travelling is an art

At the heart of the Tea Horse Road

THE MISSION LIOTARD based in Shangri-la, in the province of Yunnan in China, on the border with Tibet, aims to promote the development of the peoples living in the heart of the magnificent landscapes of the foothills of the Himalayas. It offers to its guests the discovery of the untouched nature and authentic cultures while respecting local resources and populations.

The last horizons

SINCE 2010 we have been offering immersive and adventurous expeditions in a remote region in the beautiful Yunnan Province of China. The theatrical and truly unique expeditions have been born from the French writer Constantin de Slizewicz.His inspiration to create such an unforgettable travel experience has been famously based in the mythic city of Shangri-la.

In the mountains, following in the footsteps of our horse caravans, through a farm experience in rural Tibet, into a unique landscape where events are celebrated, and even, for the boldest of the bold, embarking on a bushcraft adventure… Mission Liotard offers unforgettable experiences in and around our very own Shangri-La : Travelling is an Art !

CARAVAN

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ADVENTURE

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shangri-la

The gateway to the Himalayas

OUR BASE THE BREATHTAKING SHANGRI-LA refers directly to the novel Lost Horizon, published in 1933 by the writer James Hilton. In his novel, Hilton describes Shangri-la as a hidden and inaccessible valley in the heart of the Himalaya Mountains, nestled between the two largest rivers in Asia.

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caravan liotard

nomadic & timeless journey

THE CARAVAN – Premium, Light or Exploration style – offer tours combining the feel of the expeditions carried by adventurers of the last century and the caravans of horses treading the legendary Tea Horse Road.

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farm liotard

tibetan & traditional experience

FARM LIOTARD is a traditional Tibetan house located in the heart of a valley twenty kilometers from Shangri-la. Around the imposing building is our Fixed Camp. The Farm Liotard also offers two guest rooms – Temple Room & Explorer Room – and in its large Tibetan living room the service of the Table d’Hôtes.

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when to come ?

seasons

The climate of the highlands is very different according to the season, which is why it is not possible to organize caravans all year long.

We are closed from December to February. The best moments are spring and autumn.

the crew

of the Mission Liotard

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our spirit

A story of caravans on the Tea Road

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medias

They speak about us

counters liotard

Goloks Boots, farm products and books

WITH TEN YEARS OF EXPERIENCE, on the Tibetan Footsteps, we have sought to develop quality products to improve our daily lives : Golok’s boots, cold meats from Farm Liotard, Cuvée Liotard from Haut Yang-tse, jams … but also books written by Constantin de Slizewicz on sale at Comptoir Liotard.

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Caravans to the French mountains

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