premium caravan

elegance & comfort

ALL THE CARE and the comfort for a special trip in the Holy mountains of Tibet including carpets and cushions, Tibetan blankets, double or single beds, sheets, bedspread, candlestick, gas heating, mirror, basin, thermos of hot water and towels.



your bedroom

A large and elegant Bell tent 400 ou 500. It can perfectly accommodate from two to four guests.

dining room

A Bell tent 500 or 600 able to seat up to fifteen guests around a table of colorful dishes. Seated on confortable cushions, the dining tent is decorated with carpets, tablecloth, cloth napkins, candlesticks, oil lamps, and dishes.


Coffee and tea, French bread with butter, jam, eggs, muesli, milk and yogurt, fruit basket, orange juice.


Mixed salads, charcuteries, Tibetan bread, fruit, cakes, tea or coffee.

tea time

Tea and coffee, home made cakes.


Whisky, gin, pastis, Shangri-la beer, soft drinks accompanied by toasts while enjoying the last rays of sun around the campfire.


A menu carefully composed of tree dishes cooked with care by our chef. Candlelit meal served on plate, silver cutlery, along with red wine from France, but also our Cuvée Liotard.

premium caravan

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of the premium caravan

first day

a step into the wild

A car picks you up at your hotel in the early afternoon and drives you from Shangri-la Old Town to Farm Liotard in Zuomogu village, which is the starting point of the caravan. The caravan crosses the Ringha valley until the first pass at 3,790 m, with an excellent sight line to Mount Sikha. We’ll stay overnight at the Monk Grassland at 3,690 m.

(3h walk, 8 km)

second day

a botanical paradise

Hiking two passes between 3,900. View of major peaks of Yading Range such as Abudje Mountains The trail passes through forests of larch, fir, and rhododendron of rare beauty and the camp located on the Muet Grassland at 3,750 m.

(6h walk, 15 km)

third day

the majestic view at abudje lake

Trekking to Abudje sacred lake. It is a 22 km loop walk with the ascent of two important passes over 4,000 m. Picnic on the banks of a forest lake. Arrival above Abudje Lake around 3 p.m, and we will then head back to the camp located at Muet Grassland 3,750 m.

(8 h walk, 22 km)

fourth day

back to ringha valley

A breathtaking return to Ringha Valley on a beautiful winding path alongside rivers, groves and pastures, and cross a pass at 3,905 m. We then descend and stop by a pasture overlooking Ringha Valley for a picnic. A slow walk followed by lunch in a forest of pine trees and arrival around 4 p.m. Our car will then be ready to chauffeur you back to your hotel at Shangri-la.

(7 h walk, 18 km)


of your journey

a 4 day trek to the gates of Tibet

Experience one of these fascinating walking expeditions from Shangri-la alongside a traditional caravan made up of horses, carrying heavy stewardship towards amazing mountains.

Relive a multi-millennial past

The Caravan Liotard continues the tradition as practiced for centuries by the trading caravans of the Tea Horse Road and the Tibetan footsteps.

An adventure to share

A complete disconnection with civilization. During the 4 days you will share the life of the Tibetans from Ringha valley, as well as walk with our passionate team of professionals.

Pure landscape

Walk through a wide range of landscapes, from Rhododendron forest to snowy peaks with the aim to reach the sacred lake of Abudje, culminating in a pass at 4,360 m.