Enhance your destination experience with our carefully curated activities, designed to provide a deeper and more meaningful understanding of what defines the fabled valleys in Shangri-la.
Experience the Rich Cultural Heritage of Shangri-la
Embark on guided walks that reveal the natural beauty of ancient villages and the fascinating Tibetan way of life. Join the locals for evening square dancing and experience vibrant festivals in Shangri-la.
The pictureresque Potatso National Park, which contains more than 20% of China's plant species & about one-third of its mammal and bird species. Also, located between the rolling emerald hills of Shangri-la, Napa Lake Nature Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is an exquisite seasonal lake with clear waters mirroring the skies above.
Visit a Local Tibetan
Drink warm yak butter tea in a Tibetan family’s home and participate in the local lifestyle. A heartwarming experience to gain a deeper understanding of Shangri-la and its people.
Explore Tibetan Monasteries
Stroll through the yak-oil lit passageways and great halls of Little Potala Palace, the biggest Tibetan Buddhism monastery in Yunnan -- or discover the charming and less-travelled Dong Zhu Lin Monastery in Benzilan.
Relax and Enjoy
Enjoy in-resort activities on our sprawling property and pristine landscape. Horseback-riding on Tibetan horses, oil painting and stargazing, these are some activities offered in the resort. Whether you seek a more active holiday or simply want to relax on the Resort, this is a place where you can simply “be.”
Discover Vibrant Local Markets
A visit to the bustling local markets entices the senses and provides a window into the everyday lives of the locals. Exotic fruits and produce, delicious cured meats, yak cheese, wild mushrooms, and local snacks abound.
Enjoy award winning Shangri-la Highland Craft Beer
Visit the brewery and sample incredibly distinctive award-winning Shangri-La beers. Brewed at over 3,300 meters above sea-level with only the finest all-natural ingredients, Shangri-La Beer is truly liquid heaven.
Hike on Shangri-la Mountains
Situated amidst gentle ridges, gurgling streams and luminous stands of mountain birch, The Hidden Valley Resort provides direct access to hiking trails on the surrounding mountains. When in season, you can pick wild mushrooms and bamboo shoots for dinner, guided by the Resort’s local staff who know the mountains like the backs of their hands.
Nixi Black Pottery Making
Nixi Village is known for its beautiful Tibetan black pottery, unique to this region. The traditional pottery-making technique has lasted for thousands of years. Make your own Tibetan black clayware in a pottery master’s workshop.