Yunan & Tibet Tour
Though no one can tell exactly where Shangri-La, thefictional paradise written by James Hilton, is, quite a number of people are deeply convinced that this earthly heaven is very likely to be somewhere in enchanting Yunnan or holy Tibet. In this respect, your visit from Yunnan to Tibet will be an exciting adventure in search of Shangri-La in China.
Situated in far eastern edge of Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, Yunnan is blessed with most diverse ethnic groups in China. Up to 25 ethnic groups reside here for generations. With colorful terraced land, lofty snowy mountains, iconic stone forest, enchanting lake scenery, etc, a visit to Yunnan takes you to explore at the heart of geographical museum. Of course, no one wants to miss the prestigious Sumtseling Monastery in Shangri-La. Touring Yunnan before Tibet would just be the icing on the cake.
As a pioneer of Tibet inbound tourism, we would like to facilitate your Yunnan and Tibet tour by offering services ranging from Tibet Travel Permit application, Tibet train and flight booking and hand-picked Yunnan-Tibet tour packages, and plenty of useful insiders’ travel tips. So far, taking Tibet train or domestic flight to Lhasa are the two major ways to reach Tibet.
Note:Since there is noTibet train running from Yunnan to Tibet, after you finish your tour in Yunnan, you can either fly from Kunming, Lijiang and Shangri-La to Lhasa, Tibet or firstly fly from Yunnan to Xining and later take Xining-Lhasa train to Tibet.
Advantages about Booking a Yunnan and Tibet Tour Together
Explore the Multi-ethnic groups’ culture and Stunning Geographical Wonders
Experiencing the distinct ethnic diversity remains one of the important parcels of Yunnan tour. Amid the 56 ethnic groups in China, 25 can be found in Yunnan. As you tour Yunnan, you are likely to meet the Nashi people dressed in beautiful clothes in the villages and the hospital Bai people would greet you with intriguing tea ceremony. From bitter tea to sweet tea and reflection tea, you get to know more of the philosophy of Bai ethnic group.The exotic ethnic cultures you see and experience will give you new outlook on Chinese people.
While the incredible karst topography, stunning alpine lakes, grotesque caves and snow-blanketed mountain peaks and tropical rain forests will cater to the needs of most picky tourists. The prominent Sumtseling Monastery allows you to trace the potent influence of Tibetan Buddhism before you official land in spiritual kingdom-holy Tibet.
Yunnan-Tibet Highway has a total length of 1930 km. The tour starts from Lijiang and ends in Lhasa and you can travel to Tibet by this highway after visiting Yunnan. You will go through the wild, mountainous and remote areas, enjoy the stunning scenery of great canyons, lakes, snow-capped mountains, monasteries, hot spring, immense forest and witness the Kham Tibetans who are absolutely isolated in the mountain area and keep its original culture and customs.