Banyan Tree Ringha
What We Love
- Experience the mystical harmony of Shangri-La at this luxury Tibetan farmhouse spa retreatWaking up to scenic, natural landscapes of the Himalayan highlands
- Dining on traditional Mongolian hot pot and barbecue in an authentic yurt
- A pampering spa treatment at the renowned Banyan Tree Spa
What To Know
- Guestrooms have authentic wooden tubs and balconies with views of the Himalayan highlands
- Though the hotel is in a remote area, Shangri-La city is only 20 minutes away
- Free WiFi
Amidst green, rolling hills of the Himalayan highlands sits Banyan Tree Ringha. The resort blends seamlessly into its surroundings, its quaint lodges mimicking the rustic appearance of traditional Tibetan farmhouses. Don’t be fooled by its simple appearance though. These accommodations offer an authentic Tibetan retreat experience with a touch of indulgence. The interiors are alive with colour, deep shades of red and yellow, bronze-fringed furnishings, seriously plush bedding and all the modern amenities you might need.
Soaking in the authentic wooden tub of your farmhouse-style room is definitely a must here, but don’t forget to check out the Banyan Tree Spa. Elements from Himalayan beliefs and sacred rituals play a role in elevating your spa experience from ordinary to exceptional.
Indulge in excursions around the breath-taking landscapes of Ringha valley. Here you can stroll past native yaks, follow the holy river and hike up mountains shrouded in a mild mist. You could also arrange to visit landmarks such as Tiger Leaping Gorge and Jade Dragon Snow Mountain before arranging to return to dine on warm, hearty Mongolian delicacies in a traditional yurt.
How to Get There
Wow, what a fantastic culture of yunnan Tibetan. Would highly recommend this unique property to people from all walks of life. For me it was like dream land. The surrounding of atmosphere is unbelievable. Other than that the view is enough to keep you occupied for the day. Their friendliness made the environment very hospitable and relaxing. I cannot recommended this Hotel enough.I will definitely come back somedays.
A wonderful hotel, which became part of a Tibetan village. Views of the green mountains, in walking distance to the monastery, to the snow-capped mountains with the sacred mountain Meili 180 km by car towards Tibet, you can leave in the morning and return in the evening. To Shangri-La by car half an hour maximum. The hotel consists of authentic villas. Quiet, fresh air. Feels pacification. Near the hotel walk horses, cows, yaks, sheep. A great place to relax from the city bustle. Very tasty breakfasts. Kind and very helpful staff.
Where do I start?! amazing, the place is just so beautiful and amazing i don't know how to describe it. I visited the place during a group trip in March 2018. Ama, the manager, and the rest of the hotel staff were so wonderful, friendly and made us feel like we are part of their family. They welcomed us in their traditional way and gave us an amazing show of their dances and songs. The nights were extremely cold but it was so much fun with the group. the night sky so beautiful with the stars adorning it i just can't forget it. we felt so sad to leave, but hopefully one day I will be back :) hope to see you Ama and everyone in the near future
We stayed 2 nights at the resort for a weekend getaway and really enjoyed our time there. There was a small mix-up when we arrived. The front desk staff and general manager were quick to address the issue and offered us a solution that we were quite pleased with. The staff at breakfast was really patient and attentive. She made sure that our coffee/tea was refilled and offered us advice on overcoming altitude sickness. On our last morning there she told us about this scenic drive near the airport upon learning that we only have a few hours to spare before our flight. We loved the recommendation!
The location is a bit far from the main town center so it might not be ideal for travelers that are not renting a car but plans to spend a lot of time in the town center. We loved the tranquility and exclusivity of the resort though. Highly recommend for travelers that are looking for a place to relax and be close to the nature.
Wow. What a fantastic stay.This is a fabulous luxury interpretation of Tibetan-Yunnaese culture. I would highly recommend this property to people from all walks of life. It was a dreamlike experience in an authentic surrounding.
The property offers guests a stay in renovated Tibetan farm houses, which are enchanting. You can soak in a large wooden tub and sleep in a comfy bed which is on the floor. Every room is outfitted with portable oxygen in case you get altitude sickness which was very helpful. Other than that, the view is enough to keep you occupied for days. It is an expansive look out over yak fields, and we spent a lot of our time on the villa's porch simply looking out at it and listening to music.
The hotel is a ways outside of town, but they can call you a taxi or offer driving services to various tourist attractions. I personally recommend seeing Potato Park and the Songzanlin Monastery. Banyan Tree also offers guided tours of these areas and fun activities such as horseback riding, which we sadly did not have the time to partake in.
A must do when staying here is having dinner in a yurt. It is such a magical experience having the chefs cook you up a tasty barbecue and being able to enjoy it privately in this authentic surrounding with traditional Yunnanese music playing.
I want to point out here that the food at this hotel was amazing. Neither I nor my girlfriend would describe ourselves as foodies, yet we both have such outstanding memories of the cuisine served here. Besides our barbecue in the yurt, we also had a large and satisfying hotpot meal with yak meat and two great lunches. You honestly do not have to leave the hotel to experience the cuisine this area is known for at the highest quality.
The service was fantastic and so helpful. Their friendliness made the environment very hospitable and relaxing.
I cannot recommend this hotel enough.