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Deqin, Yunnan, China

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How much money will you need for your trip to Deqin? You should plan to spend around ¥459 ($63) per day on your vacation in Deqin, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, ¥115 ($16) on meals for one day and ¥132 ($18) on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Deqin for a couple is ¥511 ($71). So, a trip to Deqin for two people for one week costs on average ¥6,422 ($886). All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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A vacation to Deqin for one week usually costs around ¥3,211 for one person. So, a trip to Deqin for two people costs around ¥6,422 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs ¥12,844 in Deqin. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Deqin can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

How expensive is Deqin? How much money do I need for Deqin?

How much does a trip to Deqin cost? Is Deqin cheap or expensive? The average Deqin trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these Deqin prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers to find the price of travel in the area.

Accommodation Budget in Deqin
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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Deqin is ¥255. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Deqin is ¥511. This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Deqin

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Transportation Budget in Deqin
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Deqin is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent ¥132 per person, per day, on local transportation in Deqin.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

Flights to Deqin
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Rental Cars in Deqin
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Food Budget in Deqin
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  • While meal prices in Deqin can vary, the average cost of food in Deqin is ¥115 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Deqin should cost around ¥46 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Deqin is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Deqin
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  • Entertainment and activities in Deqin typically cost an average of ¥91 per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

Alcohol Budget in Deqin
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  • The average person spends about ¥78 on alcoholic beverages in Deqin per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Deqin On a Budget
Deqin Deqin, China
Highly influenced by Tibet, Deqin is both a county and a town located in the Hengduanshan Mountains of China's Yunnan province. Most people visit the area as a home base from which to hike into the surrounding mountains, though the temples and traditional villages also add to the allure of the area.
The sights worth seeing of Deqin and the surrounding area are mostly its natural scenery. Meili Xue Shan or Mainri Snow Mountain is the mountain range that steals the show. Many embark on treks to its snowy peaks or to the Mingyong Glacier (which can also be reached by car). The mountains are bordered by the Salween River to the west and the Mekong River to the east which is another popular route for trekking. You can find great views of the mountain range from Feilai Temple, located only 10 kilometers away from Deqin. The temple also has a number of hostels and guest houses for an alternative to those available in Deqin.

On the cultural side of things, many choose to take the journey to Yubeng Village. Since it is not accessible by any vehicles, you can take a mini bus from Fei Lai Si to Xidang Hot Springs where the hike actually starts. From here, the hike is about 9 kilometers one way taking about 6-7 hours for most people, though you can hire a horse or mule if you are not up for the walk. The village itself is divided into Upper Yubeng and Lower Yubeng, nestled into a valley surrounded by snowy peaks, thick forests, and waterfalls. From the village, you can take other hikes into the Sacred Waterfall or Ice Lake.
Deqin is the last town before Tibet proper in Yunnan province. Being mainly a hiker's town, there are minimal attractions with amenities including a range of small restaurants, a handful of cafes, some shops, and a few hotels and youth hostels. Before taking the ride to Deqin many visitors first arrive in Shangri-La, whose Old Town dates back more than a millennium with temples and monasteries exhibiting Tibetan architecture with bold white, dazzling gold, and striking reds. On the outskirts of civilization, between Shangri-La and Deqin, there are also a number of small Tibetan villages with opportunities for experiencing the more traditional ways of living. Here you can get a closer look at the primary occupations of farming and local craft-making.

As mentioned before, Deqin is a place where people come to hike. The mountains themselves are known as the Meilixue Mountain Nature Reserve, and there are many opportunities to trek to destinations like the Mingyong Glacier, Tazi Temple, and Yubeng Village. At the village, visitors can immerse themselves in traditional culture, staying in quaint guest houses and enjoying the peace of the remote countryside. There are even more hikes from the village to explore the natural gems of the surrounding valley in dense forests and cascading waterfalls. Some people also trek along the Mekong River which follows the eastern boundary of the mountain range. In Deqin and the nearby villages, some locals know the trails well and can give advice on hiking in the area.
Food and Dining
When it comes to food, Deqin is highly influenced by Tibetan cuisine which is largely limited to barley, meat (usually mutton or yak), and dairy products. Very few spices and vegetables are used in the cooking, though most dishes are served with a very hot chili sauce on the side. Tibetan cured pork, or Pipa Meat, is also common as is yak butter tea which can be served sweet or salted. Many locals often mix the tea with barley flour to create a staple meal known as tsampa. Other common dishes include momos or dumplings and a noodle soup known as thukpa. Ginger lemon tea is also popular. In Deqin, there are a number of small restaurants on the main street serving good food. If you seek western fare, try Tulange Cafe in the main tiled square in town.

Most visitors fly into the area arriving at Diqing Shangri-La Airport. To reach Deqin from here, there are four buses that leave in the morning from Shangri-La with the town of Benzilan as a midway stop to break up the journey. The drive is about 5 hours through steep mountain roads and alpine scenery.

The bus terminal in Deqin also operates buses to and from Lhasa, taking about 3-4 days.

Once in Deqin there is one through road winding down from the north.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase.

Budget Your Trip is all about finding out how much everything costs so that you can travel cheaper and longer. Created by avid travelers Laurie and Bryan, our goal is to help you plan your next trip on the right budget. With average daily travel costs that are calculated from the budgets of real travelers, plus an analysis of hotel and tour prices, you can find out how much money you need to plan your next adventure. We also have plenty of travel advice, accommodation reviews, and activity suggestions.

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