Chengdu Xichang Qionghai lake & Lugu Lake Escape 6 days Tour
Chengdu -Xichang - Chengdu
Day 1: Chengdu Arrival
Fly to chengdu,Upon your arrival at the Chengdu Shuangliu international airport, our tour guide will meet you and escort you to your hotel in Chengdu downtown. The rest of the day is yours to relax and have a good rest.
Day 2: Chengdu-Xichang County-Qionghai Lake
Today after breakfast, we will head to Xichang, the capital county of Liangshan and the biggest place of the Yi people living in. In the afternoon, we will visit the Qionghai Lake, the second plateau freshwater lake of Sichuan province. The crowds of Egretta garzetta, the Moon bay and Qinglong Bay are the highlights of Qionghai Lake. We will have the Qionghai local flavor dinner with drunk shrimp and Liangshan Barbecue.
Day 3: Xichang-Yanyuan County-Lugu Lake (280km)
After breakfast at the hotel around 7:30am and we will set off to Lugu Lake. Enjoy the beautiful landscape of Little Liang Mountain, Mo Pan Mountain, Highland Mountain, Yalong River and Yanyuan County along the way. Have the lunch in Yanyuan County and arrival at Lugu Lake in the afternoon about 15:30. After check- in, we will head to the Lover Bridge, the world's longest man-made traditional wooden bridge crossing over 300-meters Grass Sea; wander on the bridge and enjoy the sunset scenery. Have a Mosuo local flavor dinner with "Sulima Wine" and "tuotuo mutton" to the Lugu Lake. Join the fire party after the dinner and enjoy the folk songs and dance with the local people in a big courtyard.
Lugu Lake, situated in the mountains on the border between Sichuan and Yunnan provinces, the remoteness of the region has long preserved traditions, is the historical home of the Mosuo, one of the last matrilineal societies in the world. The mirror-like lake surrounded by the lush peaks has the crystal clear water and here you can see many metres down into the water and the plant life below. Just clicking your camera shutter, there is the blockbuster photo same as the ones you find on the internet even you are using the basic photography facility.
Mosuo people still retain the custom of Walking marriage, which means "male does not marry, female does not marry." If two people like each other, the young man climbs up a tall wall and crawls into a window to have intimate relation with a girl at night and leaves before day break secretly. Lovers have no economic or any legal relationaship, and continue to live in their mother's home when they have children. The females are called "Azhu" and the the males are called "Axia".
Day 4: Lugu Lake One Day sightseeing (60km)
We will rent a moped and spend the whold day riding around the lake. It is about 60km to Lige peninsula located at the north side of Lugu Lake, surrounded on three sides by water and connected with a 2-meters lane in the north side. In the afternoon, check in the facing lake hotel in Lige penisula. You can taste the roast suckling pig for the dinner and have some drinks and relax in the bars.
Day 5: Lugu Lake-Xichang County (280km)
After breakfast at about 7:30, enjoy and shoot the beautiful sunrise of Lugu Lake in the first rays and listen the sweet lover songs from the lake. Then say goodbye to the calm lake, warm sunshine, boundless forest, blue sky and all over the sky stars. Return back to Xichang county and after lunch, head to visit the Mount Lu, about 5km south away from Xichang county, with the best scenery in the southern Sichuan. Mount Lu is 2317 meters with mirro-like Qionghai Lake on the east, winding Anning river on the west, historical Xichang county on the north and beautiful Mount Luoji on the south. The pine tree is all over the mountain and walk through the forest for the ancient tower, Yin Yang Pine, earthquake forest of steles and have a panoramic view of Qionghai Lake. Get back to Xichang County after the tour.
Day 6: Xichang County-Chengdu (435km)
Today we will get back to Chengdu, and it takes about 6 hours. We will transfer you to your hotel in Chengdu, or the airport/train station for your next destination.