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Lugu Lake Overland Trip

Chengdu, Leshan, Mt. Emei, Xichang, Luguhu Lake, Lijiang, Dali, Kunming
Giant Panda Breeding Centre, Giant Buddha, Luguhu Lake, Tiger Leaping Gorge, Stone Forest
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Day 1 Arrival in Chengdu

Arrive in Chengdu, which is called “the Land of Abundance? You will meet your guide at airport. And then we will visit Wide and Narrow Folk Alley. It’s used to be home to officials in the Ming and Qing Dynasties and among the city’s cultural heritage sites still intact today.


Day 2 Chengdu

We will visit The Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Centre in the morning, which is one of the important centers in China for the captive conservation of giant pandas. After lunch, we will visit Wenshu Monastery and People’s Park.


Day 3 Chengdu ?Leshan ?Mt. Emei

In the morning, we will drive to Leshan and visit the Leshan Giant Buddha, which is the biggest carved stone Buddha in China. After lunch, we will ahead to Mt. Emei.


Day 4 Mt. Emei - Chengdu

Today we will take tour sightseeing bus and take cable car to the summit of Mt. Emei to adore 10 faces Golden Buddha. Mt. Emei is also known as a kingdom of plants and animals. When we walk down to Leidongping, you may see many monkeys in the tree along both sides of path. In the late afternoon, we will drive back to Chengdu.


Day 5 Chengdu ?Xichang

After breakfast, we will depart to Xichang. Upon arrival, we will visit Qionghai Lake. If the weather is good, we will cycle to visit Qionghai Lake.


Day 6 Xichang ?Luguhu Lake

Today, we will drive to Luguhu Lake. In the afternoon, we will take the canoes to visit Liwubi Island and Snake Islet in Lugu Lake.


Day 7 Luguhu Lake

In the morning, we will drive about 20Km to visit the Zhamei Lamaist Monastery and Mosuo Market in Yongning Town.

We visit a Mosuo family, if you are interested in Mosuo food, you can have lunch in the Mosuo family and learn the local culture with the help of your guide. In the afternoon, you will drive to Lige Island and do hiking around the lake.


Day 8 Luguhu Lake ?Lijiang

After breakfast, we will drive about 6 hrs on the spectacle mountain road to Lijiang. On the way, enjoy the beautiful view among the huge mountains and rivers. You will see the beautiful canon and Yi ethnic people’s villages in the steep mountains. Upon arrival, we will check in the hotel. The rest time is free at your own leisure.


Day 9 Lijiang

In the morning we'll visit Shuhe Old Town, which is the relic of the Tea-Horse Trading Caravan from bank of Mekong River to India via Tibet. We will walk from Long Quan (Drangon Spring) in Shuhe Old Town to Baisha Village; we will visit the Baisha Muralin Baisha village. After lunch we will visit Rock’s Former Residence.


Day 10 Lijiang

From Lijiang, we'll drive about 60KM to the First Bend on the Yangtze River with imposing gorge scenery, and the Iron Chain Bridge in the Stone Drum town. The town of Stone Drum got its name from a large, cylindrical, marble tablet shaped like a drum. The scenery is magnificent as the road running through the Lijiang valley which is filled with wheat fields and drying haystacks. Continue the driving 40KM more to visit the Tiger Leaping Gorge, the deepest gorge in the world. With 34 rapids of the Yangtze River, it is called the Jinsha in this area because you can find gold in the river. We will drive back to Lijiang in the late afternoon.


Day 11 Lijiang ?Dali

In the morning, we will drive to Dali. On the way, we will visit Xizhou Bai People’s Village. After check in, we will visit Dali Old Town.


Day 12 Dali

In the morning we will take cruise to visit Erhai Lake. After lunch, we will visit Mt. Cangshan and Three Pogada.


Day 13 Dali - Kunming

After breakfast we will drive to Kunming and visit Stone Forest, which is known as “First Wonder of the World? Walking through it, you marvel at the natural stone masterpieces and are bewitched by the intricate formations.


Day 14 Departure

Transfer you to the airport for your next stop.