5-Day Shangri-La with Deqin and Meili Snow Mountain Excursion

5-Day Shangri-La with Deqin and Meili Snow Mountain Excursion

Shangri-La is a remote region in western Yunnan province. If you want to explore an even more remote, spiritual and impressive landscape you can drive 3 hours north up a newly-built highway to Deqin, the last frontier of Yunnan with an altitude of 3550 m. On this trip you will have the chance to see the Mingyong Glacier of the Meili Snow Mountain and stay at the hotel Songstam Meili Lodge.
5 days
Wildlife and nature
Off the beaten path
FROM $1200
per person


Day 1

Arrive in Shangri-La - No Meals

Flight TBA not included (flights are available from most major cities).

You will be picked up by a U China Travel local guide at the airport who will be holding a sign bearing your name(s). They will walk you to the parking lot, load your luggage into the vehicle and escort you with the professional driver to your hotel for check-in. Along the way from the airport to hotel, our guide will also give a run-down of the city’s main highlights.

We suggest you walk slowly or just rest in the hotel to acclimatize to the altitude. Drinking Tibet Yak butter tea and other local foods will also help adjust to the high altitude.

Day 2

Shangri-La - Breakfast, Lunch

Pudacao National Park, Songzanlin Lamasery, Shangri-La

Today, you will visit above attractions in Datong and then you will be transferred to the high-speed train to Pingyao. After you arrive in Pingyao, you will be picked up and then transferred to hotel for check in. 

Day 3

Shangri-La to Deqin - Breakfast, Lunch

Feilai Temple
There is a 180 km and 3-hour drive from Shangri-La to Deqin with beautiful scenery along the way. On the way to Deqin you’ll stop with your guide at a local Tibetan Temple .

Day 4

Deqin - Breakfast, Lunch

Mingyong Glacier
In the morning you will visit the Mingyong Glacier of Meili Snow Mountain before the drive back to Shangri-La.

Day 5

Depart Shangri-La - Breakfast, Lunch

Jinci Temple, Mengshan Budha, Sanxi Museum

Flight TBA not included (flights are available from most major cities).

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to your next destination.

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Songtsam Lodge

Next to Songtsam Monastery

Songstam Meili Hotel

Geji Village, Shengping Town, Deqin County, 674503



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Songtsam Retreat

Songstam Meili Hotel

Geji Village, Shengping Town, Deqin County, 674503

Land Tour

All entrance fees, private vehicule with drivers, lunches and privates guides


Twins or King Rooms with 2 Breakfasts taxes included.

Internal Flights / Train

All taxes, fuel charges inclued. 

Comfort 1200 USD per person

2400 USD for 2 person

Deluxe 1400 USD per person

2800 USD for 2 person

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Price Note

  • Private tour with all private transportations by private vehicle with driver, all entrance fees, lunches and private guide.
  • 4 nights accommodations with breakfasts, taxes and services charges included.
  • The price is for one people and based on two people traveling together.
  • The prices stated can only be indicative and may be adjusted once we know your date of travel, number in your party and if you have any other specific requirements.

Cost includes

  1. Entrance Fees: to all scenic spots listed in the itinerary
  2. Meals: as specified in the itinerary. We provide food only and drinks are NOT included.
  3. Private Transfers: between airports, hotels and scenic spots by private air-conditioned vehicle. All our vehicles are less than 3 years old and licensed with the City Tourism Administration. Your comfort is our priority! The Vehicle we use will be air-conditioned and less than 3 years old. Bottled Water will be provided in the vehicles in all cities.
  4. Guide: an English-speaking guide and driver will be provided in each city, and will remain with you throughout your time there. A new guide and driver will meet you at each city on your tour, to provide you with the best local knowledge available..
  5. Hotels: fees are based on two people sharing one room with twin beds, with all of the tax and service charge included. All hotels as listed in the itinerary serve daily western and Chinese breakfast. All rooms are air-conditioned with private facilities unless specified.
  6. Service Charge & Government Taxes
  7. Arrangements: including planning, handling, operational and communication charges.

Cost excludes

  1. International airfares or train tickets to enter or leave China.
  2. China Entry Visa Fees.
  3. Excess baggage charges: passengers are entitled to check in up to 20kg (44 Pounds) of hold baggage for economy class. The total weight of carry on baggage for each passenger may not exceed 5kg. The size may not exceed 20x40x 55cm.
  4. Personal Expenses.
  5. Meals: any, which are not specified in the tour itinerary.
  6. Gratuities to guide and driver

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