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Tiger Leaping Gorge (Hutiao Xia)

Address: 100 km (62 miles) NW of Lijiang | Hutiaoxia Town, Shangri-La County 674402, China
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Canyons, Outdoors
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Northern Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

It is not easy to get there from Lijiang. Took almost the whole morning traveling by tour bus. Also, the gorge is divided into two sections, the Upper Tiger Leap Gorge and the Middle Tiger Leap Gorge. We thought we would visit both, but the tour company insisted that it is one or the other but not both. To be... More

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Montreal, Canada
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This is without a doubt the most impressive hike I ever did (and I did a lot in a lot of different countries). You must do it by the high road, which is only hiked by backpackers and hikers (no higheels tourists, no tourists buses and godbless no cable car). For the first time in two months in China we... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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11 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We just did the middle tiger leaping gorge down to the water and onto Walnut Garden. The path started over the bridge at Sandy's guest house. The first part of the path is quite good and there are things to hold onto. People say it takes 40 minutes but we went slow and took an hour stopping for photos and... More

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Turin, Italy
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23 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I did the trekking starting from Tina's GH in the afternoon, sleeping at the Halfway GH, and finishing the day after at Qiatao. It takes about 7 hours. The views are stunning, the road has some strenuous uphill parts, especially the first hour from Tina's, but also flat parts. Much is among beautiful trees. There are few people and the... More

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Tanah Rata, Malaysia
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93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Prepare yourselves to walk up & down few hundreds of steps to get a clear view of the famous Tiger and the rapid river. Is quite tiring, and easily out of breath after every flight of stairs. Advisable to breath slowly and have a sip of water from time to time as the throat will feel very dry. For those... More

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We wanted to do part of traditional trek on tiger gorge - but as we were hitchiking and stopped a car they didnt bring us to qiaotou but instead they brough us to tiger leaping gorge harbour. That is a 3 km walking way with also astonishing views but u can imagine our disappointment when we realised we are in... More

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Be prepared to pay for some of the trails that are locally maintained, albeit nominal sum compared to most larger China tourist admission fees

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We enjoyed the hike and had similar experience as Kit B. We stayed at Come Inn which was the first guesthouse you see when you get to half way of the Tiger Leap. The place was new, clean, the food was good, excellent service and we had an stunning view in the morning. Price was ok, we had a discount... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

My partner and I embarked on this trek from Jane's guesthouse in Qiaotou (pronounced chow-toe). We got to Qioatou from Lijiang on the bus to shangri-la and the driver stopped for us there. The bus ticket was 45RMB each. We bought tickets to enter the gorge in Qiaotou for 65RMB each just after we arrived, if you're staying at Jane's... More

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Singapore, Singapore
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Tiger Leaping Gorge was incredible. Brilliant, fresh air, gorgeous scenery, and good exercise. A great family vacation, that I would do again. And a lovely way to see rural China.

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