Tiger Leaping Gorge trek 2 days

Tiger Leaping gorge panorama

The Tiger Leaping Gorge trek is a great hike through some of the most beautiful mountain landscapes Yunnan has to offer.

The higher trail runs from the northern side of the gorge passing through quiet Naxi villages, shady patches of forest along green terraced farmland. The view is spectacular with the snow covered peaks of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain (5596m) and Haba Snow Mountain (5396m) towering on either side of the gorge. Looking down you’ll see the fast moving Yangste river beneath you. The trek goes up quite high and paths can be narrow at times so the trek is not for the faint hearted.

Route details: there are 2 options as it comes to transport, with private car or public bus.

Program 1 with private transport

day 1 car & guide from Lijiang to Qiaotou (about 2-3 hrs drive), trek for about 5-6 hours on the high path to half way the gorge and stay overnight in a basic guesthouse (room with bathroom)

day 2 hike down with a guide to the lower path (about 3 hrs) and take a private car either back to Lijiang (or on to Shangrila/ extra costs)

Price

1 person: 3100 Chinese RMB, 2 persons- 1750 Chinese RMB per person, 4 persons- 1175 Chinese RMB per person

Incl: private transport, guide, one night accommodation with private bathroom
Excl: all meals, entrance fees, tips for guide and driver
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Program 2 with public bus

day 1 public bus and & guide from Lijiang to Qiaotou (about 2-3 hrs drive), trek for about 5-6 hours on the high path to half way the gorge and stay overnight in a basic guesthouse (room with bathroom)

day 2 hike down with guide to the lower path (about 3 hrs) and take a public bus on to Shangrila

Price

1 person: 2100 Chinese RMB (incl public bus to Shangrila), 2 people: 1450 RMB per person, 4 people: 1250 RMB per person

Incl: public bus tickets from Lijiang to Qiaotou and Qiaotou to Shangrila, guide, one night accommodation with private bathroom
Excl: all meals, entrance fees, tips for guide and driver
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More photos on Facebook of the trek through the Tiger leaping gorge

China trek Tiger Leaping gorge

China trek Tiger Leaping gorge

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