Two to three hours hike up the steep 28-bends from to enjoy amazing views over the gorge.
Close visit to riverside of middle gorge is the most magnificent part and the hardest for hikers. Deafening sounds filled the valley when water flaps on stones.
Best travel season
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
After breakfast, we meet at your hotel lobby and drive to Qiaotou, the starting point of hiking at Tiger Leaping Gorge.
It will take us about 6 hours to cover the whole route. The first two hours from Qiaotou to Naxi Inn is quite easy. We stop and have lunch to gain energy.
Afternoon hiking is quite strenuous to most of us. The steep 28-bends is waiting ahead on the way from Naxi to the Tea-horse Hostel, taking 2-3 hours to climb. But views are amazing.
Continue another 2 hours to arrive at the half-way guest house which provides great view of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and overlooking at the Jinsha River Valley.
Enjoy cool wind from the mountains.
You can get up early to enjoy sunrise. Then we continue the hike down to the riverside of Tiger Leaping Gorge, passing by Tina's Inn and Teacher Zhang Inn. The duration is about 3 hours. The middle gorge is the most magnificent part and the hardest for hikers. Deafening sounds filled the valley when water flaps on stones.
Climb up to back to the road (there are three options: teacher Zhang Inn, the ladder and narrow path called “yixiantian”. Choose the one according to your own ability). Then continue the trek to Walnut Garden. You will see beautiful views of the lower gorges alongside. Cross the river by ferry to Daju and transfer back to Lijiang hotel.
Note: If you would like to continue your journey to the village Haba and onto Shangri-la (for details, please contact our travel advisors)
Price Inclusions & Exclusions
Entrance fees to attractions listed including
Transfer between airport to hotel and hotel to sightseeing spots with air-conditioned vehicle.
Lunches at local restaurant.
English-speaking tour guide service.
Purely personal costs.
Gratuities to the tour guide & driver (usually CNY 50 - 100 per person per day for them).
a) This hiking trip is for experienced hikers only. If you prefer to visit without any (strenuous) hiking, please check our sightseeing tours to Tiger Leaping Gorge.
b) This hiking route is perfect for two-day itinerary with overnight base at Half-way Guest House.
Change and Cancellation Policy
15 days before commencement of services: 100% refund.
7 to 14 days before commencement of services: charge 10% of the tour price.
2 to 6 days before commencement of services: charge 50% of the tour price.
Within 2 days of commencement of services or no-show travelers: charge 100% of the tour price.
After the trip has commenced, we are unable to refund any amount for unused services due to your willingness, early departure, late arrival, or missed days on tours.
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