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Tibet Shangri-La Tour

Shangri-La is a fictional place described in the 1933 novel Lost Horizon by British author James Hilton. In the book, "Shangri-La" is a mystical, harmonious valley, gently guided from a lamasery, enclosed in the western end of the Kunlun Mountains. Shangri-La has become synonymous with any earthly paradise but particularly a mythical Himalayan utopia - a permanently happy land, isolated from the outside world. In the novel Lost Horizon, the people who live at Shangri-La are almost immortal, living years beyond the normal lifespan and only very slowly aging in appearance. The word also evokes the imagery of exoticism of the Orient. In the ancient Tibetan scriptures, existence of 7 such places is mentioned as Nghe-Beyul Khimpalung. One of such places is mentioned to be situated somewhere in the Makalu-Barun region.
Several places in the Buddhist Himalaya between northern India and Tibet have claimed to be the location for Hilton's fictional Shangri-La, largely to attract tourism. A popularly believed inspiration for Hilton's Shangri-La is the Hunza Valley in northern Pakistan, close to the Tibetan border, which Hilton visited a few years before Lost Horizon was published. Being an isolated green valley surrounded by mountains, enclosed on the western end of the Himalayas, it closely matches the description in the novel. A Shangri-La resort in the nearby Skardu valley is a popular tourist attraction.
Today, various places claim the title, such as parts of southern Kham in southwestern Yunnan province, including the tourist destinations of Lijiang and Zhongdian. Places like Sichuan and Tibet also claim the real Shangri-La was in their territory. In 2001, Tibet Autonomous Region put forward a proposal that the three regions optimise all Shangri-la tourism resources and promote them as one. After failed attempts to establish a China Shangri-la Ecological Tourism Zone in 2002 and 2003, government representatives of Sichuan and Yunnan provinces and Tibet Autonomous Region signed a declaration of cooperation in 2004. Also in 2001, Zhongdian County in northwestern Yunnan officially renamed itself Shangri-La County

Adventure in Details

Day 01 - Kathmandu (1300m) - Lhasa (3650m
Day 02-03 - In Lhasa
Day 04 - Lhasa - Xigatze (3900m
Day 05 Xigatze - Gyantse (3950m
Day 06 Gyantse - Tsedang (3400m)
Day 07 Tsedang -Samye- Tsedang
Day 08 (Tsedang - Kathmandu)
Day 09: Transfer to the Airport for your onward destination.

Note: If above itinerary couldn't meet your need, we can design a tailor made itinerary to suit your needs. Please let us know whether you would like to make it shorter or longer.

Adventure in Details (Shangri-La Tour to Tibet)

Day 01 - Kathmandu (1300m) - Lhasa (3650m): Fly to Lhasa crossing over the highest Himalayan ranges of the world (1hr.). Transfer and check-in to your hotel. Full rest for acclimatization.

Day 02-03 - In Lhasa: Two full day sightseeing tour of Lhasa including Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Bazaar, Potala Palace, Sera Monasteries. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 04 - Lhasa - Xigatze (3900m);280 km Scenic drive to XIGATSE, to the west of Lhasa through the northern road. The drive is scenic as the road drives along the valley made by BRAHMPUTRA RIVER (YARLUNG TSANGPO). Overnight at hotel.
Day 05 Xigatze - Gyantse (3950m): 90 km: Morning sightseeing to the Panchen Lama's TASHILHUMPU MONASTERY .Drive to GYANTSE and visit to the KUMBUM STUPA & PHALKOR MONASTERY. Overnight at hotel.

Day 06 Gyantse - Tsedang (3400m) : 29km: Full day picturesque drive crossing over KAROLA(5010m), KAMBALA(4794M)  and colorful YAMDROK LAKE, Continue drive along the Tibetan lifeline river BRAMHA PUTRAA (YARLUNG TSANGPO)on to TSEDANG-Overnight at hotel.

Day 07 Tsedang -Samye- Tsedang: 140 km. Early morning drive to put -in-point by the side of the BRAMHA PUTRA River and cross the river by a local made motor boat (1 hr). Continue a short (30 min) drive by a truck to SAMYE MONASTERY. Explore SAMYE and drive back to TSEDANG. Late afternoon, visit YUMBULAKHANG & also THANDRUK MONASTERY (Time permitting) Overnight at hotel.
Day 08 (Tsedang - Kathmandu) Early morning drive (2hrs) to airport for departure, flight to Katmandu.

Day 09: Transfer to the Airport for your onward destination. On the other hand, if you prefer to stay longer in Nepal you can go for short tours, such as game drive at National parks, rafting, Nepal tours, mountain biking etc.