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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.
Day 02 Kunming - Lijiang (Breakfast + Lunch)
Take morning flight to Lijiang. Visit the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, the Black Dragon Pool and Lijiang Ancient Town.

Jade Dragon Snow Mountain: The much famed 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.
Lijiang Ancient Town: As one of UNESCO's World Heritage sites in China, Lijiang Ancient Town has attracted many tourists from home and abroad. Different with other old towns, it has no city wall. Lijiang features with cobbled streets, crisscrossing canals flowing with water, swaying willow trees and gaily-hued blossoms and many buildings and structures are in styles of Ming and Qing dynasties. The people here are mainly from the Naxi ethnic group and you can still see many older women dressed in their traditional attire. They have an obvious passion for flowers, as almost every courtyard is a garden.

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. Visit Bird & Flower market. Transfer to the airport for your departure, end of service.

2. Hotels For This Tour

Kunming Uchoice Hotel
Lijiang Liwang Hotel

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.
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4. Hotel choice for your tour (luxury or standard or comfortable hotels).
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Quotation Inclusions For For The Above Tour:

1. Hotel accommodation
The hotel is based on two persons sharing one twin or double standard room with private facilities.
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 or railway station and hotel and all the sights by air-conditioned vehicle.
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 itinerary.
5. Entrance tickets
The main entrance tickets for the sights mentioned.
6. Guiding service
Excellent tour Guiding. All normal sightseeing tours in each city with English-speaking guide and admission fees where applicable. 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.

Quotation Exclusions For The Above Tour:

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 meals not indicated, ect.
5. Optional Programs
Optional programs which are not specified in the above itinerary.
6. Tips to guides and drivers
Tips depending on the service of your guide and driver, entirely voluntary.

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