Tiger Leaping Gorge 虎跳峡 Travel Guide
Tiger Leaping Gorge Overview
Tiger Leaping Gorge is a contender for the deepest gorge in the world being 3,900 meters from the river at the bottom to the top of the peaks of Haba Shan to the west and Yulong Xueshan to the east that flank it. It is one of the best known treks in China although it can now also be done by bus as a road has recently been carved out along the entire 15 km of the gorge. Either way, it is well worth the trip for the views.
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Best Reason to Visit Tiger Leaping Gorge
For the amazing scenery and to have trekked along such a deep Gorge. This is also one of the few organised treks that is easy to do in China.
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The Gorge itself and the astonishing views it affords are the reason to visit. If you opt to trek the gorge it will take from 2 to 4 days depending on how quickly you want to take it. There are local style places to stay along route and food can also be obtained. We can organise 1 or 2 night treks starting and finishing in Lijiang.
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Our Top Tiger Leaping Gorge Travel Tip
One of the best treks in China usually started from Lijiang. The Gorge can also be visited as a day tour or as part of a private transfers from Lijiang to Zhongdian (Shangri La.)
Tiger Leaping Gorge Accommodation
If visiting as a day trip you are most likely overnighting in Lijiang so see our Lijiang Destination Guide for options there. If trekking the Gorge then there are several small guest houses at the half way point – all quite basic but with very good views!
By Phil Stanley & Headseast – TCTC Destination Expert.