Shangri-La, from “Lost
Horizon” is an earthly paradise; a beautiful timeless refuge
where time stands still and peace, serenity and longevity are a natural
part of daily life.
Join Mark Johnson and Rebecca Kali for the journey of a lifetime...a
life changing journey!
Our 40 years of experience in sharing China’s incredible heritage,
cultural sites and teaching Tai Ji,
Qigong and Taoist Healing Arts ensure that you will have an exceptional
experience at every level.
Our tours are rich, fulfilling and safe. They are life expanding
that will broaden your vision of the world at the depth YOU are seeking!
We give personal attention to EVERY detail; including the time and space
for you to
REALLY experience some of the most spiritual sites in the world at a
deep and meaningful level.
A friendly relaxed atmosphere and personalized care are hallmarks of our
Our Journey to Shangri-La
2010 will visit
Shangri-La – Beijing – Lijiang – Chengdu – Lhasa – Nam-Tso
Lake - Tibet
Including 6 UNESCO World Heritage
The Great Wall, Forbidden City &Temple of Heaven in Beijing
Potala Palace in Lhasa, Lijiang Old Town in Yunnan & Panda Sanctuary in
Comments from Previous Tour
“I really enjoyed EVERY MINUTE. It’s
true! I loved the whole thing.
There were high points every single day.
Amazing agenda. So rich...so full. I was mesmerized at each turn,
so many cultural norms to observe, besides all the exquisite locations
Thank you so much for ALL you did to make this fantastic trip happen.”
Highlights of our Journey to
Experience the wonder of
Shangri-La, in the novel
Lost Horizon, Shangri-La is a
located in a verdant valley encompassed by
snow-capped mountains, an earthly paradise isolated from the outside
world where people find peace and are almost immortal. Some say
Shangri-La is really a state of mind...finding peace within and
cultivating vital good health at any age.
find both on our journey to Shangri-La, a town in northern
Shangri-La, our destination, like Shangri-La from the
story is a peaceful and incredibly beautiful land guarded by a
We stay in a lovely traditional Tibetan guest house located right
between the Zongzanlin Monastery,
built by the 5th
Dalai Lama in 1679 and a small Tibetan village.
You will have time to explore with our group and
on your own and experience the incredible sights, sounds, and the
amazing energy of this unique and magical land.
Explore Tibet, the roof top of the world
where we stay in a beautiful Tibetan style hotel
in the heart of Lhasa
where the Pilgrim’s Circuit
goes right past our door.
Tour the Potala Palace
once home of the Dalai Lama;
Jorkang Temple, considered the most
beautiful and sacred temple in Tibet.
Learn about the daily life of Tibetan people as we visit traditional old
style villages and are welcomed as guests of a
Tibetan family in their home. Learn about
Culture as we visit the Tibetan Grass Lands,
Nomadic Herders in their tents, ride Yaks
along the shore of incredibly beautiful turquoise Nam-Ttso
Lake, the highest salt water lake in the world.
Learn about Tibetan Medicine at the
Tibetan Traditional Hospital;
visit a Buddhist Nunnery
hotel; shop for traditional art and
Barkor, the famous 1,000 year old open market,
right in the center of Lhasa;
Tibetan Banquets and Dancing Shows
picturesque old town of Lijiang
with its cobble stone streets, stone bridges gracefully
arching over canals fed by glacial streams
overlooked by Jade
Dragon Snow Mountain. Visit Black Dragon Pool,
Dongba Museum, Baisha Village,
about the traditional life style of Naxi and other
matriarchal cultures. Enjoy delectable food unique to Yunnan and
Naxi Traditional Orchestra. Lijiang is one of the most
charming spots in the world.
Visit Chengdu, in SW China, where we will tour the
Giant Panda Research Center and bamboo park,
learn about Giant
Pandas, Red Pandas and how we can support the survival of these
endangered species Even have an opportunity to
hold and photograph adorable baby Pandas.
donation to Panda research)
Sichuan Opera with Mask Changing
Shows and Hot Pot Dinner and other world
famous Sichuan Cuisine.
Beijing: Explore the
Forbidden City, with 890 buildings, it was China’s royal palace for
6 centuries; Temple of Heaven,
where the emperor prayed for good harvests is
a masterpiece of
architecture and landscape; explore the Great Wall,
of the wonders of the world, stretching from the Yellow Sea in the east
to the Gobi Desert, in the west.
Benefit from (optional) daily Tai
Chi and Qigong sessions including:
Eight Extra Meridian Qigong, Anti-Ageing and
Longevity Qigong, Stress Reduction
Techniques, Five Element Theory, Daoist Inner Alchemy, Medical Qigong,
Eight Brocades, Qigong Healing for yourself and others, Acupressure,
Meditation and more....
Comments from Previous
“Dynamic. Expansive and enlarging. A learning experience.
It opened my mind and my heart. I especially enjoyed the meditation with
and the opera in
I loved visiting the Tibetan family in their home.
Learned much about
and it’s influence in the world.
I appreciate both Rebecca and Mark for your energy and your devotion”
Shangri-La Trip Fee: (17 days - May 7 to 23, 2010)
fee without international airfare
trip fee including international airfare
$3,900. trip fee without international flight: includes all
transportation within China including airfare, bus, boats and private
van; all lodging (double occupancy accommodation); study tuition;
excursion and sight seeing; translation; most meals, including banquets;
admission charges to temples and tourist sites. Trip members traveling
on their own will meet us in
on May 8th, trip ends in
on May 23.
including international flight includes international flight from San
Francisco, CA to Beijing, China and return Chengdu, China to San
Francisco, CA and all transportation within China including airfare,
bus, boats and private van; all lodging (double occupancy
accommodation); study tuition; excursion and sight seeing; translation;
most meals, including banquets; admission charges to temples and tourist
Single room where available is $550 US
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“Incredible! An experience that I will remember all my life! The
trip went far beyond what I expected!
The places we visited were a dream come true...the level of the
personalized TaiJi and Qigong were
worth the price of the trip alone...adding in the delicious meals that
Rebecca personally ordered.
I recommend this trip to anyone who wants a memorable
journey...one that goes
far beyond any ordinary tour.! R. Whitehall