Visit Ganden Monastery, the most important monastery in southwest China
See Napahai Lake surrounded on three sides by mountains
A well-trained English-speaking tour guide
Comfortable private vehicle
No shopping stops
Detailed Itinerary: Shangri-La/ Ganden Monastery, Napahai Lake, Yila Grassland and Dukezong, an ancient Tibetan town. / Shangri-La(L) For this private day trip of Shangri-La, you will visit the most classic sights accompanied by your private Tibetan English-speaking tour guide to Ganden Monastery, Napahai Lake, Yila Grassland and Dukezong, an ancient Tibetan town. Your private tour guide will pick you up from your hotel at 09:00. Then, visit Ganden Monastery, the largest Tibetan monastery in Yunnan province. It has another alias - 'the little Potala Palace.' Built in 1679, it is located in the capital of Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture and is the most important monastery in southwest China.
After lunch, you will visit Napahai Lake. It is 3270 meters (10,728 feet) above sea level and covers 660 square kilometers (254 square miles). Approximately 8 kilometers northwest of Shangri-La, the lake fills up a valley surrounded on three sides by mountains covered in snow during the winter and spring time. Walk around Yila Grassland and an ancient Tibetan town, Dukezong.
When you climb up to the top of Guishan Hill or Tortoise Hill, you will see the largest prayer wheel in the world and have a panoramic view of Shangri-La county and Dukezong. At the end of the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Shangri-La downtown.
Price Includes A. Entrance fees to scenic spots as listed above in the itinerary with English-speaking guide. B. Meals: Chinese lunch.
C. Transfers among scenic spots & hotel as specified in the itinerary by private car or coach with driver & English-speaking guide.
D. Service charge & government taxes.
B. Any meals or transportation not specified in the "Price Includes".