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Find Little Tibet in China's Yunnan province - excursion

Duration: 1 day
Start: Shangri-La

Putachao Forest Park, extensive grasslands with yaks, drink butter tea with a Tibetan family and wander about in the Songzanlin Monastery.


Itinerary for Little Tibet Excursion

You will be picked up at your accommodation in Shangri-La.
You are heading to the fairytalelike Putachao Forest Park with its two lakes Shuduhu and Bitahei. It's just 40 km outside of Shangri-La. Be prepared: wear comfortable shoes for a walk around the lakes, and make sure that you have enough memory left on your camera.
Once back at the car, the excursion continues. You will drive through extensive grasslands with grazing yaks and pass by typical Tibetan villages. We will stop in one of the villages and ask a family whether we can have a look in and around their house. Then you can see how the people live, what their house looks like and get to know their daily activities. Maybe, they will offer you some butter tea.
In the afternoon you will visit the beautiful 300 years old Tibetan yellow cap Songzanlin Monastery before heading back to Shangri-La.


Start and End 

Preferably the tour starts and ends in Shangri-La. If you are based somewhere else, please ask for the possibilities.
The driver and guide will be waiting for you after breakfast and will return you after the excursion to your hotel in Shangri-La. If you are heading to your next destination after the excursion, you can inform us. We can arrange a drop off anywhere else.


Tips, remarks, and ideas

  1. Stroll around in Shangri-La Old Town which is also referred to as Zhonxing. Take a look at the giant prayer wheel, and roam around the many shops and restaurants.
  2. A Tibetan Dream Shangri-La Show is offered early evening