Day 1: Arrival In Lijiang
Arrive in Lijiang, check in your hotel and then have a nice walking in the heritage site, Dayan Old Town.
The Lijiang Old City is located in China’s Yunnan Province. The city is famous for its incredible state of preservation and is one of the very few ancient cities in China that has not changed for centuries. There are virtually no modern buildings and the newer ones were constructed using the same materials and construction methods that have been used for centuries, allowing them to blend into the city. The city is populated by the Naxi Dongba Ethnic Minority group and the entire city displays their unique culture and architecture, making it a unique site.
Naxi People: They live in concentrated communities in the Lijiang Naxi Autonomous County in Yunnan Province, their language belongs to the Chinese-Tibetan language family. More than 1,000 years ago, the Naxi people had already created pictographic characters called the "Dongba script".
Overnight in Lijiang
Day 2: Lijiang - Lugu Lake
Depart to lugu Lake ont the early moring, we will take a 4 hours driving to Lugu Lake, the remote Paradise on earth, take a good rest in hotel then attend the bonfire party on the evening.
Day 3: Lugu Lake boating and circles lake tour-back to Lijiang
Overnight in Lugu lake town
Lugu Lake, where the rare Mosuo matrilineal culture rooted in, will show you a differently fascinating Heaven on earth from the amazing natural beauty to the quaint local tradition. The shores of the lake is inhabited by the Mosuo people who have peculiar customs and ways, up to now still retaining remnants of matriarchal society. Here you will see the superior of female as the leader of a family and how the 'Zouhun'(Men and women are not united by wedlock, each living at the mother's home respectively, yet keeping a casual cohabitation relationship) tradition is remained. Certainly, you will have the opportunity to enjoy other two classic destinations in Yunnan as well.
Overnight in Lijiang
Day 4: Lijiang - Tiger Leaping Gorge-Lijiang
Tiger Leaping Gorge: The gorge is regarded one of the longest, deepest and narrowest gorges in the world. It is about 98 kilometers northwest of Lijiang Ancient Town, lying between Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and and Haba Snow Mountain. The gorge stretches about 15 kilometers (9 miles). For the experienced and adventurous, thrilling raft rides are available. The magnificent backdrop of the gorge, combined with the twisting white water will create an exhilarating and unforgettable white water rafting experience. For those who prefer a gentle ride, slow-speed drifting is available in the calmer sections of the gorge.
Overnight in Lijiang
Day 5: Jade Dragon Snow Mountain Tour
Glacier park in winter
Impression Lijiang Show
Shuttle Bus from Private Car Parking Lot to Lower Station of Cable Car
Lower Cabler Car Station (3356 meters high)
Cable Car & Glaciers
Glacier Park of the upper cable car station
Enjoy the scenery of the majestic Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, experience local Naxi, Yi and Tibetan minority customs. The Jade Dragon Snow Mountain is located where the Qinghai-Tibet and Yunnan Guizhou plateaus interlock. The 13 peaks of 18360 foot Jade Dragon Snow Mountain is the best known massif in the province and also a treasure of wild plants and rare animals.
08:30 Depart from the hotel you stay in Lijiang (depart time can be changed as traveller's favorite).
09:10 Arrive at the Ganhaizi Meadow, enjoy the panoramic view of the Snow Mountain.
09:30 Get on the shuttle bus which take us to the cable car station in 15 minutes.
09:45 Arrive at the cable car station, queue up a while for the cable car at the lower station and then get on the cable car to the glacier park.
10:00 Enjoy the glacier views at the Glacier Park.
11:30 After visiting the glacier park, Lunch time
13:30 Visit the Impression Lijiang show.
14:30 Drive to the world heritage site, Baisha Old Town.
Baisha Old Village
14:30 Walking around in Baisha village, experience the history, culture and some hand-crafts.
16:00 Back to hotel.
Blue Moon Valley