Lugu Lake Tour

Inlaid at the border of Yunnan and Sichuan, more precisely, the Lugu Lake has two parts: Yunnan Lugu Lake and Sichuan Lugu Lake. The areas around the lake remain a laid-back, idyllic place that makes for a great getaway in domestic tourism. There are two surprising things: the local Mosuo practice the matriarchal system and the traditional walking marriage custom.

Sitting at 2690m, Lugu Lake is surrounded by lushly forested slopes. Ascent to the Lake, you need to walk through a spectacular switchback road and the first sight of the 50-square-kilometer body of water will take your breath away. With a history of 100 years, Walking Marriage Bridge is the only bridge on the lake, locating in the Caohai area. It is made of the wood with the overall length more than 300 meters. Situated at the north of Lugu Lake, the Lige Peninsula is surrounded by water. In the early morning, tourists can enjoy the beautiful mist on the Lake from Lige Village which links to the peninsula with a 2-meter-wide road. Most beautiful panorama photos of Lugu Lake is taken from the top of the mountain behind Lige Village. Then you can head for Liwubi Island, the largest island in Lugu Lake by the “pig troughs” ship, and experience the unique Mosuo's cultures.

Most Popular Lugu Lake Tour Packages

Lugu Lake tours from Kunming and Chengdu bring you to explore the matriarchal society with visit to local Mosuo family and taste of home-made "Sulima Wine" and "Tuotuo mutton". Besides, you can visit the scenic spots en route, like Stone Forest in Kunming, Lijiang Ancient Town, Qionghai Lake in Xichang, etc.

Quick Facts of Lugu Lake

  • Altitude:

    Lugu Lake (2,685 m), Gemu Mountain (3,754m)

  • Best Time to Go:

    All Year Round (especially March to October)

  • What to See:

    Lugu Lake, Walking Marriage Bridge, Lige Peninsula, Liwubi Island, etc.

  • How to Go:

    Tourists can get to Lugu Lake by long-distance bus or private car from Lijiang, Kunming and Chengdu. Or you can also take train or flight from Chengdu and Kunming to Xichang, then get on bus to Lugu Lake.

Lugu Lake Travel Guide

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