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The Shangri-La

Shangri-La is a mythological location in Far Cry 4. This is considered to be the place where goddess Kyra attained Nirvana.

Shangri-La is accessed first by the player during a mission for Yogi & Reggie. After the mission is completed, the player will be given the location of four other Thangkas, each one giving access to a Shangri-La mission. Shangri-La missions have their own chronological order and are independent from the location of Thangkas.

In each mission, the player plays as the Kyrati Warrior, Kalinag and is accompanied by a Sky Tiger. Kalinag speaks Hindi throughout the missions, however, if the player turns on subtitles, the speech can be translated into the player's own language. In the first four missions, the player must find Mani Wheels that will unlock a way to a Bell of Enlightenment, that must be freed by the player to kill the Rakshasas. The fifth mission involves a challenging fight against a flying bird demon atop a floating peak, which will free the last Bell of Enlightenment, thus also freeing Shangri-La from the Demons.

In the first mission, Kalinag only uses a knife. His loadout improves in the next two levels, the second one providing Kalinag with a bow that can slow down time when aimed; in the third level, the bow is given the ability to fire five arrows at once. In the fourth level, an elephant is ridable, although only during said mission. In all five levels, the Tiger is available.


  • The sheer number of hard-hitting demons in almost every combat encounter can make fights in Shangri-La quite challenging even on low difficulty settings. Naturally, the final battle in each chapter is usually the most difficult one, but all of them except for the boss battle in Chapter 5 can be skipped entirely by simply sprinting past the enemies and interacting with the Bell of Enlightenment. This is a viable strategy even on Hard and can be pulled off without too much trouble even if no Seeker amulets have been collected to increase Kalinag's health pool. Collecting amulets beforehand makes it all the more easier, as does running a haphazard zigzag course, which will make almost all the enemies' arrows miss their target. Just beware the Scorchers - being on fire prevents Kalinag from interacting with anything until he has put out the flames on his body.
  • All Shangri-La mission except for the first one are optional, but two missions need to be completed in order to unlock the Huntsman skill and, through it, the very useful Breath Control skill of the Tiger tree. Players whose strategies revolve around sniping should strongly consider tackling the first two missions.
  • After completing a Shangri-La mission, Ajay will wake up with most of his ammo stripped along with any body armour he may have been wearing. Depending on how many ammo pouch and explosive bag upgrades you have crafted, this could potentially cost you up to 200,000 Rupees in replenishment. Ensure you can afford to replenish anything that is lost before tackling these missions.
  • Statues around Shangri-La will sometimes look at the player, hinting the Gods know of Kalinag's presence.


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Far Cry 4 locations
Global: Kyrat  •  South Kyrat  •  Northern Kyrat  •  Valley of the Yetis  •  The Himalayas  •  Shangri-La  •  Outposts  •  Bell Towers
Fortress: Baghadur  •  De Pleur's Compound  •  Rajgad Gulag  •  Ratu Gadhi  •  Varshakot
South Kyrat: main: Banapur  •  Chal Jama Monastery  •  City of Pain  •  Ghale Homestead  •  Golden Path Camp  •  King's Bridge  •  Kyra Tea Factory  •  Rochan Brick Factory  •  Shanath  •  The Sleeping Saints (Location)  •  Tirtha
South Kyrat: outposts: Barnali's Textiles  •  Kheta Manor  •  Khilana Bazaar  •  Kyra Tea Terraces  •  Kyra Tea Weigh Station  •  Open Hearts Clinic  •  Pranijagat School  •  Rochan Brick Co. Shipping  •  Rochan Brick Co. Storage  •  Royal Raksi Brewery  •  Seven Treasures Ashram  •  Shanath Breeders  •  Shanath Training Ground
South Kyrat: other: Abandoned Jheel  •  Aghori Ashram  •  Arjun's Still  •  Army Supply Flight 2412  •  Army Supply Flight 2707  •  Army Supply Flight 2911  •  Avinash Primary School  •  Bagmati Camp  •  Banashur's Kshetra  •  Banashur's Pyres  •  Banashur's Song  •  Banashur's Tree of Life  •  Bhutan Ghat  •  Chinjan Sherpa Camp  •  Collapsed Ghupa  •  Cragway Rest  •  Danger Dashed  •  Dead End  •  Deepak's Millet Farm  •  Dhami Ashram  •  Dhyangro Ashram  •  Divya's Hideout  •  Dochula Tunnel  •  Dzong Bridge  •  Dzu-Teh Ruins  •  Eklo Beindu Summit  •  Ettan's Shack  •  Fahmida's House  •  Gandharva's Radio Station  •  Ghasa Dhalana Summit  •  Golden Path Supply Cache  •  Gre Sikhara Summit  •  Great Drought Chorten  •  Hariyo Ghupa  •  Hariyo Mathi Summit  •  House of Chiffon  •  Jhankri Ashram  •  Kalasa Ashram  •  Kalinag Returned  •  Kalinag the Seeker  •  Kalinag's Descent  •  Kalinag's Door  •  Kalinag's Wisdom  •  Kanan's Farm  •  Khazana Temple  •  Khumjung Hamlet  •  Kyra Tea Farm  •  Kyra Tea Storage  •  Kyra's Flower  •  Kyra's Guidance  •  Kyra's Meditation  •  Kyra's Nadi  •  Kyra's Pilgrimage  •  Kyra's Refuge  •  Kyra's Respite  •  Kyra's Retreat  •  Kyra's Shade  •  Kyra's Slumber  •  Kyra's Tranquility  •  Kyrat Intl. Airport  •  Lakeside Sherpa Camp  •  Malla Bridge  •  Nadi Gardiyana Summit  •  Ocean Breeze Lab  •  Old Isha's House  •  Oojam's Hut  •  Prabhakar's Farm  •  Prabin's House  •  Pulley Cart  •  Rai Family House  •  Raj Pandhi Brewery  •  Raksi Still  •  Rato Lagoon  •  Rochan Brick Co. Offices  •  Rochan Brick Co. Payroll  •  Rochan Delivery Wreck  •  Royal Munitions Depot  •  Rukha Sikhara Summit  •  Samapana Falls  •  Sarbajit's Boat  •  Sarbajit's Raksi Still  •  Satish's Sad Room  •  Shanath Arena  •  Shanath Hunters  •  Shanath Poachers  •  Shanath Proving Ground  •  Shanath Trappers  •  Sherpa Forest Camp  •  Sherpa Plateau Camp  •  Sherpa Scripture Camp  •  Sherpa Yak Enclosure  •  Smuggler's Portage  •  Sunny & Prem's Storage  •  Sunny's End  •  Surefoot Bridge  •  The church of Longinus  •  The Crazy Cock Bar  •  The Partisans' Clinic  •  Tiger Den  •  Udayagiri Cave  •  Vibhat's Auto Repair  •  Watery Grave  •  Yakshini's Bondage  •  Yakshini's Ecstacy  •  Yakshini's Flesh  •  Yakshini's Pleasure  •  Yakshini's Sin  •  Yalung's Eye  •  Yalung's Heart  •  Yalung's Jaw  •  Yalung's Maw  •  Yalung's Mind  •  Yalung's Pantha  •  Yalung's Rot  •  Yalung's Seed  •  Yalung's Skull  •  Yalung's Soul  •  Yalung's Spine  •  Yalung's Stomach  •  Yalung's Tears  •  Yalung's Teeth
Northern Kyrat: main: Durgesh Prison  •  Jalendu Temple  •  KEO Svargiya Mine  •  Royal Fortress  •  Royal Palace  •  Utkarsh
Northern Kyrat: outposts: Bhirabata Outpost  •  Border Observation Post  •  KEO Gold Storage  •  KEO Logging Camp  •  KEO Pradhana Mine  •  Lhumtse Barracks  •  Namboche Monastery  •  Pokhari Ghara  •  Royal Guard Kennels  •  Sahi Jile Checkpoint  •  Shikharpur
Northern Kyrat: other: Altar of Kalinag  •  Anadekhi Ruins  •  Ananta Muna Shrine  •  Anjali's Bakery  •  Asru Cave  •  Asthi Den  •  Banashur Ki Sirhi  •  Banashur's Refuge  •  Banashur's Tranquility  •  Bride River Hamlet  •  Cave of the Dead  •  Customs Warehousing  •  Dead Man's Triangle  •  Devata Re Cave  •  Devi Temple Ruins  •  Dhumrapana Shrine  •  Dolpo Ruins  •  Drunk Kanak's Truck  •  Dubaki Cavern  •  Eagle's Nest  •  Garma Palana Spring  •  Garma Springs  •  Gautami's Retreat  •  Ghumantu Sherpa Camp  •  Gornak's Pass  •  Hima Khoka Cave  •  Ila's Roost  •  Jalendu Falls  •  Jalendu Overlook  •  Kalesh  •  Kalinag's Vantage  •  KEO Logistics  •  KEO Rija Mine  •  KEO Scrap Yard  •  Krolinga Sahida Shrine  •  Kyra Ki Sansa  •  Kyra's Humility  •  Kyra's Shrine  •  Kyra's Solitude  •  Lagoon of Tears  •  Lake Visalakhutta  •  Lieutenant's Rest  •  Machali Village  •  Mansa Market  •  Ma'untena Ghari Shrine  •  Medicinal Poachers  •  Ministry of Public Affairs  •  Nadi Shrine  •  Old Kade House  •  Pathika Shrine  •  R.A. Confiscation Vault  •  Raka Ankita Wall  •  Royal Supply Depot  •  Royal Vault III  •  Royal Vault IX  •  Sadhu Tri Cave  •  Sapha Pond  •  Sealed KEO Mine  •  Sherpa Barpha Camp  •  Shining Minds Academy  •  Shining Minds Reformatory  •  Shining Minds Seminary  •  Sivira Sherpa Camp  •  Ska'i Cave  •  Sky Burial  •  South Jalendu Checkpoint  •  Stone Kapa Refuge  •  Svargiya Takataki Camp  •  Tarun Matara's Sleep  •  The Goat's Lair  •  The Powder Keg Distillery  •  Thindara Mine  •  Trethewey Homestead  •  Trethewey's Cabin  •  Vidnava's Tent  •  Visala Shrine  •  Yalung's Belly  •  Yathesta Fields  •  Yugala Rukha Summit
The Himalayas: main: Akaash Monastery  •  Akaash Temple  •  Arbuda  •  KEO Mine #4  •  Mahapadma Glacier  •  Pralaya Giri  •  Utpala Lake
Valley of the Yetis: main: Deserted Expedition Camp  •  Kisana Village  •  Relay Station  •  Relic Shrine  •  Sacrificial Cave  •  Shrine of Yalung  •  Temple of Yalung  •  Yalung's Judgement
Valley of the Yetis: other: Army Expedition Weapon Cache  •  Bone Field  •  Canyon of Awakening  •  Checkpoint Alpha  •  Elixir Distillation Camp  •  Expedition Gas Depot  •  Expedition Vehicle Depot  •  Frost Bear Rock  •  Hajura'Amako Hatama  •  Hunter's Cabin  •  Junkyard  •  Lost Cave  •  Patriarch's Stupa  •  Ruins of Andhakara Temple  •  Ruins of Danava Temple  •  Sky Shrine  •  Three Stupa Hill  •  Yak Grazing Grounds
Cutted locations: Ananta Peak  •  Cave Primitive Mining  •  Dzong's House  •  I6_Location_1  •  Nacarrapur  •  Parakhram's Workshop  •  Pasavikata Point  •  Road Accident  •  Royal Vault IV  •  Small Poacher Camp  •  The T.B.D. Company H.Q.  •  Ucca Mathi Summit  •  Underground Vault

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