Tibet Tour from Shangri-La – Napa Lake
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Tibet Tour from Shangri-La – Napa Lake

Update: Nov. 29th, 2012

Napa Lake

Tibet Tour from Shangri-La – Introduction of Napa Lake

The Napa Lake is located in northwest of Shangri-La County, about 8 kilometers away from the county town. It is also named Yila Grassland. It is the ideal habitat of black-necked crane which is under the state's first-grade protection, and the largest grassland in Shangri-La County. In May of every year, the Napa Lake is a covered by green grass. At the beginning of June, various wild flowers will gradually bloom, and herds of cattle and sheep rise and fall with the grass ocean. Furthermore, the three snow mountains on the west side tower up quietly. The snow mountain, grassland and herds of cattle and sheep consist of the splendid sights of Shangri-La. Consequently, the Napa Lake is a must-visit sight spot in the Tibet tour from Shangri-La.

Tibet Tour from Shangri-La – Transportation to Napa Lake

The cost of take taxi to the Napa Lake and go back is about 50 CNY. If you have enough energy, you also can go to Napa Lake by bike. It will take about three to four hours.

Riding horse is a special activity at Napa Lake. The cost of riding horse is about 30 CNY.

Tibet Tour from Shangri-La – Delicacy at Napa Lake

Butter Tea

Butter tea is necessary drink in Tibetan family. Due to the altitude of Shangri-La is high and temperature is low, the butter tea can provide heat and energy to human body. When you drink butter tea for the first time, you will feel the taste is very odd. For the second sip, you will feel its good taste. For the third sip, the long lasting aftertaste will deeply impress you.

Pipa Meat

Pipa meat is a kind of special meat which spiced by Tibetan traditional ways. The way of making Pipa meat has over thousand years' history, the Pipa meat can keep the quality in four to five year. The taste of Pipa meat is very fresh and special. It is popular local delicacy to entertain guests in Tibetan family.

Tibetan Pastry

Tibetans are good at making pastry. The most popular in Shangri-La is Fried Pastry which is in various shapes and "Basa" Pastry. Both of them are necessary food to entertain guests in Tibetan family.

Tibet Tour from Shangri-La – Tips of Visiting Napa Lake

Entrance Ticket: 30 CNY per person

Available Time: 8:30 -18:00

Visiting Hours: four to five hours

Tel: 0887-8200077

Best Time: summer and autumn

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