Tiger Leaping Gorge Walk

About This Trip:

Making its descent from the Tibetan plateau, the Yangtze River (known locally as the River of Golden Sands or Jinshajiang) channels through the stunning Tiger Leaping Gorge. The gorge is so narrow in places that, according to legends, a tiger was able to escape from a hunter by leaping across the gorge. We will visit the Upper Gorge, where the Yangtze River begins its violent journey, pounding rocks and cliffs along the way.


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Day 1 Fly to Lijiang

You will meet your guide at Lijiang airport, transfer to your hotel in the old town of Lijiang, take a walk to explore the old town. 

Day 2 Lijiang

Today, start of the Lijiang tour with morning market in the old town, and then take a nice biking tour in the Lijiang valley to explore old villages and meet Naxi family at their courtyard.
On the way, take a short hike to Puji Tibetan monastery on the Jade Dragon mountain side. Visit Joseph Rock’s museum at Yuhu village in the afternoon. The famous botanist Dr. Rock came here to study the plants of the Jade Dragon Mountain and he fell in love with the region, its people and its culture, and decided to live there. He lived in Yuhu village for 27 years. From 1922, he started a huge research work on the local Naxi minority; he took many photos and wrote many papers for the magazine "National Geography".

Day 3 Lijiang-Tiger Leaping Gorge

Depart from Lijiang early in the morning to take a drive to Tiger Leaping Gorge, and take a 4-5 hours’ hike in the gorge. It is one of the world's deepest gorges tucked between Yulong Snow Mountain and the Haba Mountain. With more than 3900 meters (12,480 feet) of vertical relief between the mountain summits and the river, Tiger Leaping Gorge is one of the most spectacular gorges on earth.

Day 4 Tiger Leaping Gorge - Lijiang

Today we will continue the hike in the gorge, it takes 4 hours to reach the end of the gorge. After, we will walk down to the Yangtze River to meet the “tiger” at the place where she jumped over the gorge.
On the way back to Lijiang, we will visit the First Bend of Yangtze River and the Red Army’s Long March museum at Shigu town. 

Day 5 Depart from Lijiang

Transfer to the Lijiang airport. 

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