Eagle Trek: Amazing, unique flight along the Yunnan-Tibet road

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Eagle Trek: Amazing, unique flight along the Yunnan-Tibet road

With the opening of the Yunnan-Tibet road to foreigners this year Asian Trails China is collaborating with mountain lodges to take guests on an 8-day “Eagle Trek” in a six-seater helicopter from Shangri-La (Yunnan) to Lhasa (Tibet).

Described as “the best low-altitude flight route in the world” the helicopter travels at speeds of up to 250km/hour. The flight takes guests inside the Tibetan Plateau, passes sacred mountains, canyons and deep gorges before ending at Tibet’s Nyingchi Airport. The trip takes in six UNESCO Heritage site with a crew of 10in attendance. Accommodation is at pristine wilderness boutique hotels

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