Songtsam Lodges is a series of boutique travel lodges in the pristine land of Shangri-la, southwest China. At handpicked locations, all lodges enjoy beautiful natural settings and are equipped with modern facilities. Combining stays at different lodges, one can form a circuit trip to off-the-beaten paths in absolute comfort.
Part of a mixed Tibetan/Naxi/Lisu farming community, Songtsam Tacheng enjoys a comfortable climate and boasts the region’s most fertile land. All 9 spacious yet cozy rooms face beautiful terraced rice fields. This lodge is elegantly designed to showcase fine Chinese art and style; big windows and balconies enable guests to take in the stunning rural scenery from the lodge.
The year-round mild climate yields an abundance of fruits and nuts, growing alongside terraced fields of rice, wheat and grapes. Meals in Tacheng benefit from a rich supply of locally grown organic vegetables all year around, as well as wild honey, fish, and ham that might be the best in China.
Tacheng is also home to the endangered Yunnan Golden Monkeys (Rhinopithecus bieti). The endearing wildlife, idyllic environment and relaxing atmosphere make it popular for family excursions and romantic getaways.
The Best Parts of Songtsam Tacheng
- Free guided Naxi village and field walk
- Visit to Yunnan Golden Monkey National Park
- Tibetan village visit and mountain hike
- Cooking class
- Free afternoon tea
- Organic restaurant serves mainly Chinese cuisine using local delicacies.
- Outdoor pool
- Laundry service
- Lodge-to-lodge transportation
- Free broadband and wireless connection
- In-room safe
- 24-hour hot water
- Heater and air conditioner