Yunnan Travel Plan (2) - Northwest Yunnan Classic Line Detailed Tour (14 days)
This has to be most classic itinerary to visit Yunnan for first time and is suitable for traveling all year round.
Although it is cold in Diqing in winter, picture of snow falling on Golden Peak is even more sacred. Black-necked cranes walk in snow, and tourists are very likely to see Rizhao Jinshan.
On this route, from ancient cities and towns to lakes of plateau, from pasture farming to horse breeding and pilgrimage to Buddha.
Rich natural landscapes and cultural customs with a gradual rise in altitude spread out before tourists one by one.
(1) First stop: Dali, 5 days
Take bullet train from Kunming and you will arrive in Dali in about two hours, after which journey will officially begin:
Walk around Dali Ancient City on first day, walk as you please and let yourself relax with a soak in coffee shops;
On second day, visit Cangshan, which is "forever green". First, keep admiring scenery of Cangshan Mountain;
Day 3 tour of Erhai Lake, Xizhou bai folk houses and pastoral scenery, Zhouchen tie painting skills, < strong > >Shuanglang and romantic Digse sea view are attractions not to be missed. (If you decide to ride, it is recommended to arrange 2 days)
On 4th day, arrive in Shaxi quiet area, stop for a short time and observe ancient tea horse road and traditional style of western Yunnan at Bazi market.
On fifth day, travel to Shibaoshan to see grotto's thousand-year-old statues.
Dali Ancient City
(2) Second stop, Lijiang, 5 days
Leaving Shaxi, heading north:
On 6th day, when we arrived in Lijiang, we had to visit Dayang Ancient City and Shuhe Ancient City;
On Day 7, it takes a whole day to go to Jade Dragon Snow Mountain to register;
On Day 8-10 of Lijiang countryside, head to Baoshan Stone City to find truly independent buildings; head to Lugu Lake to experience more intoxicating than Erhai lakes on plateau; outdoor enthusiasts can head to Laiming to test their arm strength and then challenge international classic hiking trail Tiger Leaping Gorge.
Lijiang Old Town
Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
(3) Third stop, Shangri-La, 2 days
On 11th and 12th day, I arrived at Shangri-La and went to Dukezong Ancient City for 2 days to go to Ancient City Duzong and go worship Tibet. Walk down Buddhist temple Gedan Songzanglin Temple, go to pastures and wetlands on shores of the Napa Sea...
Dukezong Ancient City
Couple skiing in Napa Sea
(4) Fourth stop, climax, 2 days
On Days 13 and 14, travel to White Horse Snow Mountain. The scenery along way is simply breathtaking. I sincerely feel that this trip is worth it.
Meili Snow Mountain
Return to Shangri-La or Lijiang within 1 day and departure by plane.
Ps. If you still have 2-5 days, feel free to head to Yubeng and get up close and personal with sacred Meili Snow Mountain.
Sunshine in Yubeng Village
Friends with Limited Vacation may make deductions based on this itinerary according to their specific circumstances.
Space is limited. This article only introduces route. Detailed guides will be given behind each scenic spot. Follow me so stay tuned~