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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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  • We ( two friends and I) went into this Gorge quite by chance because we heard some informations on it but we didn't really get informed about it, maybe to be surprised. And that happened we were reall...  more »
  • This was a great hike. I would certainly recommend this to everybody that goes to Lijiang. This is how we did it, maybe the info is useful. We arranged a bus ticket for 7.15/7.30 am to Qiaotou at out ...  more »
  • There is now a very easy way to hike the middle Gorge. You book a ticket from Lijiang CNY 120 per person- bus picks you up between 7-7:40am depending on where you're staying. Stay at a guesthouse in o...  more »