Day trip

Shangri-La Area Private Day Tour

Shangri-La Area Private Day Tour

From $166.65 per person

For this private day trip of Shangri-La, you will visit the most classic sights accompanied by your private Tibetan English-speaking tour guide to Ganden Monastery, Napahai Lake, Yila Grassland and Dukezong, an ancient Tibetan town.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Chinese
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  • Visit Ganden Monastery, the most important monastery in southwest China
  • See Napahai Lake surrounded on three sides by mountains
  • Have a panoramic view of Shangri-La County and Dukezong
  • Be led by a local guide
Full description
Your private tour guide will pick you up from your hotel at 09:00. Then, visit Ganden Monastery, the largest Tibetan monastery in Yunnan province. It has another alias - 'the little Potala Palace.' Built in 1679, it is located in the capital of Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture and is the most important monastery in southwest China. After lunch, you will visit Napahai Lake. It is 3270 meters (10,728 feet) above sea level and covers 660 square kilometers (254 square miles). Approximately 8 kilometers northwest of Shangri-La, the lake fills up a valley surrounded on three sides by mountains covered in snow during the winter and spring time. Walk around Yila Grassland and an ancient Tibetan town, Dukezong. When you climb up to the top of Guishan Hill or Tortoise Hill, you will see the largest prayer wheel in the world and have a panoramic view of Shangri-La county and Dukezong. At the end of the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Shangri-La downtown.
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Private driver/ guide
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Monastery entrance tickets: 115 RMB
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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  • Passport or ID card
  • Camera

Not allowed

  • Pets

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  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/ driver
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