10 Days Three Parallel Rivers Circle Tour with Nanjiluo and Biluo Snow Mountain Hiking

Inexperienced adventurer is welcomed but the leader has right to exame the qualification and say no. Also, the leader can change itinerary according to the weather conditions and health conditions of teammates and other special circumstance. (those with heart disease and other special medical history are not qualified.)


  • Explore the earthly paradise described in the famous novel Lost Horizon by James Hilton.
  • Try circle tour around Nanjiluo and Biluo Snow Mountain Hiking.
  • Have a close contact with Yunnan Snub-nosed Monkey in Weixi.

Brief Itinerary

  • Day 1: Lijiang Arrival
  • Day 2: Lijiang – Tacheng
  • Day 3: Tacheng – Tongle Village – Badi Town
  • Day 4: Badi Town – Nanjiluo – Camp 1
  • Day 5: Camp 1  – Camp 2
  • Day 6: Camp 2  – Camp 2
  • Day 7: Camp 2 – Shengnvhu Lake – Cizhong
  • Day 8: Cizhong – Yanmen Town – Feilaisi
  • Day 9: Feilaisi – Benzilan Town – Shangri-La
  • Day 10: Shangri-La Departure

Google Map

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Lijiang

Sightseeing and Activities: Arrive in Lijiang
Accommodation: Lijiang
Meals: None

Meet your guide and driver at Lijiang airport or train station. You can explore Lijiang Ancient Town, Lashihai Lake and Shuhe Ancient Town on your own before the meeting. 

Day 2 Lijiang – the First Bends of Yangtze River – Tacheng

Sightseeing and Activities:Lijiang-Shigu-Tacheng-Weixi
Accommodation: Tacheng
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

8:00: meet togather and drive to Tacheng Town, on the way visit the First Bends of Yangtze River and Shigu Ancient Town. Drive along the Yangtze River, arrive at Tacheng Town of Weixi County. Visit the Yunnan Snub-nosed Monkey Park and the feeding of the Snub-nosed monkeys.

Altitude: the First Bends of Yangtze River 1200M / Weixi 1380M

Day 3 Tacheng – Weixi – Kangpu Town – Tongle Village – Badi Town

Sightseeing and Activities:Yunnan Snub-nosed Monkey Park, Lancang-Mekong River Valley, Kangpu Town, Tong Le Village
Accommodation: Camping
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

7:30: After breakdast, feed the monkeys in Yunnan Snub-nosed Monkey Park and then have lunch at Wayan Village. Drive to visit Tong Le Village – intangible cultural heritage of Lisu Ethnic People. Arrive at Badi Town(巴迪乡) in the late afternoon.

Day 4 Badi Town – Nanjiluo – Camp 1

Sightseeing and Activities: Biluo Snow Mountain, Lancang-ekong River Valley, Nanjiluo
Accommodation: Camping
Meals:Breakfast and Lunch

In the morning, head for Nanjiluo from Badi Town. On the way, you can appriciate the changing sceneries as you upwards gradually–the grand canyons, mysterious forest, towering trees, glittering streams, sparse local houses and other fabulous sceneris. 

Day 5 Nanjiluo Camp 1 – 49 Turns – Wudaohu Lake – Swan Lake – Nanjiluo Camp 2

Sightseeing and Activities: Nanjiluo Camp 1 – 49 Turns -Wudaohu Lake-Swan Lake – Nanjiluo Camp 2
Breakfast and Lunch

8:00: start your hiking after breakfast, enjoy the view of Wudaohu Lake(舞蹈湖), Xinhu Lake(心湖), Swan Lake(天鹅湖) on the way via 49 Turns. Have lunch at Camp 2 and then hike 3KM along the eastern shore of Swan Lake to Heihu Lake (黑湖) and 4KM  to Huahaihu Lake(花海湖). Finally, back to the Camp 2.
Altitude: Camp 2 – 3800M

Day 6 Nanjiluo Camp 2 – Tiandaohu Lakes – Tianmenghu Lake – Nanjiluo Camp 2

Sightseeing and Activities: Nanjiluo Camp 2-Tiandaohu Lakes-Tianmenghu Lake-Nanjiluo Camp 2
Accommodation: Camping
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

8:00:  After breakfast, hike 2 hours to Tiandaohu Lakes ( 天梦湖/4000M) via Swan Lake and have solid food for lunch, then climb the steep hills to visit Tianmenghu Lake Pass (天梦湖雪山垭口/4225) and finally back to camp 2 for rest.
Altitude: Camp 2 – 3800M /   Tianmenghu Lake – 4225M

Day 7 Nanjiluo Camp 2 – Shengnvhu Lake – Cizhong Village

Sightseeing and Activities: Nanjiluo Camp 2-Shengnvhu Lake-Hongpo Village
Accommodation: Cizhong Village
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

8:00:  After breakfast, hike upwards 8KM to Mishenghu Lake Pass (米圣湖垭口/4250 meters) and then downwards to Shengnvhu Lake(圣女湖). After picnic lunch, hike back to camp 2 via Shenghu Lake Pass(圣湖垭口). Hike down to the Lancang-Mekong River and transfer to Cizhong Village.
Altitude:Camp 2 – 3800M /   Tianmenghu Lake – 4225M

Day 8 Cizhong – Yanmen Town – Mingyong Village – Feilaisi

Sightseeing and Activities: Mekong Grand Canyon, Mingyong Glacier, Taizi(Prince) Temple, Meili Snow Mountain
Accommodation: Feilaisi
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Visit the Catholic Church in Cizhong Village in the morening. Transfer alongthe Mekong River to visit the Lancang-Mekong Meili Grand Canyon located at the foot of Kawa Karpo Meili Snow Mountain. After lunch, transfer to Mingyong Village, take the cableway to visit Mingyong Glacier and Taizi(Prince) Temple in Meili Snow Mountain.

Drive along the Mekong River Grand Canyon and arrive Feilaisi for one night stay.

Day 9 Feilaisi – Benzilan Town – Shangri-La 

Sightseeing and Activities: the sunrise of Meili Snow Mountain
Accommodation: Shangri-La
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Get up early to fully asppreciate the charming scenery of the sunrise of Meili Snow Mountain. After breakfast, drive back to Lijiang, arrive at Shangri-la at about 17:00. 

Day 10 Shangri-La Departure

Sightseeing and Activities: None
Accommodation: None
Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast, departure from Shangri-La. Service ends.

Recommended Hotels

Destination 5 Star 4 Star 3 Star Hostels
Lijiang InterContinental Lijiang Wangfu Hotel Louwailou Hotel Baisha Holiday Resort
Tacheng Songtsam Lodges Tacheng Damo Hotel Deluke International Hotel Woyun Guesthouse
Cizhong Songtsam Cizhong Lodge / Najizhaxi Hotel Jitao Yizhan
Feilaisi Deqin Regalia Resorts & Spa Songtasm Feilaisi Hotel Guanjing Tiantang Hotel Yunling Guesthouse
Shangri-La Shangri-La Hotel Zhaxidele Hotel Shenqu Hotel Wu Fu South Yunnan Boutique Inn

Service Included:

  • Admission fees for all of the sightseeing spots listed in the itinerary;
  • Meals as listed in the itinerary;
  • Hotels as listed in the itinerary;
  • Private English-speaking tour guide;
  • Private vehicle for transfers & sightseeing with skilled driver;
  • Service charge & government taxes;
  • Luggage transfers between airports and hotels.

Service Excluded:

  • Any arrival and departure international airfares or train tickets;
  • Chinese visa fees;
  • Excess baggage charged by Airlines;
  • Single room supplement;
  • Tips to guides and drivers;
  • Personal expenses and gratuities to service staff;
  • Personal travel accident insurance;
  • All optional programs.

【Important Note】

  • The outdoor activity is accompanied with uncontrollable dangers to a certain extend, please assess the dangerousness ahead and email or message your family the contact way of the club for  emergency situations.   
  • 3 days Nanjiluo tour is a classic hiking  and photograph tour. The accommodations are not good enough as other tours, sometimes we need to camp in the mountain, so prepare for it both physically and psychologically. 
  • The sceneries along the way is so beauiful and unique that you can not experience from other tours. Preference to bring a camera with enough memory cards to record the beauty along the road.