Mysterious Matriarchy Kingdom Lijiang & Lugu Lake 3-Day Tour

Want an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city? Travel to Lijiang is a good idea. Other than the relaxing ancient city, there is a pure lake far from the modern world. Yes, that is Lugu Lake. Lugu lake is located in Yongning Township, north of Ninglang County of Lijiang. As the second deepest fresh water lakes in Yunnan, it is also lake with highest altitude there. Lugu Lake is a border lake of Yunnan Province and Sichuan Province, while it is more convenient to get there from Lijiang. There are five islands in the lake, three peninsulas and one seawall island. The lake is clear and blue, being far away from the city, not polluted virgin lake. The beauty of Lugu Lake is beyond words can describe. The most attractive part of Lugu Lake is that the local Mosuo people still keep the most primitive matriarchal families. Therefore, it is called the "Matriarchy Kingdom" in reality.


*Relax time in World Cultural Heritage - Lijiang Ancient City
*Appreciate the magnificence and beauty of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
*Ride the unique pig slot boat on Lugu Lake to Princess Island
*Take cable car up to Gemu Goddess Mountain to have a bird view of Lugu Lake


- Tour code: CPT-YT-06

- Price: from $466 p/p

- Tour type: private tour

- Departure date: flexible

- Travel route: Lijiang - Lugu Lake - Lijiang

- Trip length: 3 Days 2 nights

 Detailed itinerary:


Today in the morning the local tour guide and driver will pick you up at your Lijiang hotel. Take off Lijiang highlights voyage! Firstly visit Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, which is known as the snow mountain with the lowest latitude in the Northern Hemisphere. Since Lijiang is in the subtropical zone, it is amazing that Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, as tall as 5,596 meters above the sea level, can stand proudly here definitely! Exchange to the attraction shuttle bus and cable car to Glacier Park, have fun in this ice and snow world, and walk along the wooden plank road to challenge 4,680 meters above the sea level to get to the platform with best view of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain.


Later take the cable car to descend the mountain, get to Ganhaizi for lunch. After that, ride the shuttle bus to the foot of the snow mountain where a place symbolized holy love called Blue Moon Valley, also known as the White River. Snow mountains, valleys, forests, lakes, you'll feel as if all the pure elements are gathered here.

Lijiang Sightseeing


In the afternoon, transfer to Baisha Old Town and visit Baisha Village where the famous Baisha Murals are. Baisha village was once the political, economic and cultural center of Lijiang. The existing 55 white sand murals are preserved here. The Baisha Murals have become the treasure of mural art because they have absorbed the essence and refined brushwork of Han nationality painting, combined with the smooth and gorgeous style of Tibetan Buddhism painting and the roughness of Naxi characters. 

Have a leisure stroll in Shuhe Old Town to the late afternoon, and then be sent back to hotel for rest.


Lijiang - Lugu Lake, Lugu Lake tour


Transfer from Lijiang to Lugu Lake in the morning, arrive in Lugu Lake at noon time.


After lunch, you will be transferred to circle the lake by car. Lugu Lake is called the "mother lake" by the Mosuo people. The lake is also well known in Chinese travel pamphlets as the region of “Amazons,” “The Kingdom of Women” and “Home of the Matriarchal Tribe”. It is also known as "A Quaint Realm of Matriarchy." The matriarchal and matrilineal society of the Mosuo is also termed the “Women’s World.” In Mosuo language, Lugu means "falling into the water".


Walk at the Grass Lake and Lovers’ Bridge and take photos of Lige Peninsula, a landmark of Lugu Lake. Later, take the cable car up to he top of Lion Mountain, known as the Gemu Goddess Mountain, to have a birds’ view of Lugu Lake.


After dinner, free on own to explore evening’s Lugu Lake with tranquil atmosphere.


In the morning, you can choose to run or walk by the lakeside as leisure. 


After breakfast, ride a traditional pig slot boat to the Princess Island. In ancient times, Lugu Lake is isolated that the only means of transportation in the lake is the unique shaped boat. Visit the Princess Palace Ruins on the small and quiet island. Then take pig slot boat to return. 


In the afternoon, according to your arrangements, you will be dropped off at Lugu Lake Ninglang Airport, or be sent back to Lijiang Airport or your hotel in Lijiang. 

Shangri-la Departure or back to Lijiang


 China Panda Tour's experienced travel consultant 1 on 1 service 24hours/7days from inquiry to back home;

  Entrance tickets to listed viewpoints in the itinerary & necessary shuttle bus/cable car/sightseeing bus tickets;  

√  Escorted by experienced English-speaking tour guide;

  Meals mentioned in the itinerary;

  Private transfers with professional driver between hotel/attraction/airport/railway station/restaurant as listed in the itinerary;

√  Booking of flight/train/cruise tickets per your preferences;

  Accommodation in each city, hotel level/feature is decided by your choice;

√  Traveler's accidental insurance.



-- This itinerary can be flexibly adjusted according  to your requests. You can change the order, or extend the tour with more cities or days, or even shorten it with deleting any cities or days. Our professional travel consultant will help you revise the itinerary until suiting your schedule.

-- China Panda Tour also provides French/German/Spanish/Cantonese/Mandarin-speaking tour guide service.

-- There are night show/program in Guilin and Yangshuo. Contact our trip advisor or your local tour guide to book that in advance.

-- If you only want to rent a car for your trip, please kindly inform us. China Panda Tour's professional drivers would provide you with satisfying service.


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