Off-grid Lux

The LUX* Tea Horse Road Shangri-La has opened in Yunnan Province, China.

30 September 2022


Nestled in the heart of Shangri-La, Yunnan Province, between the rolling hills of the ancient city of Dukezong, the newest hotel addition to LUX* Tea Horse Road China – LUX* Tea Horse Road Shangri-La has opened.

Curated by the global hospitality group The Lux Collective, LUX* Tea Horse Road China presents one of the world’s greatest travel experiences at beautiful off-grid destinations, imbuing immersive experiences rooted in the cultures of indigenous communities in Yunnan.

Conveniently located near famous landmarks, the new hotel is 10 minutes drive from Shangri-La Airport, 20 minutes’ drive to Kadam Songtsam Monastery and Shikha Snow Mountain, and 30 minutes journey to the nature and biodiversity of Napa Sea Wetland Nature Reserve and Pudacuo National Park.

Inspired by historic townhouses of the ancient city of Dukezong (also known as Moonlight City), the hotel’s 18 exquisitely designed guestrooms and suites are built on the undulating slopes of Little Turtle Mountain.


Combining traditional handicraft elements, sleek lines and a neutral palette with the use of natural woods and materials, the design exudes rich Tibetan culture, which is woven into the fabric of the town.

Set on highlands at an altitude of 3,300 metres, the hotel is equipped with modern technology to enhance the comfort of travellers, including understated furnishings, stylish hairdryers and smart toilets. Its advanced oxygen system provides diffused oxygen to all rooms, and a dual air-conditioning and floor heating system ensures a pleasant temperature throughout the year.

Each guestroom looks out to a scenic view, providing an immersive experience of Shambhala’s history and culture. Particularly striking is the spacious 95-square-metre  LUX* Suite, with its separate living area and a balcony which has panoramic views of the old city, Big Buddha Temple and the giant Prayer Wheel.

The LUX* Suite can also be connected to two Deluxe Rooms to form a 220 square-metre, three-bedroom Executive Suite, providing a separate yet intimate space for multi-generational trips and contemporary tribe travellers.

Culinary is an important part of Yunnan’s culture. The all-day dining restaurant Amber, a 15-seat private dining room, Café LUX* and Executive Lounge combine to form a modern and versatile dining space. Offering unparalleled city views and local flavours prepared with traditional and modern cooking techniques, it is also a social hub for guests to interact with other like-minded travellers.

Collaborating with aromatherapy experts, the Tibetan flower series of Mamma Aroma bespoke amenities are specially designed with wellbeing in mind for LUX* Tea Horse Road hotels.

On sustainability, The Lux Collective’s Tread Lightly groupwide program is implemented to achieve its sustainable goals for the greater good and to offset its carbon footprint. It focuses on the use of eco-friendly materials such as bamboo, wood and corn husk in its guestrooms to better protect the environment.

The hotel’s signature Collectable Experiences will take guests deep into the mysteries of Shangri-La to discover the light in their hearts.

Guests can learn about Tibetan Buddhism from monks in the monasteries to reflect on life, trace the footsteps of ancient horse caravan paths to explore historic sights, savour local street delicacies or work with craftsmen of the old city to make a personalised tea horse road token.

LUX* Tea Horse Road Shangri-La will transport the culturally curious on a unique 1300-year tea horse trail to experience the adventure of the “Lost Horizon” – in the natural and cultural wonders of Yunnan.

In celebration of the new hotel launch, the exclusive opening package presents 50 percent off the second night for every two-night stay. Valid from 21 September to 31 December 2022.

For reservations or to plan a bespoke itinerary, visit Lux Resorts.



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