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Yunnan Meili Trek

Yunnan Meili Trek

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 15 day(s)
Group Size: 7 - 16 people
Destination(s): China  
Specialty Categories: Walking Tours   Cultural Journey  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 2490 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 2490 US Dollar (USD)

Historically, culturally and geographically, Yunnan Province is one of the most diverse and alluring destinations in China. Our unique remote itinerary encompasses much of this diversity. We journey to the remarkable ancient city of Lijiang, set amongst the stunning surrounds of the Jade Dragon Mountain and stay with minority groups in a homestead at the beautiful setting of Lugu Lake. We visit the extensive Tiger Leaping Gorge before heading to the Tibetan town of Zhongdian (or Gyalthang as it is known to Tibetans).

From here we head off the trails, past the guidebook cities and into the incredible Meili Snow Mountains where we start our trek. Our introductory trek takes us on an inner Kora (pilgrimage route) into an incredibly stunning area of ancient forest, lush flowering valleys, dramatic glaciers and secluded Tibetan monasteries. We stay with a Tibetan family in a guesthouse in the spectacular village of upper Yuben and visit the sacred waterfalls under towering 7000m snow capped peaks before returning to the capital of Kunming.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive in Kunming
Day 2: Fly to Lijiang
Day 3: In Lijiang
Day 4: To Lugu Lake
Days 5-6: In Lugu Lake
Day 7: Return to Lijiang
Day 8: Drive to Zhongdian via Tiger Leaping Gorge
Day 9: In Zhongdian
Day 10: Drive to Dechin via Benzalin
Day 11: Trek to Yipung
Days 12-13: Trekking
Day 14: Complete trek, return to Zhongdian
Day 15: Fly to Kunming where trip concludes

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- 14 breakfasts, 14 lunches and 10 dinners
- Flights Kunming/Lijiang approx. US$80, Zhongdian/Kunming approx. US$105
- Airport transfers on Day 1
- Expert bilingual guide
- Medical kit
- Comfortable hotels
- Private air conditioned vehicles
- Sleeping bag for trek
- Sightseeing as listed in itinerary
- Site & national park entry fees
- Pack animal support during trek

No local payment required.

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