Tiger Leaping Gorge

As the deepest gorge in the world, the scenery of Tiger Leaping Gorge is spectacular. Foreign backpackers started hiking in the area in the 1980s and now Tiger Leaping Gorge Hiking Tour has been one of the most famous hiking tour all around the world. From the top of Tiger Leaping Gorge, you can look down the steeply angled (70-90 degrees) mountain sides to the rushing Jinsha River with its 18 frothing rapids more than 200 meters below. Naturally Tiger Leaping Gorge is divided into three sections: Upper Tiger Leaping Gorge, Middle Tiger Leaping Gorge and Lower Tiger Leaping Gorge.

Highlights of Tiger Leaping Gorge

▪ Spectacular Sceneries: The Tiger Leaping Gorge is one of the deepest gorges with spectacular sceneries on the planet such as Jade Dragon Snow Mountain to the west and Haba Snow Mountain to the east.

▪ Hiking Experience: Tiger Leaping Gorge is one of the finest hikes China has to offer. Besides, two strenuous treks blending Tiger Leaping Gorge and Haba Snow Mountain are also favored by hikers.

▪ Naxi Culture: The main inhabitants of the gorge are the indigenous Naxi people. Tourist can explore their unique culture and taste the traditional food. 

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Tiger Leaping Gorge Attractions

The Tiger Leaping Gorge is famous for its steepness, one of the deepest gorges in the world and sits between Haba Snow Mountain in the north and Jade Dragon Snow Mountain in the south. Yunnan Tiger Leaping Gorge Attractions include three parts: the upper section, middle section and lower section. As a hiking paradise, things to Do in Tiger Leaping Gorge Yunnan cover challenging sections like 28 Zigzag Turns and Middle Rapids which are considered as the highlights of Tiger Leaping Gorge. In addition, Walnut Garden Village, [...]

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Tiger Leaping Gorge Tours

As one of the top 10 classic hiking routes all over the world, more and more people prefer the Tiger Leaping Gorge Hiking Tour. Hiking throughout the Tiger Leaping Gorge normally takes almost three days. Tiger Leaping Gorge Tour Packages are usually arranged with destinations like Lijiang and Shangri-La. Thus you may have the chance to view the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and Lijiang Ancient Town. Or you can trek along the gorge to Haba Snow Mountain in Shangri-La. However, your private [...]

Climate & When to Go

Climate & When to Go, Tiger Leaping Gorge , China Climate & When to Go

Tiger Leaping Gorge Geography Tiger Leaping Gorge is a scenic canyon on the Jinsha River, At a maximum depth of approximately 3,790 meters from river to mountain peak, located between Haba Snow Mountain in Shangri-La and Jade Dragon Snow Mountain in Lijiang. It is part of the Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan Protected Areas-World Heritage Site and one of the top hiking route in the world.  Tiger Leaping Gorge Climate Tiger Leaping Gorge weather is generally mild, with abundant rainfall and plenty of sunshine. It has an average annual [...]

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Transportation

Transportation, Tiger Leaping Gorge , China Transportation

Tiger Leaping Gorge is located between Haba Snow Mountain in Shangri-La and Jade Dragon Snow Mountain in Lijiang, at a maximum depth of approximately 3,790 meters from river to mountain peak. The transport in Tiger Leaping Gorge includes bus, car rental, bicycle, etc. Here we introduce you the Tiger Leaping Gorge transportation such as how to get to Tiger Leaping Gorge and how to get around. Car Rental Taking a shuttle car from Shangri-La or Lijiang to the Tiger Leaping Gorge in Shangri-La costs 300-500RMB. Travellers can [...]

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Festivals and Activities

The main inhabitant is Naxi people who live spread over the valley. Festivals in Tiger Leaping Gorge include Bangbanghui Festival(Trade Fair) on lunar January 15th, exchanging the products, dancing and singing; Sanduo(God) Festival is yearly celebrated on February 12th and the main activities are temple fairs, dancing performance, going hiking and having a picnic as well as exchanging local goods. [...]

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Travel Tips

Tiger Leaping Gorge is located between Haba Snow Mountain in Shangri-La and Jade Dragon Snow Mountain in Lijiang, at a maximum depth of approximately 3,790 meters from river to mountain peak, It is part of the Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan Protected Areas-World Heritage Site and one of the top hiking route in the world, consisted with three parts: the upper section, the middle section and the lower section. For giving you a better travel experience, we offer you some useful Tiger [...]

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Useful Maps

Tiger Leaping Gorge is located between Haba Snow Mountain in Shangri-La and Jade Dragon Snow Mountain in Lijiang, at a maximum depth of approximately 3,790 meters from river to mountain peak. Here are some maps of Tiger Leaping Gorge including Tiger Leaping Gorge Location Map, Transportation Map in Tiger Leaping Gorge, Tiger Leaping Gorge Hiking Map, Tiger Leaping Gorge Attraction Map, etc. [...]

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Tiger Leaping Gorge Accommodation

Finding a Tiger Leaping Gorge Accommodation while you are hiking Tiger Leaping Gorge depends on what time you start the trek and how far you want to walk in one day. There are some hostels with Average prices for 100-150RMB along the hiking route. Since the Tiger Leaping Gorge is well-known to people all over the world and more and more backpackers flock here, you’d better arranging the hostels early, especially at the peak tourist season. Here are some recommended [...]

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