Jeep adventure tour from Lijiang to Shangri-la
Start your 9 days adventure from Baisha (Lijiang) at 2,400m altitude in China’s south-western Yunnan province and follow in the footsteps of long forgotten explorers. Drive south along the Old Tea Horse Road to Dali Old Town, home of the Bai minority people and set on the banks of tranquil Erhai Lake. Head for the mountains to Nuodeng, a hillside village barely visible on modern map, before you continue to Shaxi, a true vestige of the once busy Old Tea Horse Road and still known for its colourful Friday market. Ascend curvy mountain roads to 3,100m altitude and reach mythical Shangri-La for a first taste of Tibetan culture and cuisine. End your expedition with a spectacular drive through the brutal yet stunning Tiger Leaping Gorge on your way back to Baisha.