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Lijiang Laojun Mountain Trekking Liming Danxia Landform Tour - 5 Days

Destination: Laojun Mountain,Liming
Duration: Five Day
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Laojun Mountain is in the northwest part of Yunnan Province, China. The region includes four counties: Yulong, Jianchuan, Lanping, and Weixi. The western part of the region adjoins the Lancang River, while the eastern part is contiguous with the Jinsha River.The region was included in the Three Parallel Rivers UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2003, and the Laojun Mountain National Park was announced in January 2009.

99 Dragon Pool
In the eastern side of the north of main ridge of Laojun Mountain, in the lap of the mountain in elevation above 3,800m, there are tens of lakes and swamps, distributing in cluster along the stream, which are called 99 Dragon Pool. Its water comes from the melted snow in spring and rainfall in summer, clear and cold, being of high quality. The overflowed water of the lake gathers together and forms streams, waterfalls and rivers, which flowing through the forest and finally running into Jinsha River and Lancang River. These glacial lakes in various shapes are deep and mysterious, presenting colors of blue, orange, yellow and green through reflecting the shining sun, flowers and trees.

Liming Danxia Landform
Located in Liming Village, with "Danxia" Landform formed by red sandstone as its major landscape, Liming Meile Scenic Spot covers 240 sq. km, being the largest and most completely developed Danxia landform. Owning various and colorful cliffs, perilous peaks and limestone caves, it is the most colorful one of numerous sights of Danxia landform in China, in the highest elevation, with greatest difference in height and most clearly layered.

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Day 1:Lijiang - Dragons Resort - Elong Lake
In the morning of the first day, hire a car (landrover is suggested) to drive to the
Dragons Resort, with an elevation of 4,000 meters (13,123 feet). The distance is 109 kilometers (68 miles) and it will take you about 4 hours to reach there. Upon arrival, have a short rest and start the trekking. Walk west for about one hour, you will arrive at the famous Ninety-nine Vauclusian Springs. In the valley whose altitude is over 3800 meters (12,467 feet), there are tens of lakes and marshes on the northeast of the main ridge of Laojun Montain. They distribute along the stream, so they are called the Ninety-nine Vauclusian Springs. On the way, you will also see nine boulders. With various shapes, they are shrouded in mystery. The local people call them ¡°Jiuzi Stones¡±. Enjoy the splendid landscape of the lakes on the plateau. These erosion lakes of varying size and shapes present gorgeous colors of blue, orange, yellow and green as the sunshine fall on through leaves and petals. Continue to hike for another 1 hour to arrive at the pure, quiet and charming Sister Lake, the Holy Virgin Lake and the Sancai Lake. After having a rest and taking the lunch near the lakes at the altitude of 3890 meters (12,762 feet), head for the Elong Lake. You will spend 4 hours to trek for 6 kilometers (3.7 miles). Stay overnight in the camp on the way.


Day 2: Elong Lake - Liju Village
Continue the trekking in the morning of the second day. Trek for 5 hours and arrive at the
Elong Lake with the altitude of 3290 meters (10,793 feet). Take a rest and the lunch beside the lake. Then go on trekking another 5 hours to the Small Bridge. You are supposed to walk for 7.5 kilometers (4.6 miles). Take a car for half an hour to the Liju Village. You can taste the characteristic dinner of Lisu Minority. After diner, you may have a chance to take part in the local campfire party. Stay overnight in the village.


Day 3: Liju Village - Observation Station
On the third day, take a car from Liju Village for about 17 kilometers (10.6 miles) to the
Spun Gold Factory where the gold diggers have ever left their footprints. It will take you about 1.5 hours on the way. After walking and climbing along the path in the virgin forest for about 4 hours, you will arrive at the Observation Station of the Golden Monkey. Accommodate there.


Day 4: Observation Station - Taoyuan Village - Stone Drum - Liming
On the fourth day, starting from the observation station, trek for 10 kilometers (6.2
miles) to Sancha River. Afterwards, drive for one hour to the Taoyuan Village where the folk houses of Bai Minority gather. You can have your lunch with the local Bai people's family and find out their customs. Continue to drive for 1.5 hours to the Stone Drum Town and the First Bend of the Yangtze River. After visiting, it takes about 1 hour for you to drive to Liming Village. Overnight in Liming.


Day 5: Liming - Qiangui Mountain - Lijiang
Morning go for Rock Climbing at the cliffs of Some Danxia Mountains, after that trekking 3
hours to the top of Qiangui Mountain, and rest there to have a bird view of Liming Grand Valley.Then drive around 3 hours back lijiang.


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