2 Days Magic Lugu Lake Tour with Mosuo Ethnic Culture

"Pearl of Plateau" & "Home of the Matriarchal Tribe"

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Lijiang is always served as the best location to extend a trip to Lugu Lake which is situated at the border of Yunnan Province and Sichuan Province. With 4 hours’ driving, you can reach the "Kingdom of Women" and "Home of the Matriarchal Tribe". In this 2 days tour, you will step into a mysterious land to explore the matriarchal society and know its unique "visiting marriage", as well as feast your eyes with beautiful scenery of the Pearl of Plateau.

Highlights of this tour

  • Take the famous pig-boat leisurely sailing on the mirror-like lake and go excursion to the island for in-depth visit;
  • Join in the locals to enjoy the Bonfire party to spend a wonderful night as well as take a visit the local Mosuo family with better understanding about the matriarchal society;
  • Enjoy beautiful sunset and sunrise over Lugu Lake.

Basic Trip Information

Price:
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  1. 1. This price is for one person, based on a group of 2 adults sharing one double-bed room in 4-star hotel and traveling in low seasons;
  2. 2. This price is subject to change according your traveling season, group size, hotel class, change of activities and possible fluctuation of currency exchange rate.
Travel Route:
Lijiang / Lugu Lake / Lijiang
Travel Length:
2 Days and 1 Night
Tour Code:
CD-YNLG-02
Group Size:
You, your family, friends or group
Experience:
CulturePhotograph
Departure:
Any day you want

Full Itinerary Day by day

Day 1 Lijiang - Lugu Lake

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On this day, your guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel in Lijiang. Today, you’ll be driven about 200 kilometers (4~5 hours) on the spectacular mountain road to visit the mysterious Lugu Lake, situated on the border of Yunnan Province and Sichuan Province. 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”.

Upon arrival, check in your hotel first. After a short rest, you will take a canoe to sail leisurely on the tranquil lake, appreciate the mirror-like lake view and enjoy the whisper of the soft breeze and visit one of the three magical islands of Lugu Lake - Liwubi Island. Go shore excursion to Liwubi Island and explore a lama monastery of yellow sect.

After that, you will enjoy some quiet time to walk along the Luguhu Lake by yourself. Enjoy the sunset wonder of Lugu Lake in Luoshui Village. 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.

Arrival Ideas: Luguhu Airport has direct flights connecting Lugu Lake with Kunming and Chengdu that you can get to Lugu Lake by air. Please tell your likes to your travel consultant and they will adjust the itinerary for you.

Lugu LakeLugu Lake Beautiful Island
Day 2 Lugu Lake - Lijiang (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. Built in Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644), it is the largest Tibetan Buddhist monastery for Yunnan Mosuo people and Pumi group. You can enjoy the 12-meter-tall Maitreya Buddha, exquisite murals and splendid color-engravings.

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. 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 the tour, be driven back to Lijiang. You’ll be escorted to your hotel or airport / railway station for a flight or train to next destination.

Zhamei Lamaist Monastery

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In this 4 days Lijinag & Shangri-La highlights tour, you’ll graspe every second to enjoy yourself on the incredible land – have panoramic view of Lijiang Ancient City, explore the authentic Naxi Village to feel the special Dongba Culture, visit Ganden Sumtseling Monastery, and take a light hike to Tiger Leaping Gorge that is the world's deepest gorge. You will just find the tour fabulous every moment!

Lijiang Ancient Town

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