Explore Tibet Announces Trips to Shangri La

Explore Tibet, a Lhasa-based Kailash Tour company, is offering tours to Shangri La. They offer trips from seven to eight days, including trips to Lijiang.

Modern Shangri La is a primarily Tibetan county in northwestern Yunnan province, Southwest China. The area, originally known as Zhongdian County, was renamed Shangri La in 2001 in an effort to promote tourism to the area. The name itself is derived from the fictional location of the 1933 novel Lost Horizon by British author James Hilton, in which Shangri La was described as a mystical, harmonious valley.

The original Tibetan population refers to the place by its traditional name, Gyalthang.

Explore Tibet have said, “This wonderful area shares many attractions like Wufang Mountain, White Water Terraces (Baishui Tableland), Haba Snow Mountain and Tiger Leaping Gorge, southeast of Shangri La.”

Modern Shangri La is divided into two areas: Dukezong Ancient Town, with a history dating back over 1300 years, and a more modern city-like area. Both the areas share Tuanjie Street as the common border.

Travellers will also visit Pudacuo National Park. About a fifty minute drive from Zhongdian, the park has two lakes, several minority villages, lush forests and pasture views.

Explore Tibet is a locally-owned travel agency committed to responsible tourism, Tibetan travel permit and sustainable practice.



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