Hamugu Tibetan Village in Shangrila, Diqing

Where is Hamugu
Located in the Northwestern Yunnan Province, Hamugu is only about 7 km to the west of Shangri-la town. It is a small village with 40 traditional Tibetan families believing in Tibetan Buddhism. They have bundled their savings to build a lodge for ecotourists drawn by the Napahai wetlands nearby.

Chinese Name: 香格里拉市建塘镇尼史村委会哈木谷村
English Name: Hamugu Tibetan Village in Shangrila
Keywords: Hamugu Tibetan Village in Shangrila, Horse riding, Hiking
Location: 7 km to the west of Shangri-la town
Admission Fee: Free
Opening Hours: All the day

Hamugu Tibetan Village in Shangrila, Diqing

Hamugu which means “the oldest village” in Tibetan language. Due to its strategic location Hamugu is regarded as an important staging post on the ancient tea road. Hamugu is approximately ten kilometers from the old town, at the foot of Shika Snow Mountain (石卡雪山) (which for the convenience of tourists has a cable car all the way to one of the peaks.). The village is also adjacent to Napa Lake (纳帕海), a seasonal wetland that is now the site of much tourist activity, especially horse riding, and hence an important sideline activity for local villagers. According to some sources, Hamugu was one of the first village communities in China to develop community based ecotourism.


Horse riding, Hiking
Here is an excellent hiking designed in Hamugu include a good look at the ancient city and the most snow mountains in Shangri-la. After breakfast, depart from the village of Hamugu, passing the Kingan gorge, It may take 4 or 6 hours to arrived at Diji grassland. There is a good look at a panoramic view of the Dukezong ancient city. If you go ahead and clime about 4 hours, you can reach the Jisha flowered pastureland at an elevation of about 4100 meters, and have a good look at the Meili Snow Mountain, Haba Snow Mountain, Jade dragon Snow Mountain, and so on.

Home visit
Villagers will invite visitors to taste family-made Yak butter tea and other traditional dishes. Tourists will also explore the caverns and hermit caves in the cliff sides around the village, hike around the pastures, visit the village’s holy mountain, where gold miners supposedly dug for gold, yet found none.

Hiking Tour around Hamugu Village in Shangrila

Attraction Transportation:
We can take a chartered car from Shangrila County
Attraction Travel Tips:
· Best season: May – November
· Pay much attention to the rough mountain road when go up and go down the mountain.
· The area lie at elevation between 3200 and 4419 meters. Those with high blood pressure or heat disease, and the aged or weak should select an appropriate route and proceed with caution.
· Do not pick wild fruits or fungus. Beware of poisonous plants and fruits.
· It’s cold in this area, and temperature changes soon, please bring sufficient warm clothing, rain gear, water and sunscreen etc.