Highlights of Tiger Leaping Gorge Hiking
Tiger Leaping Gorge is thought to be an ideal destination for hikers from around the world. Many hikers have left their footprints here, which can be regarded as a symbol of their love for nature. The gorge is in the valley between Baha Snow Mountain and Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. Whichever entry you make into the gorge, you will be able to finish your stay here within three days. Here by the river, you can see with your own eyes the magnificence of the gorge, which will send a shiver up your spine.
Flexible Tour to Tiger Leaping Gorge: Lijiang, Tiger Leaping Gorge and Shangri La
Day 1: Lijiang - Arrive in Lijiang. Your personal guide and driver will escort you to the hotel. Feel free to stroll around the ancient town.
Hotels recommended: Banyan Tree Lijiang, Pullman Lijiang Resort & Spa, Crowne Plaza Lijiang Ancient Town, Lijiang Wangfu Hotel or similar
Day 2: Lijiang/Tiger Leaping Gorge - Start the hike from Qiaotou, after passing two guesthouses, you will arrive at halfway guesthouse in 6 - 7 hours including lunch time.
Day 3: Tiger Leaping Gorge - Hike down the path to get to Tina’s in two hours and explore Zhang’s path down to the river, continue hiking towards Daju in the following five hours, en route you will take a short ferry rider to the other side. A private ride of one hour is arranged to take you to Haba. Stay overnight in Haba Village.
Day 4: Haba Village/Shangri La - Drive about four hours to Shangri-La, on the way you will visit Baishuitai and Pudacuo National Park, enjoy a marvelous evening in the old town of Shangri La.
Hotels recommended: luxury hotels - Banyan Tree Ringha, Songtsam Retreat At Shangri-La, Gyalthang Dzong Hotel or similar
Day 5: Shangri La/Kunming - visit the Songzanlin Lamasery in the morning. Leave Shangri-La, your guide and driver will escort you to the airport for the next destination.
- * As the climate here is strongly influenced by the southwestern monsoon and the plateau, the best time for hiking in the gorge is from May to July.
- * Wear comfortable hiking shoes and make sure that your hands and feet won’t be scratched by the rocks. Be careful not to bump into the rocks over your head. Keep your steps firm in case of fall into the valley.
Meals: breakfast included in the hotel, fine local restaurants for lunch or dinner upon your request
- Note: the Highlights of Tiger Leaping Gorge Hiking tour itinerary mentioned above is only a sample; we can customize this tour to meet your requests.