Songtsam Linka Shangri-La

DESTINATION

Shangri-la, China

HOTEL TYPE

Classic

LOCATION TYPE

Remote

WHY WE LOVE THIS HOTEL

  • Natural Landscapes: Located in Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, the lodge is situated deep within a remote part of the world known for epic landscapes of snowcapped mountains and meandering valleys.
  • Culture: Guests can visit Tibetan Buddhist monasteries and the homes of local Tibetan families, providing them with an opportunity to participate in immersive cultural exchanges.
  • Convenient: Exploring Tibetan regions is no easy task, but by being just 20 minutes from the airport and well-equipped with all necessary supplies – such as heat and comfortable beds – the lodge allows guests to explore this fabled corner of the planet without sacrificing the comforts they are accustomed to.

DETAILED DECRIPTION

At 10,500 feet above sea level, Shangri-La is a land of majestic landscapes, diverse cultures, and deep spirituality. The town is located in a wide valley surrounded by mountain ranges on all four sides, and it enchants with the traditional Tibetan architecture that lines its streets. The Songtsam Linka in Shangri-La is located a short distance from the hustle and bustle of downtown Shangri-La among green valleys between Tibetan villages and Himalayan barley fields. Just a 20-minute drive from Diqing Shangri-La Airport, the hotel is composed of a number of hand-built stone structures erected on a hillside that faces the back of Songzanlin Monastery. Excellently appointed rooms are stylishly decorated with traditional Tibetan design aesthetics, and they offer spectacular views. For meals, guests can pick from Tibetan, Chinese, and Western dishes at one of the hotel’s two restaurants. There is a breakfast buffet in the morning and a selection of wines available later in the day. The hotel also houses a spa, which specializes in traditional Kum Nye Tibetan massages, a well-equipped library with a view, and two souvenir shops. Besides touring nearby Songzanlin Monastery, guests can also spend their days exploring the snowcapped mountains and picturesque valleys, wander through the Tibetan villages, and even go for cycling excursions around Napa Lake.

Amenities

boutiques
library
restaurant
spa
Why Remote Lands?

Exclusively Asia

With Remote Lands you'll travel with people who have made Asia the solitary focus of their own lifelong adventure. As our guest, you'll discover Asia on a journey that is completely, authentically your own, adapted from our own remarkable experiences and adventures over the years.

With Remote Lands you'll travel with people who have made Asia the solitary focus of their own lifelong adventure. As our guest, in the continent that our north American founders Catherine and Jay have adored and explored for decades, you'll discover Asia on a journey that is completely, authentically your own, adapted from our own remarkable experiences and adventures over the years.

Similar Hotels

Remote Lands

Explore 400+ Journeys in
33 Countries Across Asia

Choose somewhere you’d like to visit, something you’re interested in, and when you’re planning to travel and we’ll suggest sample itineraries to inspire your bespoke journey.

1

Where to go

Choose Your Destination
2

What to do

Choose Your Interest
3

When to go

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

Filter to Select Your Itinerary

Travelogues

What Others Say

Here is a small selection of the kind words our guests have said about us, as well as features by journalists and travel writers.

More Testimonials

Aman Jet Expeditions

You are invited to Remote Lands’ signature Aman Jet Expeditions, in partnership with our friends at Aman. These are small group journeys designed for people who usually travel independently.

Stay Informed: Newsletter