Hiking Tour in Baoshao Stone Town
Baoshan Stone Town is the last place in Lijiang that has got amazing
scenery with very premitive Naxi culture, yet still unknown to many
explorers. One reason is that it is very far and remote, and not easy
to acceed. Another reason is that it requires great fitness to be able
to go around, bcus the area is basically full of ups and downs, without
an inch of flat space. But also, due to this reason, the whole village
is built up on a huge rock, by the hillside. With the Yangzte River
beneath, the scenery is breath-taking with very step.
Baoshan is also the nestle of antient Naxi culture. The Naxi people
in Lijiang has their own religion, called Dongba religion, mainly about
nature-worship and ancestor-worship, and it is originated from Baoshan.
There are still alive Dongba Shamann in the region, and the religion is
still practiced in certain ceremonies.
The hiking tour below offers you the chance to go deep into the life
of the mountain Naxi People, and the scenery around here made it the
most beautiful hiking trail throughout Yunnan.
Day 1 Drive 4 hrs from Lijiang to Baoshan Stone Town. Wonder around
the interesting Naxi Villages in the afternoon. O/N Baoshan Stone Town
Day 2 Start our trekking higher above the Yangzte River, passong
through the famous Prince's Gate, going by the rarely-habitated Naxi
Villages, picnic under huge rocks, with amazing view over the Yangzte,
and arrive at the Upper Liuqi Village, after 8-9 hours trek. The
highlight today is the beautiful villages along, and the amazing
mountain view along the Yangzte River. O/N at a local Naxi home
Day 3 Trek 2 hrs to Lower Liuqi Village, with breath-taking view
along the way, then another 3 hrs downhill to meet our boat on the
river, and take the boat back to Stone Village. O/N Baoshan Stone Town
Day 4 Drive 4 hrs back to Lijiang. If interested, we can pass through
the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, and explore the beautiful nature along
the Blue Moon Valley, and the Dry Sea area. O/N Lijiang
This tour can be done either by public transportation, or by private
car/van. So the prive varies according to your preference. For detailed
info., please contact Elena directly. Thank you.