How to Travel to Middle Tiger Leaping Gorge from Lijiang

Tiger Leaping Gorge is located about 88 km (62 miles) northwest of Lijiang City and about 108 kilometers south of Shangri-La County of Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture. It is one of the deepest gorges in the world.

How to Get to Middle Tiger Leaping Gorge form Lijiang?

1.By Bus

At Lijiang Passenger Station, there are buses running to Tiger Leaping Gorge at 08:00 and 08:30(peak season only). Also, buses running to Daju are also available at Lijiang Passenger Station, which takes about 2 hours from Lijiang to Tiger Leaping Gorge. Then hire a car to the Middle Tiger Leaping Gorge which is 33 km from Qiaotou Town. 

Bus Information(for reference only):

Departure Station

Departure Time

Arrival Station

Ticket Fare


Lijiang Passenger Station

08:00 am

Hutiaoxia Town/Qiaotou Town

RMB 33

2 hours

Lijiang Passenger Station

08:30 am(peak season only)

Hutiaoxia Town/Qiaotou Town

RMB 22

2 hours

2. By Car-Rental

Renting a car to Tiger Leaping Gorge is more comfortable and convenient but with more expense. If you need to rent a car, Yunnan Exploration provides this service, please call us or send us an email. We’re confident our experienced and skilled driver and vehicle will leave you a deep good impression. 

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