4 Days | 3 Nights
Exploring The Great Shambala
Shangri-La is the "Eden in dream". Since it first appeared in British novelist James Hilton's Lost Horizon in the 1939, it has been associated with the mystique of a place which could not possibly exist here on Earth. In Tibetan, Shangri-La means the "sun and moon in the heart", an ideal home only found in heaven. There are the lofty and continuous snowy mountains, endless grasslands, steep and grand gorges, azure lakes and the bucolic villages always leave a deep impression on visitors. Arro Khampa have built hotel in heart of Shangri-La Old Town, which enable guests to experience the different cultures and landscapes inherent in these regions. By staying at the Arro Khampa Shangri-La our tour takes you to experience the real Tibetan culture and life style.
This trip is for adventurous travelers looking for an experience that offers the natural beauty and cultural activities. We take you to explore the wonder of Tibetan monastery and wall painting art, and to Napa Lake to observe different kind of highland domestic animals on pasture, wild birds Tibetan rustic villages, as hike to the holy Lake ( Abuji) where you can enjoy the natural landscape, crystal clear lake and primeval forest.
All activities are designed so that guests can experience authentic living heritage, which includes:
- Ancient Town visit such as Dukezong Old Towns
- Important Tibetan Monastery visits such as Songtsam Monastery in Shangri-La.
- Thangka Painting class to learn about Tibetan traditional Art.
Throughout the journey guests will be staying in Nakhi style boutique hotels . Arro Khampa Shangri-La features an exquisite level of amenities, handpicked antique furniture and art collections, and a level of service that one wouldn’t expect for such places. Arro Khampa is the perfect place to revive a weary spirit and take welcome refuge from the long and winding road.
Program starts Shangri-La. All information in this itinerary is accurate to the best of our knowledge but please note that changes to our trips can and do occur.
Day 2 : Exploring The Wonder of Shangri-La
Lhakar Temple+Songtsam Monastery+ Napa Lake
Ø After breakfast, hike to Lhakar Temple for about 20 minutes, from there we can enjoy the picturesque panorama of Shangri-La town, especially the Dukezong Old town
Ø Drive to Songtsam Monastery to visit the so-called Little Potala, where we can observe the different type of wall painting
Ø Lunch at Local restaurant
Ø After lunch, drive to Napa lake, where we can see traditional Tibetan villages, Barley field, Tibetan Yaks, Horses, and varieties of bird. We will stop off at many points for sightseeing
Ø Dinner at Local Tibetan Family home to taste Buttered tea and local cuisine
Ø After breakfast, drive to the foot of Abuji Holy Lake( about 1 hour), pass through Tibetan Village, Dekyi Ling Monastery and high plateau nomadic farm. Then from there hike around 2 hours to get there at Holy Lake
Ø Have Picnic lunch nearby the lake
Ø Return to Hotel for afternoon tea
Ø Dinner at hotel to taste Indian cuisine
After breakfast, transfer to Shangri-La Airport
Airport transfer to Shangri-La Diqin Airport
Shangri-La Arro Khampa
Lijiang Arro Khampa