Tiger Leaping Gorge Hike Difficulty

I would say that the hike is strenuous enough to effect her hip, for sure. You can break the hike into several days, and if it gets to be too painful you can just catch a shuttle from your guest house back to Xiaotou. Plus, there will more than likely be a man following you with a horse in case she needs it. Also, depending on whether it hurts her more to go uphill or downhill you can consider beginning the trek from the end (possibly Tina’s or Walnut Garden). There is a bit of up hill this way but not nearly as strenuous uphill… just more downhill. It’s a beautiful hike and I hope you can both experience it comfortably!