Dreams of Shangrila come true at this luxury resort in the remote Chinese wilderness.
With its snow-covered mountain peaks, pine forests and wild rivers, this Tibetan valley setting offers a dramatic escape. The hotel's architecture and décor take their cues from Tibetan culture, with accommodations crafted from authentic local homes that have been painstakingly reassembled on the property and given a glamorous facelift. Along with regional hotpots and steamboats at Chang Sa Bar & Restaurant, foodie highlights include a horseback ride to a private gauze-draped dining room for a four-course meal overlooking the Shudugang River. Guests can also take excursions to see rare black-neck cranes in the upper Yangtze Gorge and the whitewater terraces at the foot of Haba Snow Mountain.