LUX Tea Horse Road Benzilan

Benzilan, China

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At the core of the LUX* Tea Horse Road lies the promise of exploring nature at its best, introducing reinvigorating experiences set to enlighten the spirit and nurture the body.

A gateway to the glacier of Meili Snow Mountain National Park, this luxury boutique hotel is located at the entrance of Benzilan town. Considered the only mountain retreat of the area, the hotel encompasses local culture across the main building’s architectural elements coupled with signature LUX* service inspired by unrivalled Tibetan hospitality.

The valley offers mild climatic conditions throughout the year, making it the perfect base to explore the surrounding glaciers or venture off the beaten tracks on hidden mountain trails. Originally famous along the Tea Horse Road for its sturdy and fearless horsemen, Benzilan has preserved its authenticity and opens an extraordinary window onto the Tibetan culture to those ready to venture along the LUX* Tea Horse Road.

Whether you are aiming to conquer Meili Snow Mountain’s peaks or simply stroll among breathtaking scenic trails to reenergize your body, Benzilan is where you will immerse yourself with the Tibetan locale. The perfect place to try the local organic produce or to start your day with a refreshing morning meditation overlooking the legendary Yangtze River before heading to the nearby monasteries, LUX* Tea Horse Road Benzilan promises authentic experiences inspired by the Tea Horse Road.


Reflecting architectural elements of local wooden residences, LUX* Tea Horse Road Benzilan offers tranquil views of the riverside. Each of its 30 rooms and suites, located on two levels across the two main buildings, are adorned with distinctive Tibetan touches fused with a light color palette and airy living spaces.
The main building welcomes the hotel’s guests in a spacious lobby featuring a star-roofed terrace overlooking the river. At night, impromptu movies under the stars, storytellers around the centered fireplace and local baristas at the signature Café’ LUX* are just few of the pop up delights which can be found here.
The hotel’s infinity pool is located meters away from the rolling waves of the Yangtze River with stunning views of the surrounding mountains dotted with farms, wooden houses and small temples.


All-day Dining Restaurant
With a selection of local specialties and all-time western favorites, this buffet restaurant surprises with a la carte options hand-picked from the daily menu and designed by the resident chef. Overlooking the riverside with floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows, the main dining area stretches over 150sqm. In order to present the freshest wares that the valley has to offer, breakfast, lunch and dinner are served to reflect seasonality and embrace local traditions.


Known as the most important holy abode after the Songzanlin lamasery in Shangri-La, few kilometers away from Benzilan rests the lamasery of Dongzhulin, a spiritual place of rare tranquility. Connect with your inner-self while surrounded by sacred mountains with a morning meditation conducted by our in-house master and relax over a cup of tea with one of the resident spiritual guides of the monastery to know the untold stories of the muleteers and their resilience. In time, cheerful monks have received traders and travelers of all sorts and today they welcome you to chant with them to the major peak of the Meili Snow Mountain, the sacred Kawagebo.


2 Night Stay Special

R 6 906 per person sharing for 2 Nights
Valid 01 Feb 2017 to 30 Apr 2017
R 7 903 per person sharing for 2 Nights
Valid 01 May 2017 to 30 Jun 2017
R 8 563 per person sharing for 2 Nights
Valid 01 Jul 2017 to 31 Aug 2017
R 7 903 per person sharing for 2 Nights
Valid 01 Sep 2017 to 30 Sep 2017
R 8 563 per person sharing for 2 Nights
Valid 01 Oct 2017 to 05 Oct 2017
R 7 903 per person sharing for 2 Nights
Valid 06 Oct 2017 to 31 Oct 2017

Rate Includes:

* 2 Nights Standard Accommodation
* Breakfast daily

Rate Exclude:

* All transportation
* All items of a personal nature.
* Travel and medical insurance.
* Meals not mentioned.
* All Extras

Terms & Conditions:

* Rates are subject to change due to currency fluctuations, rate increases and availability.
* Peak season surcharges and block out dates may apply.
* Rates valid for South African residents only

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