The SpaceIncluded are 3 meals per day and bed linen. Please provide your own towels.
Tibetan people are incredibly friendly, hospitable and polite.
They will do everything to make your stay an unforgettable experience.
You will have your own large bedroom (2 people per room).
The shared bathroom is rather basic, but clean and with hot water (solar).
The kitchen is traditional Tibetan, the family will cook all meals for you with fresh ingredients from their own land.
But you are free to use the kitchen as if it where your own.
The house has a small shop where you can buy beer, water, cigarettes, snacks, etc.
We recommend staying at least one week. While staying here you are free to participate in Tibetan life:
- help in the farm or around the house
- partake in celebrations
- go hiking for a few hours or a few days
- relax and read a book
- make trips by car to surrounding villages, monasteries, hotsprings,...
- teach the children some English
- learn some Tibetan
Jiabi is one of the nicest villages in the area. You will be able to enjoy a real rural Tibetan experience.
There are many things to see in the area such as:
- Yubeng holy waterfall,
- Mingyong glacier,
- Hongpo monastery,
-Cizhong church village,
- Qizong monastery,
- Meili snow mountain / Kawakarpo,
- Baima snow mountain,
- Benzilan monastery and nunnery,
Some of them are doable by bicycle (not available in the village), for others you will need a driver and / or guide.
Depending on the season you could also participate in every day activities: there are goats, cows, pigs. The villagers grow all kinds of crops, fruit and vegetables and make wine, butter, yoghurt and cheese. They also make honey from wild bees. There are fruit trees (apple, pear), walnut trees and camphor trees as well as wild plants.
And in the surrounding mountains it's forest and wilderness.
We can help you to organize transportation from Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, Shangr-la or Deqin.
As well as all your travels in China, Yunnan and Tibet: bus tours, 4 wheel drive, motorcycle adventures, hiking, nature and photography.
From Shangri-la: you can stay in Kersang's Relay Station, we can pick you up at the airport and help you to get to the village.
From Deqin: we can arrange a pick up.
The bus to Deqin is a good option as well, from there you can take a taxi to Jiabi.
Hiking: hikes can be done to the holy waterfall of Yubeng, the Xidan hotsprings, Nanzhuka Pass (3750m), Mingyong glacier.
A long hike of about 5 days can be organized to view all these sights.
An even longer hike can be done: the holy circumambulation pilgrimage of Kawa Karpo. About 12 days of relatively challenging trekking.
Tours by car: Christian Village of Cizhong, Deqin town, Weixi town, Hongpo monastery, Qizong mountain monastery, Xidan hotsprings, Yanjing hot springs and salt mines.
Wildlife: all kinds of birds, Takin, Bear, Yunnan Golden Monkey, Red Panda,...
Visits with English speaking guide can be arranged as well. Guest AccessYou will have your own private bedroom.
The bathroom, shower and kitchen are shared.
You can go anywhere in the house, as if it were your own and walk around on the farm, in the village and in the surrounding mountains. Interaction with GuestsThis is a traditional and rural Tibetan village, so people don't speak English, this is the real stuff.
They are used to western and Chinese guests and some people speak Chinese. So you should be able to have basic communication.
A visit with English speaking guide can be arranged as well.
A good smart phone app for Chinese is plecodict. The Neighborhood- Nature and rural life,
- The mountains,
- The Tibetan people,
- Great climate,
Getting AroundThe village is easy to access for Tibetan standards.
This means a 5 hour drive from the nearest airport (Shangri-la) and 30 minutes from the nearest town (Deqin).
To visit nearby villages you will need a car.