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ChinaNature escape and festival celebration

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Lijiang has a history of at least 800 years and may date as far back as the Song Dynasty. As a populardestination in Yunnan, Lijiang is considered as a fairyland blessed with fresh air, clear streams, breathtaking snow mountains and an undisturbed landscape inhabited by Naxi ethnic minority. Lugu Lake is the native place of “The Females’ Kingdom” composed of the Mosuo people, a branch of the Naxi ...

Lijiang has a history of at least 800 years and may date as far back as the Song Dynasty. As a populardestination in Yunnan, Lijiang is considered as a fairyland blessed with fresh air, clear streams, breathtaking snow mountains and an undisturbed landscape inhabited by Naxi ethnic minority. Lugu Lake is the native place of “The Females’ Kingdom” composed of the Mosuo people, a branch of the Naxi nationality. This tour will offers not only the charming landscape of Lijiang, but also the Gemu Mountain GoddessFestival. Travelers can know more about Mosuo people.

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Tour itinerary includes
  • Walking and trekking
    Walking and trekking
  • Cycling
    Cycling
  • City
    City
  • Countryside
    Countryside
  • Meet locals
    Meet locals

Customizable tour itinerary

This tour idea is fully customizable

This itinerary has been crafted by our Local Agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and your interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: Arrive in Lijiang

Today, the local tour guide and driver will meet you at Lijiang airport and then send you to hotel.

Visited:
Lijiang

Day 2: Lijiang

This morning, you will drive to Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, take the sightseeing bus for a short visit through the Baishuihe River. Take cable car to visit Blue Moon Valley. Afterwards, take the chairlift up to Spruce Meadow of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. You will hike around 1 hour in the original forest in Spruce Meadow(3200 meters).

In the afternoon, watch a show named “Impression Lijiang Show” directed in Ganhaizi Meadow(3100M). A cultural show demonstrating the traditions and lifestyles of the Naxi, Yi and Bai peoples of the area. 


At last, visit Yuhu Village. 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…

Visited:
Lijiang

Day 3: Lijiang Cycling Tour

Today, drive to Lashihai. Then start your cyclling from Zhiyunsi by cycling around Lashihai. Lashihai Lake, a nature reserve rich in biodiversity.


Then surround the Lashihai Lake for further cycling. The endangered black necked crane can be seen here. The Naxi and Yi minorities live in this area. You will loop around the lake beginning on paved road which leads us through Naxi villages.

At noon, cycle to Shuhe Old Town and visit this town. Then go on your cycling tour to Baisha Old Town through Shuhe Old Town. Visit Baisha Murals. 

Visited:
Lijiang

Day 4: Lijiang - Lugu Lake

In the morning, drive 4 hours to Lugu Lake. In the late afternoon, you will take the canoes to visit Liwubi Island in Lugu Lake and walk around Lugu Lake to enjoy the scenery.


In the evening, take part in Mosuo Bonfire Party with ethnic dance and singing performance.You will dance and sing with Mosuo boys and girls around a big bonfire.

Visited:
Lijiang
Accommodation
Ocean Paradise Hotel (Lijiang)

Day 5: Lugu Lake

Today, you will enjoy and witness the celebration of Gemu Mountain Goddess Festival main venue. 

When the religious rites finish, a great banquet begins. Mosuo people will have a picnic to cook buttered tea, Sumali wine, and make barbecue and other snacks for their lunc. 
Afternoon, watch the sports competition of local people--horse racing. And swinging could be a very interesting activity for young people.

Visited:
Lijiang
Accommodation
Ocean Paradise Hotel (Lijiang)

Day 6: Lugu Lake

Today, we will transfer to other venue to see other people the celebrate the festival.  Local food shows, photo exhibition, Mosuo People’s Dancing, Get the Holy Water, etc.

In the afternoon, pay a visit to a local Mosuo family to see what their life is. Drive back to hotel.

Visited:
Lijiang
Accommodation
Ocean Paradise Hotel (Lijiang)

Day 7: Lugu Lake - Lijiang

Drive drive back to Lijiang. On the way to Ninglang Town, you will stop to visit a Pumi Ethnic Village and Pumi Family. 

Later, their descendants moved south to warmer areas along the Hengduan Mountain Range.

In the late afternoon, you will arrive in Lijiang and 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.

Visited:
Lijiang

Day 8: Lijiang - Qiaotou - Tea and horse Guest House

In the morning, our guide pick up from your hotel in Ljiang. Drive to Qiaotou Town, which takes 2 hours on the trip. Tiger Leaping Gorge hiking tour is one of the most beautiful trekking tour of Yunnan Province. Your hiking trip starts from Qiaotou. About two hours trekking in the Upper Tiger Leaping Gorge, you will arrive at Naxi Family and have lunch there. It is easy trekking from Qiaotou to Naxi Family, but beautiful scenery.

After lunch, a trekking from Naxi Family to 28 zigzagging turns will be a challenge for you. From the top of “28 turns” on the high path further uphill to a place of altitude above 3000m, you can have a view of the panorama of the entire Gorge. Then arrive at Tea Horse Guest House.

Visited:
Lijiang

Day 9: Tea and Horse Guesthouse - Shangri-La

Morning, continue to another 2hrs trekking from Tea Horse Guesthouse to arrive at Halfway Guesthouse (2500m).

After a rest, further 1.5hrs trekking to Tina’s Guesthouse. Finish 3.5-4 hrs trekking and have lunch. After lunch, drive to Shangri-La.

Accommodation
E-outfitting Boutique Hotel Shangri-La (Shangri-La)

Day 10: Shangri-La

In the monring, visit the Ganden Sumtseling Monastery, the largest Tibetan Monastery in Yunnan. Songzanlin Monastery has another alias – ‘the little Potala Palace ‘, so named because the whole monastery is in the traditional style with mysterious atmosphere.

At noon, pay a visit to a Tibetan Village and have cooking class in a family. You will learn how to cook Tibetan dishes and enjoy what you cooked.

In the afternoon, have a leisure walk around Napahai Lake and enjoy the beautiful plateau scenery.

Visited:
Shangri-LaYunnanyi
Accommodation
E-outfitting Boutique Hotel Shangri-La (Shangri-La)

Day 11: Departure

Today, you will depart from Shangri-la.

Hope you enjoyed your stay and welcome back!

Visited:
Shangri-La

Lijiang Shangri-La Yunnanyi

Price details

This tour idea is fully customizable

The price reflects this specific itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

For 2 Adults
Season Price Per Adult
Prices Starting From
September 2020 to September 2020 $3,040

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  • Breakfast
  • In-trip ground transportation
  • Activities according to your customized trip
  • Airport transfers
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  • Arrival and departure flights
  • Meals and beverages not indicated
  • Personal expenses
  • Service gratuities
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance
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