Tiger Leaping Gorge Trekking 2-Day Tour

Tiger Leaping Gorge is a world famous grand canyon. Tiger Leaping Gorge is more than 30 kilometers long; below the gorge its river surface can reach as wide as about 60 meters while the narrowest point is only about 30 meters. It is the globally biggest canyon with the largest level difference. Shaped like a sword which split Haba Snow Mountain and Jade Dragon Snow Mountain at its both sides, Tiger Leaping Gorge has an elevation difference with those two snow mountains of 3590 and 3790 meters. Even the river running in the gorge has a water level difference of more than 200 meters. There are 18 water rapids along the gorge, the snow mountain cliffs appear more than 3,000 meters above the surface of the river, making it precipitous landscape all the way. The Tiger Leaping Gorge is divided into upper Tiger Leaping, middle Tiger Leaping and lower Tiger Leaping, altogether three parts forming a circuitous road of 25 kilometers. Trekking along the Tiger Leaping Gorge, there are sometimes waterfalls dropping, sometimes stones emerging. Trekkers will possibly feel that as if their hearts and the canyon resonance shock at the same pace. It is a kind of risk you can hardly experience in somewhere else. From the throat of the gorge, it is a downhill way for about 11 kilometers. In this section, the proudly towering peaks are accompanied by an extremely narrow river surface, while a boulder is standing just at the center of the river alone. The legend says that an intrepid tiger jumped to cross the river by the support of this big stone, hence the gorge named Tiger Leaping Gorge. Stop and stand on the edge of Tiger Leaping Gorge, the deafening roar from the flowing water and the tolerance to swallow up the heaven and the earth have completely become a kind of power from masculine outbursts. Plenty of tiger jumping stones latent under the river block the bouncing water rapids, spitting a thread of huge waves, performing a picture of whitewater flying to the sky. Tiger Leaping Gorge, you cannot miss in your lifetime!



*Enjoy two days of trekking along one of the deepest canyons in the world

*Flexible ending points either in Lijiang or Shangri-la, for your better arrangements


- Tour code: CPT-YT-01

- Price: from $298 p/p

- Tour type: private tour / group tour

- Departure date: flexible

- Travel route: Lijiang - Qiaotou - Bendiwan -                               Walnut Grove Garden - 

                            Lijiang / Shangri-la

- Trip length: 2 Days 1 night

 Detailed itinerary:

In the morning, you will be picked up at your Lijiang hotel lobby. Start the amazing trekking tour now!


Firstly transfer from Lijiang to Qiaotou in Tiger Leaping town, the starting point of your trekking along Tiger Leaping Gorge. The altitude of Qiaotou is 1,840 meters and you will begin trekking from Qiaotou Elementary School. Have lunch and a short rest in a local Naxi family. After that, you shall continue trekking for about 1.5 hours and pass through the steep 28 Bends whose elevation can reach up to 2,650 meters.


Go on hiking for another 1 hour in the upper section of Tiger Leaping Gorge. In the bottom of the gorge, Jinsha River is running and jumping from far to close and then to far away again. Later you will arrive in Tea & Horse Guesthouse where you will stay overnight in. Check into this local guesthouse in the village, free on own to enjoy the pure life in the remote mountains. You might have a wonderful view here: the great and handsome Jade Dragon Snow Mountain is in front, on which the peaks are surrounded by clouds like a fairyland; the magical Haba Snow Mountain is just on back side. 

Lijiang - Qiaotou - Upper Tiger Leaping Gorge trekking

Middle Tiger Leaping Gorge trekking - Strip of Sky - Walnut Grove Garden - Lijiang /Shangri-la

After breakfast, continue the trekking in middle part of Tiger Leaping Gorge. The whole trekking distance today is about 16 km. In the morning you will get to Bendiwan Village firstly after 1 hour hiking, and then take a relaxing break at Halfway Guesthouse. Later you will trek along a small scenic trail which is actually the Horse Team road in ancient times, to enjoy the unforgettable gorge scenery with a stop in Guanyinxia Waterfall. 


Have lunch and short rest at Tina's Hostel, then trek down to Teacher Zhang's Guesthouse. Continue trekking to the famous Strip of Sky where two big rocks almost kiss that only a ray of sunlight can drop into. Reach the Walnut Grove Garden and finish the trekking in Tiger Leaping Gorge. Be picked up by the driver at the ending point and then you will be transferred back to Lijiang Ancient City or Moonlight Square in Shangri-la according to your arrangements.

 China Panda Tour's experienced travel consultant 1 on 1 service 24hours/7days from inquiry to back home;

  Entrance tickets to listed viewpoints in the itinerary & necessary shuttle bus/cable car/sightseeing bus tickets;  

√  Escorted by experienced English-speaking tour guide;

  Meals mentioned in the itinerary;

  Private transfers with professional driver between hotel/attraction/airport/railway station/restaurant as listed in the itinerary;

√  Booking of flight/train/cruise tickets per your preferences;

  Accommodation in each city, hotel level/feature is decided by your choice;

√  Traveler's accidental insurance.


-- This itinerary can be flexibly adjusted according  to your requests. You can change the order, or extend the tour with more cities or days, or even shorten it with deleting any cities or days. Our professional travel consultant will help you revise the itinerary until suiting your schedule.

-- China Panda Tour also provides French/German/Spanish/Cantonese/Mandarin-speaking tour guide service.

-- There are night show/program in Guilin and Yangshuo. Contact our trip advisor or your local tour guide to book that in advance.

-- If you only want to rent a car for your trip, please kindly inform us. China Panda Tour's professional drivers would provide you with satisfying service.


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