6 Days Lijiang Hiking Tour around Tiger Leaping Gorge and Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
6Days Tiger Leaping Gorge-Jade Dragon Snow Mountain Trekkking Tour in Lijiang will take you experience the deepest gorge in the world with 3900 meters in depth between Haba Snow...
Code of Tour: YET0000043406
Length of Travel: 6 Day
Destinations of Tour: Lijiang-Qiaotou-Middle Rapids → Walnut Grove → Daju → Jade Dragon Snow Mountain → Lijiang
Departure City: Lijiang
Price of Tour: Request
Type of Tour:
Features of Tour: Hiking Mountains
6Days Tiger Leaping Gorge-Jade Dragon Snow Mountain Trekkking Tour in Lijiang will take you experience the deepest gorge in the world with 3900 meters in depth between Haba Snow Mountain(5536M) and Yulong(Jade Dragon) Snow Mountain(5596M). YOu will visit Lijiang Ancient Town, Dongba Culture Museum, Black Dragon Pool,Wagulou Tower on the top of the Lion Hill, Mu Palace in Lijiang. After a Lijiang city tour, you will drive to Qiaotou Town and start your Tiger Leaping Gorge Trekking Tour from Qiaotou. You will have a nice fantastic view of the upper, middle and lower parts Tiger Leaping Gorge of the Jinsha-Yangtze River. After crossing Daju Ferry, you will drive to Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and take the chairlift to Yak Meadow at 3700 meters above the sea level. You will come back to Lijiang from Yak Meadow in the afternoon. This tour is around the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and Tiger Leaping Gorge and you will explore the Naxi culture in Lijiang Old Town as your travel highlight.
Day1 – Arrival in Lijiang
Activities Lijiang Ancient Town
Meals No meal
We’ll begin our journey to Lijiang, which is the travel highlight of Yunnan. Our local guide will meet us in Lijiang airport. And then we will be transferred to our hotel.
The rest time will be free in Lijiang Old Town.
Day2 – Lijiang
Activities Shuhe Old Town, Mu Emperor’s Palace, Lion Hill
We’ll head for Shuhe Old Town, which is the relic of the Tea-Horse Trading Caravan from bank of Mekong River to India via Tibet. We are planning to walk from LongQuan (Drangon Spring) in Shuhe Old Town to Baisha Village, we will visit the the Naxi family and Baisha Muralin Baisha village. Lunch at “Just Here Restaurant” in Baisha Street.
After lunch drive back to Lijiang and visit the Wangu Pagoda on the top of the Lion Hill, here you will have a wonderful panoramic view of Lijiang Old Town. We will walk down from the Lion Hill to Mu Emperor’s Palace which is the local chieftain’s former residence.
Attend the Naxi Orchestral and Show in Dongba Palace in the Lijiang Old Town at night.
Day3 – Lijiang- Qiaotou – Halfway Guesthouse
Activities Nuoyu Village, 28 Turns Trail, the upper Tiger Leaping Gorge, Haba Snow Mountain
At 6:00, drive to Qiaotou Town, it takes 2 hours on the trip. Your hiking trip starts from here, the 28 zigzagging turns will be a real test. From the top of “28 turns” on the high path further uphill to a place of altitude above 3000m, you can have a view of the panorama of the entire Gorge. The go pass Tea Horse Guest House (5 hours) and arrive at Halfway Guesthouse (2500m) to finish today’s trekking. The total trekking route is 26 km, and it takes about 6-8 hours.
Day4 – Halfway Guesthouse-Tina’s-Middle Rapids-Walnut Grove-Daju
Activities Walnut Grove, Middle Rapids, Middle Tiger Leaping Gorge,Lower Tiger Leaping Gorge, Daju Town Ferry Trekking,
In the early morning, continue hiking to Tina’s Inn (2 hours) after another hour walking down the steep cliff to the bank of Jinsha River to the Middle Gorge (Middle Hutiao or Middle Rapids), worship the dangerours shoal of “Starriness”, it is the most narrow part of the gorge, where a tiger can easily jump over the Jinsha River. Lunch at the Middle Rapids or where it is more suitable or convenient.
There are 3 roads from the Middle Rapids back up to the Gorge to Walnut Grove. One ends at the left of Woody No.2 (using the main road for tourist coaches, Y15 for “road crossing” fee). Another ends near Teacher Zhang’s Guesthouse (through Tianti which takes 2 hours, Y5 “road crossing” fee), take the third which go through ends near Chateau Woody where you see a sign advertising Xia Yin Gu’s guide service. Take the third one which goes through Yixiantian but takes 3 hours as the scenery is the most spectacular in the entire Tiger Leaping Gorge. Notice that on this third road close to the rapids there is a very dangerous section of a few dozen meters long called “Tiny Sky” (and you need to pay between Y2-5 depending on the condition to cross that). Note at the rapids itself, there are two places charging “road crossing” fees of 15Y each: one for a small bridge leading to the first road, the other for crossing the wooden plank to the Middle Tiger Leaping Rock.
From Half way Guesthouse to Middle Hutiao or Rapids will take between 3 to 4 hours. Then climb up the gorge to Walnut Grove (Woody’s Guesthouse) using either the Tianti or Yixiantian route. Depending on how tired, choose the one to suit on the day. So from Middle Hutiao to Walnut Grove will take 2 or 3 hours and hence the total for the day from Halfway Guesthouse to Walnut Grove will be about 5 to 6 hours.
Day5 – Daju- Jade Dragon Snow Mountain –Lijiang
Activities Daju Town,Jade Dragon Snow Mountain,Yak Meadow, Baishuihe River, Baisha Village, Baisha Murals
After early breakfast at Woody’s Guesthouse, we will walk along the road to a Naxi village at the back of Lower Tiiger Leaping Gorge.Then aross the Yangtze River at Daju Ferry.We will continue the trekking to Daju Town.
Lunch at Daju Town, then drive back to Lijiang. On the way visit Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and take the chairlift to visit the Yak Meadow.
Day6 – Lijiang Departure
Transfer to Lijiang Airport for the returning.
Finish your wonderful trip in Lijiang.