Lijiang and Mystical Lugu Lake

Lijiang and Mystical Lugu Lake

5 Days Lijiang and Lugu Lake Tour

This 5-day tour focuses on Lijiang Old Town and Lugu Lake in northern Yunnan Province. Lijiang is one of China’s most fascinating old towns. Its cobblestone lanes and traditional wooden buildings attract millions of visitors. Lugu Lake is famous for its breathtaking views and traditions of the Mosuo tribe.

  • Quality No Tourist Traps, In-depth Activities
  • Group Type Private
  • Tour Focus Ancient Town, Landscape, Lakes
  • Best Season All Year Around
  • No Cancellation Fee

Highlights of The Tour

#1 Visit Lijiang Old Town that represents the harmonious fusion of different cultural traditions to produce an urban landscape of outstanding quality.

Lijiang Ancient Town

#2 Experience the culture of Naxi people - one of China’s most vibrant ethnic minorities. Their distinctive music, clothing, and language fascinated numerous explorers from the West in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Naxi People

#3 Visit Lugu Lake - With its unspoiled beauty, remote location, and rare customs has become legendary, a place of fascination.

Lugu Lake

#4 Learn more about the matriarchal way of living for the Mosuo People and their “Walking Marriage“ tradition.

Lugu Lake

Full Itinerary

Day 1
Arrive in Lijiang

You will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is free. If time permits, you can explore Lijiang Old Town on your own.

Day 2
One-day tour in Lijiang

Visit the Lion Hill Park and climb the Wangu Tower to have a panoramic view of Lijiang Ancient Town. Visit the Mufu Palace, the mansion for local Chieftain from 14th to 18th century. Then visit Shuhe Old town, nestled deep at the foothill of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountains. In the afternoon, visit Baisha village and murals, then proceed to Yuhu village to visit Joseph Rock's Former Residence. Dr. Rock is the Austrian-American author, geographer, linguist, and botanist who explored western China extensively in the 1920s and 30s.

Day 3
Travel to Lugu Lake

You will travel to Lugu Lake, about 4.5 hours drive – where many ethnic minority groups live, visit the Caohai area and the Walking Marriage Bridge.

Day 4
Lugu Lake to Lijiang

Continue the visit to Lugu Lake, then return to Lijiang.

Day 5
Airport Transfer

Transfer to the airport or train station for your transportation leaving Lijiang.

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