5 Days Amazing Nujiang Valley and Biluo Moutain Trekking

The hiking or trekking routes in Nujiang Valley area are mainly for enjoying ethnic culture and landscape. For all hiking or trekking routes, we will pass through the primeval forests with biodiversity. For some of the routes, we will pass through high snow mountains, and deep valleys. Usually, the lowest altitude of high mountain is about 4000m, the highest altitude is about 4300m. We will make our camps at an altitude of about 3200m to 3600m.


  • Pass through the primeval forests with biodiversity,high snow moutains, and deep valleys.
  • Experience the ethnic life and culture in Lujiang.
  • Witness dramatic changes of ecosystem. 

Breif Itinerary

  • Day 1 Arrive in Dimaluo
  • Day 2 Dimaluo – Baihanluo-Sewalongba
  • Day 3 Sewalongba-Shelaka Pass-Ri Xia Tong
  • Day 4 Ri Xia Tong-Cizhong
  • Day 5 Cizhong Departure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Dimaluo

Sightseeing and Activities: Dimaluo
Accommodation: Local family’s home
Meals: Lunch

In the morning we reach Dimaluo from Gongshan.

The idyllic village of Dimaluo is located about 40km north-east of Gongshan in a side valley of the Nu Jiang (Nu Jiang) Valley in the north-eastern part of the Yunnan province. As the original population in the valley was predominantly Nu, many of the families of Dimaluo are now mixed Nu-Tibetan descent. About 80% of the population is Catholic which is a result of some missionary activities by Swiss and French Jesuit Priests from the Mission Etrangre in Paris¡, who arrived in the area around 1850 and 1960. Together with the locals we visit the weekly Mass that is held in the over 100 years old local Catholic Church. In the afternoon tour briefing and time at leisure.
Simple overnight accommodation at a local family’s home

Day 2 Dimaluo – Baihanluo-Sewalongba(trekking time about 8 hours)

Sightseeing and Activities: Baihanluo, Sewalongba
Accommodation: Tent
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Immediately behind the village of Dimaluo the path (1’815m) starts to rise sharply and leads up the mountains towards the village of Baihanluo. There is a beautiful, small Catholic Church which was built here in 1898 by French Missionaries. Even though the Church has been built in French style, the Tibetan influence is clearly visible. We continue our trek uphill until we reach the highest point at 3’800m after about 5 hours.  After another 3 hours walk through a magnificent Rhododendron Forest we reach the picturesque Nisai Valley where we set up our camp for the night at 3’400m. Overnight accommodation is in a tent.

Day 3 Sewalongba-Shelaka Pass-Ri Xia Tong(trekking time: 8 hours)

Sightseeing and Activities: Sewalongba, Shelaka Pass-Ri Xia Tong
Accommodation: Tent
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

In the early morning we leave the idyllic Nisai Benggu and climb for another 4.5 hours up the slopes of Biluo Mountain, passed the tree line towards the Shelalaka Pass located on 4250 meters above sea level.  On a nice day we are rewarded with a breathtaking view over the Biluo Mountain Range and the surroundings. After a short rest we begin our 3 hours decent toward Ri xia Tong, an idyllic pasture at 3’200 meters. Our camp lies on the foot of a snow capped mountain and next to a crystal clear stream that is running down towards the Mekong River. Overnight accommodation in a tent.

Day 4 Ri Xia Tong-Cizhong (trekking time 6.5 hours)

Sightseeing and Activities: Cizhong
Accommodation: Catholic Church
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Through marvelous pastures, past ruminating cows and astonished looking Yaks, across magnificent, meadows and pristine forests our trek of today leads mostly downhill towards the Mekong Valley deep below.  Pass centuries old Rhododendron Trees, Azaleas, wild cherry trees and there are countless small waterfalls plunging down the deep mountain slopes.  Arrive in Cizhong in the late afternoon. Overnight accommodation is inside the Catholic Church that has been built here in the 1920s.

Day 5 Cizhong Departure

Sightseeing and Activities:
Accommodation: None
Meals: Breakfast

Continue your journey by private car to either Deqin or via Weixi to Tacheng or Lijiang.

Recommended Hotels

Destination 5 Star 4 Star 3 Star Hostels
Cizhong Songtsam Cizhong Lodge / / Local Hostel

Service Included:

  • Admission fees for all of the attractions listed in the itinerary;
  • Meals as listed in the itinerary;
  • Accomodation with breakfast;
  • English-speaking tour guide;
  • Private vehicle for transfers & sightseeing with experienced driver;
  • A bottle of mineral water everyday;
  • Travel Agents Liability Insurance.

Service Excluded:

  • Any arrival and departure international airfares or train tickets;
  • Chinese visa fees;
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off service;
  • Personal expenses and gratuities to service staff;
  • All optional programs;
  • Surcharge for national holiday;
  • Tips to guides and drivers. (For driver: RMB150/day/group; for guide: RMB200/day/group)