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
  • Although we bothered Lydia on several occasions over small matters, she was always patient and very helpful. The whole organisation from Heathrow and back was seamless and first class. Game watching on this trip surpassed all that we had seen before in the one trip. Our thanks to Ultimate yet again

    Colin & Wendy Crawford October 2013


  • 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