How to Get to Tiger Leaping Gorge from Shangri-la

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 Tiger Leaping Gorge from Shangrila?

1.By Bus


There are buses running from Shangrila to Lijiang half an hour from 07:00 am to 18:00 pm. Buy the ticket from Shangrila to Qiaotou Town and get off here. There is a place nearby for luggage storage. The journey takes about 3 hours from Shangri-la to Hutiaoxia County, which is the Upper Tiger Leap Gorge located at. Also you can pick the buses heading to Dali and Kunming, then get off at Qiaotou Town.

Shangrila-Middle Tiger Leaping Gorge(Tourist buses)

Starting from the Shangrila Tina’s Business Hotel中峡商务酒店 (address: Kangzhu avenue, Shangrila) at 8:00 am every morning, the bus drives to Tina’s House via Qiaotou Town and Upper Tiger Leaping Gorge.

2. 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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3. Cycling

It’s a perfect cycling route starting from Shangrila downhills to Qiaotou Town(from the altitude of 3400 m to 1900 m). Also the cycling from Qiaotou Town to Upper and Middles Tiger Leaping Gorge is the paradise of cycling lovers.

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