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). Put Tiger Leaping Gorge (Hutiao Xia) and other Shangri-La County attractions into our Shangri-La County day trip site , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Awesome! Hiked for three days. Definitely the highlight of my stay in China. Beautiful nature and fresh air. Great Bird life. Really the great outdoors. Awe-inspiring.  more »
  • We arrived in Qiaotou at around 10am and bought are tickets for the park, which cost ¥65 per person. We took a bus which was organized by Tina’s guest house, so we just left most of our luggage on the...  more »
  • Located approximately 80 km from Lijiang, a scenic Tiger leaping gorge very riveting for the lovers of the adventure.
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  • A spectacular journey. Unforgettable. Not to be missed. We did a two day hike. If you get the chance to do it, do not hesitate. You don't have to be in peak physical condition, but you have to be ready to hike about 20 miles at high altitude with pretty rudimentary accommodations. Well worth the minor hardships though!!!!
  • Strenuous in the beginning with great views and friendly family run guesthouses along the way. Hardly any traffic in late February and the weather was perfect, consider going in off-season
  • I went hiking there. I spent one and a half days hiking from Lower Tiger Leaping Gorge to Middle Tiger Leaping Gorge. Though the water was not as breathtaking as I thought due to the dry season, the fun and the challenge of the hiking was not disappointing at all. Highly recommended to give it a try.
  • One of the greatest canyon in China. We arrived in motorcycle from Kuala Lumpur.
  • during peak season, be prepared to get stuck in traffic just trying to get into the scenic areas. and then you'll have to get off far away and walk in. it's a steep climb down to the river. there were hardly anyone over xmas...
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