Other Recommendations for January-March in and around Lijiang:

  • Lashi Wetland Reserve Tour (Horse riding to experience part of the Ancient Tea Horse Road, viewing thousands of migratory birds from Siberia, well-preserved Naxi village life)
  • Shaxi, Shibaoshan Day Trip (Said to be the best preserved market town along the Ancient Tea Horse Road, Buddhist Stone Carvings in Grottoes)
  • Wenhai, Snowflake Village, Fuguo Temple Day Trip (See two minority alpine villages – Naxi & Yi, in the foothills of the majestic Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, meet a real shaman)
  • Tiger Leaping Gorge Day Tour / Two-Day High Trail Trek (Breathtaking gorge scenery, quiet villages)
  • Jade Dragon Snow Mountain Hiking (See the giant from another angle, away from the tour groups, Late February to March)
  • Lugu Lake Tour (Highland Lakes, Migratory Birds, matriarchal society culture )
  • Baoshan Stone City 2-Day Tour (Ancient Naxi Village perched on a giant rock above the Yangtze, experience architecture and culture along the Yangtze )

Cultual Festival Dates:

  • Sando Festival 1 March 2020 / 8th day of the 2nd Lunar month – honours the Protective Deity of the Naxi people
  • Bangbang Festival 8th February 2020 / 13-15th day of the first Lunar Month
  • A fair originally held for the local temple, it gradually evolved into a modern agricultural trade in the early Qing Dynasty, marking the end of the Spring Festival activities, and the beginning of spring farming season
  • Please note: Event schedules, locations and dates have not been officially announced by the Lijiang Government.