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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.
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!
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.
Learn how to paint a tangka and take the good luck and energy from Shangri-La back home with you.
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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
A Hasstle Free Experience with China Highlights
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
Here is a suggested itinerary. We are happy to customize a tour according to your interests.
Songzanlin Lamasery, Visit a Lama's Dormitory, and Pudacuo National Park Tour.
Nixi Tibetan Village, Visit a Tibetan Family, Napa Lake, Shangri-La Old Town, and Learn about Thangka
Boutique hotels are recommended to enrich your travel experience.
Based on a private tour for 2 people. Price varies depending on program, travel date, number of people and chosen hotel