border between Sichuan and Yunnan provinces.
Visit the Mosuo people, one of the world's last practising matriarchal societies.
Trek along the magnificent Tiger Leaping Gorge.
Experience a taste of Tibet in the Tibetan town of Zhongdian.
- Lu Gu Lake
- Tiger Leaping Gorge
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Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Day 1 International outbound flight
International outbound flight
Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Kunming.
Day 2 Kunming
Day 3 Dali
This morning you drive or fly to Dali, which is the starting point for exploring the mountains of the northwest of the province. After checking into your hotel you have the rest of the day at leisure.
Day 4 Dali
Day 5 Dali
A further day at leisure to explore the delights of Dali; perhaps take a cable car into the Cangshan Mountains or cycle out to Lake Erhai.
Day 6 Shaxi
Today you'll drive out to the village of Shaxi. This drive will take you into the countryside, through villages and rice paddies to Shaxi. Once there you'll have time to explore.
Day 7 Lijiang
After more time spent in the village, you'll drive further north today to Lijiang, stopping off at the holy Buddhist mountain of Shibaoshan on the way.
Day 8 Lijiang
Day 9 Lijiang
Day 10 Lu Gu Lake
Day 11 Lu Gu Lake
Day 12 Lijiang
Day 13 Tiger Leaping Gorge
This morning you'll be driven to Daju, start of the Tiger Leaping Gorge trek. Your guide will then accompany you for day one of the trek. This is the more strenuous of the two days, as you gain height to the upper path of the trek. Towards the end of the day, you'll approach a small guesthouse, where you spend tonight.
Day 14 Zhongdian
After a restful night's sleep, you'll continue along the path - today is a little less tiring than the first day, with less climbing. You'll finish the trek and be met by your driver around the middle of the afternoon. You'll then be driven onto Zhongdian, sitting high on the Tibetan plateau at 3,200 metres.
Day 15 Zhongdian
Today your guide will accompany you to Songzanlin Monastery - the most important Tibetan monastery outside of Tibet. You have this afternoon at your leisure to explore Zhongdian by yourselves.
Day 16 Zhongdian
Day 17 International return flight
Day 18 International return flight
International return flight
Arrive home today to complete your journey.
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