Banyan Tree Ringha Hotel Shangri-La, China

Discover a sanctuary at the roof of the world. Stay in an authentic Tibetan farmhouse, in Yunnan’s fabled Shangri-La Valley.

Many people have heard of the almost mythical valley of Shangri-La. But comparatively few have ever been there. You could stay in an authentic Tibetan farmhouse -refurbished to include modern refinements and luxuries – some 3,200 metres up in this remote valley.

It’s a unique travel experience that includes being pampered in a world class spa, with treatments that combine yoga, Chinese Tui Na and ancient Himalayan Gui Shi hot stone therapies. It’s a sensational way of feeling on top of the world, whilst staying on the roof of the world.

Banyan Tree, at a glance

  • 45 minutes from Diqing Shangri-La Airport
  • 20 lodges, painstaking recreated from Tibetan farmhouses
  • Furnished in ethnic style with fireplaces and wooden balconies
  • Choice of two restaurants, Highland Romance dining and lounge bar
  • Meeting and corporate facilities

For leisure and pleasure

  • Roof of the World spa
  • Wide range of off-the-track excursions through fascinating countryside
  • Discover the Valley of Shangri-La
  • Tours to ancient towns like Lijiang and and Sonzaling for blessings from the High Lama
  • Tsalong Village and Nomad Alpine treks
  • Visits to White Water Terraces, the upper Yangtze Gorge and Rongpa Valley amongst many others
  • The company is by far the best we have ever used... In fact, wherever we have travelled we have made a specific point of mentioning the company to anyone we meet.

    IR, Maldives, 2014


  • 24/7 emergency contact
  • Established for 25 years
  • ATOL, ABTA, IATA protected


  • First-hand experience to every destination
  • Only the best guides and local partners used
  • All holidays designed to suit individual needs


  • 70% repeat and referral business
  • Support local charities world-wide
  • Access to senior directors 24/7