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This Tour including the classic highlights in Kunming &Lijiang. What’s more, a fairyland, Lugu Lake! The mysteries customs, grace landscape, and special matriarchal society of Lugu Lake attract a great numerous tourist to visit.
Day 1 Arrive at Kunming (-/-/-)
Transfer via: flight arranged by you
Meet you at Kunming airport, and then transfer you to your hotel. After check-in, you will have free time to explore around Kunming city.
Day 2 Kunming, Stone Forest, Lijiang (B/L/-)
Transfer via: demostic flight (Kunming to Lijiang) arranged by us
After breakfast, drive you to Stone Forest. It will take about two hours from Kunming to Stone Forest. Finishing Stone Forest trip, transfer you back Kunming airport for the flight to Lijiang.
Stone Forest located in Shilin Yi Nationality Autonomous County. It covers an area of 400 square kilometers (96,000 acres) and includes both large and small stone forests, as well as many other scenic spots. The fantastic stone pinnacles rising abruptly from the ground resemble a huge, dense forest. The stone forest with its mysterious scenery and natural beauty is described as “the most fantastic scenery under heaven” by the people in and out of China.
Day3 Lijiang (B/L/-)
This day you will have a full day tour to explore Full day trip to Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and Yufeng Lamasery and Baisha Murals,and Yushui Zhai.
Jade Dragon Snow Mountain is the southernmost glacier in the Northern Hemisphere. It stretches a length of 35 kilometers and a width of 20 kilometers. Looking from Lijiang Ancient Town in the south, the snow-covered and fog-enlaced mountain resembles a jade dragon laying in the clouds, hence, the name Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. And then you also can pay a visit to Yak Meadow (Maoniuping), where Part of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, where the Yi and Zang Minority Ethnic Tribes live.
Yufeng Temple:It is known in English as Jade Peak Temple. The temple shows distinctive architectural style of Han Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Taoism and the local Naxi Dongba Religion as a result of the cultural fusion between different minorities in the Qing Dynasty.
The Baisha Mural:It is located in the Baisha Village on the plain north of Lijiang. It is a mixture of artists of Chinese Taoist, Tibetan and Naxi Buddhists and local dongba shamans. This rich fusion had resulted in a tremendously powerful art.
Day 4 Lijiang to Lugu Lake (B/L/-)
Drive you to Lugu Lake in the morning. You can visit a local Mosuo Family and experience their life. Evening enjoy a Campfire Party.
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 5 Lugu Lake to Ljiang(B/L/-)
This morning, you will have a Cruise on Lugu Lake. Lugu Lake is so famous that the legendary beautiful sceneries and Mosuo culture makes people dreaming of for long. Once arriving in Lugu Lake, you will be deeply attracted by it.
In the afternoon, transfer you back to Lijiang,
Day 6 Lijiang Departure (B/-/-)
Transfer via: flight-on your own arrangement
This morning pay a visit to Lijiang Ancient Town, Square Street and Black Dragon Pool.
Lijiang Ancient Town is an interesting place to explore. 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.
Black Dragon Pool is an excellent place to admire the Dragon Snow Mountain from the long distance and to visit the Dongba culture museum in the park.
And transfer you to the airport for catching your flight to your next destination.