This trek around Shangri La in 3 days can be added to any of our tours in Yunnan, for travelers wishing to make a deeper and more active discovery of the Tibetan region of Shangri La, in the heart of a beautiful nature and to discover isolated Tibetan villages (Niru in particular). This will only take you 2 extra days by removing the full day scheduled at Shangri La in our other Yunnan tours. Note however that this trek can only be done with the accompaniment of one of our English-speaking Tibetan guides.
Hikes around Shangri La in video
Daily program: Tibetan villages, meadows and lakes from Shangri La (3 days)
Day 1: Shangri La - Niru (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) ~ 6 hours walk. Altitude difference: + 400m / -400m
3 to 4 hours drive this morning to reach the beautiful Tibetan village of Niru (2700m). Round trip in the afternoon to the Qicai waterfall. Dinner at Niru and overnight in local Tibetan inn.
Day 2: Niru - Nanbao (B, L, D) ~ 7H walk. Altitude difference: + 1400m / -200m.
From the village of Niru, departure to the grasslands and lakes of Selie, see the grazing and Lake Nanbao, located a little further (every 2 to 4000m). Camp in a beautiful natural setting, and dine around the fire in a shepherd’s hut
Day 3: Nanbao - Shangri La (B, L) ~ 7H walk. Altitude difference: + 200m / -1400m
Return to Niru by another path, through a long day of hiking. Drive to Shangri La located at 3300m, where you will arrive in the evening. Overnight at Timeless Inn Inn in Shangri La.