Lugu lake is a wide expanse of still water surrounded by beautiful greenery. The lake is located 200 kilometres from Lijiang. The lake is surrounded by hills. The forest around it is dense. The water is clear enough for you to see that it is full of fish. The lake is shaped in the form of a horse-shoe. Legend says that the lake was formed when a female spirit cried after a lover left her behind with just a hoof-print of his horse. Her tears filled the print and that is the Lugu lake. By the lake, lives a matriarchal society called the Mosuo. You can spend a night here and get to know the interesting lives of these people. Highlights include:
- The five islands
- Migratory Birds
- Visit to a local family
- The Fire Party
Lugu Lake Travel Tips
- Carry warm clothes with you. The weather here is cold.
Entrance Ticket Details For Lugu Lake
- Boating: CNY 30
- Fire Party: CNY 30
- Visit to a local family: CNY 20
How to Reach Lugu Lake
- Bus: 9:00am at Lijiang Coach Terminal
- Lige Holiday Hotel
- Lugu Lake Naluwan Hostel Lijiang Daluoshui
- Ruheng Hotel
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64.84% of people who visit Lijiang include Lugu Lake in their plan
3 PM - 4 PM
58.33% of people start their Lugu Lake visit around 3 PM - 4 PM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Lugu Lake
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Lugu Lake
People normally also visit Yak Meadow while planning their trip to Lugu Lake.
Lugu Lake Reviews & Ratings
Stay 1 night in Lugu Lake is it enoughAnswer Report Abuse
Overnight stay in Lugu Lake to appreciate all that it has to offer is recommended. Note that the journey from Lijiang to Lugu Lake is quite long and strenuous.Report Abuse