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"The Journey of a Lifetime...a Life Changing Journey"
October 12-28,  2011

Shangri-La, from “Lost Horizon” is an earthly paradise; a beautiful timeless refuge
where time stands still and peace, serenity and longevity are a natural part of daily life.  
Join Mark Johnson and Rebecca Kali for the journey of a lifetime...a life changing journey!
 Our 40 years of experience in sharing China’s incredible heritage, cultural sites and teaching Tai Ji,
Qigong and Taoist Healing Arts ensure that you will have an exceptional experience at every level.  
Our tours are rich, fulfilling and safe. They are life expanding journeys
that will broaden your vision of the world at the depth YOU are seeking!
We give personal attention to EVERY detail; including the time and space for you to
REALLY experience some of the most spiritual sites in the world at a deep and meaningful level.
A friendly relaxed atmosphere and personalized care are hallmarks of our tours.

Our Journey to Shangri-La in October 2011 will visit
Shangri-La  – Lijiang – Chengdu – Lhasa – Tibet
Including several UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Potala Palace in Lhasa, Lijiang Old Town in Yunnan & Panda Sanctuary in Sichuan Province

Comments from Previous Tour Member:
I really enjoyed EVERY MINUTE. It’s true! I loved the whole thing.
There were high points every single day.
Amazing agenda. So full. I was mesmerized at each turn,
so many cultural norms to observe, besides all the exquisite locations we visited.
Thank you so much for ALL you did to make this fantastic trip happen.”   K. Kunkel

Highlights of our Journey to Shangri-la

Experience the wonder of Shangri-La, in the novel Lost Horizon, Shangri-La is a Himalayan kingdom located in a verdant valley encompassed by snow-capped mountains, an earthly paradise isolated from the outside world where people find peace and are almost immortal. Some say Shangri-La is really a state of mind...finding peace within and cultivating vital good health at any age.  You may find both on our journey to Shangri-La, a town in northern Yunnan, near Tibet.

Shangri-La, our destination, like Shangri-La from the story is a peaceful and incredibly beautiful land guarded by a Lama Temple. We stay in a lovely traditional Tibetan guest house located right between the Zongzanlin Monastery, built by the 5th Dalai Lama in 1679 and a small Tibetan village.  You will have time to explore with our group and on your own and experience the incredible sights, sounds, and the amazing energy of this unique and magical land.  

Explore Tibet, the roof top of the world where we stay in a beautiful Tibetan style hotel  in the heart of Lhasa where the Pilgrim’s Circuit goes right past our door. Tour the Potala Palace once home of the Dalai Lama; Jorkang Temple, considered the most beautiful and sacred temple in Tibet. 

● Learn about the daily life of Tibetan people as we visit traditional old style villages and are welcomed as guests of a Tibetan family in their home. Learn about Nomad Culture as we visit the Tibetan Grass Lands, Nomadic Herders in their tents, ride Yaks and picnic along the shore of incredibly beautiful turquoise Nam-Ttso Lake, the highest salt water lake in the world.

Learn about Tibetan Medicine at the Tibetan Traditional Hospital; visit a Buddhist Nunnery near our hotel; shop for traditional art and handcrafts at Barkor, the famous 1,000 year old open market, right in the center of Lhasa; enjoy Tibetan Banquets and Dancing Shows

Enjoy the picturesque old town of Lijiang with its cobble stone streets, stone bridges gracefully arching over canals fed by glacial streams overlooked by Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. Visit Black Dragon Pool, Dongba Museum, Baisha Village, learn about the traditional life style of Naxi and other matriarchal cultures. Enjoy delectable food unique to Yunnan and Naxi Traditional Orchestra. Lijiang is one of the most charming spots in the world.

Visit Chengdu, in SW China, where we will tour the Giant Panda Research Center and bamboo park, learn about Giant Pandas, Red Pandas and how we can support the survival of these endangered species Even have an opportunity to hold and photograph adorable baby Pandas.  (
with donation to Panda research) Enjoy the  Sichuan Opera with Mask Changing Shows and Hot Pot Dinner and other world famous Sichuan Cuisine.

● Benefit from (optional) daily Tai Chi and Qigong sessions including: Eight Extra Meridian Qigong, Anti-Ageing and Longevity Qigong, Stress Reduction Techniques, Five Element Theory, Daoist Inner Alchemy, Medical Qigong, Eight Brocades, Qigong Healing for yourself and others, Acupressure, Meditation and more....

Comments from Previous Tour Member:
“Dynamic. Expansive and enlarging. A learning experience.
It opened my mind and my heart. I especially enjoyed the meditation with the monks
and the opera in
Chengdu . I loved visiting the Tibetan family in their home.
Learned much about
China and it’s influence in the world.
I appreciate both Rebecca and Mark for your energy and your devotion”  B. Molle

Journey to Shangri-La Trip Fee:  (October 12-28, 2011)
$4,150.  (trip fee without international airfare)
Confirm your registration with a deposit of $800.

 The trip fee includes all transportation within China * including airfare, bus, boats and private van; all lodging (double occupancy accommodation); study tuition; excursion and sight seeing; translation; most meals, including banquets; admission charges to temples and tourist sites. * (Trip begins at our hotel in Chengdu on October 13 and ends in Chengdu on October 28. International airfare is not included in trip fee, activities or travel before our trip begins at our hotel in Chengdu on October 13 and after our tour ends  in Chengdu on October 28 are not included.)

 Single room where available is $655 US extra

CALL 1-800-341-8895, or 218-365-6330
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 Comments from one of our previous tour members:
“Incredible! An experience that I will remember all my life!  The trip went far beyond what I expected!
The places we visited were a dream come true...the level of the personalized TaiJi and Qigong were
worth the price of the trip alone...adding in the delicious meals that Rebecca personally ordered.
I recommend this trip to anyone who wants a  memorable that goes
far beyond any ordinary tour.!   R. Whitehall


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