Tiger Leaping Gorge Dining

Tiger Leaping Gorge Dining shows you food culture and food information in Tiger Leaping Gorge of Yunnan such as what and where to eat. Tiger Leaping Gorge is mainly located in Shangri-La, 60 kilometers away from Lijiang with a complex topography, changeable climate and abundant natural resources. When hiking around, wonder about what and where to Eat in Tiger Leaping Gorge? The most famous Tiger Leaping Gorge Food are vegetables. The people pay attention to refreshing of the food in Tiger Leaping Gorge. The cuisine of meat is mainly focus on baking and stewing. Don’t miss some local food like Lijiang Baba.

What to Eat in Tiger Leaping Gorge

Naxi Barbecue(纳西烤肉)

Naxi barbecue is a traditional caravan dish popular in Lijiang Ancient Tea Horse Road. The main ingredient is streaky pork. The skin is golden and crisp, fat but not greasy, and the taste is crisp.

Lijiang Baba(丽江粑粑)

Lijiang Baba is the Naxi nationality unique flavor of food, has a long history, the Ming Dynasty " the travels of Xu Xiake " that is recorded. It is one of the characteristics of color, smell and taste, its production is the main raw material in Lijiang produced fine wheat flour. Lijiang Baba is divided into salty sweet two kinds, according to their own tastes to arbitrary selection. Its golden color, fragrance, taste crisp and delicious, some add drink butter tea, also have a boundless good flavor.

Yak Butter Tea(酥油茶)

Yak butter tea is a necessary drink in Lijiang. It is often served with Lijiang Baba and other staple food. If you drink the tea alone, you will be easy to get hungry. Buttered tea is the best beverage in Lijiang area because of its high quantity of heat.

Highland Barley Wine(青稞酒)

Highland Barley wine is made from alpine spring and plateau barley. It is rich in the fragrance of highland barley wine and it is a kind of wine that is loved by the local people in Tiger Leaping Gorge.


Zanba is one of the traditional staple foods of Tibetan herdsmen, which is the Tibetan transliteration of fried noodles. In fact, it is the highland barley fried noodles, and is the staple food that Tibetan people must eat every day. When visiting a Tibetan family, the host will certainly serve the fragrant buttered tea and highland barley fried noodles.

Tibetan Yogurt

Tibetan yogurt is a kind of unique dairy product in the Tibetan area of Shangri-la. It is made with the yak milk which has been extracted yak butter. It is rich in nutrition, helpful for digestion, producing saliva and slaking thirst. It is most suitable for the old people and children.

Where to Eat in Tiger Leaping Gorge

Restaurants in Hiking Route of Tiger Leaping Gorge

Travelers can have meals in hostels in Tiger Leaping Gorge, such as Naxi Guesthouse and Tina’s Guesthouse.

Hotel in Upper Section of Tiger Leaping Gorge

  • Naxi Family Guesthouse(纳西雅阁客栈)
    Add: Zhongnuoyu Village, Tiger Leaping Gorge, Shangri-la
    Tel: +86 887 880 6928/+86 139 887 58424/+86 139 887 40169
    Available: Twin room/Standard double room/Deluxe double room
  • Tea Horse Guesthouse(茶马客栈)
    Add: Yongsheng village, Tiger Leaping Gorge, Shangri-la(High Trail above the 28 bends)
    Tel: +86 139 8871 7292/+86 139 8870 7922

Hotels in Middle Section of Tiger Leaping Gorge

  •  Halfway Guesthouse (中途客栈)
    Add: Bendiwan Village, Yongsheng village, Tiger Leaping Gorge, Shangri-la
    Tel: +86 139 8870 0522/+86 1398 877 9726/ +86 131 7079 5128
    Available: Dorm bed, Private double
  • Tina’s House(中峡客栈)
    Add: Middle Tiger Leaping Gorge, Yongsheng Village, Hutiaoxia Town
    Tel: +86 133 0887 1952/+86 139 8877 1688/+86 888 820 2258/ +86 887 880 6079/+86 139 8875 0111/+86 139 8871 7693 /+86 133 2043 5880/ +86 133 0887 2999

Hotels in Lower Section of Tiger Leaping Gorge

  • Sean’s Spring Guest house(山泉客栈)
    Add: Walnut Garden village, Tiger Leaping Gorge, Shangri-la
    Tel: 0887-8806829
  • Woody Guesthouse(山白脸客栈)
    Add: Walnut Garden village, Tiger Leaping Gorge, Shangri-la
    Tel: +86 139 8874 5996/+86 139 8875 6901
  • Walnut Garden Youth Hostel(核桃园青年旅社)
    Add: No.34, Hetaoyuan Group 2, Yongsheng Village, Shangri-la
    Tel: +86 180 6521 5732
  •  Shanbailian Guesthouse
    Add: Walnut Garden village, Tiger Leaping Gorge, Shangri-la
    Tel: 13988756901

Restaurants in Hutiaoxia Town

  • Koufu Family(口福人家)
    Add: Hutiaoxia Town, Shangri-La City(香格里拉市虎跳峡镇)
  • Nongjia Flavor Restaurant(农家风味馆)
    Add: Nearby Yixiang Hotel, Donghuanxian, Shangri-La City, Diqing(迪庆香格里拉市东环线虎跳峡彝乡大酒店附近)
    Tel: 13508871422
  • Shijiazhuang(食佳庄)
    Add: Nearby Jinsha River, Tiger Leaping Gorge Scenic Zone, Shangri-La(香格里拉市香格里拉虎跳峡风景区金沙江附近)
    Tel: 13988785998/13988768055

Restaurants in Daju

  • Daju Alan Home Style Dishes(大具阿兰家常菜)
    Add: Renai Road, Yulong Naxi Autonomous County, Lijiang, Yunnan Province(云南省丽江市玉龙纳西族自治县仁爱路)
  • Daju Guying Restaurant(大具谷应饭庄)
    Add: No. 28 Shop, West Gate of Xianghe Lingyu(祥和领域西门28号商铺)

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