Backyard Travel Release New China Tour: In Search Of Shangri-La
Bangkok, Thailand (PRWEB) January 09, 2013
The four-day, three-night tour features several unique Backyard Travel differences which sets the trip aside from other tours, painstakingly researched by the companys Beijing-based team of Travel Experts. For example, travelers will not only see and experience the local beauty and surrounding nature of this utopia, but will have the chance to savor unique experiences, such as learning about the art of thangka at a school in Zhongdian, sample the Tibetan specialty food tsampa in the home of a local family, and enjoy a breathtaking sunrise with a picnic breakfast over the Meili Xue Shan mountain range at the Feilasi Temple.
The tour begins with a stop at Tiger Leaping Gorge on the route to Zhongdian from Lijiang. One of the deepest gorges in the world, the valley separates the Jinsha River from the mountains of Northern Yunnan. Travelers will be able to take a trek (adjusted to their capabilities) around the gorge before continuing on to Baishuitai, a collection of limestone pool formations that resemble a calcified lava flow. The tour will then progress to Zhongdian where travelers can take a tour of the small maze of cobbled streets around the old town before having the quirky chance to join in with a daily dance routine that takes place in the main square.
The following day, travelers will journey to Nixi, a fascinating mountain-side town that nestles on a mountain that overhangs the Napahai Lake. During the morning, a guide will take the travelers to visit a local family to see their home and try the local specialty tsampa, a tasty mixture made from yaks butter, tea and flour. In the afternoon the tour will continue to Pudaocuo National Park, which is home to over 100 species of endangered animal including the Red Panda and Asiatic Black Bear.