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Recommended top sights to see in Li Jiang and Shangrila?

Richy (11 posts) • 0

A couple I know are coming to Yunnan on holiday. They'll have around 3 days to spend sightseeing in Lijiang and Shangrila. Money isn't really an object for them (lawyers!). I haven't really done much sightseeing in those areas except for Tiger Leaping Gorge and Deqin, so any other recommendations would be great.

Also, does anyone know of any services in those areas which supply a translator/guide? My friends aren't looking for any package tours, but someone who can accompany them on what they decide to do, and either tell them about the area/place/thing, and/or translate if they run into any difficulty. I'm kinda busy so can't go with them to help.

Thanks for any assistance!

Ouyang (243 posts) • 0

Here's a tour guide that I know of in Lijiang that could help. I lived in Lijiang for 2 years, but honestly except for Tiger Leaping Gorge there wasn't any other place that I felt was all that great. One night at the old town, one day or two at Tiger Leaping Gorge, and a day at Shangrila should be more than plenty for 3 days. The old town looks best at sunset when they turn on all the lanterns.

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andrea jonnes (2 posts) • 0

We were very happy using a foreign guide, based in Lijiang - Keith Lyons at Lijiang Guides - earlier this year. We aren't guided tour people, but as we didn't speak any Chinese, and were new the area, we found it saved us a great deal of hassle, time and energy.

He took us around Lijiang, to Tiger Leaping Gorge, and Shangri-la, taking us to small villages, temples, lakes, etc.

Keith has lived in a area for a long time, knows a lot about the different minorities and was fun to be with.

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DanTheMan (601 posts) • 0

Hi Richy,

I honestly wouldn't recommend more than a few hours in the Lijiang old town, preferably late at night or early in the morning. It's picturesque but is essentially one big trinket shop and often really crowded.

If money is no object and they want to see some unique stuff then they could consider building a personalized trip with Wild China: www.wildchina.com

Haven't been on a trip but I've heard very good things. The owner is a Dali native who is now based out of the States and the company has a strong Yunnan focus:

www.gokunming.com/en/blog/item/1573/interview_mei_zhang

Sean Spring Xia (2 posts) • 0

well, have look my itinerary, if you have time to visit Tiger Leaping Gorge:
www.tigerleapinggorge.com/news.html,
Tiger Leaping Gorge Sean's package tour!

This tour trip covers all Gorge views and it is the quintessential trekking trip for special people.

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Dear Travellers, welcome to travel with Sean's Eco-tour Real travel, real trekking. The options were carefully planned with you and nature in mind. I believe this is truly a unique and special way to experience the beauty of Yunnan and the Tibetan area whilst supporting the rural economy and culture-exchange with the local minority people in a personal way. During each Eco-tour, you will be taught to help the local people in protecting nature and keeping the area clean, providing voluntary support to the local schools and sharing your time with young children and people with leprosy too.

Package 1,Five Day's Lijiang via Wenhai,Gorge Back to Lijiang.

Day 1- breakfast at Lijiang, hiking about 4-5 hours to wenhai, lunch picnic, diner, sleep in Eco-tour G.H.
Day 2-breakfast at Eco-tour G.H, hiking 5-6 hours down to longpan, lunch picnic, diner, sleep in Qiaotou hotel.

Day 3 breakfast, start gorge hiking, lunch with Naxi family, dinner, sleep in guest house
Day 4- breakfast at tea house, walk to Sean's Guest House, lunch, dinner, overnight at Sean's place.
Day 5- breakfast at Sean's G.H, car to Lijiang, lunch, flight from lijiang to Kunming.

Package 2,Two day's trip from Lijiang via Gorge back to Lijiang.

Day 1,early morning pick up from lijiang hotel, two hours drive by private car to Qiaotou, then half hours drive from Qiaotou to Sean's Guest-house, have lunch (original western food). After lunch 2-4 hours trip hike down and back for the middle gorge to feel the gorge power. Over night in Sean's place (over 4 star room) have look and link the Service .

Day 2, have breakfast, 3hours hike up to the top back of Sean's Guest-house Haba mountain hill peak(3000meters, Gorge is beautiful, but this trip is amazing view of all in this area trip), on the way view the local people's farmer live and souse of walnut Garden, have pack lunch,look over all Gorge of three sections point and all jade dragon snow mountain range wall. After lunch 2hours trek down back to Sean's place, Dinner and over night in Sean's. Have look Sean's location: www.panoramio.com/photo/22872041

day 3. early morning private car take to Lijiang or Shangri-la !

 

Package 3, Three day's trip from Lijiang via Gorge back to Lijiang.

Day 1,early morning pick up from lijiang hotel, two hours drive by private car to Qiaotou, then half hours drive from Qiaotou to Sean's Guest-house, have lunch (original western food). After lunch 2-4 hours trip hike down and back for the middle gorge to feel the gorge power. Over night in Sean's place (over 4 star room)have look and link the Service .

Day 2, have breakfast, 3hours hike up to the top back of Sean's Guest-house Haba mountain hill peak(3000meters, Gorge is beautiful, but this trip is amazing view of all in this area trip), on the way view the local people's farmer live and souse of walnut Garden, have pack lunch,look over all Gorge of three sections point and all jade dragon snow mountain range wall. After lunch 2hours trek down back to Sean's place, Dinner and over night in Sean's.

Day 3, trekking around big waterfall with bamboo forest (the view over all the high trail and amazing), 2hours hike up over view all gorge, 2hours trekking cross waterfall and back to Sean's place, Dinner and over night in Sean's hotel.

Package 4,Five day's trip around Sean's place.

Day 1, pick up from Lijiang, two and half hours drive by private car to Sean's Guest-house, have food, check time then doing some short walk, over night in Sean's place have look and link the Service .

Day 2, have breakfast, 3hours hike up to the top back of Sean's Guest-house Haba mountain hill peak(3000meters, Gorge is beautiful, but this trip is amazing view of all in this area trip), on the way view the local people's farmer live and souse of walnut Garden, have pack lunch,look over all Gorge of three sections point and all jade dragon snow mountain range wall. After lunch 2hours trek down to see the river power then back to Sean's place, Dinner and over night in Sean's,have look and link the Service .

Day 3, trekking around big waterfall with bamboo forest, 2hours hike up, 2hours trekking cross waterfall and back to Sean's place, Dinner and over night in Sean's hotel.

Day 4, have breakfast, half hour car drive 10km way, then doing the 5hours Gorge high trail trekking backwards to Sean's place. On the way pass by Yacha village, Bendiwan village and 8 waterfalls, lunch in high trail, Dinner and over night in Sean's hotel.

Day 5, Have breakfast, private car one and half hour drive to Haba village, two and half hours drive up to bai shui tai (white water terrace), we could choose for hike three hours up and down to see the traditional Naxi and Yi; Hui minority people with work in the fields terrace, have lunch At Yi farmily. Then two hours drive back to Sean's place, Dinner and over night in Sean's

Day 6, Have breakfast, trekking down to the Gorge river to fell the river power,then come back about two hours trip, private car drive out to Lijiang,Shangri-la or the other place !!

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