2 Day Private Lugu Lake and Mosuo Culture Discovery Tour

2 Day Private Lugu Lake and Mosuo Culture Discovery Tour

Venture into the highest and purest alpine lake in South West China - Lugu Lake. Visit the Mosuo village to explore unique cultures like “walking marriage”, matriarchal society and more. You will also experience their custom and ceremony by having lunch with a local family and joining the bonfire party. With our private 2-day package including round trip transfer it's definitely easier to make the most of the Pearl of the Plateau.


Day 1: Lijiang-Lugu Lake

Stop At: Jinsha River, China
Set off from Lijiang in the morning. The coach ride from Lijiang to Lugu Lake takes approximately 4 hours. We will enjoy the stunning views as we drive on the winding mountain road with 18 bends in Lining; make a 10-minute stop at the Jinsha River observation deck to see the magnificent river and have a panoramic view of the beautiful Lugu Lake from Lugu Lake observation deck for half an hour. You can have lunch (own expense) once arrive at the hotel.
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Lugu Lake, 300 km (186 miles) from Lijiang Yongning Town, Ninglang County, Lijiang 674300 China
You will have two options to choose for the afternoon activity. 1. Take the Mosuo people’s unique means of transportation - Pig trough boat to tour the picturesque lake, and also visit an island called Liwubi in the middle of the lake which has a temple. 2. Take the round-the-lake bus which is one of the best way to make the most of the lake, including visits to Lion Hill, Lovers Beach, Rieger Peninsula and more attractions.

Join the bonfire party at night.

Stay overnight at Xinhai Tingtao Theme Boutique Hotel / Ocean Paradise Hotel (surcharge RMB110/Person)
Duration: 4 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight at Xinhai Tingtao Theme Boutique Hotel, 4-star hotel / Ocean Paradise Hotel (surcharge RMB110/Person)

Day 2: Lugu Lake-Lijiang

Stop At: Lugu Lake, 300 km (186 miles) from Lijiang Yongning Town, Ninglang County, Lijiang 674300 China
Wake up early in the morning to hike the mountain and catch the sunrise. Later on head to the Mosuo village as you take a ride on the tractor. Before being shown around the village by the guide you will hang a prayer flag in the sacrificial altar which is one of the Mosuo traditions.

You will be greeted by the village chief in her home where you will be given Hada and proposed a toast for showing you respect. The friendly chief will then give you a home tour to make you have a better understanding of their real life. The family members will then sit with you around the fire pit where you will be treated with their homemade snacks. Meanwhile, they will tell you more about their legends and stories. You can also take a photo with the family members with putting on the traditional costume. After a local lunch with the family, you will depart from the village and drive back to your hotel in Lijiang.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Hotel breakfast
• Lunch: Lunch with a local Mosuo family
No accommodation included on this day.

Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Infants must sit on laps"
"Booking requires at least 2 adults"
"Most travelers can participate"
"Actual pickup time will be given at the time of reservation"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"

Hora de Inicio: 8:00 AM
Duración: 2 Days
Lugar de comienzo: Traveler pickup is offered
Please inform your hotel information in Lijiang for pickup arrangement.

Cancelaciones y devoluciones: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


  • 1x Breakfast
  • 1x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 1 night
  • Lugu Lake entrance fee
  • Pig trough boating fee
  • Bonfire party ticket
  • Local Mosuo family visiting fee
  • English-speaking tour guide service
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Lijiang
  • Overnight at a 4-star hotel in Lugu Lake
  • Entry/Admission - Lugu Lake

No Incluye

  • All meals in Day 1
  • Dinner in Day 2
  • Gratuity to guide and driver (recommended)


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