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The Wenhai Ecolodge

With Wenhai Lake near its front steps and the peaks of Jade Dragon in the background,  the Wenhai Ecolodge is a scenic, peaceful mountain retreat. Recently renovated, updated with sustainable energy systems, and community-operated, the Ecolodge is a unique experience in all of China. 

Your trek to the Ecolodge takes you from the Lijiang Valley to Upper Wenhai village.  Located in a converted Naxi courtyard house, the Wenhai Ecolodge provides a great base for day hikes around the lake, to the upper slopes of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain or to more remote Yi villages in the area.  It can also be a starting point for 3 day trek that brings you to the entrance of Tiger Leaping Gorge.

Your accommodations at the ecolodge feature:

  • Twelve newly-renovated, comfortable rooms, many with views of the lake or mountain.
  • An enclosed seating and dining area for reading, writing or chatting with other guests
  • An outdoor patio with a view of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain.
  • Shared bathroom with hot water, shower and flush toilets.
  • Alternative energy systems including biogas and solar panels to decrease the impact on the surrounding resources.
  • A small library with information and books about the cultural and natural resources of Wenhai. 
  • Binoculars available to be checked out by guests. 
  • Traditional country-style Naxi dishes served family-style and prepared by the top cooks in the village. (Meals are vegetarian unless otherwise requested.) 

Interested?  Please email us for more information or find out how to contact us in Lijiang.  

The Wenhai Ecolodge is owned and operated by the Wenhai Cooperative.



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