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12 Days Yunnan Trekking Tour: Lijiang To Lugu Lake

Tour Code: YNT_17
Deatinations: Kunming, Lijiang, Lugu Lake

1. Tour Itinerary

Day 01 Arrival in Kunming
Upon your arrival, our guide will pick you up at the airport and transfer to your hotel. Free for rest of the day. Visit the Stone Forest.

Stone Forest: Located 120 kilometers southeast of Kunming, the Stone Forest is a typical karst formation covering an area of more than 350 square kilometers. In 2007, it is listed as World Natural Heritage. Walking inside the forest, you will find a wonderland consists of innumerable huge rocks of fantastic shapes.
Day 02 Kunming - Lijiang (Breakfast + Lunch)
Take morning flight to Lijiang. Visit the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, the Baisha Murals and the Ancient Shuhe Village of Naxi People.

Jade Dragon Snow Mountain: The mountain is situated some 15 km. north of Lijiang County, with thirteen peaks resembling jade pillars holding the sky, it stands majestically on the east side of the Jinshajiang River. The main peak, Mount Fan (Shanzifeng), is 5,596 m. above sea level, and is annually snowcapped.
Baisha Murals: Lijiang's murals are works of the Ming Dynasty (1368ĘC1644). They were originally distributed among the Juexiansi Temple and twelve others, nine of which fell to ruins. The remaining four temples have altogether 55 murals, with a total area of 139.22 sq. m.
Naxi people: The Naxi ethnic minority has a population of 277,800, most of whom live in concentrated communities in the Lijiang Naxi Autonomous County in Yunnan Province. More than 1,000 years ago, the Naxi people had already created pictographic characters called the "Dongba" script and a syllabic writing known as the "Geba" script. With these scripts they recorded a lot of beautiful folklore, legends, poems and religious classics.

Day 03 Lijiang - Tea-Horse Guesthouse (Breakfast + Lunch)
Drive from Lijiang to Qiaotou Town which takes 2.5 hours, start trekking in Tiger Leaping Gorge. After 2 hours hiking, stop for lunch in a Naxi Guesthouse. After lunch we walk up hill 2 hours along the trail to get on the top, and then walk down 1.5 hours to the Tea-horse Guesthouse. Overnight in Tea-horse Guesthouse.
Day 04

Tea-Horse Guesthouse - Daju (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
After breakfast we walk along the trail about 1.5 hour get to the Bendiwan village, another half hour you will see a waterfall. Go down1.5 hours get to the road. Stop for lunch in the Tina's Guesthouse. After lunch we drive 9 kilometres get to the village, and then walk another 2 hours get to the ferry. After crossing the Yangtze River, walk another half hour get to Daju. Overnight in Daju Inn (public shower and toilet).

On the way to Tiger Leaping Gorge you will see many villages of Naxi minority people, beautiful mountain with terraced fields full of mustard flowers and other plants. The trail is naturally divided into three sections. The first section, which is the narrowest and uppermost section, is the mouth of the fast flowing Yangtze River. In the midst of the river's mouth is a large rock that is positioned at the gorge's narrowest section - only 30 meters wide. An ancient legend says that tiger used this rock as its stepping stone so it could leap across from one side of the gorge to the other, which is how the gorge got its name. As the river enters the middle section, it drops another 100 meters and its flow rate increases to an amazing speed. Here the thunderous rushing water slam into sharp, large rocks and crash down into the river forming swirling whirlpools.

Day 05 Daju - Baoshan Stone Town (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
After breakfast we driver 100 kilometres, pass Jade dragon Snow mountain, and then get to Guolu Naxi village, 3.5 hours later we stop for lunch in the village local restaurant. After lunch drive a little bit further to the top, then 3 hours walking down to the Baoshan Stone Town. Overnight in Mu-Family Guesthouse (Public shower and toilet).

Baoshan Stone Town: The Stone town is located about 110 km north of Lijiang. It comprises of more than one hundred families on the top of a gigantic rock. This town was built in the late 13th century (Yuan Dynasty).
Day 06 Baoshan Stone Town - Liouqing (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
2 hours hiking along the trail, pass some Naxi villages, and get to the foot hill Prince Pass. Today we twice crawl through hewed tunnels in the rock. The first one is about 60 meters while the second one is 90. Climb up to Prince Pass (3 hours to get to the top), picnic lunch on the way then another half hour get to the village Liouqing. Overnight in a Naxi family home stay (public toilet, no shower).
Day 07 Liouqing - Fenglian (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
In today's 6-7 hours hiking we'll pass through many Naxi villages along the Yangtze River. Picnic lunch in a village. Overnight in a Guesthouse (public shower and toilet).
Day 08 Fenglian - Gouwao (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
After breakfast 1.5 hours walking down to get to the ferry, take boat cross Yangtze River. Walking the other side 1 hour to the Mosuo village called Labo, stop lunch in the village. After lunch we walk up 3 hours to Gouwao village. Overnight in home stay Mosuo family. Not possible for shower.
Day 09 Gouwao - Zhuangzi (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
4-5 hours hiking. Pass some Mosuo and Pumi village, picnic lunch in the village. Afternoon get to Zhuangzi village. Stay Pumi family guesthouse (public shower and toilet).
Day 10 Zhuangzi - Yongning - Lugu lake (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
After breakfast we walk along the stream and beautiful forest, you will see many plants and azaleas trees, rhododendron in spring. 3 hours get to the pass, continue walk down get to the Yi people village. Picnic lunch on the way. After lunch, walk about 3 hours get to Yongning town. Finish hiking, drive to Lugu Lake. Overnight in Mosuo family hotel.

Lugu Lake: A shimmering pearl which is the native place of "The Females'Kingdom" composed of the Mosuo people, a unique matriarchate well-preserved by the indigenous Mosuo people, who are a branch of the Naxi ethnic minority group.
Day 11 Lugu Lake - Lijiang (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
Early morning cruise on Lugu lake and visits Mosuo village. Lunch in Ninglang - a town mostly lives Yi people. After lunch 4 hours drive back to Lijiang.
Day 12

Lijiang - Kunming - Departure (Breakfast + Lunch)
Take morning flight to Kunming. We offer 5 options for today's tour:
1. Tour to the Dragon Gate in Western Hills.
2. Tour to Haigeng Park by the Dianchi Lake, where you will enjoy the nice view of the lake and see many seagulls.
3. Tour to Golden Temple.
4. Tour to Bamboo Monastery.
5. Explore the Bird-Flower Market and Jinma Biji Archway.
A transfer to the airport for flight departing Kunming. Bon Voyage!

Western Hills: Located at the west bank of the Dianchi Lake, Western Hills is set in mountains well covered by evergreen woods and filled with sweet songs by lovely birds, perfect for hiking. Dragon Gate consists of the Sanqing Temple Complex and the Dragon Gate Grotto Complex.
Golden Temple: A Daoist temple constructed in 1602 AD, the main building of which is cast entirely in bronze weighing about 280 tons.
Bamboo Monastery: A Buddhist temple which was first built in the Yuan Dynasty. During its history, spanning nearly 1,000 years, the temple has been burnt to ashes several times and then reconstructed. The present structure mostly dates from the late Qing Dynasty. Bamboo Monastery is famous for its 500 colored clay sculptures of Arhats.


2. Hotels For The Above Trip

Kunming Uchoice Hotel
Lijiang Liwang Hotel

3. Tour Price

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1. The number of adults and the number of children in your party. If there are children under 12 years, they can enjoy the preferential price.
2. Your approximate travel date.
3. The code of the tour that you are interested in. Each tour has a code, you can find it above - at the top of the page where the tour is.
4. Hotel choice for your tour (luxury or standard or comfortable hotels).
5. If you would like us to tailor make a new tour for you that is different from the above tour, please let us know your requests.

4. Quotation Inclusions:

1. Hotel Accommodation
The hotel is based on two adults sharing one twin or double standard room with private facilities. Solo travelers or those who want to occupy one twin-bed room of their own are required to pay additional charge of single supplement rate. A single room is subject to availability based on prior request at an additional cost; if the above recommended hotel is not available, it will be substituted by a similar one.
2. Meals
Daily American or Chinese breakfast at the hotel, Chinese lunch or dinner in local Chinese restaurant as specified in the itinerary.
3. Private Transport
Private transport between airport / railway station and hotel and all the sightseeing spots by air-conditioned vehicle. Separate arrivals and departures will incur extra charges.
4. Transportation Between Cities
The economic class air tickets of the domestic flight or soft berth/seat train tickets between cities as specified in the above itinerary. Airport construction fee and fuel surcharge are included.
5. Entrance Tickets
The main entrance tickets for the sightseeing spots mentioned.
6. Driver And Guiding Service
Driver and English-speaking guide service on normal sightseeing activities noted in the itinerary. Our guide will not fly with you from one city to another. Upon your arrival at each city, a new local guide and driver will pick you up, be with you for local tour and see you off after you finish the itinerary of each city.
7. Insurance
China Life Tourist Accident / Casualty Insurance. We highly recommend that you purchase full coverage travel insurance from you country of origin.

5. Quotation Exclusions:

1. Visa Fees
Charge of obtaining your visa to enter China.
2. Charge Of Arrival And Departure
The international or domestic air / train charge of arrival and departure.
3. Single Room Supplement
Should a twin room is needed by a single guest, supplement of the twin room will be charged.
What is single supplement?- The hotel is based on double occupancy. If the visitor travels alone or the number of the travelers is odd (such as 3, 5, 7...), who stays in one single room has to pay the single room supplement. As the hotel is on double occupancy.
4. Personal Expenses
Expenses of a personal nature such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities or sightseeing, overweight baggage charges or any meals not specified in the itinerary, ect.
5. Optional Programs
Optional programs which are not specified in the above itinerary.
6. Tips
Tips depending on the service of your guide and driver, entirely voluntary.
7. Extra Cost
Any extra cost caused by changes of natural disasters, fires, weather, governmental and local authority orders, political change, strikes, war, riots, quarantine, custom regulations, damages or injury caused by accident beyond the control of us and that has incurred due to the tourist action violating the laws.

 

Tiger Leaping Gorge
Tiger Leaping Gorge
Tiger Leaping Gorge
Tiger Leaping Gorge
Tiger Leaping Gorge
Tiger Leaping Gorge
Tiger Leaping Gorge
Tiger Leaping Gorge
Baoshan Stone Town
Baoshan Stone Town
Naxi people
Naxi people
Baoshan Stone Town
Baoshan Stone Town
Naxi people
Naxi people
Guolu Naxi village
Guolu Naxi village
Lijiang hiking tour
Lijiang hiking tour
60-meter tunnel
60-meter tunnel
Lijiang hiking tour
Lijiang hiking tour
Liouqing Village
Liouqing Village
Yi People in Ninglang
Yi People in Ninglang
Lugu Lake
Lugu Lake
Naxi People, Lugu Lake
Naxi People, Lugu Lake
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