Description: 8-day Inner Pilgrimage Tour To Meli Snow Mt.
Circumambulating is a special way for Tibetan pilgrims, who believe in Tibetan Buddhism, to cultivate Buddhism. Meili Snow Mountain in Deqin County of Diqing Prefecture is one of the 8 most sacred religious mountains in Tibet Area, and is deified as the unique abode of Kawagebo, a male protector in the minds of Tibetans. Each year multitudes of pilgrims spare no efforts and travel long to conduct their Buddhist circumambulations to Holy Mountains and Lakes in Tibet. After fulfilling the circumambulation by prostrating, they believe they are much closer to the Paradise; an end of life on the pilgrimage even indicates that the soul would be delivered into the Paradise.
Therefore, a Circumambulating Route has been trodden, by those who are pious and brave, out of the hillocks, bushes, ravines and cliffs around Meili Snow Mt. This route eventually serves as a passage connecting pilgrims' dreams and paradise, and is an unforgettable trip in one’s lifetime.
Day1-Arrival in Kunming; free time. Accommodation in Kunming
Day2-Fly to Shnagri-la (3,300m). Visit to Pudacuo Park, Songzanlin Monastery, and local Tibetan Families or villages. Accommodation in Shangr-la
Day3-Drive to Deqin. On the way visit Napa Lake, Nixi Sanjia Village (Wooden Bowl Workshop), Benzilan Town (lunch site), the Great Bend of Yangtze, Donzulin Monastery; Sunset at Yingbintai (Eight Pagodas Park at the entrance of Shengping Town of Deqin County). Accommodation in Shengping Town
Day4-In the early morning, drive to Feilai Temple for the Sunrise. Drive to Xidang (2,000m, 50km); Hiking or horse-riding to Yubeng village (3,300m, 15km). Accommodation in Yubeng Village
Day5-Hiking or horsing to Yubeng Holy Waterfall (3,500m, 4km); packed lunch. Accommodation in Yubeng Village
Day6-Back to Xidang (hiking or horsing) (15km); drive to Mingyong Village; Hiking or horsing to Taizi Temple (2,900m) and Mingyong Glacier (600m-2,600m, 8km). Accommodation in Mingyong Village
Day7-Enjoy the sunrise at Meili Snow Mt in the morning; drive back to Shangri-la. Accommodation in Shangri-la
Day8- Fly back to Kunming/End
1-The tour is not recommended for those who are aged and infirm, and who have hypertension and altitude sickness. Those with unfavorable psychological or physical shapes shall be cautious to take this tour.
2-Any sun creams are needed since the destination is located on the area with high altitude and strong ultraviolet rays
3-The accommodation conditions are harsh in some destinations; sometimes only guesthouses or local houses are available.
4-Coats and sweaters are needed since the temperature difference in Shangri-la and Deqin is sharp within a day.
5-Necessities for hiking: tents, flashlights, matches, food and drinks etc. High-calorie food is especially recommended (such as chocolate, hams etc.)
6-Arrange medicines for common ailments such as cold and fever etc.
1-For adventuring, tours on this route must be organized alone; any join-tour is unfeasible.
2-Vehicles and route could be adjusted as required by clients on a feasible basis.
3-Quotations depend on the number of tourists (clients).
4-The journey is extraordinarily harsh compared with normal sightseeing tours, so one shall be cautious to book the tour.
(3)-Quotation inclusive of:
2-Lunch (exclusion for Free Time)
3-Vehicles, fuel taxes (if any) and tolls
4-Entry fees for listed scenic attractions listed above
5-Professional tour guides
6-Personal Accident Insurance
(4)-Quotation exclusive of:
1-Fares for flight from (to) Kunming to (from) airports out of Yunnan
2-Optional Programs during the tour
4-Price difference for room upgrading
We, the organizer, have the right to adjust the Itinerary without excluding any scenic spots listed above. Any economic losses or added expenses of Delay or Alterations caused by Force Majeure or Client’s self reasons shall be borne by clients (tourists) themselves; we would offer any assistance to resume the tour ahead.