- Lu Gu Lake
- Tiger Leaping Gorge
Visit the old town of Lijiang, home to the Naxi minority.
Get a taste of rural life in the village of Shaxi.
See pristine Lake Lugu, on the border between Sichuan and Yunnan provinces.
Visit the Mosuo people, one of the world's last practising matriarchal societies.
Trek along the magnificent Tiger Leaping Gorge.
Experience a taste of Tibet in the Tibetan town of Zhongdian.
What our specialists say...
This comprehensive trip around China's Yunnan province is ideal for those who want to really get under the skin of this diverse province. Starting in Kunming, the region's capital, you move onto Dali, home of the Bai minority. After exploring this laid-back town you then move onto Lijiang, home to the Naxi people, with an extremely well-preserved old town. After time here, you'll drive onto Lake Lugu. Surrounded by mountains, the lake is extremely picturesque and unspoilt. It is also home to the Mosu people - one of the world's last practising matriarchal societies. Returning to Lijiang, you'll then embark on an overnight trek through the Tiger Leaping Gorge trek - one of the world's deepest, and a real highlight (shorter treks are available). You'll finish up in the Tibetan town of Zhongdian - high on the Tibetan plateau at 3,200 metres, with fresh mountain air and dramatic Himalayan scenery.
We recommend this trip for:
- Lu Gu Lake
- Tiger Leaping Gorge
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Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Day 1 International outbound flight
International outbound flight
Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Kunming.
Day 2 Kunming
Day 3 Dali
Day 4 Dali
Day 5 Dali
Day 6 Shaxi
Day 7 Lijiang
Day 8 Lijiang
Day 9 Lijiang
Day 10 Lu Gu Lake
Day 11 Lu Gu Lake
Have time around Lake Lugu today - visit some minority villages, go walking or even horseriding, or simply relax and take in the views - the choice is yours.
- Musuo Garden Guesthouse
Day 12 Lijiang
Day 13 Tiger Leaping Gorge
This morning you'll be driven to Daju, start of the Tiger Leaping Gorge trek. Your guide will then accompany you for day one of the trek. This is the more strenuous of the two days, as you gain height to the upper path of the trek. Towards the end of the day, you'll approach a small guesthouse, where you spend tonight.
Day 14 Zhongdian
After a restful night's sleep, you'll continue along the path - today is a little less tiring than the first day, with less climbing. You'll finish the trek and be met by your driver around the middle of the afternoon. You'll then be driven onto Zhongdian, sitting high on the Tibetan plateau at 3,200 metres.
Day 15 Zhongdian
Day 16 Zhongdian
Day 17 International return flight
Day 18 International return flight
International return flight
Arrive home today to complete your journey.
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