2 Days Tiger Leaping Gorge Hiking Small Group Tour (Public Bus)

Tiger Leaping Gorge is recognized as one of the most famous scenic attractions for trekking in the world and one of the must-visit places in Yunnan recommended by ‘Lonely Planet’. This 2-day tour is a primary difficulty trekking tour.  You can reach the highest point of this trekking: 28 Zigzag Bends to see how steep and thrilling the Tiger leaping Gorge is. You could also witness an incredibly loud, churning, foaming river relentlessly pounding giant boulders in its path. And this tour is designed for budget travelers who like to join the tour with other people.


  • Visit one of the deepest canyons in the world – Tiger Leaping Gorge.
  • Enjoy 2 days hiking at Tiger Leaping Gorge.

Brief Itinerary

  • Day 1 Lijiang – Qiaotou – Tea & Horse Guesthouse
  • Day 2 Tea & Horse Guesthouse – Tina’s Guesthouse – Lijiang/Shangri-la

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Lijiang- Qiaotou – Tea & Horse Guesthouse

Sightseeing and Activities: First Bend of Yangtze River, Tiger Leaping Gorge, 28 Zigzag Turns Trail
Accommodation: Tea & Horse Guesthouse
Meals: none

At 07:30 am, meet your tour guide & driver at the south gate of Lijiang Old Town( in Chinese:丽江古城南门) and head to Tiger Leaping Gorge. On the way, have a distance view of the First Bend of Yangtze River from afar. Arrive at Qiaotou Town, and hike about 2.5 hours from Qiaotou Elementary School to Naxi Family in Nuoyu Village for your lunch and rest.

In the afternoon, continue hiking about 1.5 hours to the 28 Zigzag Turns Trail . Have a wonderful view of the upper part of Tiger Leaping Gorge from 28 Turns Trail. After that, hike about 1 hour to Tea & Horse Guesthouse for overnight.

Day 2 Tea & Horse Guesthouse – Tina’s Guesthouse – Lijiang/Shangri-la

Sightseeing and Activities: Bendiwan Village, Guanyin Waterfall, Middle Tiger Leaping Gorge, Thin strip of Sky, Walnut Grove Garden
Accommodation: none
Meals: breakfast

After breakfast, hike 1 hour to Bendiwan Village and take a break at Half-way Guesthouse. Hike along a small train to Guanyin Waterfall, and arrive at Tina’s Hostel at noon.

After that, trek from Tina’s Guesthouse down to the Middle Tiger Leaping Gorge via Teacher Zhang’s Guesthouse. Then you will trek from Thin Strip of Sky(Or:Yixiantian, 一线天)to Walnut Grove Garden. Walk back to Tina’s Guesthouse. At 3:30 pm, take a bus back to Lijiang or Shangri-la.

Drop you off to the south gate of Lijiang Old Town(in Chinese:丽江古城南门) or Shangri-la Moonshine Square(in Chinese:月光广场). Tour ends.

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Price Details

Travel Date All Year (Except Chinese Spring Festival and National Day)
Group Size 2 pax and up
Price for Per Person USD 210/CNY 1,370
Single Room Supplement USD 23/ CNY 150

Cancellation Policy

Date of Cancellation Charge Incurred( Based on the total amount)
more than 1 month before departure 0
11-30 days before departure 5%
5-10 days before departure 20%
3-4 days before departure 60%
 within 2 days before departure 100%

Service Included

  • One night twin-shared accommodation with breakfast;
  • Sharing-vehicle with air conditioners;
  • Excellent English-speaking guide;
  • Entrance tickets mentioned in the itinerary;
  • Two bottles of water each day each person.

Service Excluded

  • Lunches and dinners;
  • International train tickets/flight tickets;
  • Personal travel accident insurance;
  • Any optional programs/activities;
  • Chinese visa fees;
  • Personal consumption;
  • Any picking-up and dropping of service between hotel and airport;
  • Single room supplement;
  • Tips (USD 5-10/day/person to guide; USD 5-10/day/person to driver).

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