China's Forgotten Himalaya
12 days tour from £4135
Introduction - China's Forgotten Himalaya
A chain of five beautifully sited luxury lodges in the mountainous northwestern corner of Yunnan Province enable you to experience the region’s most awe-inspiring scenery and Tibetan culture in matchless comfort. Savour the early morning alpenglow on Himalayan ice peaks through your hotel room window. Try your hand at throwing local blackware pots, or making incense in a remote farmstead. Enjoy a traditional lunch with Naxi villagers, and visit remote Buddhist grottoes in the hills. Unique in China, the Songtsam experience is very special. We bookend the tour with a visit to Chengdu, famous for its Panda Breeding Centre, and connected by non-stop flights to London.
This is a luxury trip, revolving around boutique, alpine-style lodges that are unique in China. It doesn’t present any physical challenges, although offers plenty of scope for walking should you desire – particularly around Meili, where we recommend you opt for an extra night if you wish to trek to the nearby glaciers. Transport is in a sturdy 4WD vehicle, and you’re accompanied at all times by an English-speaking guide.
You travel independently on a departure date of your choice. Internal travel is by air-conditioned car and plane.