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Taxes, fees not included for deals content. Tina's is the best location to enjoy the scenery of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain far away. Then transfer to Shangri-la. Upon arrival in Shangri La, you will have entered the Tibetan cultural area and a landscape of barley fields and yaks scattered in the valleys. You can see the Thang-ga painting in academy. Thang-ga, a unique style of painting developed in the 7th century in the Tibetan area, is a Tibetan word which refers to the scroll painting mounted with colorful satins and fabrics.
Overnight at 4 star hotel in Shangri-la. Today you'll spend your day doing more sightseeing and cycling around the Old Town of Shangri-la and getting further adjusted to the high elevation. This area is rich with Tibetan-style architecture and can be dated back to years! After breakfast, ride to Songzanlin Monestary, 5km north of the old town center. The Songzanlin Monestary constructed in is the largest Tibetan Monestary in Yunnan and is nicknamed the "Lesser Potala" due to its resemblance to the magnificent structure in Lhasa.
You'll visit for 2 hours until lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch you will cycle over to a small hill to visit Napa Lake about 6km away. The Napa Lake Nature Reserve is the country's largest grassland and most scene area of the plateau. You'll have time to walk around and capture it in your mind or by camera before riding back to the Old Town.
Upon returning to your hotel in the evening you'll have a delicious dinner. Get a good sleep tonight, preparing for the big next day!
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Early in the morning drive 6 to 7 hours to Deqin County. The view along the way is fantastic with different kinds of trees, streams down the valley, prayer flags and stupas, and Tibetan villages. On the way, you will have a short visit to Naxi Pottery Village and learn to make pottery with locals. Then, keep driving and see the nice scenery along the Jinsha River until reaching Benzilan Town where you will have lunch.
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The bend in Shigu Town changes the flow direction of the Yangtze River, but in Benzilan, the Moon Bend is just a grand bend between the mountains with impressive scenery. On the way, We can also enjoy the impressive scenery of Baima Snow Mountain if the weather is clear when we pass the top part of today at 4,m altitude.
Arrive in Feilaisi in the late afternoon, you will have a nice sunset view of Meili Snow Mountain from the Sightseeing Platform, where you can see the 13 white pagodas meaning of the 13 peaks of Meili Snow Mountain over 6, meters 19, feet above sea level, known as the "Prince's 13 peaks". Overnight at 4 star hotel in Feilaisi.
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Try to get up early in the morning, enjoy the magic sunrise of Golden Meili Snow Mountain - the famous Golden Mountain, only if the weather permits. Then drive along Mekong River to reach Xidang Village. Today's trek will be strenuous.
You will need a horse to carry your luggage. For the first trekking section you will climb over a mountain Pass, passing through a beautiful, pristine alpine forest. The path zigzagging under the canopy of trees is quite damp and muddy.
A Tibetan house, located at one-third of the route, sells snacks and drinks. From the summit the descent to the Upper Yubeng Village takes one or two hours. The only way to reach the village, which is surrounded by mountains on all sides, is by non-motorized means. Dinner in a traditional Tibetan living room and stay in a guesthouse in Upper Yubeng Village. Enjoy the sunrise of the Mt. The trek tour is a tough and long climb in a primitive forest, you will see some horses and yaks, as well as some wild animals if we are lucky enough.
Walk along the river which originate from the Glacier Park, you will have a wonderful view of Mt. Only Tibet remained unknown and unexplored, zealously guarded and closed off to everyone. Britain sent a number of spies into this forbidden land, disguised as pilgrims and wanderers, outfitted with secret survey equipment and not much else.
These intrepid explorers were tasked with collecting topographical knowledge, and information about the culture and customs of Tibet.
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In an arduous mission that lasted four years, Kinthup had many adventures—he was even sold as a slave by the monk—before he returned, having succeeded, only to find that the officers who had sent him, and the family he left behind, were all dead. Sarat Chandra Das, a schoolmaster, also went on a clandestine mission. He came back in two years, having compiled extensive data and carrying a trove of ancient manuscripts and documents.
He went on to become a renowned Tibetologist and Buddhist scholar.