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Hidden away amidst the rugged Shangri-La wilderness, you really get a feeling of timelessness and privacy at Banyan Tree Ringha. Rooms are huge and warmly decorated, keeping in line with the surroundings. We recommend heading out with one of the hotel guides and hiking to nearby Ringha Temple. Stop for a cup of butter tea with a local family on the way back before hitting the spa back at the hotel.
Set high in the Himalayas in China’s Yunnan province, Banyan Tree Ringha is a secluded retreat in the Shangri-La highlands. The peaceful resort offers a taste of rural Tibetan life with first-class luxuries, and it’s within driving distance of the region’s main attractions.
The resort offers 32 spacious accommodation units in four categories: two styles of lodge, farmhouse villas, and spa sanctuaries. The Tibetan-style accommodation features vibrant red and yellow interiors with plush bedding, fireplaces, and en suites with traditional wooden tubs. Each unit has a private balcony overlooking the gardens.
Chang Sa offers authentic Tibetan cuisine, Llamo serves local and international meals, and the Mongolian yurt dishes up Tibetan hot pots and barbeques. The lobby lounge offers a range of traditional teas.
The region is ideal for trekking and horse riding, while cultural visits to local villages and temples, and excursions to Tiger Leaping Gorge and Jade Dragon Snow Mountain can be arranged. After a day’s trekking, unwind in the serene spa.