Shangri-La has become well-known since the publish of the famous novel “Lost Horizon”. As it is described in the novel, it is a land of idyllic beauty. The rich natural resources and unique local culture make it a perfect tourist destination.
When is the best time to visit Shangri-la?
The best time to visit Shangri-La is from May to October. In late May and June, the rhododendras be in full bloom all over the mountains and plains. There will be a sea of flowers. In July and August, the climate is delightfully cool because of its high altitude. Well, it is also the rainy season. The average temperature is 20~28 degree Celsius. The red Euphorbia flowers will bloom in September and October. Winter may be a little cold but it is the best season to watch snow.
Attractions in Shangri-La
|Ganden Sumtseling Lamasery||Pudacuo National Park|
|Dukezong Old Town||Napahai Lake|
|Tiger Leaping Gorge||First Bend of the Yangtze River|
Recommended local tours:
2 Days private hiking tour in Tiger Leaping Gorge, from $227
4 Days 3 nights Shangri-la Tour, from $353
6 Days Lijiang-Shangri-la Sightseeing & Trekking Tour, from $766 >>more local tours
Getting Shangri-la and Away
There is no train available in Shangri-la. The best way to get to Shangri-La is taking a flight.Book a Flight Ticket
Many tourists who visit Lijiang would like to take a long-distance bus to Shangri-la from Lijiang. >>more