Tibetan Mask Dance Festival

Tibetan Mask Dance Festival

Itinerary

Day1, Arrival in Shangri-La
Transfer to Hotel in the old town, meet up with the group for dinner.

Day 2, Shangri-La
Day in Shangri-La to visit the old town, walk up to Chicken Temple on a small hill, just a couple of monks here take care of the temple, not big but you can see local Tibetans come to temple to pray and worship, visit Songtseling Monastery, this is the biggest Tibetan Buddhist Monastery in Yunnan hosts more than 500 lamas, we will take a walk around the lake in front of the of the monastery where you can have a good view of the area.

Day 3, Drive to Feilaishi
Visit Nixi village to see the local make the pottery in the traditional way from clan, visit the village with some walks in the fields. Drive to Deqen with visit to Dongzhulin Monastery, a yellow hat sect Tibetan Buddhist Monastery in the middle of mountain. Drive over Baima Mountain Pass at 4250m. Overnight at Feilaishi where you can see the Meili Snow Mountain.

Day 4, Mask Dance Festival
Look at the sunrise of Meili just from hotel room. Two and half hours drive to Yunlin to attend the Mask Dance Festival in a temple in the middle of Mountain. Lamas dance with different masks of animals in the courtyard on monastery.

Day 5, Mask Dance Festival
Another day to attend the Festival. Drive to Cizhong village at the end of the day, Cizhong is a small village lived by Tibetan and Naxi near the Mekong River.

Day 6, Visit Cizhong and drive to Weixi
Visit Cizhong village in the morning, we can still see the Church here built by French missionaries in 1880’s, people here have the mixed religions. Drive to Weixi in the afternoon with visits to some Lisu villages along the Mekong River.

Day 7, Drive to Lijiang
Drive to Lijiang via Qizhong and Tacheng with visit to Lisu and Naxi village along the road, drive along the Yangtze and visit the First Bend of the Yangtze.

Day 8 Lijiang
Day in Lijiang to visit the Old Town of Lijaing, Puji Moanstery with some walks in the pine forest, visit Yuhu village in the frond of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. Over night hotel and tour end.

Departure: Oct. 7th to 14th, 2015

Price: US$ 1,460.00 Per person
US$ 260.00 Single Supplement

Group Size: 6 – 8 Persons

The price includes:
Hotels
All meals
Sightseeing Programs & entry fees
English Speaking Guide
Transfers and transportation by private vehicles