Lux Tea Horse Road Benzilan

Protected by the peaks of Meili Snow Mountain National Park and close to the shores of the Yangtze River, this boutique hotel is located in an authentic Tibetan village. The 30 rooms are simple and elegant with clever use of Tibetan fabrics and furnishings.

Private balconies make the most of the wonderful views, as does the swimming pool.

Why we like it

The hotel encompasses local culture across the main building’s architectural elements, coupled with signature LUX* service, inspired by renowned Tibetan hospitality.


  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Tea House
  • Library


Hike to glaciers with local mountaineers or stroll some of the scenic mountain trails; there are plenty of opportunities for walking. Start the day with some meditation before visiting nearby monasteries and maybe dining with a local Tibetan family. Additional activities on offer include trying your hand at traditional Naxi black pottery skills or learning some Tibetan recipes.


Located at the entrance of Benzilan town, a 90-minute drive from Diqing Shangri La airport.

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