Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, the only Tibetan autonomous prefecture in Yunnan Province, means “a place of good fortune” in Tibetan language, it is located in the northwestern part of Yunnan Province, at the junction of the three provinces of Yunnan, Tibet and Sichuan, and at the Hengduan Mountains in the extension of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. The Jinsha River, the Lancang River and Nu River run through the whole autonomous prefecture from north to south, with a total area of 23,870 square kilometers.
Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture manages 1 county (Deqin County), 1 autonomous county (Weixi Lisu Autonomous County), and 1 county-level city (Shangri-La City). There are 26 ethnic groups in Diqing, and there are 9 ethnic groups including Tibetan, Lisu, Han, Naxi, Bai, Hui, Yi, Miao and Pumi with more than 1,000 people.
Shangri-La city, Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, located in the southern margin of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. It is the hinterland of the Hengduan Mountain, at the junction of the three provinces of Yunnan, Tibet and Sichuan.It was described as a place of eternal peace and tranquility in Eastern mountains in British writer James Hilton's novel Lost Horizon-"Shangri-La".
Potatso National Park is the first national park in mainland China, the national AAAAA level tourist attraction. It is located in the center of the Three Parallel Rivers in the northwest of Yunnan, the total area is 601.1 square kilometers. The park consists of two parts: the internationally important wetland Bita Sea nature reserve and The Three Parallel Rivers Haba Area Shudu lake Scenic Area. The word "Potatso" originates from the Sanskrit classics in Tibetan Buddhism, means hlep all beings to reach the shore of the bitter sea.
Shangri-La Tiger Leaping Gorge is located Tiger Leaping Gorge town, Shangri-La city, 105 km to Shangri-La city and 60 km to Lijiang City. It is a national AAAA level tourist attraction. The Tiger Leaping Gorge includes upper, middle and lower Tiger Leaping Gorge and High Road Hiking Line. Among them: upper Tiger Leaping Gorge is the core part of the whole scenic spot; the Tiger Leaping Gorge Hiking Line is known as “one of the world's top ten classic Hiking lines”, which is mainly composed of two parts: the High Road hiking line and the middle Tiger Leaping Gorge hiking line.
Hilton's novel "The Lost Horizon" even set off a craze for Shangri-La, the ideal kingdom for half a century.
Shangri-La is located in the “Great Triangle” area of Yunnan, Sichuan and Tibet in the northwestern part of Yunnan Province.
Day 1 Potatso - NapaSea - Toast
09:00 The driver picks up the guests at the hotel and departs for Pudacuo.
January 13, 2019
Shangri-La is located in Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan Province, 4-5 hours drive from Lijiang Old Town.
January 23, 2019
Diqing has rich tourism resources and is one of the largest forest areas in Yunnan. The forest resources are particularly rich.
January 25, 2019
In the eyes of most people, the place where Tibetans live should belong to Tibet. In fact, there is such a place.