LJ07: 2 Days Private Lugu Lake Tour from Lijiang

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Day 1 Lugu Lake
Panoramic view of Lugu Lake
In the morning, our professional tour guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel in Lijiang at the appointed time to begin your 2 days private Lugu Lake tour from Lijiang. Situated about 200 kilometers (125 miles) from Lijiang City, Lugu Lake is famous as 'A pearl of the Plateau' because of its enchanting lake scenery and mysterious Mosuo people. The scenic drive from Lijiang to Lugu Lake lasts about 3.5 hours, and you will see picturesque forests, terraces, meadows and folk dwellings along the way.

Upon arrival, taking a little wooden boat from the Daluoshui Dock is the most perfect way to tour Lugu Lake, for you can not only appreciate the mirror-like lake view, but also enjoy the whisper of the soft breeze. The sculling boat drifts slowly in tranquility, passing islets dotted on the lake surface. After 20 minutes' cruise, you will disembark and have an onshore trekking on Liwubi Island, which boasts lush plants, and towers exotic Tibetan Buddhist temples and white pagoda.

Afterwards, take the boat again to return to Daluoshui Village. The village is the inhabitation place for the Mosuo minority people, where you could further explore Mosuo people's folk culture and customs. Walking (male-leaving) marriage and matriarchy are the biggest highlights. Muosuo people maintain the last matriarchal society in China by leading an almost isolated life. Women dominate the family, and they can date with any man they wish to; their mating custom could be one of the most open relationships in the world. Women earn the money and raise children on their own, while their male mates usually don't need to take responsibilities for the kids. Descendants are accustomed to following the surname of their mothers. Tonight you will stay overnight at the lovely Shilili Inn.

Meals: Lunch
Accommodation: Shilili Inn
Day 2 Lugu Lake
Lugu Lake
After enjoying breakfast at the hotel, our tour guide will escort you to the renowned Zhamei Monastery, where you can get in touch with the old Tibetan Buddhism culture of Yunnan. Built in Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644), it is the largest Tibetan Buddhist monastery for Yunnan Mosuo and Pumi Minorities. With exquisite murals and splendid color-engravings, every inch of air in the monastery would arouse the sense of mystery and holiness in your heart. The monastery enshrines bright-colored Buddha statues inside. If lucky, you may hear monks chanting sutra in Tibetan.

Afterwards, we will have a comfortable drive back to your hotel in Lijiang, and it's time to say goodbye to your memorable Lijiang to Lugu Lake trip. If you want to explore more wonders with us, please feel free to contact our travel consultants. We wish you a wonderful journey.

Meals: Chinese Breakfast, Lunch
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