An off-the-beaten path wonder in every sense of the phrase in northern Yunnan Province, Abujee includes a trifecta of peaks just south of Shangri-la that provide the perfect destination for adventurers looking to brave a world still wide open with the challenging possibilities of nature, where the only human interference is the planting of prayer flags in sacred animist spaces. With undisturbed alpine lakes, mountain treks above 4,300 meters (14,100 feet), ubiquitous yak and nomadic shepherds, this is a glimpse of a world before the technological revolutions of the steam engine, the assembly line, the internet. If you're one to seek out a sense of self and your place in the world by immersing yourself in totally novel circumstances, then the journey to Abjuee may be your style.
A tour provider known as Wild China does an excellent trip with a local guide, providing cultural insight by spending time with local villagers, while bringing you on an unforgettable experience in a little known region of the Earth.
Note:A revered area for Tibetan Buddhists, Abujee is located about six hours from the Tibetan border. Coordinating a trip from Lhasa is a pretty ridiculous proposition; it's a 3-day drive one-way. A better idea would be to explore nearby Shangri-la or book with a tour operator like the one provided.