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Spirituality Along the Tea Horse Road

9 nights
7 retreats
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The incredible (surreal even!) take-your-breathe-away landscapes paired with the long-standing traditions and rituals of Yunnan's ethnic minorities make this region one of China's most spiritual. From a private tour of Yunnan's largest Tibetan monastery perched at 3,000m to encounters with the Lama over a cup of pipping hot yak butter tea to trekking through Niding forest and gathering around a hotpot with the local community, you'll embark on a journey that will open your eyes and heart.

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Day 1
Lijiang Old Town
Arrival at Lijiang airport. Explore the pedestrian-only charming old town, a Unesco World Heritage site. Sleep at LUX* Lijiang.
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Day 2
Baoshan Stone Town
Scenic 3h30-drive to Baoshan Stone Town, a tiny Naxi town on the edge of a cliff overlooking Jinsha river. Sleep at LUX* Stone Town.
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Day 3
Daju's Farmlands
Scenic 2h30-drive to Daju Village, where you'll experience the Naxi way of life. Stay at LUX* Daju Village.
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Day 4
Tiger leaping gorge boat trip
After cruising the gorges, drive to Shangri-La for a behind-the-scenes visit of the Songzanlin Monastery and tea with the monks.
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Day 5
The gateway to Tibetan culture
Scenic 3h30-drive through the truly stunning Balagezong Valley up to Benzilan. Sleep at LUX* Benzilan, our stylish lodge-style retreat.
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Day 6
Hikes and hotpots
Explore Niding Village with its traditional Tibetan architecture and hike in the forest before enjoying a Naxi hotpot in the woods. Sleep at LUX* Benzilan.
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Day 7
Slow-living in Peach Valley
Scenic 3h30 road trip to the peaceful Peach Valley. Tea ceremony amidst the peach orchard. Sleep at LUX* Peach Valley.
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Day 8
Sangushui
One-hour drive to Sangushui. Enjoy a tea ritual and activities around the hotel. Sleep at LUX* Sangushui.
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Day 9
At the heart of Naxi Culture
One-hour drive to buzzing Lijiang with a halt at Baisha, the original Naxi capital, and Yulong Snow Mountain. Sleep at LUX* Lijiang.
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Day 10
Lijiang Old Town
Explore the pedestrian historic town before departing from the Lijiang airport.

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