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Tiger Leaping Gorge (Hutiao Xia), Shangri-La County

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One of the deepest gorges in the world, Tiger Leaping Gorge (Hutiao Xia) separates two ranges and ranks as a top choice for independent hikers in China. Walk a narrow, winding trail tenaciously clinging to the Haba Xue range, listening to the roar of the Jinsha River as it cuts even deeper into the steep slopes of the Yulong Xue range across the way. View awe-inspiring peaks with a height of 4,000-6,000 m (13,123-19,685 ft) from the gorge, which makes up part of a larger World Heritage Site noted for its ecological diversity. Walk across a sky bridge at its narrowest 30 m (66 ft) width. There is a well-marked high trail and a paved low road that can accommodate vehicles. Options include following a trail on horseback, hiking a smaller section, or trekking from one end to another (which takes two days). Plan your Tiger Leaping Gorge (Hutiao Xia) visit and explore what else you can see and do in Shangri-La County using our Shangri-La County itinerary builder.
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  • This is an attraction you must visit if you are passing from Lijiang to Shangrila. You have to climb down several long flights of stairs to get to the good viewing spots and climbing back up is tiring...  more »
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  • The gorge is absolutely breath-taking. We did the full thing in 2 days, second day mostly wandering around and going down to the river. When you start, it would look quite bad. They are building a hig...  more »

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Where to stay in Shangri-La County

Most of the accommodations in Shangri-La County lie in the south of the main town. Centered around Guishan Park, the options here include budget hostels and hotels, and family-run guesthouses on atmospheric commercial streets. Look to the north of the main urban area for a selection of more upmarket establishments--some set in converted historic buildings, and others offering new-build luxury with pools, restaurants, and spas. The rural areas of scenic farmland north of town feature a couple of refined hotels with extensive views of the landscape that surrounds.
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