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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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  • Do make the effort to hike all the way down to the platform to capture the rushing waters in this gorge. The hike down and way back up is worth it in winter, as i was already sweating making the climb...  more »
  • This is a lovely hiking trail across and through the mountains. There are several locations throughout the trail where you can check into a small hostel or hotel and there is no need to camp. The trai...  more »
  • Before we enter Shangri-La county, your vehicle must be inspected so that it can manouvre well down the winding road along the mountainous area. Very cold windy season during winter. 600 steps down to...  more »
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