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Yunan for 11 days in March 2013

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Yunan for 11 days in March 2013

2 of us are planning visit Lijiang, shangrila, Dali, Kunming, is it doable in 11 days or should we leave out shangrila instead? can anyone help us to arrange our route? we plan to cover the major city by flight where possible.

Thank you guys!

Chengdu, China
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1. Re: Yunan for 11 days in March 2013

1.Luala Lumpur to Kunming by flight

2.Kunming to Dali by flight ( half an hour)/by bus(4 hours)

3.Dali to Lijiang by bus (3 hours)

4.Lijiang to Shangri-La by bus (3.5 hours)

5 Shangri-La to Kunming by flight (one hour)

6.Kunming to KL by flight

11 days duration is proper to cover these major tourist attractions.How about adding one day trekking in Tiger Leaping Gorge if you love out-door activities.

Penang Island...
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2. Re: Yunan for 11 days in March 2013

wanderchina,

actually im starting my trip in Guangzhou and end in Guangzhou. Is this itenary workable?

1. Guangzhou --> Shangrila (Flight)

2. Shangrila --> Lijang(bus)-3.5 hours

3. Lijang ---> Dali(bus)-3 hours

4. Dali to kunming(flight) - half-an hour

5. Kunming --> Guangzhou(flight)

Where is Tiger leaping gorge located ?

Gurgaon
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3. Re: Yunan for 11 days in March 2013

tiger leaping gorge is located between shangrila and lijiang

beijing
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4. Re: Yunan for 11 days in March 2013

No. Do NOT fly from lowlands up to Shangri La, you will have altitude problems. Shangri La is nearly as high as Lhasa! Do it the other way around from Guangzhou to Kunming....ending in Shangri La so you can work your way steadily up over a number of days. Fly from Shangri-La back to Guangzhou (via Kunming connection if you have to).

Edited: 12:32 pm, February 24, 2013
Vancouver, Canada
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5. Re: Yunan for 11 days in March 2013

Second #4.

There are 2 options;

1. As #4: Guangzhou- Kumming- Dali- Lijiang- Shangri-La- Kumming or,

2. Guangzhou- Lijiang (direct flight)- Shangri-La- Dali- Kumming.

I pick opt#2 because it will minimize flight delay risk in Shangri-La due to season/weather causes.

For opt#1 itinerary;

D#1: Guangzhou- Kumming (by flight)- Dali (by bus).

D#2: Dali.

D#3: Dali.

Dali- Lijiang (by bus at the afternoon)

D#4: Lijiang, Shuhe, Baisha

D#5: Lijiang- Jade Dragon Mt- Lijiang

D#6: Lijiang- TLG (middle TLG- upper TLG on lower trail- Qiaotao)- Shangri-La

D#7: Shangri-La.

D#8: Shangri-La

D#9: Shangri-La- Kumming

D#10: Kumming (Stone Forest)

D#11: Kumming- Guangzhou (by flight)

For opt#2 itinerary;

D#1: Guangzhou- Lijiang (direct flight)

D#2: Lijiang, Shuhe, Baisha

D#3: Lijiang- Jade Dragon Mt- Lijiang

D#4: Lijiang- TLG (middle TLG- upper TLG on lower trail- Qiaotao)- Shangri-La

D#5: Shangri-La.

D#6: Shangri-La.

D#7: Shangri-La- Dali (by bus, 7 hours)

D#8: Dali

D#9: Dali

Dali- Kumming (by bus, 5 hours)

D#10: Kumming (Stone Forest)

D#11: Kumming- Guangzhou (by flight)

In March, weather in Shangri-La will snow and wet (according to the 2011.03 and 2012.03 historical data). Flowers not yet blooming. May cut to 2-night here and add one more day in Kumming.

Penang Island...
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6. Re: Yunan for 11 days in March 2013

Thank you everyone for your advice. We decide to fly to lijiang from guangzhou, then to kunming and back to Guangzhou. Since we spoke and write good mandarin,we will only plan our escape after we touch down in lijiang.

Thank you guys and stay safe

7. Re: Yunan for 11 days in March 2013

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