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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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  • On a sunny day, it's a good walk down to the viewing platform and we can get really close to the roaring water. There were 2 viewing platform and the view from both were good. A must see in the area.  more »
  • The scenery is impressive, there are good facilities with cold drinks and toilets, but I must admit we were a bit underwhelmed. Maybe because it was not the most impressive time of the year with crazy...  more »
  • Tiger Leaping Gorge is spectacular but I would suggest if you are fit and enjoy trekking then see it from high above. It is very popular with domestic Chinese tourists so expect thousands of people. I...  more »