9 Reasons Why You Should Visit Lijiang & Shangri-la

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  1. Cheryl Wong says:

    hi Pei Xun, i read your blog its so interesting…. :) especially the Lijang and Shangrila.

    May i ask you 10days is F&E or with Tour. i am planing a trip in early Dec 15 and need some help and advise. could you please share with me your intineary and how you move around in Lijiang and Shangrila

    • Pei Xun says:

      Hey Cheryl,

      I travelled with my family so we were on a tour, transport included. Here’s my itinerary below (we went with Lijiang Xintuo Ecotourism Company)

      10 Day Itinerary

      Day1 Arrive in Lijiang from other city, our guide and driver will pick you up from airport to hotel or guesthouse stay in Shuhe Old town

      Day2 Lijiang—Lashi Lake area stay in Naxi homestay without private bathroom
      In the morning visit local market south of Lijiang Old town or Lijiang old town, after lunch, drive about 40minutes to the entrance of Lashi Lake, then bike about 3hours to visit Naxi villages, farmland, lashi lake. In the evening stay in Naxi family owned homestay

      Day3 Lashi Lake—Yongsheng village in Tiger Leaping Gorge—Bendiwan stay in Halfway guesthouse
      From Lashi Lake drive about 2.5hours to Yongsheng village, then hiking about 4-5hours to Halfway guesthouse

      Day4 Bendiwan—Middle of Tiger Leaping gorge—Walnut grove stay in guesthouse
      Hiking about 7hours to visit Waterfall, Yangt-Ze river…to Walnut Grove.

      Day5 Walnut Grove—White Water Terrance—Shangri-La stay in hotel
      Drive about 5hours to Shangri-La, on the way stop to visit White Water Terrance and Haba village.

      Day6 One day tour to visit Putacuo National park(Bita lake and Shudu Lake) and Tibetan village stay in hotel

      Day7 Shangri-La—Baisha village stay in guesthouse with private bathroom
      Drive about 4hours to Baisha village, in the morning visit Songzan lin Temple and local market.

      Day8 Baisha village—Jade Dragon Snow Mountain—Lijiang old town
      Day trip to Jade Dragon Snow Mountain to visit Glacier Park,Blue Moon Valley and Lijiang Impression Show.

      Day9 Free day in Lijiang old town, you can walk around Lijiang old town and Black Dragon Pool in north of Lijiang old town.

      Day10 Leave for Lijiang airport and end the trip.

  2. S says:

    Great job, spent time there 10 years ago, thank you for posting this. Brilliant.

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