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7 Days Lijiang Lugu Lake with Mosuo Matriarchal Society Experience

Kingdom of Women

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Have you ever imagined to step into a mysterious land full of culture difference and beautiful legend? Do you want to escape from the hustle and bustle city life to immerse in the tranquil and harmonious area? If yes, you are on the right place for this tour takes you explore Lugu Lake - Home of the Matriarchal Tribe and the Kingdom of Women.

Combined with hiking, walking, boating, Mosuo family visiting experience, you will get a full picture about Mosuo people – from their architecture, costumes, daily life to their Matriarchal system, visiting marriage customs, festivals, religion…Moreover, you'll feast your eyes with breathtaking scenery on the Pearl of Plateau.

Basic Trip Information

Travel Route:
Lijiang / Lugu Lake / Lijiang
Travel Length:
7 Days & 6 Nights
Tour Code:
CD-LTLT-07
Group Size:
You, your family, friends or group
Experience:
ArchitectureCulturePhotograph
Departure:
Any day you want

Full Itinerary Day by day

Day 1 Lijiang Arrival

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Ni Hao! Welcome to Lijiang, a very impressive ancient city! Upon arrival at the airport or railway station, your guide is ready to pick you up at the arrival hall and transfer you to the hotel with a private car which is comfortable, air-conditioned and non-smoking.

After a short rest, you’ll start your memorable Lijiang tour from Lijiang Ancient Town (Dayan Ancient Town). Take a leisure walk up the Lion Hill and climb up the 33-meter-tall Wanggu Tower - the landmark building of Lijiang to enjoy a panoramic view of the whole old town and countryside scenery, as well as overlook the magnificent Jade Dragon Snow Mountain in the distance. Later, be followed a trip to Ming-dynasty style Mufu Palace, the “Forbidden City” of Lijiang to know Tusi’s ruling history and appreciate Naxi people’s brilliant culture and fine arts. Then, walk through the old alleys, old bridges, featured shops and bars to Sifang Street Square, a meeting place of sorts and a mingling ground to enjoy lively atmosphere and unwind yourself. If time permits, join the Naxi people and tourists to dance happily in a round.

Wanggu TowerLijiang Ancient Town
Day 2 Lijiang (B, L)

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After breakfast, your guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel. First, you’ll be transferred out of Lijiang Old Town to Yuhu Village which is located at the foot of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. When walking into this authentic Naxi Village, you’ll see unique stone houses, Naxi ladies dressing in traditional clothes, kids playing, a tranquil Yuhu Lake…explore leisurely around the village and then get to the Former Residence of Joseph Rock, an Austrian-American Botanist who came to Lijiang and stayed in Yuhu Village for 27 years and made huge research work on Naxi minority.

Later, head to Baisha Village and appreciate the ancient Baisha Mural Paintings. Visit Dabaoji Palace and Liuli Temple to view murals painted over 1000 years ago which is a combination of Tibetan Buddhism, Confucianism and Taoism. Then, it is followed by a trip to Shuhe Ancient Town - one of the earliest settlements of Naxi people as well as the well-preserved stop of the Ancient Tea Horse Route. 

After that, transfer to Dongba Culture Museum where more than 10,000 Dongba cultural relics show mysterious Dongba culture of the Naxi people. Take a gentle walk to Black Dragon Pool Park to enjoy gorgeous view and peaceful surroundings. If weather permits, get to the best spot to overlook the snow-capped Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and shoot some amazing pictures.

Baisha Mural PaintingsBlack Dragon Pool Park
Day 3 Lijiang - Tiger Leaping Gorge - Lijiang (B, L)

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After breakfast, drive 45 km to view the First Bend of Yangtze River, an extraordinary turn nearly about 180 degrees with beautiful and marvelous views like a wonderful landscape painting unfolding before you. Visit Iron Chain Bridge in Shigu (Stone Drum) Town.

Later, transfer to visit the one of the deepest and most spectacular river canyons in the world - Tiger Leaping Gorge. It measures 16 km in length and is a giddy 3900m from the waters of Jinsha River to Haba Snow Mountain and Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. It is divided into three parts: Upper, Middle and Lower Tiger Leaping Gorge. You’ll hike the upper part (the narrowest section of the gorge) and take about 2.6 kilometers’ walk along the plank road from the entrance to the Tiger Leaping Rock. Take a moment to enjoy the magnificent gorge view and rolling waves.

After the tour, drive back to Lijiang.

Tiger Leaping Gorge
Day 4 Ljiang – Lugu Lake (B, L)

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In the morning, you be will be driven about 4~5 hours on the spectacular mountain road to visit the mysterious Lugu Lake, at an altitude of 2690 meters. Lugu Lake is called the mother lake by Mosuo people and this land is considered as “the Kingdom of Women” and “Home of the Matriarchal Tribe”.

In this late afternoon, you will take a canoe to sail leisurely on the tranquil lake and visit one of the three magical islands of Lugu Lake - Liwubi Island. Go shore excursion to Liwubi Island and explore lama monastery of yellow sect.

Later, transfer to Lige Village embraced by water on three sides. In this evening, enjoy Mosuo Bonfire Party with ethnic singing and dancing performance. You will take part in singing and dancing with Mosuo boys and girls around a big bonfire in the outdoor square.

Mosuo Bonfire PartyLugu Lake
Day 5 Lugu Lake (B, L)

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In the morning, get up early to enjoy beautiful sunrise over Lugu Lake. After breakfast, you'll first drive to visit Zhamei Monastery which is the largest lama monastery for Mosuo people and Pumi group. Then, continue your memorable trip by visiting around Lugu Lake – appreciating the famous Sweetheart Trees in Nisai Village, exploring the last tribe of Mosuo with only 24 households in Little Luoshui Village, taking a walk on the Walking Marriage Bridge with your family hand in hand...

Transfer to visit a Mosuo family to know better about Mosuo people’s matriarchal system, visiting marriage customs, festivals, religion, costumes and daily life, and have lunch in the local family to try some local specialty. Later, drive to visit Mosuo Museum, the only museum in China to present Mosuo people’s history, culture and folk customs.

After that, you will walk along the Luguhu Lake by yourself. Enjoy the sunset wonder of Lugu Lake in Luoshui Village. Take a special Barbecue dinner with beef, mutton, pork, fish and some vegetables in the Barbecue City (Optional).

Lugu Lake Beautiful Island Zhamei Lamaist Monastery
Day 6 Lugu Lake - Lijiang (B, L)

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In the morning, drive back to Lijiang. One the way to Ninglang Town, you will stop to visit a Pumi Ethnic Village and Pumi Family. The ancestors of Pumi were a nomadic tribe living in the southern part of Gansu Province and the eastern part of Qinghai Province. Later, their descendants moved south to warmer areas along the Hengduan Mountain Range. After the 13th century, the Pumi ethnic group gradually settled down in Ninglang, Lijiang, Weixi and Lanping counties.

Stay overnight in Lijiang.

Pumi Family
Day 7 Lijiang Departure (B)

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On this day you will be free until your tour guide escorts you to the airport for your flight to your next destination.

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