Tiger Leaping Gorge

Tiger Leaping Gorge Overview

Chinese Name: 虎跳峡 English IPA: Hu Tiao Xia Location: Northwest of Yunnan Population (city): 14,577 Language: Yunnan Dialect, Tibetan Language, Naxi Language Zip code: 674402 Tel code: 0887 Time zone: UTC+8

As one of the deepest and most spectacular river canyons in the world, the scenery of Tiger Leaping Gorge is gorgeous. 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. Tiger Leaping Gorge is a scenic canyon on the Jinsha River, a primary tributary of the upper Yangtze River. The inhabitants of the gorge are primarily the indigenous Naxi people and Tibetan people, who live in a handful of small hamlets. 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: Suddenly encountering the blocking of Haba Snow Mountain and Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, the originally calm and peaceful river suddenly becomes furious. The Tiger Leaping Gorge is the deepest and most spectacular canyon of the Yangtze River. Around 15 kilometers in length, the gorge is located where the river passes between Jade Dragon Snow Mountain( 5,596 meters) and Haba Snow Mountain(5,396 meters) in a series of rapids under steep 2,000 meters cliffs. Legend says that in order to escape from a hunter, a tiger jumped across the river at the narrowest point (still 25 meters wide), hence the name.
  • Unique Hiking Experience: When you take a hiking tour in Tiger Leaping Gorge, challenge yourself by trekking the steep paths in Tiger Leaping Gorge; have a grand view of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain-the landmark of Lijiang City and Haba Snow Mountain. What’s more, Tiger Leaping Gorge Tours are always closely connected with the climbing of Haba Snow Mountain and the rafting of the First Bend of Yangtze River.
  • Colorful Ethnic Culture: Nearby Tiger Leaping Gorge, the main ethnic groups are Naxi and Tibetan. Tourist can taste the traditional food and explore their unique culture, including the unique local operas, dances, music and other art forms.

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Tiger Leaping Gorge Attractions

Yunnan Tiger Leaping Gorge Attractions include three parts: the upper section, middle section and lower section. 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. 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 [...]

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Tiger Leaping Gorge Tours

Tiger Leaping Gorge Tours offer different kinds of tour packages for your Tiger Leaping Gorge Travel. What's more, Yunnan Exploration provides the tailor-made Tiger Leaping Gorge Tour Package for you according to your requirements. 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 [...]

Climate & When to Go

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

Tiger Leaping Gorge Weather & Climate describes information about temperature & precipitation. Find out the best time to visit Tiger Leaping Gorge and see the season highlights in Tiger Leaping Gorge. 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 a part of the Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan [...]

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Transportation, Tiger Leaping Gorge , China Transportation

Tiger Leaping Gorge Transportation Guide serves you detailed information and introduces ways of getting to & around Tiger Leaping Gorge in Yunnan Province. 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. How to Get to Tiger Leaping Gorge From Lijiang By Bus:  Lijiang has two daily buses to Hutiaoxia Town, [...]

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Festivals and Activities

Tiger Leaping Gorge Festivals and Activities include a brief introduction of festivals and activities, and tell travelers what to do in Tiger Leaping Gorge of Yunnan. The main inhabitants are Tibetan people and Naxi people. Among them, Naxi people are mainly distributed in the Upper Section of Tiger Leaping Gorge(Lijiang Section) and Tibetan people are mainly distributed in the main part of Tiger Leaping Gorge, namely, Shangri-La, especially Hutiaoxia Town. Therefore, the main festivals and activities will introduce the traditional [...]

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Travel Tips

Tiger Leaping Gorge Travel Tips will mainly introduce the useful information including the transportation, best time to visit, how many days to visit, etc, which can give you the better understanding of Tiger Leaping Gorge. Useful Numbers of Tiger Leaping Gorge Fire: 119 Police: 110 Ambulance: 120 Consumption Complaint: 12315 Best Time to Visit Tiger Leaping Gorge Tiger Leaping Gorge hike can be undertaken at any time around the year as it enjoys a mild climate even in winter (5-15 degrees Celsius), but the temperature difference of a [...]

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Useful Maps

Tiger Leaping Gorge is always regarded as one of the important destinations in the classical hiking tours. Tiger Leaping Gorge Maps in English includes Maps List of Tiger Leaping Gorge Tourist Attractions, Maps of Tiger Leaping Gorge Tours, Maps of Transportation. It shows the specific location maps of main roads, transportation, administrative divisions, famous tourist attractions, travel & tours. If we go to somewhere new, maps are good facilitators for us. Yunnan Exploration provides the complete maps related to Tiger Leaping Gorge, [...]

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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 price for 100-150 RMB 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 [...]

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