2 Days Lugu Lake Tour from Lijiang

Lugu Lake is surrounded by high and sublime mountains, at present it is one of the places in China which is least damaged by human efforts and best preserved in its natural features. This 2 days Lugu Lake tour from Lijiang will offers a chance to explore the mysterious ethnic culture in Yunnan.


  • Experience the mysterious ethnic culture.
  • Enjoy the splendid natural scenery along the way.

Brief Itinerary

  • Day 1: Lijiang – Lugu Lake
  • Day 2: Lugu Lake – Yongning – Ninglang – Lijiang

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Lijiang – Lugu Lake

Sightseeing and Activities: the upper Yangtze Grand Canyon, Yi Ethnic Villages, Heiwawu Island and Liwubi Island of Luguhu Lake, Mosuo Culture Museum
Meals: Lunch,Dinner

Lugu Lake in Lijiang

In the morning, dive 6 hours on the spectacle mountain road to visit the mysterious Lugu Lake. On the way, enjoy the beautiful view among the huge mountains and rivers.

Start your walking from Jin’an Bridge, We will see the beautiful canyon and Yi ethnic people’s villages in the steep mountains. After 1 hour’s walking, continue the driving and we can stop in many Yi villages if you are interested.

Late afternoon, take the canoes to visit Liwubi Island and Heiwawu Island in Lugu Lake. Pay a visit to Mosuo Culture Museum and learn the Mosuo ethnic custom there. Enjoy the sunset wonder of Lugu Lake in Luoshui Village. In the evening, take part in Mosuo Bonfire Party with ethnic dance and singing performance.

Day 2 Lugu Lake – Yongning – Ninglang – Lijiang

Sightseeing and Activities: Zhamei Monastery, Mosuo Ethnic Market in Yongning, Mosuo Ethnic Home-made,Pumi and Yi Ethnic Villages
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

In the morning, drive about 20 KM to visit the Zhamei Lamaist Monastery which is the biggest lamasery in Yongning Town. Tibetan people call Yongning as “taluo”, meaning “the way to heaven”. The place where Zhamei Lamasery lies in is called “Zhameige”, which means “no war”. The coincidence of these two names make the Lamasery more famous in Tibet.

Yongning Town is an important town of the Ancient Tea-Horse Trade Caravan from Yunnan to Tibet, which is located between Yunnan and Sichuan, Yongning keeps the original ethnic life has not damaged by tourists. You will visit Mosuo Market in Yongning Town. We will arrange a Mosuo family to visit and have lunch in Mosuo family, enjoy the Mosuo real life in a village.

In the afternoon, drive back to Lijiang. On the mid-way to Ninglang Town, 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.

Transfer to hotel. Service ends.

Service Excluded:

  • Admission fees for all of the sightseeing spots listed in the itinerary;
  • Meals as listed in the itinerary;
  • Hotels as listed in the itinerary;
  • Private English-speaking tour guide;
  • Private vehicle for transfers & sightseeing with skilled driver;
  • Service charge & government taxes;

Service Excluded:

  • Single room supplement;
  • Tips to guides and drivers;
  • Personal expenses and gratuities to service staff;
  • Personal travel accident insurance;
  • All optional programs.