Unique Experiences:
  • Not much time ? This is your fast track to Shangri-la ’s traditional and behind the scene urban and outskirts experience;
  • Beat the crowds and visit a 350 years’ history Monastery,
  • You will have a chance to see the local monks study who still living in the antiquated monastery
  • Visit a local village, where you will practice and learn how to make pottery
Up to 8 travelers may book this trip.
Trip Length: 4 Day(s) 3 Night(s)
Physical Rate: 2/5
Included in Price:

Accommodation: 3 nights at Free Living Inn, or similar
Transportation: Private car or minivan with driver from Shangri-la airport or bus station to Shangri-la hotel, Private car or minivan with driver from Shangri-la hotel to Shangri-la airport or bus station
Miscellaneous: English-speaking guide, entrance fee to East Bamboo Forest Temple

Excluded from Price:
  • Tips for your driver and guide
All the other expenses not stated as included in the above.
Special Information:
Please note that altitude sickness may affect some persons travelling to Shangri-La. It will normally take a couple days to get used to the altitude. If you have any questions, please contact us.


Locations Visited:
Shangri-la, East Bamboo Forest Temple, The”Bent”, Nixi Village
Start City:
End City:


Day 1 - Arrival in Shangri-la
Your driver will pick up you at the exit to the airport arrivals hall of the bus station exit and take you to your Shangri-la hotel. The rest of your day is free at leisure.

Accommodation: Free Living Inn, or similar
Transportation: Private car or minivan from Shangri-la airport or bus terminal to Shangri-la Hotel.

Day 2 - East Bamboo Forest Temple & Nixi Village
Your guide will meet you at 08:30am in the lobby of your hotel and take you to visit East Bamboo Forest Temple, located just over 100 km northwest of downtown Shangri-la. You will catch the local monks studying and chanting at around 10:00am everyday in the main hall of the monastery. Afterwards, you will visit the monastery itself. Around noon, we will start the drive back and stop on the way for a photo opportunity at "The Bend" – The first bend of golden sand river. We'll pass a small town for a break and for a quick lunch stop if you want. Your last stop will be in the quiet village of Nixi, where you will learn and practice how to make pottery and walk around the village to visit a local family's home. We'll drive back to your hotel in Shangri-la to relax when we're finished.

Accommodation: Free Living Inn, or similar

Day 3 - Free Day in Shangri-la
Today is a free day for you to explore Shangri-la on your own.

Accommodation: Free Living Inn, or similar
Day 4 - Free Day in Shangri-la
We hope you've enjoyed your stay in Shangri-la!

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