Napa Hai Nature Reserve, Shangri-La County

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Explore the unspoiled landscape of Napa Hai Nature Reserve, incorporating grassy plains, wetlands, and scenic mountain ranges. Sitting at 3,270 m (10,728.3 ft) above sea level and covering a large 66 sq km (25.4 sq mi) area, that park teems with an abundance of wildlife, from grazing animals to a variety of waterfowl and bird life. Caused by distinct seasonal changes, melt water from the surrounding mountains transforms the grasslands into a lake and wetland during the summer, attracting migratory birds of all creeds. A road circumnavigates the valley floor, providing a 35-40 km (22-25 mi) circuit for cycling or driving around. You can also explore the park on horseback, providing a great way to see the plain during the dry season. Birdwatchers should keep an eye out for the black-necked crane during the summer; one of the rarer regular visitors, it is listed as vulnerable and a revered bird in many Asiatic cultures. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Napa Hai Nature Reserve by using our Shangri-La County trip itinerary planning website .
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  • Travel up the vehicle around the Lake is very engrossing, surrounded by mountains. In the open field there is such a mountain of yaks and horses
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  • Came here with a naturalist to watch birds. Impressive finds. Spotted a number of waterfowl and most precious of all — a black necked crane! Went cycling here the other day but was buzzed by a local h...  more »
  • Wo got to ride horses but it wasn't so cheap (around 150RMB per person). The lake was big because it is winter but the vegetation was yellow. You can see a lot of birds, cows, pigs and horses. Worth a...  more »

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