In this full day tour you will get to explore the famous Jade Dragon mountain and the Blue Moon valley. This tour starts from Lijiang and includes an English speaking guide, private car and all entrance fees.
Lijiang is home to the Naxi minority, a minority with matriarch roots, fascinating history and rich culture including religion, language and even a unique way of writing.
We will start our day with a drive to to the magnificent Jade Dragon Mountain, that rises to 5,596 meters above sea level. As we arrive to the mountain we will go up the cable car to the pastoral yak meadows, where we will enjoy the fresh air and unique views.
After a pleasant walk in that area we will go back down. After the decline drive the Blue Moon Valley, located at the foot of Jade Dragon Mountain. The valley is actually a river winding through a valley of the mountain. From a distance the valley seems as a kind of blue moon and that’s how it got its name. when we arrive we will walk around the blue springs and beautiful waterfalls in the area and enjoy the stunning scenery of the place. After that we will drive to the quiet Naxi villagse of Baisha and Yuhu, there we will go out on a tour and get a chance to experience the lives of the locals. From there we will drive back to Lijiang for the end of our trip.
A bit of the Mountain
Jade Dragon Mountain (Yulong Mountain) is the southernmost glacier in the Northern Hemisphere. The highest peak with an altitude of 5,600 meters (18,360 feet), the mountain stretches a length of 35 kilometers (22 miles) and a width of 20 kilometers (13 miles). The mountain is located 15 kilometers (nine miles) away from the Lijiang Old Town.