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Tiger Leaping Gorge (Hutiao Xia), Shangri-La County
Categories: Canyons, Nature & Parks
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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I visited the middle Leaping Tiger Gorge. The views on the journey are spectacular. The roaring of the water is something to behold. I travelled on a tour from Lijiang City using a local tour company ... read more »
The views are amazing and a must do if you're in northern Yunnan. Be careful though - some of the track is quite dangerous, especially when wet. The ladders are quite steep and you aren't harnessed...... read more »
We suffered a bit of traffic jam when we went there thus recommend to go early. The view is fantastic. Be prepared to clime many many stairs. There is a hiking track on the opposite site which starts ... read more »
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