7 Days Haba Snow Mountain Climbing Tour and Tiger Leaping Gorge Trekking

Haba Snow Mountain Climbing Tour is one of the most popular adventure tours in Yunnan Province. The key highlight of this itinerary is to climb Haba Snow Mountain. Standing at 5396m, Haba is just above the snow-line and is covered with snow all the year round. This trip allows you to experience the typical process of climbing a snow mountain. It is not a hard climbing route. The most difficult is to overcome the high altitude sickness. For this 7 days Haba Snow Mountain tour, you will have one more day for decending from Base Camp to Haba Village. If you often go to high altitude areas and if you want to have a try to reach the summit of a mountain at 5396m, please don’t hesitate to join our snow mountain climbing tour. Before reaching Haba Snow Mountain, have a stop to visit Tiger Leaping Gorge. As the most wonderful Tiger Leaping Gorge hiking tour in the world, we organize Haba Snow Mountain and Tiger Leaping Gorge together in your trip, this will be a special adventure travel in Yunnan.


  • Experience climbing Haba Snow Mountain, an ideal climb for beginners climbing a 5000+m snow mountain.
  • Enjoy the Tiger Leaping Gorge Hiking, one of the the deepest gorge in the world.

Brief Itinerary

  • Day 1: Lijiang Arrival
  • Day 2: Lijiang-Tiger Leaping Gorge
  • Day 3: Tina’s Guesthouse-Walnut Grove-Haba Village
  • Day 4: Haba Village – BC of Haba Snow Mountain
  • Day 5: BC – Summit – BC
  • Day 6: BC – Haba Village – Lijiang
  • Day 7: Lijiang Departure

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Lijiang

Sightseeing and Activities:Lijiang Ancient town
Accommodation: Lijiang
Meals: None

Our guide and driver will pick you up in the airport, then transfer to your hotel. If time permits, visit Lijiang Ancient Town.

Lijiang Old Town has a history more than 800 years; it was listed as the World Cultural Heritage by the UNESCO 1997. 

Day 2 Lijiang-Tiger Leaping Gorge

Sightseeing and Activities: First Bend on the Yangtze River, Iron Chain Bridge, Tiger Leaping Gorge Hiking
Accommodation:Tina’s guesthouse
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

From Lijiang, you’ll drive about 60KM to the First Bend of the Yangtze River with imposing gorge scenery, and the Iron Chain Bridge in the Shigu town. This town 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 visit Upper 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.
Then, you’ll head for the Middle Part of Tiger Leaping Gorge for your lunch. After a short trekking in Middle Tiger Leaping Gorge, back to Tina’s guesthouse. Overnight in Tina’s guesthouse.

Day 3 Tina’s guesthouse-Walnut Grove-Haba Village

Sightseeing and Activities:Walnut Grove, Haba Village
Accommodation: Haba Snow Mountain Guesthouse
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Continue your trekking to Walnut Garden, then drive to Haba Village which is a small Naxi village located at the food of Haba Snow Mountain.

Arrive at Haba Snow Mountain Guesthouse in Haba Village. You will prepare for your equipment and acclimatize yourself to the altitude(2600M in Haba Snow Mountain Guesthouse.) After lunch, examine your heart rate and blood oxygen content. Learn the knowledge, condition and introduction of the Haba Snow Mountain Climbing.

Overnight at Haba Snow Mountain Guesthouse.

Day 4 Haba Village-the Base Camp of Haba Snow Mountain(4200M)

Sightseeing and Activities:Base Camp
Accommodation:Base Camp
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Trek up the Haba Mountain for about 15 km to the Base Camp at the 4200 m, which will take about 7 hours, with yaks taking your luggage. You will have picnic lunch in Haba Snow Mountain. You only need to take some water, clothe and necessary food. The other equipment will be transferred by the horses to the Basic Camp.

Base camp altitude indications vary depending on whom you ask but we found it to be at about 4100 m so this is a rather long day and the path can get very muddy. Use good waterproof boots. The walk is mostly through the beautiful Yunann forest apart from three meadows that you will cross on the way. 

Today you will hike up 1500M of the altitude, arrive at the Base Camp in the afternoon. Because of the high elevation, everyone will suffer the different altitude sickness. You should know how to adjust the situation and adapt to the high elevation. If you really feel not very well, please tell your escort.

Note: It is not allowed to sleep before 9:00 PM.
Overnight at the Base Camp or in the wooden hut(beds and quilt are available in the wooden hut).

Day 5 Base Camp(4200M) – the Submit – Base Camp

Sightseeing and Activities:Climb the Top of Haba Snow mountain
Accommodation: Base Camp
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Get up at 3:00 am, prepare for your equipment and have a simple breakfast. Examine your health condition before leaving for the top at 4:00 AM. You will leave most of your luggage at the Camp 1, just need to take your mountaineering tools, such as the rope, ice axe, ice pick, the bag, some solid food, a warm pot of water, clothe, headlight, climbing equipment for the climbing to the summit of Haba Mountain.

–Camp1 is located just before the 2nd grey slab at about 4800 m. Usually people did not stay there but from what you could observe it seems quite unconfortable due to the very rocky and uneven surface. A small pond nearby provides water.

You will try toclimb about 4 km to the top of the Haba Snow Mountain at the 5396m, which will take about 5 hours. It is the ice and snow trail from the camp 1 to the summit. Enjoy the wonderful scenery of Haba Snow Mountain and Jade Dragon Snow Mountain with Yangtze River in the middle, take the pictures as souvenir. Here will be an unforgettable station of your life.

After having a picnic lunch, you will trek down to Camp 1 to take your luggage, then continue trek down to the Base Camp. Our service clerk at the BC will prepare good meals and waiting for you. Overnight at the Base Camp at 4200M.

Day 6 Base Camp of Haba Snow Mountain(4200M)-Haba Village-Lijiang

Sightseeing and Activities:Long Wang Bian Village, Heihai Lake
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Trek down from Base Camp to the Long Wang Bian Village, with yaks taking your luggage. Visit Heihai Lake with the original forest. After lunch, drive back to Lijiang.

Day 7 Departure from Lijiang

Sightseeing and Activities:Departure from Lijiang
Accommodation: None
Meals: Breakfast

Departure from Lijiang. Service ends.

Recommended Hotels

Destination 5 Star 4 Star 3 Star Hostel
Lijiang Pullman Hotel Wangfu Hotel Liwang Hotel Baisha Holiday Resort
Tiger Leaping Gorge / / / Tina’s guesthouse
Haba Village / / / Haba Snow Mountain Guesthouse
Haba Snow Mountain / / / Camping

Service Included:

  • We supply outfits: camping (two person), inflating mat, infrared stove, cooking utensils, autoclave, soup pot, stainless tableware, fuel, horse (use for transportation)
  • Food and solid food: fine dried noodles, eggs, tin, sausage, pork tin, fruit, chocolate, and biscuit
  • Emergency treatment drug: tincture of iodine, bandage, and cotton tap, oxygen
  • Help of climb: We provide 2-3 professional mountain climbing guide to help you to climb the mountain as the trip over. 6 and 5 people share 3 guides, 4 people share 2 guides
  • Certificate: winner will get a certificate from Yunnan branch of China climb association
  • Horse transportation: There will be some horses to help you transport the outfits and luggage from Rilong town to base camp. Every three people will share one horse. After climbing the mountain, come back from base camp to Rilong
  • Transportation from Lijiang to Haba Snow Mountain Guesthouse 
  • Transportation Haba Snow Mountain Guesthouse to Tina’s Guesthouse

Service Excluded:

  • Any arrival and departure international airfares or train tickets;
  • Tips for the driver and guide
  • Personal travel accident insurance (you will buy in your country).
  • Personal expenses and gratuities to service staff
  • Any meals which are not specified in the tour itinerary
  • All optional programs
  • Single room supplement
  • Excess baggage charged by Airlines
  • Chinese visa fees

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