Lugu Lake, China, is an alpine lake on the border between the Sinchuan and Yunnan provinces. The lake is surrounded by forests and hills. The nearest airport is located in Lijiang, around two hundred twenty kilometres southwest of the lake. There are regular buses from Lijiang and Xichang to the shores. From Xichang it takes around eight hours by bus; the trip takes around seven hours from Lijiang.
Lugu Lake covers an area of more than forty-eight square kilometres and the maximum depth is more than ninety-three metres. On the lake, you can also see five little islands. The Mosuo tribe is living in the area; the name Lugu derives from their language and it can be literally translated as “falling into the water.” The lake and the Mosuo culture are the reasons for many tourists to visit the region, and many more have been coming over the last decade.
There are various hotels and guesthouses on the shores of the lake. Most places are comparatively small and cosy. However, this sort of accommodation really fits, since it does not ruin in the natural landscape. If you look for a Lugu Lake, China hostel, you will find something to suit your needs. The accommodation is more like a combination of a Lugu Lake, China hostel and a guesthouse. Your Lugu Lake, China hostel offers free Wi-Fi, laundry facilities, and a small bar.
In summer, the average high temperatures range from twenty-one to twenty-two degrees Celsius. In winter, you usually get twelve degrees Celsius during the day. Expect more precipitation in summer than in winter.
There is a lot of wildlife to discover for animal lovers. In the cold season, you can observe wintering water birds. In the forested hills of the region, you can find deers, foxes, and even leopards. Beautiful villages of traditional timber houses dot the shoreline of Lugu Lake. The light can change the atmosphere of the lake drastically. Therefore, you get a totally different impression depending on the weather and the daytime.
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