1 Day The Upper Tiger Leaping Gorge Tour (Shangri-La Part Without Hiking)
Tiger Leaping Gorge is spectacular and crown as the deepest gorge in the world. Foreign backpackers started hiking in the area in the 1980s and now Tiger Leaping Gorge...
Code of Tour: YET0000046312
Length of Travel: 1 Day
Destinations of Tour: Lijiang-Shigu-First Bend of Yangtze River-Qiaotou Town-Shangri-La Tiger Leaping Gorge-Qiaotou Town-Lijiang
Departure City: Tiger Leaping Gorge
Price of Tour: Request
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Tiger Leaping Gorge is spectacular and crown as the deepest gorge in the world. 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 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. Hiking in and around Tiger Leaping Gorge in Yunnan Province is a feast for the eyes, a test for stamina and a photographer’s dream. A truly rewarding hike through countryside and mountains, almost untouched by humans.
- Appreciate the spectacular natural landscape around the Tiger Leaping Gorge.
- Wonderful scenery of The First Bend of Yangtze River;
- Stone Drum, The Red Army’s Long March Memorial Monument and Iron Chain Bridge in Shigu Ancient Town
Day 1 Lijiang- Shigu – Tiger Leaping Gorge – Lijiang
Sightseeing and Activities: the First Bend on the Yangtze River, the Iron Chain Bridge, Shigu Old Town, Upper Tiger Leaping Gorge, Tiger Leaping Stone
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
At 08:00 am, the tour guide will pick you up from the lobby of your hotel in Lijiang. Then depart from Lijiang, you’ll drive about 60 KM to visit the First Bend of the Yangtze River with imposing gorge scenery, Stone Drum , The Red Army’s Long March Memorial Monument and the Iron Chain Bridge in Shigu Town. The town of Stone Drum got its name from a large, cylindrical, marble tablet shaped like a drum. The scenery is magnificent as the road running through the Lijiang valley which is filled with wheat fields and drying haystacks.
Continue the driving 40KM more to Tiger Leaping Gorge Town (Former Qiaotou Town) for your lunch, drive along the cliff road of Jinsha River facing to Tiger Leaping Gorge Lijiang Part, arrive at the parking lot where you will have a panoramic view of the upper part the Tiger Leaping Gorge, the deepest gorge in the world. With 34 rapids of the Yangtze River, it is called the Jinsha in this area because you can find gold in the river.
In the upper part of Tiger Leaping Gorge(Shangri-La Part), you can enjoy the nice view of Tiger Leaping Gorge, or you can walk 634 steps down to the Middle Rapid to see Tiger Leaping Rock and the Jinsha River. Walk 634 steps back to the parking lot in the same way back.
Drive back to Lijiang after the gorge.
- Admission fees for all of the sightseeing spots listed in the itinerary;
- English-speaking tour guide;
- Vehicle for transfers & sightseeing with skilled driver;
- Service charge & government taxes;
- Two bottles of water each person.
- Any arrival and departure international airfares or train tickets;
- Chinese visa fees;
- Excess baggage charged by Airlines;
- Meals not listed in the itinerary;
- Tips to guides and drivers;
- Personal expenses and gratuities to service staff;
- Personal travel accident insurance;
- All optional programs.
- Visitors are advised to always carry changes of clothing due to the large variations in temperature between day and night.
- The climate is relatively dry, so drink more water every day.
- Protecting oneself from strong UV radiation at high altitude.
- Protecting oneself from altitude sickness. Lessen the effects of altitude sickness, avoid strenuous exercise and have plenty of rest.
- Respect local customs , habits, and religious beliefs.
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