15 Days Yunnan and Tibet Small Group Tour

During this amazing tour, we will visit the top destinations of Yunnan trip, including Kunming, Dali, Lijiang and Shangri-La. Then fly to Lhasa to feel its strong Buddhism atmosphere and also admire the beautiful views of Mount Everest.


  • Visit the top destinations of Yunnan tour: Kunming, Dali, Lijiang and Shangri-La.
  • Get close to the roof of the world – Tibet and feel its strong Buddhism atmosphere.
  • Admire the beautiful views of Mount Everest.

Brief Itinerary

  • Day 1: Kunming Arrival
  • Day 2: Kunming – Dali
  • Day 3: Dali
  • Day 4: Dali – Lijiang
  • Day 5: Lijiang
  • Day 6: Lijiang – Shangri-La
  • Day 7: Shangri-La
  • Day 8: Shangri-La – Lhasa
  • Day 9: Lhasa
  • Day 10: Lhasa
  • Day 11: Lhasa – Gyangtse – Shigatse
  • Day 12: Shigatse – Everest Base Camp
  • Day 13: Everest Base Camp – Shigatse
  • Day 14: Shigatse – Lhasa
  • Day 15: Lhasa Departure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Kunming Arrival

Sightseeing and Activities:
Accommodation: Kunming

Upon arrival, transfer to the hitel on your own.

Day 2 Kunming – Dali

Sightseeing and Activities: Stone Forest, Birds and Flowers Market, the Green Lake Park
Accommodation: overnight train
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

The Stone Forest in Kunming

Meet your tour guide and driver at Jinma Biji Archway at 09:00 am and then drive about 85km to the Stone Forest.

In the afternoon, drive back to Kunming and visit Birds and Flowers Market. Then stroll around the Green Lake Park, and enjoy local dancing and music.

In the evening, transfer to Kunming Railway Station for the overnight train to Dali(Reference train No.: K9626 23:30-06:42+1, soft sleeper(four-berth compartment).

Day 3 Dali

Sightseeing and Activities: Xizhou morning market, Zhoucheng village, Three Pagodas, Erhai Lake cruise, Dali Old Town
Accommodation: Dali
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Sightseeing and Activities: Xizhou morning market, Zhoucheng Village, Erhai Lake cruise, Three Pagodas
Accommodation: Taiheju Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

Arrive at Dali Railway Station in the early morning. Meet your local tour guide & driver and transfer to Taiheju Hotel for breakfast and the luggage settlement. Then head to visit Xizhou morning market and Zhoucheng Village.

In the afternoon, take a cruise on Erhai Lake. Then visit Three Pagodas in Chongsheng Monastery.

Day 4 Dali – Lijiang

Sightseeing and Activities: Dali Old Town, Black Dragon Pool, Lijiang Old Town, Baisha Old Town
Accommodation: Baisha Holiday Resort
Meals: Breakfast

In the morning, explore Dali Old Town including the Foreigner Street, the Ancient City Wall of Dali and The Gate Tower.

Transfer 2 hours to Lijiang, visit Black Dragon Pool and Lijiang Old Town. Visit Baisha Old Town in the late afternoon.

Day 5 Lijiang

Sightseeing and Activities:Baisha Murals, Yuhu Village and Former Residence of Joseph Rock, Mufu Palace, Wangu Tower
Accommodation: Baisha Holiday Resort
Meals: Breakfast

This morning, walk to visit Baisha Murals. Then pay a visit to Yuhu Village and Former Residence of Joseph Rock.

In the afternoon, visit Mufu Palace, walk up to the top of the Lion Hill to visit Wangu Tower and enjoy the panoramic view of Lijiang Old Town from Wangu Tower.

Option: If you don’t want to choose our Lijiang city tour, you also can take our option of 1 Day Jade Dragon Snow Mountain Group Tour (Price: USD 150/Person extra).

Day 6 Lijiang – Shangri-La

Sightseeing and Activities: the First Bend of Yangtze River, Tiger Leaping Gorge, Dukezong Ancient Town, Guishan Hill
Accommodation: Sheng Qu Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

Yixiantian Ray of Sunshine in the Middle Section of Tiger Leaping Gorge

After breakfast, drive to Shangri-La city. On the way, have a view of the First Bend of Yangtze River from afar and continue to visit Tiger Leaping Gorge which is the deepest gorge in the world.

In the afternoon, drive about 2 hours to Shangri-La and check in hotel. Later, stroll around Dukezong Ancient Town and walk up to the top of Guishan Hill to see the Grand Prayer Wheel and have a panoramic view of Shangri-La city and Dukezong Ancient Town.

Transfer to the hotel.

Day 7 Shangri-La

Sightseeing and Activities: Songzanlin Monastery, Napahai Lake, local family visit
Accommodation: Shangri-La
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Visit Songzanlin Monastery in the morning. Transfer to visit Napahai Lake. Pay a visit a local Tibetan family and have a simple Tibetan lunch for free.

Drive back to Shangri-La city.

Day 8 Shangri-La – Lhasa

Sightseeing and Activities:
Accommodation: Lhasa
Meals: Breakfast

Today take the flight to Lhasa. Upon arrival, met by tour guide and transferred to your hotel. Have a good rest and get acclimatized to the high altitude in Tibet.

Day 9 Lhasa

Sightseeing and Activities: Potala Palace, Johkang Temple, Barkhor Street
Accommodation: Lhasa
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

After breakfast at hotel, the Lhasa tour begins with the must-see attraction – Potala Palace, the largest monastery of its type in the world and official home to Dalai Lama.

In the afternoon, move on to Jokhang Monastery and walk along the Barkhor Street nearby. Enjoy the local Tibetan culture here.

Day 10 Lhasa

Sightseeing and Activities: Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery
Accommodation: Lhasa
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

After breakfast at hotel, drive to visit Drepung Monastery – one of the three great monasteries in Tibet. Visit the biggest monastery kitchen inside the monastery and enjoy Buddhist Sculpture Carving workshop near Drepung.

In the afternoon, move on to another one of the “great three” Gelug university monasteries of Tibet – Sera Monastery. Visit Monks debate, Tibetan religious scripture printing house, three sand Mandalas and colorful Rock Painting of Buddha.

Day 11 Lhasa – Shigatse

Sightseeing and Activities: Yamdrok-tso Lake, Pelkor Monastery, Gyantse Kumbum
Accommodation: Shigatse
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

After breakfast, we will drive over the Gampala pass to Shigatse. On the way, have a glimpse of Yamdrok-tso Lake – one of the three largest sacred lakes in Tibet, which is surrounded by many snow-capped mountains and is fed by numerous small streams. Also have spectacular views of Holy Mount Nyenchen Khangsar in the distance, the highest mountain near Lhasa.

Then pass the Korola Glacier and enjoy it on the roadside. After Gyantse arrival – Tibet’s third largest city, visit the Pelkor Monastery and Gyantse Kumbum.

Continue the drive to Shigatse – the second largest city in Tibet.

Day 12 Shigatse – Everest Base Camp

Sightseeing and Activities: Rongbuk Monastery
Accommodation: tent or guesthouse
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Today we will continue the drive westwards the Friendship way to Tingri and continue to Rongbuk Monastery – the highest monastery in the world.

Stay overnight at Tent or Guest House near to Rongbuk Monastery.

Day 13 Everest Base Camp – Shigatse

Sightseeing and Activities: sunrise, Rongbuk Monastery
Accommodation: Shigatse
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Get up early to enjoy the stunning sunrise of the peak. Then visit Rongbuk Monastery.

After the visit, drive back to Shigatse.

Day 14 Shigatse – Lhasa

Sightseeing and Activities:
Accommodation: Lhasa
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Today we will follow the friendship Highway back to Lhasa, which will take about 6 hours.

Day 15 Lhasa Departure

Sightseeing and Activities:
Meals: Breakfast

Today your wonderful tour will complete. Be escorted to the airport for your flight and service ends.

Recommended Hotels and Price List

Destinations Nights Hotel List Hotel Contact Info Hotel Standard
Kunming 1 Camelia Hotel  Economy
Dali 2 Taiheju Inn    Economy
Lijiang 2 Baisha Holiday Resort    Economy
Shangri-La 2 Holy Melody Hotel    Economy
Lhasa 4  Lhasa Yak Hotel    Economy
Shigatse 2 KD Manasarovar Hotel    Economy
Everest Base Camp 1 Rongbuk Monastery Guesthouse or Tent    Simple Guisthouse


2019 Prices
                                                                       Earlier Booking, Bigger Savings

10% off – book 60 days before, 5% off – book 30 days before
Arrival Date Departure Date Double Occupancy
Single Supplement Free Inquiry
Jun 06(Thu) Jun 20(Thu) $2769 $2492 $400  
Jun 13(Thu) Jun 20(Thu) $2769 $2492 $400  
Jun 20(Thu) Jun 20(Thu) $2769 $2492 $400  
Jun 27(Thu) Jun 20(Thu) $2769 $2492 $400  
Jul 04(Thu) Jun 20(Thu) $2769 $2492 $400  
Jul 11(Thu) Jun 20(Thu) $2769 $2492 $400  
Jul 18(Thu) Jun 20(Thu) $2769 $2492 $400  
Jul 25(Thu) Jun 20(Thu) $2769 $2492 $400  
Aug 01(Thu) Jun 20(Thu) $2769 $2492 $400  
Aug 08(Thu) Jun 20(Thu) $2769 $2492 $400  
Aug 15(Thu) Jun 20(Thu) $2769 $2492 $400  
Aug 22(Thu) Jun 20(Thu) $2769 $2492 $400  
Aug 29(Thu) Jun 20(Thu) $2769 $2492 $400  
Sep 05(Thu) Jun 20(Thu) $2769 $2492 $400  
  • Prices are per person in US Dollars; departures are guaranteed even with one person!
  • Any parts of the itinerary e.g. tour length, activities & hotels can be tailored to your individual interests.
  • A single supplement is a charge paid by a solo traveler to compensate a hotel or cruise line for losses incurred because only one person is staying in a room or cruise ship cabin. Our tour operators base their prices on double occupancy.

Service Included:

  • Admission fees for all of the sightseeing spots listed in the itinerary;
  • Meals as listed in the itinerary;
  • Accommodations: hotels based on twin occupancy as specified(Except day tours);
  • Sharing English-speaking tour guide;
  • Sharing vehicle for transfers & sightseeing with skilled driver;
  • Service charge & government taxes;
  • Luggage transfers between airports and hotels;
  • Domestic train tickets of soft sleeper.

Service Excluded:

  • Any arrival and departure international airfares or train tickets;
  • Chinese visa fees;
  • Excess baggage charged by Airlines;
  • Single room supplement;
  • Tips to guides and drivers;
  • Personal expenses and gratuities to service staff;
  • Personal travel accident insurance;
  • All optional programs.

※   Prices are valid from Nov 1, 2018 to Dec 31, 2019, except Chinese public holidays, local fairs or events.
※   CDT reserves the right to adjust the price caused by exchange rate
※   No guide on the flight and Yangtze River cruise. 
※   Recommended hotels are subject to change in actual booking
※   Special requirements should be advised to  CDT in advance.
※   CDT reserves the right of final explanation for any change due to the reasons beyond our control