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The Start of a Journey

We are perfectly located to take advantage of a mind-boggling variety of natural and cultural attractions. From the ancient village spring right at our doorstep, to the virgin snow peaks of Yulong Mountain less than a half hour’s drive away. Add to this a kaleidoscope of local minorities, and fresh seasonal cuisine, and you have the start of a very rich journey.

Speak to our experienced local staff to find out more about these incredible sights and experiences. We’ll be happy to arrange something for you.

You can also keep abreast of The Bivou Team’s adventures on our Facebook Page!

6 Day 6 Night Haba Snow Mountain Climbing Adventure (May to Dec)

Due to the forgiving slopes & well-established climbing routes, Haba Snow Mountain (5396 metres) is considered an ideal climb for beginners who wish to experience climbing a real 5000m snow mountain. This trip allows you to experience the typical process of...

4D4N Yubeng Trekking Adventure

Yubeng Village Yubeng Village is a Tibetan village at the foot of Meili Snow Mountain in Yunnan Province. It can be said to be a paradise for hikers, offering one of the most alluring hiking destinations in China.  Trekking to Yubeng, the village hidden within...

The Bivou 4 Day 3 Night Discover Greater Shangri-La Adventure

Day 1 Lijiang-Xionggu-Tiger Leaping Gorge-Little Zhongdian-Shangri-La (170km) Day 2 Shangri-La-Nixi-Benzilan-Deqin-Feilai Temple (Meili panorama) (180km) Day 3 Feilai Temple-Deqin-Cizhong-Tongle-Tacheng (267km) Day 4 Tacheng-Hada Village-Bazu-Qizong-Shigu (Stone Drum...

Exploration of Lijiang’s Dayan Old Town

Trip 1: Lijiang Old Town & Market Guided Trip 3.5 hours | 9:30 am or 2:30 pm start | A guided exploration of 800-year-old Dayan Old Town, the core of UNESCO’s World Heritage Site. Major landmarks and key cultural highlights will be visited, with explanations of...

1-Day Jade Dragon (Yulong) Snow Mountain Tour

8 hours | 9:30 am start Yulong Snow Mountain, standing at 5596 metres and consisting of 13 peaks, has the southernmost glacier in the Northern Hemisphere. It is a sanctuary for rare animals and wild plants. The mountain forms a stunning backdrop to renowned director...

1-Day Trip to Laojunshan NP (99 Dragon Pool)

LaoJun Mountain (99 Dragon Pool) 11 hours | 7:30 am start | Renowned for its biologically diverse collection of  precious flora and fauna, the 99 dragon pool area, with its dense forests and crystal clear glacial lakes, is China’s second national park, best known for...

1-Day Trip to Liming Red Sandstone (Danxia) Landforms

Thousand Tortoise Mountain (Liming) 9 hours | 8:30 am start | Liming offers some of the most remarkable red/purple sandstone formations (‘danxia’) in China, including the fascinating “tortoise shell” surface pattern at Mount Qian Gui in Liming. Along the way, visit...

1- Day Baisha Bike Adventure

2-3 hours | 9:30 am or 3.30 pm start Follow our own Bivou Bike Trail and ride towards the mighty Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, passing ancient Naxi villages, quaint farmhouses and lush farmland, as you make your way to 1000 year old Baisha village, where time appears to...

Public Bus Adventure through the Yulong Foothills

5-6 hours | 10:00 am start | 1 rmb per bus trip (Self Exploration) Following the Bivou Map, take the public bus (No. 6) northwards into the unspoilt villages around the foothills of Yulong Snow Mountain. Enjoy magnificent views of the Lijiang valley. Optional: Take a...

1-Day Bodolo Yi Minority Village Visit

6 hours | 9:30 am start Nestled in a beautiful valley overlooking the Yangtze River, a visit to Bodolo, ‘the most beautiful place’, dwarfed by sheer silver cliffs with the Yulong Snow Mountain looming in the background, makes for an unforgettable trip. Enjoy a...

2-Day Trek on Tiger Leaping Gorge High Trail

The 2 day High Trail trek of the Tiger Leaping Gorge is easily considered one of the best treks in China. Not for the unfit, the hiking trail runs along the base of the Haba Peak providing spectacular views of 7,000 foot cliffs yielding to the jagged pinnacles of Jade...

1-Day Rock Climbing Experience at Shigu (Stone Drum) Town

Known for the intriguing "First Bend of the Yangtze River", Shigu Town (and the nearby village of Liming) are fast developing to be China's top climbing destinations.  Having everything a professional climber could want, Shigu offers beautifully sculpted boulders...

1-Day Trip to Tiger Leaping Gorge

Trip 1: Upper Tiger Leaping Gorge & Stone Drum Village (First Bend of Yangtze River) 7 hours | 9:30 am start Tiger Leaping Gorge is one of the deepest and narrowest gorges in the world. The Upper Gorge is the most accessible section of the gorge, and offers...

2-Day Trip to Shangri-La

This 2-day trip allows you an unforgettable glimpse into Tibetan Yunnan, visiting China’s first National Park, Pudacuo NP; Songzanlin Temple, Napa Lake and have breakfast with a real Tibetan family. Pudacuo (Potatso) National Park, containing Shudu Lake and Bitahai is...

1-Day Shaxi Old Town & Shibaoshan Buddhist Grottoes

9 hours | 9:30 am start Visit the fascinating Shibaoshan Mountain, known for its well-preserved Buddhist grottoes that are more than 1000 years old.  Here, there are more than 200 mischievous resident monkeys.  Climb to Baoxiang Temple, a Chinese Buddhist temple from...

3-Day Yulong Snow Mountain, Baoshan Stone Village & Lugu Lake

3 Days | 9 am start Drive through Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, taking in the Glacier park at 4500 metres, Lijiang Impression Show at Ganhaizi, Blue Moon Valley and White Water River.  After 3 hours, reach Baoshan Stone Village, a remote Naxi village of barely 100...

Highland Golf

Enjoy playing your favourite game at one of the most stunning and unusual golf clubs in all of China, the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain Golf Club.  Located at the foot of the majestic Jade Dragon Snow Mountain (5596 metres), this is the world's longest golf course (8,548...

Shangrila Horse Race (Every June)

Held around the 5th day of the 5th lunar month, the annual Shangri-La Horse Racing Festival is one of the most looked forward to festivals celebrating the Tibetan culture in SW China.  The festival includes not just a sporting competition showcasing expert...

Tibetan Mask Dance (January)

An annual spectacle of color and movement at the important Tibetan Buddhist temple of Zhiyun, perched on the shores of Lashi Lake.

Dongba Festival (April)

This annual festival held on the 5th day of the 3rd lunar month takes place at the Jade Water Village 玉水寨, a showcase of Naxi indigenous Dongba religion and culture at the foot of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain where a sacred spring emerges. Expect to see and hear...

2 Day Dali Ancient Town & Erhai Lake Trip

2 Days | 8am start A 2.5 hour trip from The Bivou takes you to the ancient town of Dali, the world of the dominant Bai ethnic group, a minority that has called the area home since antiquity. On the first day, you will visit the Three Pagodas, considered a landmark of...

Canals of Lijiang

In Town: Lijiang is renowned for the crystal clear waters which run through its streets.

Flowers of Every Season

Our Backyard: Come springtime, our yards burst into full blossom. Cherries, peaches and camellias are just some of the flowers that greet our visitors. Further afield, every season heralds new blooms, from sunflowers to rhododendrons, canolas, to roses, primroses,...

Sunset over Lijiang

In Town: Selected by UNESCO as a World Heritage site, the Old Town of Lijiang-Shuhe-Baisha never fails to enchant visitors.

Huoba (Fire Torch) Festival

Every year, the valley bursts into celebration during the Huoba (Fire Torch) Festival. hublot replica hublot big bang replica breitling replica fake breitling omega replica replica watches swiss replica watches fake watches gucci replica hublot replica hublot big bang...

Impressions Lijiang

1 Hour Away: Performed daily by local farmers, this spectacular show is not to be missed. Conceived by the world-famous director Zhang Yimou. omega replica replica watches swiss replica watches fake watches gucci replica replique montre de luxe replique montre suisse...

Fruits & Flowers of Every Season

Yunnan is known for its diversity of flowers and fruits, with different blooms and harvests in different seasons! Flowers: Jan - Plum & Cherry blossoms, Magnolia Feb - Rapeseen (Luoping), Delavay Rhododen (Shiping) March: Pear flower (Dali), Cherry & Peach...