Since  two dayswe are in Yunnan, a region in southeastern Tibet, much lower and with summer temperatures. 

After a night in Deqin, where is situated the sacred mountain Meili, we continued to Shangri-La, where the Tibetan guide greeted us. We continued in the National Park Baishuitai, with its  green valleys and curves, so many curves, to get to the Tiger Leaping Gorge.

To a maximum depth of about 3,790 meters from river to mountain peak, Tiger Leaping Gorge is one of the deepest and most spectacular river canyons in the world. The inhabitants of the Gorge are mainly the indigenous Naxi, who live in a handful of small villages.

their primary sustenance comes from grain production and foreign hikers, as well as Chinese.

We then moved on to Lijiang, listed as Workd Heritage from UNESCO.  

History, architecture and culture of Lijiang differ greatly from those of other Chinese cities, mainly due to the presence of Naxi population. This ethnic group that speaks a language of tibeto Burman family, has preserved the integrity of their culture.

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