Arro Khampa means “Friend, I bid you welcome” in the eastern Tibetan dialect. This compassionate phrase pays homage to the ancient tradition of welcoming caravans and travelers along the Ancient Tea Horse Road. With a welcome invitation to sit, the weary traders of long ago took shelter and rest in their favorite ‘netsang’ (guesthouse). It is with this same spirit of warmth and comfort that we welcome today’s travelers and journeymen to Arro Khampa Shangri-La.
Nestled along winding rivers in the heart of the 1300-year old Tibetan town of Shangri-La (Gyalthang), Arro Khampa is the perfect place to revive a weary spirit and take welcome refuge from the long and winding road.
Lijiang, an attractive tourist destination in Yunnan Province, China, is considered a fairyland blessed with fresh air, clear streams, breathtaking snowy mountains and an undisturbed landscape inhabited by friendly people. It is an ancient town which is famous as an UNESCO Heritage Site. Lijiang has always mesmerized its visitors with its legendary wooden buildings, maze of cobbled streets, and narrow alleys that are hundreds of years old. It takes its visitors down the history lane of a glorious bygone era. Even though the Lijiang old town is many centuries old, it is famous for its orderly system of waterways and bridges that exhibits a different type of architecture, history and the culture of its traditional residents from the other ancient Chinese cities.