Deluxe 9 Days Shangrila Hiking Tours and Three Parallel Rivers Adventure with Songtsam Hotels Experience

Incorporating stays at different Songtsam lodges; this circuit trip takes guests to varies hikes each day to the heart of Three Parallel Rivers Area; follow village paths, fields or secret mountain tracks to explore this magic land and its rich culture on foot.


  • Have varies hikes to the heart of Three Parallel Rivers Area.
  • Enjoy the spectacular scenery along the way.
  • Experience the super stay at Songtsam Hotels.

Brief Itinerary

  • Day 1: Shangrila Arrival
  • Day 2: Shangrila
  • Day 3: Shangrila – Tacheng
  • Day 4: Tacheng – Benzilan
  • Day 5: Benzilan
  • Day 6: Benzilan – Songtsam Meili
  • Day 7: Songtsam Meili
  • Day 8: Songtsam Meili – Shangrila
  • Day 9: Shangrila Departure

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Shangri-la (3,300m)

Sightseeing and Activities:
Accommodation: Songtsam Hotel

Arrive in Shangri-la. You guide will pick you up at the airport.

Day 2 Shangri-la (3,300m)

Sightseeing and Activities:trekking
Accommodation: Songtsam Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day hike to Abujee, which is A beautiful mountain known to very few people.  The trek  follows a crystal stream to this huge stone mountain. We pass by 2 Tibetan pastures on the way and hike up to the hill next to the mountain and lake on top of it.

Day 3 Shangri-la – Tacheng (1,900m)

Sightseeing and Activities:Tibetan and Naxi villages
Accommodation: Songtsam Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Drive about 3 hours to Tacheng after breakfast. Leisure walk in the afternoon. Follow the paths link different Tibetan and Naxi villages through beautiful rice fields and vine yards. Climb up to a small hill for a bird view of the villages with charming black roof tops and surrounding area.

Day 4 Tacheng-Benzilan

Sightseeing and Activities:Yunnan Golden Monkey Nationsl park, Bazhu village
Accommodation: Songtsam Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Visit Yunnan Golden Monkey National Park, take an easy hike of 1-2 hours to the south end of Baima Snow Mountains and part of the ancient Tea and Horse Road. Trek to Bazhu village  if time allows, which will take about 4 hours. 

Then drive to Benzilan. 

Day 5 Benzilan (1,900m)

Sightseeing and Activities:trekking
Accommodation: Songtsam Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We will hike about 3 hours uphill (wide mountain road) to visit several pristine Tibetan villages and have a stunning view of Yangtze River valley. Then follow the mountain path to different villages and back after a picnic lunch. Visit local families.

Day 6 Benzilan – Songtsam Meili(3,600m)

Sightseeing and Activities:Dongzhulin Monastery
Accommodation: Meili Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Drive to Songtsam Meili after breakfast, visit Dongzhulin Monastery on the way (balanced on a steep cliff, it’s a breath taking view). Arrive at Meili Lodge, relax or take an easy mountain walk for about 1-2 hours.

Day 7 Songtsam Meili (3,600m)

Sightseeing and Activities:hike
Accommodation: Meili Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day hike for about 8 hours with a 3 hours up hill. It could be difficult given the high altitude.

Day 8 Songtsam Meili – Shangri-la

Sightseeing and Activities:Songzanlin Monastery, monastery Kora
Accommodation: Songtsam Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Morning free to enjoy the view of Meili. Drive back to Shangri-la and visit Songzanlin Monastery if time allows, walk the monastery Kora. Dinner party at a Traditional Tibetan family.

Day 9 Departure from Shangrila

Sightseeing and Activities:Departure from Shangrila
Meals: Breakfast

Departure from Shangrila.

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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;
  • Domestic train tickets of soft sleeper.

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.