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Secret EnergyThe Buddhist Monks – Sakya Tashi Ling
▲The meditation music “Secret Energy” composed by the Spanish “Buddhist Monks” group (The Buddhist Monks) based on Tibetan Buddhist scriptures
“Going to Tibet once in a lifetime” is an indispensable goal for most travelers in their lives. However, there are many roads to Tibet, which one is more suitable for you?
My point is: follow your heart and it will guide you in the direction you want to go.
And my inner choice is: hard roads, pure lakes, snow mountains and glaciers, pure land secrets, wild flowers everywhere, Buddhist sanctuary, humanities everywhere…
This is the pilgrimage of Yunnan-Tibet Line 7.
This is a road that a mature traveler would choose to enter Tibet. It is not superficial, extraordinary, monotonous, or curious; there are snow-capped mountains, lakes, wild flowers, bad roads, comfort, wildness, and warmth; More importantly, there are humanities, public welfare, and feelings.
The pilgrimage of Yunnan-Tibet Line 7 starts in the Greater Shangri-La area, crosses three major rivers and several snow-capped mountains, enters Nyingchi, Tibet along the Bingchacha line, and then arrives in Lhasa against the Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon…
Yunnan-Tibet Line 7
After numerous field walks and explorations by our different members (including travel masters, humanistic photographers, and several riders around the tower), the “Bingchacha Pilgrimage Tour” we designed in Yunnan and Tibet will finally be held on May 7 Embarked on the road of pilgrimage together with the owners of the Mercedes-Benz Big G.
Sponsor: Mercedes-Benz Big G Club / Big Bird Travel / Yunnan-Tibet Line 7
Itinerary: 13 days
Date: May 7-19, 2019
Line: Lijiang – Xiaozhongdian/Qianhu Mountain – Meili Snow Mountain/Biluo Snow Mountain – Bingzhongluo – Tsawarong – Muruo Village/Zhimei Village – Zayu – Ranwu Lake – Lulang – Lhasa – Shenhu/Yanghu Lake – Shigatse – Baiba/Mount Everest
Highlights: Qianhu Mountain camping (exclusive high-quality scenic spot), Chacha section camping, Everest Baiba public welfare education, etc.
Lijiang Big Bird Travel Club Gathered
Lijiang Big Bird Travel Club is located in Snow Mountain Art Town, Shuhe Ancient Town, with Jade Dragon Snow Mountain right in front of you.
Simply put, this is just one of the countless inns and B&Bs in Lijiang. But if you go deep into it, you will definitely feel the difference here.
A caring host will not let his clubhouse be mediocre. Whether it is the design and decoration of the entire yard, or the decorations inside, not to mention the wild and retro motorcycles, it reflects the taste and feelings of the owner.
<< Slide the picture to the left to feel the difference of Big Bird Clubhouse
Don’t worry about being bored. If you want to visit the ancient town, view the snow-capped mountains, and experience the folk customs of Lijiang, you can have a full sense of experience here—in addition to Shuhe Ancient Town, there are also Lijiang Ancient Town and Baisha Ancient Town; and many beautiful ancient villages around are still preserved. The original folk customs and ecology, such as Kaiwen Village, Xuesong Village, etc.
Lijiang – Shangri-La Thousand Lakes Mountain/Little Zhongdian
Travel: about 150 km / 3 hours
Accommodation: Camping in Qianhu Mountain
This is a journey so beautiful that people can’t calm down. Shangri-La, a world-renowned paradise, lives up to its reputation. If you don’t know its beauty yet, it’s because you don’t know much about it yet.
From Lijiang to Shangri-La, many people only know that there is Tiger Leaping Gorge on the way (and it is only the most common upper tiger jump, but they don’t know that there are wonderful middle tiger jumps and lower tiger jumps). In fact, Little Zhongdian and Qianhu Mountain are the soul of Shangri-La. Their beauty is at least comparable to or even surpassed by Pudacuo, China’s first national forest park.
The beautiful and charming rural scenery of Little Zhongdian fascinates those who know how to explore and discover it;
The spotless alpine wildflower forest lakes of Qianhu Mountain are actually synonymous with paradise.
However, if you think that you can only see the beautiful scenery, it is only very superficial! Have you ever imagined camping in such a beautiful scenery?
Think about it? That’s a good idea, right? But you’ll find that we’ve got it all covered for you!
Another thing you need to know is that Qianhu Mountain is not a completely open scenic spot. It can be said that this is our exclusive attraction, and you will enjoy it.
Qianhu Mountain/Little Zhongdian – Shangri-La – Meili Snow Mountain
Travel: about 240 km / 5 hours
Accommodation: Feilai Temple
From Qianhu Mountain to Meili Snow Mountain (Feilai Temple), there are many beautiful scenery waiting for you along the way, including the Yila Grassland, Napa Sea, Baima Snow Mountain, and finally, of course, the magnificent sunset of Meili Snow Mountain.
White Horse Snow Mountain
Meili Snow Mountain
Meili Snow Mountain- Biluo Snow Mountain- Bingzhongluo
Travel: about 170 km / 5 hours
First of all, what you should look forward to the most is Kawagebo Rizhao Jinshan in Meili Snow Mountain. This day should be an important day in your life.
Meili Snow Mountain Rizhao Jinshan
Then, from Meili Snow Mountain to Bingzhongluo, you need to cross the Lancang River, cross the Biluo Snow Mountain in the westernmost range of the Hengduan Mountains, and then cross the Nujiang River to reach Bingzhongluo, the legendary place where “humans and gods live together”.
cross the Lancang River
Over Biluo Snow Mountain
See the first bay of the Nujiang River and arrive at Bingzhongluo
In Bingzhongluo, in addition to natural landscapes such as the First Bend of the Nujiang River, Peach Blossom Island, and Shimen Pass, there are also cultural landscapes such as Chongding Church, Puhua Temple, Wuli Village, and the Ancient Tea Horse Road.
Bingzhongluo Chongding Church
The Ancient Tea Horse Road in the upper reaches of Bingzhongluo
How can a mature journey into Tibet be without humanistic exploration? Moreover, this is the core of the “Yunnan-Tibet Line 7”.
Bingzhongluo – Tsavalon – Muruo Village/Zhimei Village
Travel: about 300 km / 7 hours
Accommodation: Muruo Village camping
Finally entered “Bingchacha”, it is really worth getting excited about. More importantly, though, is the thrill of driving safely.
In this section, the most commendable are the cliffs, deep valleys and large quicksands.
On this day, we will come again in Muruo Village, a beautiful Tibetan village, to camp beautifully.
Muruo Village – Zayu – Ranwu Lake
Travel: about 350 km / 9 hours
Accommodation: Ranwu Lake
Go through a virgin forest, climb two snow-capped mountains, walk a hundred kilometers of washboard road, enter Zayu County, and finally complete Bingchacha, a top road in the hearts of self-drivers and off-roaders.
To the north of Chavalon, away from the Nu River, there are many virgin forests
Chacha section must cross two snow mountains
Then there is the scenery of Jiangnan in Tibet and Nyingchi. The beautiful Ranwu Lake is waiting ahead.
Jingmei Ranwu Lake
There are many beautiful glaciers around
Ranwu Lake – Lulang
Travel: about 290 km / 6 hours
Mercedes-Benz in the pastoral scenery of Lulang known as “Oriental Switzerland” is a rare but must-have experience in this life. People say, “When you arrive in Gongbrulang, you forget your hometown”.
On this day, what you have to do is: see the beautiful scenery, eat the stone pot chicken.
Lulang – Lhasa
Travel: about 470 kilometers / 6 hours and a half
On this day, a landscape avenue leads directly to the holy city of Lhasa. Enjoy the staged relaxation and comfort.
Rest in Lhasa
Friends who have worked hard along the way, this is a day of pilgrimage for a pilgrimage. Places such as the Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, and Barkhor Street are worth experiencing and even worshiping, if you believe in Buddhism.
Lhasa – Yamdrok Co – Shigatse
Travel: about 300 kilometers / 5 hours and a half
After the Lhasa pilgrimage, another climax awaits everyone. We continue all the way west. On this day, the places to visit include Yamdrok Yumco and Tashilhunpo Monastery.
Among the many beautiful places in Tibet, Yamdrok is one of the most important
I just saw the Rakhang Temple the day before, and I still want to see the Tashilhunpo Monastery, there is always a reason
Shigatse – Baiba
Travel: about 230 kilometers / 4 hours and a half
Being in the Himalayas, we should always admire the “mountain”. On this day, our theme is to see the mountains——
In Tingri County, among the peaks of the Himalayas, there are at least five peaks worthy of our admiration in terms of height and appearance. They include Zhangzifeng (7543m), Menlongze (7175m), Labjikang (7367m), Ziburi (5500m) and Gyatsola (5220m).
Mount Everest Public Welfare Student Aid-Baiba Rest
The theme of the day is Public Welfare. We don’t just come on pilgrimage, we also offer love. We can’t just take, we call for giving.
Disbandment, each Xinzang line, back to Lhasa, the Great Northern line, etc.