In the morning, you will once again have the chance to immerse yourselves into the Tibetan culture by wandering around the lovely Tibetan town of Zhongdian, located at about 3,400 meters. Many travelers use this picturesque town as a gateway into Tibet, either travelling many days overland from here to Lhasa by jeep, or by flying from the city's airport.
However, the town is a tourist destination in itself, primarily due to the nearby Gandan Sumtseling Monastery, Tiger Leaping Gorge, and amazing the Tibetan culture all around. You will spend the morning first visiting a Tibetan village known for making black pottery, then by going to see the local vegetable market.
After lunch you'll visit Songzanlin Monastery, one of the largest Tibetan monasteries in Yunnan province. You will then go on a moderate hike to a nearby Tibetan village and visit a Tibetan family to try their yak butter tea.
Overnight in a hotel in Shangri - La. Breakfast and lunch included.