1 Day Shangrila Tibetan Culture Tour with Napahai Lake, Tibetan Villages and Songzanlin Monastery

Being located 8 kilometers northwest of Shangri-la County Town, Napahai Lake means “the forest beside the lake”, which covers 660,000 square meters. During this tour, we will visit the Little Potala Palace – Songzanlin Monastery, the natural reserve – Napahai Lake and also some Tibetan villages around the lake.


  • The Little Potala Palace – Songzanlin Monastery.
  • The natural reserve – Napahai Lake.
  • Tibetan villages.

Detailed Itinerary

In the morning, meet your tour guide and driver at hotel lobby, then drive to Songzanlin Monastery located in the northern part of Shangri-la County. Built in 1679, the monastery is the largest Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Yunnan province and is sometimes referred to as the Little Potala Palace. It is a good chance to know about Tibetan plastic arts by admiring the architecture, painting and others in this “Tibetan Art Museum”.

After lunch, move on to the Napahai Lake. Located around 8 kilometers from Shangri-La, the lake is a nature reserve for birds, especially the black-necked crane. Visit some Tibetan villages around the lake and soak up the fascinating local culture.

Service Included:

  • Admission fees for all of the sightseeing spots listed in the itinerary;
  • Lunch;
  • Private English-speaking tour guide;
  • Private vehicle for transfers & sightseeing with skilled driver;
  • Service charge & government taxes.

Service Excluded:

  • Tips to guides and drivers;
  • Personal expenses and gratuities to service staff;
  • Personal travel accident insurance;
  • All optional programs.