Deqin County Transportation
Located in the northwest of Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Yunnan Province, compared with other places, Deqin County is a small place, so the transportation is not very convenient.
The Yunnan-Tibet Railway under planning stretches to Lhasa in Tibet from Kunming in Yunnan Province. The ideal for the construction of Yunnan-Tibet Railway had been brought up early in 1990s. It is recorded that the Chinese railway experts proposed four schemes on the railway to Tibet, including the Sichuan-Tibet Railway, Yunnan-Tibet Railway, Gansu-Tibet Railway and Qinghai-Tibet Railway. The Qinghai-Tibet Railway scheme was carried out firstly for its construction is relatively easier compared to the Yunnan-Tibet Railway.
- Long-distance Bus
There are four buses leaving in the morning from Shangri-La, which departs at 7:20, 8:20, 9:20 and 12:00. The journey takes about 5 hours and is through spectacular and scary mountain scenery.
1. Kunming – Shangri-La – Deqin
If by bus from Kunming to Deqin County, tourists should take bus to Shangri-La at first from Kunming, which will take about 12 hours. and then take bus from Shangri-La to Deqin County.
2. Lijiang – Shangri-La – Deqin
As Shangri-La is only about 200 kilometers away from Lijiang, it is much convenient by bus from Lijiang to Shangri-La, and then transfer bus at Shangri-La to Deqin.
3. Dali – Shangri-La – Deqin
There are 300 kilometers between Lijiang and Shangri-La. Take bus from Lijiang to Shangri-La, then transfer to Deqin.
4. Daoceng – Shangri-La – Deqin
There are about 300 kilometers from Daocheng to Shangri-La and it will take about 12 hours from Daocheng to Shangri-La. After that, take bus from Shangri-La to Deqin.
- Car Rental
Renting a car is suitable for a flexible and comfortable way. If there are enough people in your group to share the expense, it is better for you to rent a car with an experienced driver and a tour guide if you are foreign travelers. If you want to have more fun on the way, renting a car is highly recommended way. On the way, there are famous attractions like Nixi Village, Benzilan, Great Bend of Jinsha River, Baima Snow Mountain, Dongzhulai Temple. The driver of chartering car can stop for you to enjoy the scenery and take photos. But a tourist bus will not stop on the way.
The town has one-through road winding down from the north side. You can get to Feilaisi Temple, Meilei Snow Mountain and Yubeng Village along the highway.