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BC-LJ01: 10-Day Lijiang - Tiger Leaping Gorge - Shangri-La - Benzilan - Derong - Ciwu - Xiangcheng - Daocheng
Alternatively, if you would like to climb up the snow capped Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, you could get there from Baisha after a 26-kilometer (16-mile) cycling. The scenic along the flat road is so charming that you could take an excellent picture anywhere. Descending down the mountain, you have to take a 15-kilometer (9-mile) journey back to Lijiang.
The next morning, you can cycle to the Tiger Leaping Gorge, passing by the First Bend of the Yangtze River. In the remaining time, you could explore the 18-kilometer (11-mile) gorge on foot. In the following day, you will cycle out of the gorge and then visit the White Water Terrace, and continue the journey to Shangri-La cycling over several mountains. En route, it is optional for you to visit the Bitahai Lake and the Guihua Temple.
Afterwards, you are going to head to Xiangcheng about 100 kilometers to the northeast of Derong. On your way, you will pass by the Ciwu Valley which is noted for its beauties and then cycle through the 4,500 meters (14,763 feet) high Bamu Mountain. The next journey is flat that you can cycle to Sangdui and then Daocheng of Sichuan Province. Starting from Daocheng, you could have another journey in Sichuan Province.
Bitahai Lake Scenic Area is closed for repairing, and the reopening time is unclear.
BC-LJ02: 10-Day Lijiang - Tiger Leaping Gorge - Shangri-La - Benzilan - Deqin - Yanjing - Mangkam
Please refer to the section from Lijiang to Benzilan in BC-LJ01. Then, you could start from Benzilan to Deqin and then stop at the Feilai Temple by taking the Yunnan-Tibet Road, which is also known as the No.214 National Highway. The snowy scenic on the way has attracted so many travelers. Set off early the next day, you will get to Yanjing of Tibet, which is located on the bank of the Lancang River. In the remaining time in Yanjing, you could visit the only Catholic Church in Tibet. The next day, you should head to Mangkam which is an importation transportation hub to other parts of Tibet. The journey is about 110 kilometers (68 miles) but this road always suffers collapse in rainy season, so caution is advised.