Drive 200 KM northern to Shangri-la, 4.5 hours.
Lijiang Shangri-La by road
Stop on the way for a dramatic view of the Yangzi's near-180-degree turn. Then is the Tiger Leaping Gorge. The Jade Dragon Snow Mountains and the Haba Snow Mountains lean close to each other and a large volume of torrent moving between them cutting deeper and deeper into the bottom of the gorge.
Upon arrival, drive to the ancient town of Shangri-la with rest of the day at leisure for your own exploration.
Meals: Hotel Western Breakfast + Chinese Lunch
Hotel: 4 star Shangri-la Shiner Hotel or similar