Shangri-La is a Tibetan town nestled in between snow mountains in the spurs of the Tibetan plateau and is named after the legendary paradise. Book this Shangrila Tour to explore the area in depth, enjoy stunning views and experience a bit of the Tibetan culture.
We will start our day in the local market of Shangri-La, which offers smoked yak cheese, bells, Buddhist ritual objects and many kinds of Tibetan food. After the visit we will drive to the biggest monastery in Yunnan province, Songzalin monastery. The monastery was built in the 17th century by the 5th Dalai Lama. In its heyday was home to more than 3,000 monks but was destroyed during the "Cultural Revolution". It was later restored and now there are 500 monks of the "yellow hats" order who live there. The structure is reminiscent of the famous "potala" in Lhasa and therefore is also called "the little Potala". We will tour the huge place between the Buddhist characters that are surrounding it and will view the beautiful mountains from the top of the monastery.
After that we will continue to the huge park Pu Dacuo, located at an altitude of 3,700 meters above the surface and contains a huge amount of plants and animals, among them about a 100 are endangered. We will walk the comfortable paths overlooking two beautiful lakes and then return to the city to the end of our tour.
This 1 day tour includes pickup and drop off from your hotel, so please add your hotel details to notes.