Discover the Lost Paradise of Legend
Surrounded by holy snow mountains on all sides, the lost paradise of Shangri-La is a verdant valley with endless grasslands, azure lakes, pastoral villages, and grand gorges. In town, tour sacred monasteries and share a cup of tea with the friendly locals. Next, begin your journey into Tibet. Drive through the most remote regions of the east, picnic near a stunning glacier-fed lake, and hike up hillsides to visit indigenous monasteries. Just outside of Lhasa, stop by Darksum, a beautiful lake surrounded by mountains. Once in the Tibetan capital, explore the secret treasure storerooms of the Potala Palace, watch pilgrims prostrate before the holy Jokhang Temple, and sip sweet tea on a rooftop overlooking the colorful Barkhor Square.
- Stunning, high-altitude vistas
- Historic sites of Lhasa
- 11-day trip begins in Shangri-la, China and ends in Lhasa, Tibet
- 10 nights in hotels and guesthouses
- Altitude from 3000-4700m
- Shangri-La to Lhasa route has been closed since 2009