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Tiger Leaping Gorge (Hutiao Xia)

100 km (62 miles) NW of Lijiang | Hutiaoxia Town, Shangri-La County 674402, China
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Canyons
Traveler Description: The Tiger Leaping Gorge trek is very hard work so shouldn't be taken lightly - if you are not fit, do some work before you embark on the trek or... more »
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La Paz, Bolivia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Didn't know quite what to expect, but the many steps down to the roaring, powerful Yangtse River were well worthwhile. One of the most impressive spectacles I have seen.

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Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Let me first say it - hiking the high road is not that hard! My knees were aching after the Great Wall but we still managed it from Qiaotou to Tina's in one and a half days. Our route on a generous pace: Qiaotou - Naxi Family Guesthouse for lunch : 2 hours Naxi Guest House - 28 Bends: 1.5... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We, unfortunately, booked a tour of Tiger Leaping Gorge which is a nice little walkabout on wooden walkways. We were hoping for a bit of a trek. So please be specific with your guide. We opted to be on Shangri-La side because it offered a more stunning view of the Gorge. The other side is great because you get to... More

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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I've hiked quite a few, and this one was amazing. Takes about two days and the "halfway house" hostel gives you a room right on the cliff. They have good food and beer as well. You can't miss this hike. Not too strenuous.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Yes I named my review after the title that "Geckos" tours gave it. I was thoroughly impressed by nature. What a powerful landscape. The sheer mountains were stunning. Hiking through the gorge was invigorating and not as tough as I expected. We met other hikers along the was and I was really glad to be staying in quaint guesthouses as... More

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Guangzhou, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I had never trekked before so i didn't know what to expect but the 2 days i spent here were phenomenal. we took the high trail where the scenery was breathtaking and although sometimes it got tough (28 bends in particular) it was a great feeling to accomplish this. The lower part of the gorge once you get to Tina's... More

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Guangzhou, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This is one of the rare beauties of nature where you can see the shear power of the water,the way they have built it is amazing , be prepared for a lil workout,there are about 480 steps going down and back up but I tell you that the trip is worth it, there are palkis (single seated manual caravans) available... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Its a very nice and powerful gorge . the pictures or videos don't do justice . keep in mind there are around 500 steps to take up and down both ways . it can be overcrowded during the summer holidays lots of tourists .

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Philadelphia, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Dramatic gorge with interesting mythical past, quite beautiful and worth the visit. As with other places, however, if you've traveled to other beautiful natural sites in the world, you may not find this amazing. But is is quite impressive.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This attraction comes under the 'it's ok' category. It is a very long walk, which was pleasant enough, to see some rapids and a large statue of a tiger in the process of leaping over the gorge. Interesting cultural story backs up the scenario, but I found it a long way to go (from Lijiang) for a not stunning walk.... More

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