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Lijiang Lugu Lake Tour

Trip Duration: 5 Days

Trip Type:Private Sightseeing, Culture Journey

Trip Date: daily

Trip Highlights: Black Dragon Pool Park, Lijiang, Baisha Mural Paintings, Shuhe Ancient Town, Lugu Lake

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5 Days Lijiang Lugu Lake Tour


Trip Overview

Lugu Lake is a lake with different shades of color, such as turquoise blue, sapphire blue, white-gray, etc. It’s an amazing lake with beautiful sceneries. Around the lake, inhabited a mysterious ethnic minority people—Mosuo people which is the last tribe of Chinese matriarchal society. The tour from Lijiang to Lugu Lake will give you an unforgettable experience of your life time


 

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Lijiang (-/-/-)

Shuhe Ancient TownTransfer via: arrive Lijiang Flight arrange by you.

Meet you at Lijiang airport and transfer to your downtown hotel. After check-in and having a short break, pay a visit to Lijiang Ancient Town and Black Dragon Pool to admire the Dragon Snow Mountain and the Dongba culture museum in the park.

Lijiang Ancient Town is well-preserved old town with rich culture of ethnic people who live in there. The canals in the town are really unique, the local people block water to wash the ground in the town every day, and this has been practiced ever since the town was established.

Day 2 Lijiang (B/L/-)

This moring, we will drive to Shuhe Ancient Town for visiting the Naxi people’s dwellings and the beautiful sceneries. And then go ahead to Baisha Village to appreciate the Mural Paintings. Then back to pay a visit to Lion Hill and Mu’s Residence. At the nightyou can go to visit the optional Show Lishuijinsha.

Shuhe Ancient Town located at the foot of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and 6km northwest of Lijiang Ancient Town. At the ancient time, it’s a staging post of Tea and Horse Road. Its central part covers an area of about 5 square kilometers with a population around 3,000. Wandering along Sifang Street, you will feel time slowly flowing backwards.

Baisha Mural Paintings: Located in Baisha Township, 8km north of Lijiang, Baisha Mural Paintings have 53 groups of mural paintings in different temples with fine and smooth lines, bright colors, vivid patterns and harmonious composition. Baisha Mural Paintings is the combination of Naxi, Tibetan, Bai and Han artistic designs. Most of the murals vividly describe the religious stories of Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism.

Day 3 Lijiang to Lugu Lake (B/L/-)

Lugu Lake of LijiangAfter breakfast, we will drive to Lugu Lake for appreciate the beautiful sceneries of Lugu Lake and pay a visit to the mysterious Mosuo people’s family and taste the Mosuo food. At the night, we can join in the Mosuo people’s bonfire party, dancing with the lovely Mosuo girls. From Lijiang to Lugu lake needs about a half and 6hours.

Lugu Lake is about 200kms away from Lijiang city, links Ninglang County of Yunnan and Yanyuan County of Sichuan. It is an incredibly beautiful lake, nestled high in the Himalayan Mountains (at about 3500 meters about sea level). There are many villages lie around the Lake, and the most famous and best known village is Luoshui Village which is the main tourists’ center of Lugu Lake area. Tourists also can have a cruise by pig-trough boat.

Mosuo people are the last tribe of Chinese matriarchal society. They live round the Lugu Lake nearly 2,700 meters above sea level. Although the size of a Mosuo family varies, it usually consists of around 10 people. While some families may comprise as many as 20 or 30 members, every family is always led by a female.

Day 4: Lugu Lake to Lijiang (B/L/-)

This morning, we will enjoy the Lugu Lake cruise by pig trough boat. The Lugu Lake cruise will be the best chance to enjoy the beautiful sceneries around the lake.

After finish Lugu Lake tour, we transfer back to Lijiang in the afternoon.

Day 5: Lijiang departure. (B/-/-)

Transfer via: departure Lijiang flight arranged by you.

Free time at your leisure before drive you to the Lijiang Airport for catching your flight to you next destination.

 

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