Songzanlin Lamasery in Shangri-La
Find 'the Sun and Moon in the Heart'

4-Day Shangri-La Exploration Tour

Shangri-La is also known as 'the sun and moon in the heart' in Tibetan. This famous city is the paradise that James Hilton described in his novel and once you arrive and see its beauty, you'll understand why! Loved by the local Tibetan people, this city is full of uniqueness and natural beauty. It is Shangri-La!

This 4-day Shangri-La tour will not only impress you with charming landscape and the holy Songzanlin Monastery but will also connect you with local people.

Choose What You Like

Songzanlin Lamasery
Visit a Nonpublic Dormitory of Songzanlin Monastery

Talk with a local Tibetan lama in his dormitory's study room, which is not normally open to tourists. If you are lucky, you might meet a living Buddha!

visit a lama in his dormitory be blessed by a lama
Walk in a Tibetan Family's House

Avoid the commercial house tours like the one near the Pudacuo National Park and visit a traditional Tibetan family’s house near quiet Napa Lake. There, you will enjoy some homemade Tibetan snacks and friendly conversation.

visit a lama in his dormitory be blessed by a lama
Napa Lake
a Thangka artist is painting
Paint Your Own Tangka

Learn how to paint a tangka and take the good luck and energy from Shangri-La back home with you.

Learn to paint a Thangka learn with a Tibetan Thangka artist
Longsheng family visit
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Best experience ever!

Our tour guide Mervyn was extremely knowledgeable. We had to change our plans due to a virus closure and she found other activities that we loved! By the end of the trip we felt like we had made a close friend and would enjoy spending time together again.

Angela T from US, July, 2020

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During Covid crisis, I wanted to use a travel agent even though I am quite good at planning my own trips. It's been great to have everything taken care of and the knowledge that if our trip got cancelled, instead of dealing with 5 different organizations for refund, CH would do that for me made a difference too.

Diba from Bangladesh, July 2020

Wonderful family experience

The children really liked making their own terracotta warriors and biking on the wall. Because of Covid, the usual crowds were gone and we had lots of space and great views.

yeastvan from US, Jun 2020

Itinerary Quick Look:

Here is a suggested itinerary. We are happy to customize a tour according to your interests.

DAY 1 Shangri-La Arrival

Free Exploration

DAY 2 Shangri-La

Songzanlin Lamasery, Visit a Lama's Dormitory, and Pudacuo National Park Tour.

DAY 3 Shangri-La

Nixi Tibetan Village, Visit a Tibetan Family, Napa Lake, Shangri-La Old Town, and Learn about Thangka

DAY 4 Shangri-La Departure

Hotel Selection—the Icing on the Cake:

Boutique hotels are recommended to enrich your travel experience.

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From CNY2,999p/p

Based on a private tour for 2 people. Price varies depending on program, travel date, number of people and chosen hotel

Price includes:

  • Private air-conditioned business car with big windows and ample space
  • English speaking local guide
  • Activities, hotels, and meals listed in the itinerary
  • 24/7 helpline for while you are traveling