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 Explore western Yunnan & Eastern Tibet Kham and Khampas

Itinerary:

Day 1, Kunming 
Arrive Kunming and transfer to Green lake Hotel, and if time permit, have 
leisure walk in the bird flower market. Dinner at 
Some where in special.

Day 2, Dali 
Drive 5hrs to Dali check in Hotel, have lunch in old town of Dali, after 
lunch walk in the old town and visit museum.

Day 3, Lijiang
We drive north along the Earhai lake to Lijiang, Passing Bai village and stop at the Zhouncheng to see the ancient Dali?s famous embroidery. Then continue on to Xizhou to see old homes of the tea merchants, and have lunch on the way. Then drive 2-3 hrs to Lijiang via Horching.
We can have leisure walk in old town of Lijiang before dinner in old town.

Day 4, Lijiang 
Visit a longuan village, Naxi Dongba museum and Black Dragon 
Pool. Afternoon, walk around the ancient town of Lijiang. Dinner 
at old town, evening enjoying with Naxi orchestra. 

Day 5, Gyalthang (Zhongdian-Shangri-La) 
Morning check out of the hotel. And drive to Gyalthang. 
along the Yangtze and Shudu river, lunch at First 
bend of Yangtze ( Dongarong Village), then short visit to Tiger leaping 
gorge which is one of the deepest gorge in the world. During the drive you 
will discover different ethnic group like Naxi, Lisu, Yi , and wild 
flowers, also you will have fantastic view of Mt Jade Dragon and Mt 
Haba. Over night in Gyalthang Dzong hotel or Huangtai. 

Day 6, Gyalthang 
Visit Ganden Songtsenling monastery, which was founded during 17th century by the 5th Dalai Lama. Presently there are 700 monks study in this monastery and it?s belonged to yellow sect. Back to hotel for Lunch or somewhere special. Afternoon, drive one hrs and hike 20 minutes to Nechen Gyalwa Ringha temple (5 wisdom Buddha), which is considered to be a most sacred pilgrimage site in whole Tibet. If time permit, have visit Dosam hot spring.

Day 7, Charting 
Drive to Chating {220km} passing the famous Shangri-La gorge, 
and big and small mountains. A Chating visit the new very elaborately 
decorated monastery and local market. Stay at Bamushang hotel.

Day 8, Lithang
Drive to Lithang (204km) over 2 high passes with great views of 
the mountains and stone lake. Stop at the Dakar Ne, the sacred site 
of the Buddha of compassion at the high point and entry in to 
grasslands .Nigh at Lithang Mingzhu hotel or Gaoyuan hotel.

Day 9, Lithang horse racing
Visit horse racing with a race, demonstration of stunts from 
horseback, and 
a dance competition among troupes a arrayed in regional finer. There are 
colorful cloth with many Tibetans dressed in traditional clothing, people 
are friendly and full of smiles, and prosperous-look ing, and thousand of 
tents surrounding by the Lithang Grassland, the folks call t heir place ?City 
of tents.? 

Day 10, Lithang
Morning visit the Lithang Jhampa Choecorling monastery (one of 
the most important Geluk monastery in Kham). 
We also visit to the 
nomadic grasslands and nomad?s family. 
Free time at the market before dinner.

Day 11, Thagong
Drive to Thagong (225Km) over excellent route and lovely mountains 
passing Nachuka(Yajiang), to the Thagong ,See the most 
Attractive Thagong Sakya monastery and group of stupa, where the 2nd 
most important Jhowo in Tibet. Stay at traditional Thagong guest 
house.

Day 12, Dhartzedo
Drive to Dharzedo Enjoying around the Dharzedo. Dharzedo is known as the 
center of ancient Khapa caravan, and famous of Dojha (tea of Dharzedo).

Day 13, Chengdu

Drive Dharzedo to Chendu, if time permit, have visit Panda research garden.

Day 14, Fly home or Kunming, end trip. 

The best time for the trip is in May to October



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