7 Days Shangri-la Highland Trekking Tour to Niru Village

7 Days Shangri-la Highland Trekking Tour to Niru Village
  • Niru Village maintains a relatively primitive folk customs. Every year, the “Dengba Festival” in July and the “Jishan Horse Racing Festival” in October include horse racing, bullfighting, singing and dancing, and worshiping gods.
  • Niru Village is a Paradise for Plants and Animals
  • Niru Village is one of the landmark nominated sites for the natural wonders of the World Natural Heritage in the “Three Rivers (Nujiang River, Lancang River, and Jinsha River).
  • Niru Village is an ideal destination for whom love hiking.

 7 Days
 Private Tour
 Depart Everyday(from April to October)
Itinerary Summary

This tour around Shangri-la will take you experience a beautiful land that boasts a wide variety of different ecosystems, including meadows, forests and lakes. Niru Village, a tranquil Tibetan village, is where you can find traditional Tibetan houses scattered in the valley on both sides of Niru River like pearls. Both the natural and cultural environment in Niru are well preserved, earning the title “The World’s First Village”. It is a paradise for tourism, adventure and hiking.

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Day 1:   Arrive in Shangrila

Our guide and driver will pick you up in the airport ,then transfer to the hotel.

Day 2:   Shangri-la - Niru village

 Breakfast & lunch

Drive for 5 hours from Zhongdian to Niru village (2700m). On the way, you will pass Lisu and Tibetan minority villages, Guangmen Mountain, the Ying River Waterfall and the nature cave. Overnight in a small guesthouse in Niru.

Virgin Forest from Niru

Tibetan in Niru Village

Day 3:   Niru - Nanbao Yak Meadow


Hike for 4 hours to Nanbao Yak Meadow (3500m), very close to the border of Sichuan and Yunnan provinces. Stop for a picnic lunch.

Nanbao Meadow

View on the way of Nanbao Meadow

In the afternoon, hike for a further 3 hours to visit the beautiful panorama of the "Three Lakes": Dingru lake, Nabocuona lake, and Selie lake Overnight in tents on Nanbao Yak Meadow.

Nanbao Yak Meadow

Nanbao Yak Meadow

Day 4:   Nanbao Yak Meadow-Niru Village

  Lunch & Dinner

Hike for approx 3 hours from Nanbao Yak Meadow back down to Niru Village. In the afternoon visit Niru elementary school and have a good rest ready for tomorrow’s long day of hiking. Overnight at a small guesthouse in Niru.

Niro Village

A timeless and serene La Pure Land is the only virgin, Niru has beautiful original landscape, there are South Po pastures, pasture land Kyrgyzstan, under the swap Court pastures, Colorful Waterfall, Dingru lake, intense color lake, glacier peaks, caves rivers, geological diversity.

-- James Hilton's novel "Lost Horizon"

Day 5:   Niru - Dijie Yak Meadow

 Breakfast & lunch

Today is a very long, tough day of hiking. You will hike around 12 km from Niru village (2700 m) to the yak pastures near Shudu Lake (3600 m). First, brave the steep 4 hour climb to the "7 coloured waterfalls" (3150 m) where you will stop for a picnic lunch.

Then continue climbing through virgin forests across the Bengalaka Mountain Pass (3980 m), where you will overlook Dalagong Mountain. Arrive in the Dijie Yak Meadow in the late afternoon and set up camp for overnight.

7 coloured waterfalls

Dijie Yak Meadow

Day 6:  Shudu Lake-Shangrila

 Breakfast & lunch

A short one hour hike will take you to Shudu Lake where you will be met by a driver. Visit the Tiansheng Bridge Hot Springs to soak your tired muscles. Return to Shangri-La. Have a final celebratory meal and join in with local Tibetans in the Old town square for some spirited dancing. Overnight in Shangri-La.

Shudu Lake

Day 7:  Departure from Shangri-La

Departure from Shangri-La

Please Note:

Price may vary according to different seasons. You can extend your stay in Yunnan after this package finished, we will keep the discount hotel rate for you for the extended days.

 Price Including
  • All land transfer and transportation.
  • Chinese lunches and dinners as listed in the itinerary.
  • Luggage transfers between airport and hotels.
  • Entrance fees as listed in the program.
  • Skilled driver & Experienced English-speaking guide.
  • Travel Agency's Responsibility Insurance
 Price Excluding
  • Train Tickets/Flight Tickets.
  • Tips to guides and drivers
  • Chinese visa fees
  • All optional programs;

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