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Banyan Tree Ringha is a luxury eco-resort in the mythical land of Shangri-La, where you can experience the authentic culture and nature of Tibet. Stay in a traditional farmhouse or lodge, enjoy holistic spa treatments and organic cuisine, and explore the stunning scenery and heritage of the Himalayas. The resort is located in the remote valley of Ringha, in the northwestern part of Yunnan province. It sits at an altitude of 3,200 meters, surrounded by snow-capped mountains, verdant forests and crystal-clear rivers. The area is home to the Tibetan people, who have preserved their ancient traditions and spirituality for centuries. Banyan Tree Ringha blends contemporary design with local craftsmanship and materials. The villas are inspired by the original Tibetan farmhouses and lodges, which were dismantled and rebuilt on site. The interiors are warm and inviting, with plush beds, fireplaces, wooden bathtubs and floor-to-ceiling windows. The décor features handwoven rugs, colourful cushions and paintings by local artists.
Banyan Tree Ringha is committed to environmental and social responsibility. The resort uses solar power, rainwater harvesting, organic farming and waste management to minimize its ecological footprint. It also supports conservation projects such as reforestation, wildlife protection and cultural preservation. The resort employs local staff and sources most of its products and services from nearby villages.
Banyan Tree Ringha aims to empower the local community and preserve its cultural heritage. The resort offers training and employment opportunities for women and youth, as well as scholarships for students. It also organizes cultural events such as festivals, workshops and performances that showcase the music, dance, art and cuisine of Tibet. Guests can participate in these activities and learn more about the history and traditions of the region.
The resort has 32 villas, ranging from 120 to 240 square meters. Each villa has a private hot spring pool, a living room, a bedroom, a bathroom and a terrace. The villas are equipped with all the modern amenities such as Wi-Fi, TV, minibar, coffee maker and safe. The villas are named after different aspects of Tibet’s culture and nature, such as Thangka (sacred painting), Chorten (stupa), Kiang (wild ass) and Chandra (moon).
Food and drink
The resort has two restaurants that serve delicious organic cuisine made with fresh ingredients from the resort’s own farm and nearby villages. The main restaurant, Llamo, offers a variety of dishes from Tibetan, Chinese and international cuisines. The rooftop restaurant, Chang Sa Bar & Grill, specializes in barbecue and grill items with panoramic views of the mountains. The resort also has a bar that serves cocktails, wines and spirits.
Things to do
Banyan Tree Ringha offers a range of activities that cater to different interests and abilities. Guests can enjoy spa treatments that use natural ingredients such as herbs, oils and salts. They can also join yoga sessions that help them relax and rejuvenate. For those who want to learn more about the region’s culture, there are guided tours to monasteries, villages and markets. For those who want to experience some adrenaline rush, there are activities such as mountain biking, paragliding and snowshoeing.
Shangri-La is a fascinating destination that offers a wealth of natural and cultural attractions. Guests can explore the ancient monasteries of Songzanlin, Baiji Si and Ganden Sumtseling, which house priceless relics and murals. They can also visit the villages of Nixi, Shika Tso Lake and Pudacuo National Park, which are known for their pottery, wildlife and scenery. For adventure seekers, there are opportunities for hiking, horse riding, rafting and skiing.
Banyan Tree Ringha welcomes children of all ages.
The nearest airport to Banyan Tree Ringha is Diqing Shangri-La Airport, which is about 40 kilometers away. The resort can arrange transfers by car or helicopter, depending on the weather and availability. The drive takes about an hour and passes through some scenic routes and high passes. The flight takes about 15 minutes and offers spectacular views of the Himalayas.
- Actively reduces consumption
- Solar powered or renewable energy
- Employs local people
- Funds projects
- Preservation of cultural heritage
- Snow or ice
- Private pool
- Up to 2
- Up to 4
- Cultural visit