In 2012, a group of childhood friends from Singapore chanced upon a literal hidden valley in the mountains of Shangri-la, and they fell in love with it immediately. Captivated by the atmosphere of James Hilton’s Lost Horizon and the unspoiled beauty of the Ancient Tea Horse Road, the friends dreamed of sharing this experience with the rest of the world. Thus, they built The Hidden Valley Resort, the first glamping resort in Shangri-la, for guests to get up close to China’s last frontier.
When we first chanced upon this beautiful valley hidden between the majestic reclining Buddha Mountains and a gathering of the forests, we were filled with a sense of possibilities. We fell in love with its pristine condition, its picturesque scenery and with it being a natural part of the neighbouring communities.
It is with this love in mind that we would like to give you The Hidden Valley Resort. While this was built to be a boutique resort, it is also an extension of the community. Rounding out our dream to share this place with guests, was our vision to involve and give back to the community.
Built by the hands of local villagers, the resort will continue to provide jobs and incomes to further uplift the standards of living in Shangri-La. We source farm-to-table ingredients and resources from Bisong Village and its surrounding neighbourhoods. Our staff are also from the surrounding communities, providing a unique Tibetan flavour. Ultimately, we seek to help preserve the local environment and culture, offering a truly unique experience for guests.
Staff At The Hidden Valley Resort
Shangri-la is located in Yunnan, China, bordered by Tibet, Sichuan, Guizhou and Myanmar. Shangri-la was formerly called Zhongdian, but it was renamed in 2001, after the Tibetan utopia in James Hiltons’ novel, Lost Horizon.