Banyan Tree Ringha
Diqing, Yunnan, China
Located at 3200 meters above sea level, high in the spectacular mountainous province of Yunnan, the luxurious Banyan Tree Ringha is set on a landscape of stunning natural beauty - packed with awe-inspiring ridges, deep canyons and endless valleys.
At a Glance
Beautiful Tibetan-style rooms
Situated 3,200m above sea level on the Tibetan plateau
Each suite or lodge has its own open fireplace
Delicious cuisine including the traditional Yunnan hotpot
A base from which to explore this untouched and remote corner of China
Try the Tibetan Hotpot in the Chang Sa restaurant - an incredibly flavorsome broth that comes in a steaming cauldron that comes with a variety of seafood, meat and vegetables that are boiled in it - delicious!Scott Dunn team
Enjoy a 90-minute full body massage in the spa - the perfect way to 'acclimatise' to the high altitude!Victoria Hogg
Wake up early one morning and visit the local Ringha temple which is just a short walk away from the hotel. This is such a lovely and unique experience where most destinations in China are shared with a large number of tourists - here you feel like you are the only one!Scott Dunn team
In Shangri-La, where mountain peaks touch the clouds and there are endless valleys to explore, this is a true trekking paradise. Banyan Tree Ringha offers 4-wheel drive tours to remote lakes and villages, as well as relaxed nature walks, pony treks and serious trekking.
Officially part of Greater Tibet, Shangri-La has strong Tibetan influences and this is reflected in the beautiful lodges and suites at Banyan Tree Ringha, which are constructed from authentic Tibetan farmhouses. Each suite or lodge has an open fireplace and intricately carved wooden balcony offering breathtaking views across the river and valley.
Learn about the hundreds of types of tea grown in the provinces at the Jakhang Teahouse, sample the culinary delights of Yunnan province at Chang Sa, ride out for a romantic al fresco meal or even have a Tibetan wedding dinner - every experience at the Banyan Tree Ringha is in some way unique.
When not out exploring the extraordinary surrounds of the hotel, enjoy the fabulous world renowned Banyan Tree Spa experience surrounded by intricate carvings and Tibetan artifacts. Indulgent treatments are inspired by Himalayan practices and the ancient Chinese Five Elements philosophy and although they incorporate many western techniques, are exotic and unlike anything you will have experienced before.
At Banyan Tree Ringha, Ringha Lodge and Tibetan Lodge are both two-bedroom farmhouse properties with enormous character and are great for families. The 15 spacious Tibetan Suites are styled like cosy Tibetan cottages and have handcrafted wooden bathtubs and private terraces and for the ultimate in pampering, the six Tibetan Spa Suites have luxurious wooden bathtubs and couples treatment rooms.
At Banyan Tree Ringha children are warmly welcomed and the two farmhouse-style properties, each of which have two bedrooms, make comfortable homes from home for visiting families. Kids will enjoy the sense of adventure a stay here encapsulates, and horse riding and gentle treks can be enjoyed by children.
At Banyan Tree Ringha there is a Tea House and two restaurants, one specializing in Yunnan dishes such as hotpots and steamboats, as well as sake and rice wine. The other has an array of both Chinese and Western dishes in a warm and relaxed setting. For those looking for a new experience, saddle up and ride across the Tibetan Plains for an al fresco dinner, or change into Tibetan costume and experience a Tibetan wedding dinner. The spa is truly excellent and includes traditional Himalayan practices among the treatments.
Activities whilst staying at Banyan Tree Ringha include horseback riding, trekking and cultural tours to monasteries and Tibetan villages. Guests can also rent jeeps and explore independently.
Location & Directions
Diqing, Yunnan, China
Banyan Tree Ringha is located in Jian Tang Town, the heart of Shangri-La in Yunnan, China, perched 3,200 meters above sea level.
When to go
The best travel period to Ringha is April to October, during the summer months. Winter is cold. There is also a big temperature difference between day and night. If you want to experience the most beautiful scenery, April and May is the best time for you to arrive.